In the three quarter-final games of the Red Bull Campus Cricket 2021 that were played today, 12th March, Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing, Imperial College of Business Studies and Central Campus Colombo emerged winners and qualified for the semifinals.
Sri Lanka youth cap Navod Paranavithana set the day on fire with a fierce 52 runs giving the Central Campus of Colombo (CCC) a good start. Another star with the bat in today’s play came from Saegis Campus, as Sachitha Jayathilaka struck a destructive 63 runs and remained unbeaten.
It was a good day in the office for Jayathilaka as the former S. Thomas’ old boy picked a fifer with the ball as well.
No other batsman put up a show today except for Paranavithana and Jayathilaka as the other two games were low-scoring encounters.
On the bowling front, behind Sachitha was the Imperial College left-arm spinner, Ayesh Harshana who bagged 4 wickets to his name including two of them in the Energizer over.
Tharusha Fernando, Kavishka Senadeera, P K R J Jayasinghe, G Sampath, Dilan Jayalath and Dilshan Madanayake all picked up 3 wickets each.
Esoft Metro Campus was given a walkover to the semifinals as ICBT withdrew from the tournament.
The four teams will face off in the semi-finals tomorrow, 13th March, at BRC grounds. Log-in to ThePapare.com to catch the live action of both matches from 8.45 pm onwards
SLIIT vs SLIM
SLIIT 55 (14) – G Sampath 3/02, I D Jayalath 3/04, N T Weerasinghe 2/04
SLIM 56/5 (11.2) – Dilshan Madanayake 3/09
SLIM WON BY 5 WICKETS
KDU vs ICBS
KDU 92 (19) – Ayesh Harshana 4/15, Malshan Kavishka 3/15, Revan Kelly 2/15
ICBS 93/8 (17.1) – Revan Kelly 23, P K R J Jayasinghe 3/15, A S D Weerathunga 2/08, P S D Herath 2/14
ICBS WON BY 2 WICKETS
CCC vs SAEGIS
CCC 148 (19.3) – Navod Paranavithana 52, Nipun Malinga 32, Kavindu Madarasinghe 23, Sachitha Jayathilake 5/19, Tharusha Fernando 3/15
Saegis 139/8 (20) – Sachitha Jayathilake 63*, Shehan Silva 23, Heshan Danushka 2/13, Nipun Malinga 2/13, Chamindu Wijesinghe 2/16
CCC WON BY 9 RUNS