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Fernando and Croosepulle guide SLC Reds to win in opening game

SLC Invitational T20 League 2022

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SLC Reds beat SLC Greys by 6 wickets in the first game of the SLC Invitational T20 League 2022, which was worked off today (08th August) at R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium.

Having won the toss, SLC Reds Skipper Kusal Mendis invited SLC Greys to bat first. The decision turned out to a be great one as they managed to demolish Greys’ top order, dismissing 5 key scalps for just 47 runs inside the first 10 overs of the innings.

Mudith Lakshan (24) and Movin Subasinghe (32) showed some resistance with the bat for Greys, adding a 51-run partnership for the 6th wicket. However, the SLC Greys were eventually restricted to a below par-score of 120/9 in the allotted 20 overs.

The speedster Asitha Fernando was the pick of the bowlers for SLC Reds as he grabbed 4 wickets for 22 runs. The young and quick Matheesha Pathirana and spinner Maheesh Theekshana also starred with the ball, taking 2 wickets each.

In reply, SLC Reds got off to an excellent start to the run-chase as Lasith Croospulle and Kusal Mendis put on a 88-run stand for the opening wicket in 11.6 overs, which set the foundation for a convincing win for the Reds.

Croospulle top-scored for the SLC Reds with a match-winning knock of 54 runs off 44 balls with 8 fours, while the Skipper Mendis stroked 34 runs off 30 balls with 3 sixes.

Brief Scores

SLC Greys – 120/9 (20) Movin Subasinghe 32, Muditha Lakshan 24, Ashan Randika 20, Asitha Fernando 4/22, Maheesh Theekshana 2/16, Matheesha Pathirana 2/16

SLC Reds – 121/4 (16.5) Lasith Croospulle 54, Kusal Mendis 34, Akila Dananjaya 2/36

Result – SLC Reds won by 6 wickets


Result


Greys
120/9 (20)

Reds
121/4 (16.5)

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Ashan Randika c & b Maheesh Theekshana 20 23 2 0 86.96
Thanuka Dabare c Matheesha Pathirana b Asitha Fernando 5 4 1 0 125.00
Sanegeeth Cooray c Wanindu Hasaranga b Asitha Fernando 4 2 1 0 200.00
Ashan Priyanjan c Lasith Croospulle b Asitha Fernando 4 7 0 0 57.14
Minod Bhanuka c Bhanuka Rajapakse b Matheesha Pathirana 2 7 0 0 28.57
Muditha Lakshan c Lasith Croospulle b Matheesha Pathirana 24 35 2 0 68.57
Movin Subasingha c Wanindu Hasaranga b Kalana Perera 32 25 1 2 128.00
Pulina Tharanga not out 16 14 0 0 114.29
Lakshan Gamage c Asitha Fernando b Maheesh Theekshana 0 1 0 0 0.00
Akila Dananjaya b Asitha Fernando 2 3 0 0 66.67
Milan Rathnayake not out 1 1 0 0 100.00


Extras 10 (b 4 , lb 1 , nb 2, w 3, pen 0)
Total 120/9 (20 Overs, RR: 6)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Matheesha Pathirana 4 0 16 2 4.00
Asitha Fernando 4 0 22 4 5.50
Kalana Perera 3 0 17 1 5.67
Matheesha Pathirana 3 0 16 2 5.33
Wanindu Hasaranga 4 0 26 0 6.50
Dunith wellalage 2 0 18 0 9.00


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Lasith Croospulle run out (Muditha Lakshan) 54 44 8 0 122.73
Kusal Mendis st Minod Bhanuka b Akila Dananjaya 34 30 0 3 113.33
Bhanuka Rajapakse lbw b Akila Dananjaya 4 6 0 0 66.67
Kamindu Mendis c Ashan Priyanjan b Pulina Tharanga 15 14 1 0 107.14
Wanindu Hasaranga not out 3 2 0 0 150.00
Sahan Arachchige not out 2 5 0 0 40.00


Extras 9 (b 0 , lb 3 , nb 0, w 6, pen 0)
Total 121/4 (16.5 Overs, RR: 7.19)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Muditha Lakshan 2 0 10 0 5.00
Lakshan Gamage 1 0 18 0 18.00
Thanuka Dabare 1.5 0 9 0 6.00
Milan Rathnayake 1 0 11 0 11.00
Akila Dananjaya 4 0 36 2 9.00
Pulina Tharanga 3 0 18 1 6.00
Ashan Priyanjan 4 0 16 0 4.00