Irosh Samarasooriya hits a ton – SSC tie with Cops

SLC Invitation T20 Tournament 2019/20

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The 5th day of the SLC Invitation T20 tournament 2019/20 saw the twelve games being played including a tied encounter between Police SC and SSC. Janith Silva’s match-winning 5-wicket haul, Irosh Samarasooriya’s century and Dilshan Munaweera’s all-round brilliance were the highlights for the day.

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Twelve games of the SLC Invitation T20 tournament 2019/20 were worked off today at different venues.

Group A

Group A saw an upsetting win today as the strong Colts CC team was beaten by Moors SC. In spite of the return of national star Avishka Fernando after his tour to India with the national T20 team, Colts CC couldn’t chase down the mere 109 set by Moors SC. Praveen Jayawickrama starred with the ball picking 3 wickets while Fernando top-scored for Colts CC. 

In the game between Badureliya CC and Panadura SC, the latter managed to snatch victory despite unbeaten knocks from Harsha Cooray and Umesh Karunaratne. Lahiru Sanarakoon’s half-ton was the highlight for Badureliya CC in their 5-run win. Bloomfield C & AC also recorded a win as they defeated new-comers Unichela SC by 29 runs.

Moors SC vs Colts CC

  • Toss – Moors SC
  • Venue – CCC Grounds

Moors SC – 108 (18.3) Adeesha Thilanchana 37, Ayana Siriwardhana 28, Akila Dananjaya 3/11, Prabath Jayasuriya 2/16, Nisala Tharaka 2/21, Maheesh Theekshana 2/36

Colts CC – 103 (19.2) Avishka Fernando 43, Praveen Jayawickrama 3/14

MOORS SC WON BY 5 RUNS

Photos: Colts CC v Moors SC | SLC Invitation T20 Tournament 2019/20


Panadura SC vs Badureliya CC

  • Toss – Badureliya CC
  • Venue – CCC Grounds

Badureliya CC – 161/6 (20) Lahiru Samarakoon 66, Thilakarathne Sampath 31, Lahiru Milantha 26, Chalana De Silva 2/21

Panadura SC – 155/3 (20) Harsha Cooray 56*, Umesh Karunaratne 33*, Minhaj Jalill 31, Vishwa Chathuranga 23, Asanka Silva 2/04

BADURELIYA CC WON BY 6 RUNS


Unichela SC vs Bloomfield C & AC

  • Toss – Bloomfield C & AC
  • Venue – Marians Cricket Ground, Katunayake

Bloomfield C & AC – 133/8 (20) Harsha Vithana 47*, Mishen Silva 24, Nipuna Gamage 20, Kavindu Bandara 2/17, Dhanushka Ranasinghe 2/23

Unichela SC – 104 (19.4) Nuwan Chanaka 35, U Perera 28, Gayan Sirisoma 3/11, Madushan Ravichandrakumar 3/18, Sachin Jayawardena 2/13

BLOOMFIELD C & AC WON BY 29 RUNS


Group B

In the Group B games of the day, NCC and Saracens SC registered convincing wins defeating Tamil Union C & AC and Navy SC, both by similar margins of 6 wickets. Maristonian Ashan Fernando scored his debut T20 half-ton for Tamil Union C & AC in a losing cause while Pathum Nissanka and Sithara Gimhan scored match-winning half-centuries for NCC and Saracens SC respectively.

The most interesting match of the day happened between Police SC and SSC at BRC grounds as the two teams ended up in a tie. SSC chasing down 166 finished their allotted 20 overs scoring the exact score with Tharindu Ratnayake unbeaten on 63. With SSC needing 19 runs in the last over, Ratnayake scored 18 off Supun Madushanka, who also scored 54 in the 1st innings for Police SC, including a last-ball boundary to tie the game. Charith Aslanka also contributed to SSC with 64 runs early in the innings.

Tamil Union C & AC vs NCC

  • Toss – Tamil Union C & AC
  • Venue – Marians Cricket Ground, Katunayake

Tamil Union C & AC – 130/8 (20) Ashan Fernando 65*, Yohan Mendis 38, Sachindu Colombage 2/31, Sachintha Peiris 2/33

NCC – 135/4 (15.4) Pathum Nissanka 60, Mahela Udawatte 31, Upul Tharanga 30, Pramod Madushan 2/27

NCC WON BY 6 WICKETS


Saracens SC vs Navy SC

  • Toss – Navy SC
  • Venue – BRC Cricket Ground, Colombo

Navy SC – 129/9 (20) Buddika Madushan 40, Roshan Athukorala 24*, Raveen Sayer 2/18, Saman Jeewantha 2/18

Saracens SC – 134/4 (13.2) Sithara Gimhan 59, Raveen Sayer 35, Milinda Siriwardana 20, Suranga Paranavithana 2/07

SARACENS SC WON BY 6 WICKETS


Police SC vs SSC

  • Toss – SSC
  • Venue – BRC Cricket Ground, Colombo

Police SC – 166/8 (20) Supun Madushanka 54, Asel Sigera 46, Lakshan Rodrigo 20, Himesh Ramanayaka 2/15

SSC – 166/9 (20) Charith Asalanka 64, Tharindu Ratnayake 63*, Mohmmed Faheem 3/35, Manjula Jayawardene 2/29

MATCH TIED

Group C

Champions of the 50-over tournament, the in-form Chilaw Marians CC succumbed to Army SC falling short by 31 runs as medium-pacer Janith Silva starred for the soldiers with a 5-wicket haul. Chilaw Marians CC skipper Shehan Jayasuriya’s 72 went in vain at the newly built SLAOC International Stadium in Dombagoda.

