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Wanindu, Samarakoon star as Dambulla become NSL 4-day champions

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National Super League 4-day Tournament 2023 came to an end today at Galle International Stadium, Team Dambulla crowned champions in the final. 

Chasing 258 to win, Galle have lost 2 early wickets in the morning as Pathum Kumara & Suminda Lakshan were dismiss for 26 & 0, respectively. Then, Dunith Wellalage & Kavishka Anjula put a 42-run stand for the 9th wicket, but that hadn’t help them when chasing 250+ score on Galle pitch. 

In the end, Team Galle blown away for 182, Dunith Wellalage remained not out on 52 as Team Dambulla, led by Minod Bhanuka became champions for the 1st time in NSL 4-day Tournament, beating Team Galle by 75 runs. Once again, the premier spinner in Sri Lanka, Wanindu Hasaranga produced another impressive spell of 5/44 while Lahiru Samarakoon performed well with figures of 4/60. 

In the awards ceremony, Ramesh Mendis was adjudged as the player of the tournament. A sum of 50 million rupees were awarded to Team Dambulla who became the champions while 25 lakh rupees awarded to the runner-up side. 

Team Kandy’s Ahan Wickramasinghe became the best batter who was the top scorer in the tournament, scored 448 runs in 7 innings at an average of 64. Dambulla’s skipper Minod Bhanuka also shined with the bat as he was just 3 runs in behind of Ahan’s 448 while Kandy’s Sandun Weerakkody crossed 400-run mark. 

On the other hand, Shashika Dulshan, who played for Jaffna, awarded him the best bowler, led the bowling charts with 22 scalps while Kavishka Anjula & Lasith Embuldeniya picked 19 & 16 wickets, respectively. 

Result


Team Galle
187/10 (53.2) & 182/10 (47.3)

Team Dambulla
248/10 (72.1) & 196/10 (71.2)

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Abishek Liyanarachchi c Sohan de Livera b Suminda Lakshan 54 75 7 1 72.00
Sonal Dinusha c Sohan de Livera b Kavishka Anjula 0 9 0 0 0.00
Pavan Rathnayake  c Sohan de Livera b Kavishka Anjula 31 59 5 0 52.54
Sanoj Darshika c Mohammad Shiraz b Dunith Wellalage 37 86 5 0 43.02
Minod Bhanuka run out (Lakshan Edirisinghe) 50 84 8 0 59.52
Ashan Priyanjan c Suminda Lakshan b Dunith Wellalage 0 1 0 0 0.00
Wanindu Hasaranga c Suminda Lakshan b Dunith Wellalage 15 28 2 0 53.57
Dushan Hemantha not out 27 59 3 0 45.76
Ranitha Liyanarachchi c Suminda Lakshan b Dunith Wellalage 1 2 0 0 50.00
Chamindu Wijesinghe st Sohan de Livera b Dunith Wellalage 15 24 1 1 62.50
Lahiru Samarakoon c Mohammad Shiraz b Sangeeth Cooray 3 10 0 0 30.00


Extras 15 (b 6 , lb 3 , nb 4, w 2, pen 0)
Total 248/10 (72.1 Overs, RR: 3.44)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Kavishka Anjula 14 1 38 2 2.71
Mohammad Shiraz 13 4 42 0 3.23
Dunith Wellalage 17 4 58 5 3.41
Asanka Manoj 12 1 43 0 3.58
Suminda Lakshan 10 3 35 1 3.50
Sangeeth Cooray 6.1 0 23 1 3.77
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Sohan de Livera c Minod Bhanuka b Lahiru Samarakoon 7 13 1 0 53.85
Sangeeth Cooray c Sonal Dinusha b Wanindu Hasaranga 2 10 0 0 20.00
Lakshan Edirisinghe lbw b Wanindu Hasaranga 4 7 0 0 57.14
Hashan Dumindu c Wanindu Hasaranga b Lahiru Samarakoon 9 20 1 0 45.00
Dunith Wellalage b Ashan Priyanjan 3 5 0 0 60.00
Pasindu Sooriyabandara b Lahiru Samarakoon 10 19 2 0 52.63
Pathum Kumara c Minod Bhanuka b Sonal Dinusha 78 120 5 1 65.00
Suminda Lakshan lbw b Sonal Dinusha 41 60 3 0 68.33
Kavishka Anjula b Wanindu Hasaranga 26 53 2 0 49.06
Mohammad Shiraz not out 2 11 0 0 18.18
Asanka Manoj lbw b Wanindu Hasaranga 1 4 0 0 25.00


