Kandanearachchi guides Galle to victory with a blistering 91


Six matches of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Major T20 Tournament were worked off around the island this morning (21).

Major T20 Tournament fixtures and results

Ragama Cricket Club Vs Army Cricket Club

Seekkuge Prasanna launched a mind-boggling innings after coming to the crease when Army were 5 for 53 at Katunayaka. His unbeaten 30 ball 76 which included 2 fours and 9 massive sixes, wasn’t enough for an Army victory.

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Prasanna regularly lost partners at the other end to see them lose by just 10 runs.

Earlier in the day, Ragama CC piled on 160/7, top scored by former Peterite Shehan Fenando’s 72.

Ragama Cricket Club – 160/7 (20) Shehan Fernando 72, Janith Liyanage 25, Janith Silva 2/24

Army Cricket Club – 150 (18.3) Seekkuge Prasanna 76* Lakshitha Madushan 22, Asela Gunaratne 21, Ishan Jayaratne 3/28, Sahan Nanayakkare 3/30

Ragama won by 10 runs

Nondescripts Cricket Club Vs Moors Sports Club

Moors’ successful run continued as they beat a strong NCC side by 3 wickets.

They secured the top position in group A with this win to claim a quarter final spot.

Photos: NCC vs Moors SC | Major T20 Tournament 2018/19

Nondescripts Cricket Club – 146/9 (20) Lahiru Udara 37, Dinesh Chandimal 35, Tharindu Kaushal 3/23, Adeesha Thilanchana 2/24

Moors Sports Club – 147/7 (19.3) Charitha Kumarasinghe 37, Ramesh Mendis 29, Chamara Silva 23, Adeesha Thilanchana 20, Malinga Amarasinghe 2/41

Moors won by 3 wickets.

Galle Cricket Club Vs Kandy Customs Sports Club

Wicket Keeper batsman from Dharmapala College, Sameen Kandenearachchi’s scored a stunning 91 off 57 balls to guide Galle to 181/5. His unbeaten knock contained 7 fours and 4 sixes.

Photos: Galle CC vs Kandy Customs SC | Major T20 Tournament 2018/19

Kandy Customs could only manage 168 for 9 in their 20 overs.

Galle Cricket Club – 181/5 (20) Sameen Kandanearachchi 91, Nisal Randika 29, Sumeda Dissanayake 2/35

Kandy Customs Sports Club – 168/9 (20) D. Wijesiri 54, Gayan Sirisoma 3/36

Galle won by 13 runs.

Sinhalese Sports Club Vs Panadura Sports Club

Skipper Sehan Weerasinghe and wicket keeper batsman Vishva Chathuranga’s top order solidity, assisted by all-rounder Tharusha Fernando’s death over flourish brought Panadura a comfortable victory over star studded SSC.

But both teams failed to qualify for the knockouts.

Sinhalese Sports Club – 163/5 (20) Dasun Shanaka 55, Kavindu Kulasekara 39, Tharindu Ratnayake 30*, Chamara Kapugedera 22*, Mishen Silva 2/30

Panadura Sports Club – 164/6 (19.1) Sehan Weerasinghe 47, Vishva Chathuranga 44, Tharusha Fernando 30, Imranullah Aslam 28, Tharindu Ratnayake 3/17, Jeffrey Vandersay 2/23

Panadura won by 4 wickets.

Chilaw Marians Cricket Club Vs Police Sports Club

Chilaw recorded a massive victory by 111 runs against Police SC after they bundled out the opposition for just 98 runs thanks to slow left arm spinner Nimesh Vimukthi’s 5-fer.

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Opener Thikshila de Silva and right-handed batsman Pulina Tharanga guided Chilaw to a huge total of 209 runs with rapid fifties earlier in the day.

Chilaw Marians Cricket Club – 209/8 (20) Pulina Tharanga 56*, Thikshila de Silva 51, Irosh Fernando 30, Dasun Senevirathna 24, Nimesh Perera 21, Charith Rajapakshe 4/44

Police Sports Club – 98 (19) Kamal Pushpakumara 25, Nimesh Vimukthi 5/10, Pulina Tharanga 3/22

Chilaw won by 111 runs.

Photos: Chilaw Marians CC vs Police SC | Major T20 Tournament 2018/19

Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club Vs Sri Lanka Ports Authority

Opener Dhanushka Dharmasiri’s steady 67 set the tone for a thrilling win by 1 wicket for Kurunagala Youth CC at CCC. They chased 144 runs to complete their 2nd win of the tournament.

Photos: SL Ports Authority SC vs Kurunegala Youth CC | Major T20 Tournament 2018/19

Neither of teams got through to the quarter finals.

Sri Lanka Ports Authority CC – 142/6 (20) Primosh Perera 39, Prashan Wickramasinghe 31, Ishan Rangan 30, Lahiru Jayaratne 2/08

Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club – 145/9 (19.4) Dhanushka Dharmasiri 67, Sehan Nissanka 3/31

Kurunegala YCC won by 1 wicket.

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