Five matches of the Sri Lanka Cricket Premier League Tier A tournament concluded today (1st March).
Ragama vs Chilaw Marians
Ragama CC came from behind to complete a stunning outright win over Chilaw Marians at the Moors ground in Colombo.
Ragama CC raced to 352/6 declared in just 70 overs in their second innings, as that left the Marians needing 289 runs for an outright win.
They could muster only 205 handing Ragama CC an 83-run win, as Amila Aponso and Nishan Peiris captured 9 wickets apiece in the match.
Ragama Cricket Club204 (62.2) Lahiru Thirimanne 97, Roshen Silva 34, Amila Aponso 21*, Nimesh Vimukthi 6/62, Asitha Fernando 3/58 & 352/6d (70) Saminda Fernando 99, Udara Jayasundera 80, Lahiru Thirimanne 66, Supeshala Jayathilake 52*, Nimesh Vimukthi 2/98
Chilaw Marians Cricket Club268 (60.5) Lasith Croospulle 99, Pulina Tharanga 44, Thikshila De Silva 29, Rumesh Buddika 25, Yash Kothari 24, Oshada Fernando 22, Amila Aponso 5/98, Nishan Peiris 4/89 & 205 (60.2) Yash Kothari 51, Rumesh Buddika 44, Tikshila De Silva 37, Nishan Peiris 5/70, Amila Aponso 4/84
CCC vs Moors SC
Moors SC were bowled out for 405 as CCC stayed unbeaten in group A, while also securing their spot in the super eights.
The Moors batsmen fought hard throughout the day, but it wasn’t enough as they fell short by 142 runs on first innings. Malinda Pushpakumara was the Chief wrecker for CCC with another five-wicket haul.
Colombo Cricket Club547 (133.4) Pavan Rathnayake 164*, Lahiru Madushanka 89, Ron Chandraguptha 54, Lahiru Gamage 49, Malindu Maduranga 45, Ashan Priyanjan 41, Vishwa Fernando 41, Chathura Randunu 3/188, Sachithra Serasinghe 2/62, Kavishka Anjula 2/83 & 68/4 (10.5) Malinda Maduranga 37*, Kavishka Anjula 2/20
Moors Sports Club405 (106.5) Ramesh Mendis 85, Adeesha Thilanchana 65, Ayana Siriwardhana 57, Charitha Kumarasinghe 55, Pabasara Waduge 53, Sachithra Serasinghe 32, Anuk Fernando 22, Malinda Pushpakumara 5/139, Vishwa Fernando 2/61
Baduraliya vs Saracens
Centuries from Pramod Maduwantha and Gamindu Kanishka ensured Saracens SC recorded a convincing first innings win over Baduraliya SC.
They declared on 496/6 after Baduraliya posted 365 all-out earlier in the game.
Kanishka was the star of the game as he captured four first-innings wickets to go along with his century.
Badureliya Cricket Club365 (94.4) Shahid Yousuf 142, Lahiru Samarakoon 75, T M Sampath 49, Salinda Ushan 31, Gamindu Kanishka 4/54, Chamikara Edirisinghe 4/89, Saliya Saman 2/59
Saracens Sports Club496/6d (153.1) Promod Maduwantha 127, Gamindu Kanishka 121*(r/h), Sithara Gimhan 73, Ashen Bandara 59, Navindu Nirmal 56, Harsha Rajapaksha 33*, Buddika Sanjeewa 2/100
NCC vs Tamil Union
NCC racked up a massive 402/8 when the game was called off in their second innings, but the damage was done in the first innings as Manoj Sarathchandra’s century led Tamil Union to a shock win over NCC.
Pathum Nissanka was the star of day three with a scintillating century, while Angelo Perera was unfortunately dismissed on 99.
Tamil Union went on to make 446 all-out earlier in the day in reply to NCC 339 in the first innings.
Nondescripts Cricket Club339 (69.2) Pathum Nissanka 94, Sahan Arachchige 70, Upul Tharanga 42, Chathuranga De Silva 37, Mahela Udawatte 35, Lasith Embuldeniya 26, Pramod Liyanagamage 4/67, Thilanga Udeshana 3/77, Maduka Liyanapathiranage 2/65 & 402/8 (71)Pathum Nissanka 135, Angelo Perera 99, Hasitha Boyagoda 51*, Sahan Arachchige 41, Upul Tharanga 28, Jeevan Mendis 2/81, Maduka Liyanapathiranage 2/90
Tamil Union Cricket And Athletic Club446 (124.5) Manoj Sarathchandra 163*, Tharanga Paranavithana 68, Yohan Mendis 60, Maduka Liyanapathiranage 21, Devind Pathmanathan 20, Lasith Embuldeniya 3/106, Chathuranga De Silva 3/138, Chamika Karunaratne 2/65,
SSC vs Army SC
The soldiers held firm to make sure they took first-innings points in their game against SSC.
SSC were bowled for 226 early on day three, setting up Army SC 182 for an outright victory. The soldiers almost crumbled but managed to hold on as they ended the day on 125/8.
Sachithra Senanayake captures nine wickets in the match for SSC.
Sinhalese Sports Club229 (71) Sammu Ashan 77*, Krishan Sanjula 37, Kavindu Kulasekara 27, Sachithra Senanayake 27, Janith Silva 4/53, Dushan Vimukthi 2/15, Heshan Hettiarachchi 2/53, Malka Madusanka 2/68 & 226 (62.4)Sammu Ashan 44, Akash Senaratne 41, Kavindu Kulasekara 36, Sandun Weerakkody 34, Nuwanidu Fernando 31, Dushan Vimukthi 4/57, Heshan Hettiarchchi 2/43
Army Cricket Club274 (80) Himasha Liyanage 90*, Pathum Dilshan 43, Lakshan Edirisinghe 32, Heshan Hettiarachchi 26, Janith Silva 23, Asela Gunaratne 21, Sachithra Senanayake 5/56, Sandun Weerakkody 2/22, Dhammika Prasad 2/40 & 125/8 (54) Asela Gunaratne 26, Sachitra Senanayake 4/38, Jefry Vandersay 2/34, Akash Senaratne 2/34