All-round Angelo Emmanuel powers MAS Silueta to victory

26th Singer MCA Premier Knockout Tournament 2018


Two matches in 26th Singer MCA Premier Knockout Tournament 2018 concluded today at Colombo and Moratuwa. Left handed Sithara Gimhana made a blistering century to guide Teejay Lanka to victory while Angelo Emmanuel shone with both bat and ball to hand a victory for MAS Silueta.

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Sampath Bank vs Teejay Lanka

Due to the prevailing weather conditions, the umpires decided to reduce the match to a 44-over contest. Teejay Lanka skipper won the toss and opted to field first at Colts Cricket grounds in Colombo. Sampath Bank posted 177 runs for 7 wickets in the allotted 44 overs. Tharindu Kaushal who is renowned for his tricks with the ball showed his batting credentials, top scoring with 51 runs for Sampath Bank.

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Left handed duo Romesh Buddika (40) and Primosh Perera (30) also showed skills with the willow for Sampath Bank. Saliya Saman, Imesh Rathnayake and Sachithra Senanayake starred with the ball for Teejay Lanka picking up 2 wickets each. Chasing 178 runs to win, Teejay Lanka batsmen got off to a flying start and chased down the target in just 27 overs with 8 wickets remaining. Left handed stroke maker Sithara Gimhana stroked a magnificent century to guide Teejay Lanka to a commanding victory.

Brief scores

Sampath Bank – 177/7 (44) Tharindu Kaushal 51, Romesh Buddika 40, Primosh Perera 30, Charitha Buddika 27*, Saliya Saman 2/32, Imesh Ramanayake 2/26, Sachithra Senanayake 2/29

Teejay Lanka – 179/2 (27) Sithara Gimhana 102*, Pasindu Isira 30, Sachithra Serasinghe 31*, Sachithra Perera 2/57

Result – Teejay Lanka won by 8 wickets

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MAS Holdings Silueta vs Kanrich Finance

Another rain-hit game was played between MAS Silueta and Kanrich Finance today at Moratuwa Cricket Stadium. MAS Silueta was put in to bat first by Kanrich Finance skipper after winning the toss. The umpires decided to hold a 43-over contest due to the poor weather conditions.

MAS Silueta posted 277 runs for 9 wickets in the allotted 43 overs. Left handed batsman Angelo Emmanuel top scored with a knock of 73 runs. Dushantha Hemantha (37) and Charana Nanayakkara (34) also chipped in with valuable contributions with the bat for MAS Silueta. Left arm seamer Dilesh Gunarathne and off spinner Alankara Asanka picked up 2 wickets each for Kanrich Finance.

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In reply, Kanrich Finance showed a poor batting display as they were bowled out for just 125 runs in 31.3 overs. Right arm fast medium bowler Angelo Emmanuel who starred with the bat earlier in the day showed his all-round capabilities picking up 2 wickets for 7 runs.

Brief scores

MAS Holdings Silueta – 227/9 (43) Angelo Emmanuel 73*, Dushantha Hemantha 37, Charana Nanayakkara 34, Irosh Samarasuriya 20, Dilesh Gunarathne 2/59, Alankara Asanka 2/21, Damitha Silva 2/40

Kanrich Finance – 125 (31.3) Saranga Rajaguru 32, Pathum Nissanka 29*, Angelo Emmanuel 2/07

Result – MAS Silueta won by 102 runs