Team Jaffna and Team Galle registered wins in the two encounters of the National Super League 50-Over Tournament 2023, worked off today (28th March) at Colombo.
Team Jaffna beat Team Kandy by 7 wickets in the 13th match of the National Super League 50-Over Tournament, played today at SSC Grounds.
After winning the toss, Kandy Skipper Niroshan Dickwella opted to bat first and managed to put on a decent score – 249 on the board, thanks to the well-compiled half-centuries made by Sandun Weerakkody and Asel Sigera.
The speedster Shiran Fernando was the pick of the bowlers for Team Jaffna as he grabbed 4 scalps for 62 runs.
Team Jaffna chased down the target of 251 quite comprehensively in the 40th over with 7 wickets in hand. The opening batter Navod Paranavithana struck a match-winning 68-ball 82, helping his side cross over the line. Kasun Abeyratne, Janith Liyanage and Nishan Madushka also contributed with vital half-centuries.
Team Galle registered a 5-wicket win over Team Dambulla in the 14th match of the National Super League 50-Over Tournament played today at R. Premadasa Stadium.
Dambulla Skipper Minod Bhanuka won the toss and decided to bat first in order to get the maximum use of the batting friendly surface at Premadasa. However, things didn’t turn out as planned as they were bowled out for 200 runs in 49.5 overs.
Sonal Dinusha was the chief scorer for Dambulla as he made a fighting half-century. Milan Rathnayake, who has made a name for himself in town for his seam bowling, starred with the ball, making no harm to his reputation by picking up 4 wickets for 41 runs, being the best on the show for Team Galle.
It was a walk in the park win for Team Galle as they crossed the finishing line in the 34th over with 5 wickets in hand. Sohan de Livera, who made 76 runs off 71 balls, was the chief architect of Team Galle’s successful run-chase.
Team Dambulla, who maintained a continuous unbeaten streak up to now by winning all 5 matches played before this game, suffered their first loss of the tournament.
Team Kandy 249 (49.4) Sandun Weerakkody 62, Asel Sigera 50, Lahiru Udara 39, Niroshan Dickwella 27, Movin Subasinghe 25, Shiran Fernando 4/62, Dilum Sudeera 2/31, Jeffrey Vandersay 2/50
Team Jaffna 251/3 (39.2) Navod Paranavithana 82, Kasun Abeyratne 54*, Janith Liyanage 53, Nishan Madushka 52
Result – Team Jaffna won by 7 wickets
Team Dambulla 200 (49.5) Sonal Dinusha 62, Lasith Abeyrathna 37, Dushan Hemantha 29, Chamindu Wijesinghe 24, Milan Rathnayake 4/41, Akila Dananjaya 3/38, Ramesh Mendis 2/37
Team Galle201/5 (33.3) Sohan De Livera 76, Pasindu Sooriyabandara 41, Vishad Randika 34, Lakshan Edirisinghe 25, Dushan Hemantha 2/48, Duvindu Tillakaratne 2/51
Result – Team Galle won by 5 wickets
|Abishek Liyanarachchi||c Praveen Jayawickrama b Milan Rathnayake||0||11||0||0||0.00|
|Minod Bhanuka||run out (Akila Dananjaya)||0||0||0||0||0.00|
|Pavan Rathnayake||st Sohan de Livera b Akila Dananjaya||14||16||3||0||87.50|
|Kamindu Mendis||b Akila Dananjaya||3||8||0||0||37.50|
|Lasith Abeyrathne||lbw b Akila Dananjaya||37||55||1||0||67.27|
|Sonal Dinusha||c Sohan de Livera b Milan Rathnayake||62||116||4||0||53.45|
|Dushan Hemantha||c Kavishka Anjula b Ramesh Mendis||29||37||2||0||78.38|
|Ranitha Liyanarachchi||b Ramesh Mendis||1||4||0||0||25.00|
|Chamindu Wijesinghe||c Ramesh Mendis b Milan Rathnayake||24||23||1||1||104.35|
|Duvindu Tillakaratne||c Ramesh Mendis b Milinda Siriwardana||17||27||2||0||62.96|
|Nuwan Thushara||not out||1||2||0||0||50.00|
|Extras||12 (b 0 , lb 7 , nb 0, w 5, pen 0)|
|Total||200/10 (49.5 Overs, RR: 4.01)|
|Sohan de Livera||lbw b Dushan Hemantha||76||71||9||1||107.04|
|Vishad Randika||c Lasith Abeyrathne b Ranitha Liyanarachchi||34||32||6||0||106.25|
|Pasindu Sooriyabandara||c Minod Bhanuka b Duvindu Tillakaratne||41||49||1||2||83.67|
|Lakshan Edirisinghe||c Pavan Rathnayake b Dushan Hemantha||25||37||1||0||67.57|
|Nimesh Vimukthi||st Minod Bhanuka b Duvindu Tillakaratne||1||4||0||0||25.00|
|Ramesh Mendis||not out||9||7||0||0||128.57|
|Pathum Kumara||not out||2||4||0||0||50.00|
|Extras||13 (b 0 , lb 0 , nb 1, w 12, pen 0)|
|Total||201/5 (33.5 Overs, RR: 5.94)|
|Niroshan Dickwella||c Janith Liyanage b Lahiru Madushanka||27||23||4||0||117.39|
|Oshada Fernando||c Ravindu Fernando b Navod Paranavithana||18||25||0||1||72.00|
|Sandun Weerakkody||c Ravindu Fernando b Jeffrey Vandersay||62||72||6||2||86.11|
|Lahiru Udara||c Ravindu Fernando b Dilum Sudeera||39||64||2||0||60.94|
|Ahan Wickramasinghe||lbw b Jeffrey Vandersay||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Asel Sigera||c & b Shiran Fernando||50||61||3||1||81.97|
|Movin Subasingha||c Lahiru Madushanka b Shiran Fernando||25||23||2||2||108.70|
|Pulina Tharanga||lbw b Shiran Fernando||4||3||1||0||133.33|
|Ashian Daniel||b Dilum Sudeera||4||13||0||0||30.77|
|Chamika Gunasekara||c Nishan Madushka b Shiran Fernando||2||8||0||0||25.00|
|Dushmantha Chameera||not out||4||5||0||0||80.00|
|Extras||14 (b 0 , lb 5 , nb 0, w 9, pen 0)|
|Total||249/10 (49.4 Overs, RR: 5.01)|
|Navod Paranavithana||st Niroshan Dickwella b Movin Subasingha||82||68||13||0||120.59|
|Nishan Madushka||c Asel Sigera b Chamika Gunasekara||52||46||6||1||113.04|
|Kasun Abeyratne||not out||54||69||4||0||78.26|
|Janith Liyanage||b Pulina Tharanga||53||53||1||3||100.00|
|Ravindu Fernando||not out||6||1||0||1||600.00|
|Extras||4 (b 0 , lb 0 , nb 1, w 3, pen 0)|
|Total||251/3 (39.2 Overs, RR: 6.38)|