Extras 4 (b 0 , lb 1 , nb 2, w 1, pen 0)
Total 187/10 (53.2 Overs, RR: 3.51)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Lahiru Samarakoon 9 1 42 3 4.67
Ashan Priyanjan 15 2 37 1 2.47
Wanindu Hasaranga 17.2 1 64 4 3.72
Sonal Dinusha 10 0 32 2 3.20
Dushan Hemantha 2 0 11 0 5.50
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Abishek Liyanarachchi run out (Heshan Hettiarchchi) 6 11 1 0 54.55
Sonal Dinusha c Pasindu Sooriyabandara b Asanka Manoj 59 196 7 0 30.10
Pavan Rathnayake  lbw b Mohammad Shiraz 4 3 1 0 133.33
Sanoj Darshika c Pathum Kumara b Mohammad Shiraz 10 25 2 0 40.00
Minod Bhanuka c Hashan Dumindu b Sangeeth Cooray 11 9 2 0 122.22
Ashan Priyanjan c Sohan de Livera b Mohammad Shiraz 39 91 6 0 42.86
Wanindu Hasaranga c Hashan Dumindu b Asanka Manoj 0 3 0 0 0.00
Dushan Hemantha c Sohan de Livera b Mohammad Shiraz 3 13 0 0 23.08
Chamindu Wijesinghe c Sohan de Livera b Mohammad Shiraz 0 10 0 0 0.00
Ranitha Liyanarachchi b Suminda Lakshan 45 58 3 2 77.59
Lahiru Samarakoon not out 10 13 0 0 76.92


Extras 9 (b 1 , lb 2 , nb 4, w 2, pen 0)
Total 196/10 (71.2 Overs, RR: 2.75)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Kavishka Anjula 8 2 28 0 3.50
Mohammad Shiraz 24 4 52 5 2.17
Sangeeth Cooray 11 3 28 1 2.55
Suminda Lakshan 5.2 0 20 1 3.85
Asanka Manoj 16 3 40 2 2.50
Dunith Wellalage 7 0 25 0 3.57


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Sohan de Livera c Wanindu Hasaranga b Lahiru Samarakoon 17 17 2 1 100.00
Sangeeth Cooray c Minod Bhanuka b Lahiru Samarakoon 5 7 0 0 71.43
Lakshan Edirisinghe c Sonal Dinusha b Ashan Priyanjan 1 10 0 0 10.00
Pasindu Sooriyabandara b Wanindu Hasaranga 19 19 2 0 100.00
Hashan Dumindu lbw b Lahiru Samarakoon 11 34 0 0 32.35
Pathum Kumara c Abishek Liyanarachchi b Wanindu Hasaranga 36 64 6 0 56.25
Dunith Wellalage not out 52 79 5 0 65.82
Suminda Lakshan c Wanindu Hasaranga b Lahiru Samarakoon 0 3 0 0 0.00
Kavishka Anjula lbw b Wanindu Hasaranga 27 36 2 1 75.00
Mohammad Shiraz lbw b Wanindu Hasaranga 2 15 0 0 13.33
Asanka Manoj b Wanindu Hasaranga 0 4 0 0 0.00


Extras 12 (b 1 , lb 7 , nb 3, w 1, pen 0)
Total 182/10 (47.3 Overs, RR: 3.83)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Lahiru Samarakoon 12 0 60 4 5.00
Ashan Priyanjan 13 4 42 1 3.23
Wanindu Hasaranga 15.3 2 44 5 2.88
Ranitha Liyanarachchi 2 0 10 0 5.00
Chamindu Wijesinghe 3 1 6 0 2.00
Sonal Dinusha 2 0 11 0 5.50