Two group stage matches from Tier A and Tier B of the SLC Major League tournament were held today at Colombo and Maggona. The day belonged to Badureliya wicket-keeper Lahiru Milantha who scored a 252 off 314 balls registering this season’s 3rd double ton.
Lankan Cricket Club vs Badureliya Cricket Club
Group – B
- Toss – Badureliya Cricket Club
- Venue – Surrey Village Ground, Maggona
25-year old Lahiru Milantha scored his highest score in first-class cricket today, 5th February 2020, as Badureliya Cricket Club earned the first-innings victory over Lankans CC. Milantha smacked a blistering 252 guiding his club to 648 as they were chasing Lankans 1st innings total of 429.
Milantha was well-supported by Pakistani batsman Shahid Yousuf who stroked a century of his own before being dismissed for 124. Earlier in the match, Risith Upamal stroked a century as Lankans CC set the first innings score of 429.
The match was concluded as a drawn contest but more bonus points were won by Badureliya CC.
Lankan Cricket Club – 429 (126) Risith Upamal 111, Damitha Silva 82, Chanaka Ruwansiri 58, Geeth Kumara 40, Kasun Abeyrathne 30, Udith Madushan 29, Lahiru Samarakoon 4/86, Thilakarathne Sampath 3/75
Badureliya Cricket Club – 648/8d (138.4) Lahiru Milantha 252, Shahid Yousuf 124, Asanka Silva 61, Dushan Hemantha 51*, Yashoda Lanka 46, Bravish Shetty 35, Salinda Ushan 28, Lahiru Samarakoon 23*, Udith Madushan 2/114
Kalutara Town Club vs Police Sports Club
- Toss – Police Sports Club
- Venue – Police Park, Colombo
Police SC were in control at the end of the day of the Tier B fixture against Kaluthara TC as the Cops were behind Kaluthara TC’s first innings total by 80 runs with 9 wickets in hand.
Former Anandian Asel Sigera was the chief destroyer of Kaluthara TC innings as he picked up 4 wickets, while the left-arm seamer from Trincomalee, Mohommed Faheem chipped in with 3 wickets.
Madushanka Zoysa for Police SC was unbeaten on 46 at stumps.
Kalutara Town Club – 160 (65.1) Hasith Nirmal 45, R Punchihewa 37, Naved Sarwar 21, Asel Sigera 4/30, Mohommed Faheem 3/43, Sujan Mayura 2/21
Police Sports Club – 80/1 (22) Madusanka Zoysa 46*, Lakshan Rodrigo 25
Stumps – Day 1