In the other two games of the group, Air Force SC and Negombo CC register wins over Kalutara TC and Kurunegala Youth CC respectively. Negombo CC skipper Dilshan Munaweera’s all-round efforts of 55 runs with the bat and 4/35 with the ball stole the limelight at Colts grounds. 

Army SC vs Chilaw Marians CC

  • Toss – Chilaw Marians CC
  • Venue – SL Army Ordnance Corps International Cricket Stadium, Dombagoda

Army SC – 180/7 (20) Thulina Dilshan 53, Lakshan Edirisinghe 48, Dushan Vimukthi 29, Asitha Fernando 2/32

Chilaw Marians CC – 149 (18.1) Shehan Jayasuriya 72, Janith Silva 5/23, Janaka Sampath 2/28

ARMY SC WON BY 31 RUNS


Air Force SC vs Kalutara TC

  • Toss – Kalutara TC
  • Venue – SSC Cricket Ground, Colombo

Air Force SC – 108 (20) Chamara Fernando 22, Sachitha Jayathilake 2/15, Isanka Siriwardene 2/21

Kalutara TC – 70/9 (20) Eranga Rathnayake 28, Sanjaya Ranaweera 3/11, Madhawa Nimesh 2/15

AIR FORCE SC WON BY 38 RUNS

Photos: Air Force SC v Kalutara TC | SLC Invitation T20 Tournament 2019/20


Negombo CC vs Kurunegala Youth CC

  • Toss – Negombo CC
  • Venue – Colts Cricket Ground, Colombo

Negombo CC – 169/5 (20) Dilshan Munaweera 55, Pasindu Lakshanka 36, Madawa Warnapura 33, Angelo Jayasinghe 20, Randeera Ranasinghe 2/33

Kurunegala Youth CC – 152/9 (20) Kalindu Siriwardana 43, Vinodh Perera 39, Dilshan Munaweera 4/35, Madawa Warnapura 3/19

NEGOMBO CC WON BY 17 RUNS

Group D

BRC had an easy game against SL Ports Authority CC as they won by 8 wickets with the help of Raminda Wijesuriya’s half-century after Yohan De Silva top-scores for SL Ports Authority CC with 58. CCC had to work hard for a win against Lankan CC as they managed to get over the line by 1 wicket in the final over. Malinda Pushpakumara sealed the win for them with a boundary off Sahan Nanayakkara after the 9th wicket fell in the previous ball. Keshan Wijerathne was the star of the game claiming a 5-wicket haul for Lankan CC.

Irosh Samarasooriya scored an unbeaten ton helping Nugegoda S & WC record a thumping 9-wicket win over Kandy Customs CC with 4 complete overs to spare. He was well assisted by Pramud Hettiwatte’s unbeaten 43 while Nimnaka Rathnayake’s 50 for Kandy Customs CC was unfruitful in the end.

BRC vs SL Ports Authority CC

  • Toss – SL Ports Authority CC
  • Venue – De Zoysa Stadium, Moratuwa

SL Ports Authority CC – 127/7 (20) Yohan De Silva 58, Supun Kavinda 23, Hashen Ramanayake 3/27

BRC – 128/2 (15) Raminda Wijesuriya 58, Deshan Dias 38, Lasith Lakshan 21

BRC WON BY 8 WICKETS


CCC vs Lankan CC

  • Toss – Lankan CC
  • Venue – SSC Cricket Ground, Colombo

Lankan CC – 109 (19.4) Geeth Kumara 29, Primosh Perera 27, Malinda Pushpakumara 3/17, Nuwan Thushara 3/22, Ashan Priyanjan 2/11

CCC – 111/9 (19.3) Shalika Karunanayake 22, Manelker De Silva 21, Keshan Wijerathne 5/15, Udith Madushan 2/29

CCC WON BY 1 WICKET


S & WC vs Kandy Customs CC

  • Toss – Kandy Customs CC
  • Venue – De Zoysa Stadium, Moratuwa

Kandy Customs SC – 151/6 (20) Nimnaka Rathnayake 50, Akeel Inham 30, Sampath Perera 25, Poorna Wannithilake 3/29

Nugegoda S & WC – 156/1 (16) Irosh Samarasooriya 108*, Pramud Hettiwatte 43*

NUGEGODA S & WC WON BY 9 WICKETS

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