Team Kandy clinched a thriller against Team Galle, while the Colombo-Jaffna game was called off due to rain in the National Super League 50-Over Tournament 2023, worked off today at Pallekele and Dambulla.
The 7th match of the tournament, played between Team Colombo and Team Jaffna, was called off due to rain at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.
Having won the toss, Team Colombo opted to bat first but could not impress with the willow in hand as they were struggling at 211/9 in the 47th over when the rain halted the play. The match had to be called off as the persistent rain didn’t allow the authorities to resume the game.
Team Kandy defeated Team Galle by 8 runs in the 8th match of the tournament, played today at Dambulla International Cricket Stadium.
After been put into bat first, Team Kandy showcased an excellent display with the bat, posting a commanding total of 293 runs in the allotted 50 overs. Lahiru Udara was the hero with the bat for the Kandy lads as he stroked a brilliant century.
Ahan Wickramasinghe also played a vital hand with a 71-run knock for Team Kandy. The off-spinner Akila Dananjaya, who grabbed 3 scalps for 41 runs, was the pick of the bowlers for Team Galle.
In reply, Team Galle almost matched with the Kandy batting effort, coming very close to snatch the win, but the Kandy bowlers held their nerves to clinch a thrilling 8-run win at the end.
Pathum Kumara (66) and Sohan De Livera (52) tried their best with fine half-centuries to get their side over the line. However, a collective bowling effort of Team Kandy led by Movin Subasinghe, Ashian Daniel and Pulina Tharanga, who picked up 3 wickets each, managed to resist them and script the victory.
Team Colombo 211/9 (46.3) Ashen Bandara 69, Avishka Fernando 47, Nipun Dhananjaya 27, Nisala Tharaka 20, Ravindu Fernando 3/42, Dilum Sudeera 2/36, Binura Fernando 2/37, Shiran Fernando 2/44
Result – No Result
Team Kandy 293 (50) Lahiru Udara 109, Ahan Wickramasinghe 71, Pulina Tharanga 30, Sandun Weerakkody 24, Akila Dananjaya 3/41, Mohammed Shiraz 2/45, Praveen Jayawickrama 2/53, Kavishka Anjula 2/54
Team Galle 285 (49.4) Pathum Kumara 66, Sohan De Livera 52, Suminda Lakshan 42, Lakshan Edirisinghe 39, Dhananjaya Lakshan 21, Movin Subasinghe 3/15, Ashian Daniel 3/36, Pulina Tharanga 3/43
Result – Team Kandy won by 8 runs
|Lasith Croospulle||c Lakshan Edirisinghe b Kavishka Anjula||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Thanuka Dabare||c Pathum Kumara b Mohammad Shiraz||5||5||1||0||100.00|
|Sandun Weerakkody||c Lakshan Edirisinghe b Mohammad Shiraz||24||20||4||0||120.00|
|Lahiru Udara||c Mohammad Shiraz b Kavishka Anjula||109||108||12||0||100.93|
|Ahan Wickramasinghe||lbw b Praveen Jayawickrama||71||77||8||1||92.21|
|Movin Subasingha||lbw b Praveen Jayawickrama||6||10||0||1||60.00|
|Pulina Tharanga||b Akila Dananjaya||30||34||2||0||88.24|
|Asel Sigera||c Kavishka Anjula b Akila Dananjaya||14||16||1||0||87.50|
|Amshi De Silva||not out||18||19||1||0||94.74|
|Nipun Ransika||lbw b Akila Dananjaya||4||2||1||0||200.00|
|Ashian Daniel||run out (Pasindu Sooriyabandara)||4||8||0||0||50.00|
|Extras||8 (b 0 , lb 2 , nb 0, w 6, pen 0)|
|Total||293/10 (50 Overs, RR: 5.86)|
|Sohan de Livera||c Thanuka Dabare b Ashian Daniel||52||44||9||0||118.18|
|Mohammad Shamaaz||c Lahiru Udara b Ashian Daniel||19||34||2||0||55.88|
|Dhananjaya Lakshan||c Ashian Daniel b Thanuka Dabare||21||24||3||0||87.50|
|Pasindu Sooriyabandara||b Pulina Tharanga||13||24||0||0||54.17|
|Lakshan Edirisinghe||c Pulina Tharanga b Movin Subasingha||39||48||4||0||81.25|
|Pathum Kumara||c Pulina Tharanga b Movin Subasingha||66||68||4||1||97.06|
|Kavishka Anjula||st Lahiru Udara b Ashian Daniel||5||9||0||0||55.56|
|Suminda Lakshan||lbw b Movin Subasingha||42||41||3||0||102.44|
|Akila Dananjaya||not out||4||4||0||0||100.00|
|Mohammad Shiraz||lbw b Pulina Tharanga||1||2||0||0||50.00|
|Praveen Jayawickrama||b Pulina Tharanga||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Extras||23 (b 1 , lb 4 , nb 1, w 17, pen 0)|
|Total||285/10 (49.4 Overs, RR: 5.74)|
|Amshi De Silva||5||0||35||0||7.00|