Chandimal scores record-breaking 354 runs!

SLC Major League Tier ‘A’ Tournament 2019/20

Dinesh Chadimal

Former Test captain Dinesh Chadimal spiced up the dead-rubber games of the SLC Major League Tier ‘A’ tournament with a record-breaking 354 runs.

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On day two of the Army-Saracens game at Katunayake, Chandimal staged this knock of brilliance to end the season on a high for Army SC. The Soldier-boots have really brought fortune for the right-hander as he had just started his stint at SL Army Sports club following a rough patch in the international scene. He had found his form well this season as he scored 2 hundreds prior to this knock. 

This humungous knock from Chandimal will be written in the books as the highest individual score in domestic cricket in Sri Lanka. This is also just the second-highest first-class score by a Sri Lankan just behind Mahela Jayawardena’s 374 runs in Test cricket.

Chandimal took 391 deliveries to achieve the feet, hitting 33 boundaries and 9 sixes on the and remained unbeaten. He also became the second batsman to score over 1000 runs this season.

SL Army SC ended their innings on 642 runs for the loss of 8 wickets and declared the innings. 

The senior duo at the Chilaw Marians CC camp, Oshada Fernando and Shehan Jayasuriya found some form in their game against CCC. Skipper Oshada scored a valuable 85 runs at the top while Shehan Jayasuriya wrote a hundred to his name. 

After conceding 458 runs for the first innings, Colts CC collapsed pretty badly in the reply to NCC. Only the star of the outfit, Angelo Mathews managed a decent knock of 52 runs while they were shot out for just 222 runs. 

Following a stellar knock of 151 runs in the last game, Chaturanga de Silva proved his worth with the ball picking up 5 for 56 including the wicket of Angelo Mathews. 

The new kid in the block, Ashian Daniel joined the party as he picked up 3 quick wickets to leave Colts CC hanging on the verge of defeat. 

In the Ragama CC-BRC match, Udara Jayasundera who remained unbeaten on 154 runs yesterday, only managed to add 4 more runs to his name this morning. 

BRC are off to a decent start with opener Nisal Fransisco departing for 50 runs and Shanuka Dulaj remaining at the crease with 59 runs. 

Brief Scores

NCC vs Colts CC

  • Venue: CCC Grounds, Colombo
  • Toss: NCC

NCC 458 (88.2)
Angelo Perera 107, Kamil Mishara 72*, Lahiru Udara 66, Niroshan Dickwella 57, Sahan Arachchige 44, Prabath Jayasuriya 4/117, Dilruwan Perera 4/119

Colts CC 222 (51)
Angelo Mathews 52, Chathuranga de Silva 5/56

& F/O 119/6 (37)
Sadeera Samarawickrama 51*, Ashian Daniel 3/30, Dushmantha Chameera 2/12

Stumps – Day 2

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SL Army SC vs Saracens SC

  • Venue: Chilaw Marians CC Grounds, Katunayake
  • Toss: SL Army SC

SL Army SC 642/8d (156.2)

Dinesh Chandimal 354*, Pathum Dilshan 67, Ashan Randika 63, Saliya Saman 2/97, Mohammad Dilshad 2/86

Stumps – Day 2

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Ragama CC vs BRC

  • Venue: P. Sara Oval, Colombo
  • Toss: Ragama CC

Ragama CC 491 (134.1)
Udara Jayasundera 158, Lahiru Thirimanne 140, Binura Fernando 52*, Hashen Ramanayake 3/80, Dilum Sudeera 3/136

BRC 142/2 (42.2)
Nisal Francisco 50, Shanuka Dulaj 59

Stumps – Day 2

CCC vs Chilaw Marians CC

  • Venue: SSC Grounds, Colombo
  • Toss: CCC

CCC 287 (59.5)
Lasith Abeyrathne 68, Lahiru Madushanka 45, Nimesh Vimukthi 5/59, Asitha Fernando 3/75

Chilaw Marians CC 458/9d (87)
Oshada Fernando 85, Shehan Jayasuriya 108, Kasun Vidura 61, Rumesh Buddika 56, Lasith Croospulle 50, Malinda Pushpakumara 4/106, Lakashan Sandakan 3/113

Stumps – Day 2

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