Super Provincial; Sarathchandra strokes a ton & Peiris takes 6-fer

Manoj Sarathchandra celebrating his magnificent hundred in the Colombo vs Dambulla SLC Super Four Provincial Match.

Day two of final round of the SLC Super Four Provincial Tournament 2018 concluded today (Sunday) with two matches being played at Dambulla and Hambanthota. Manoj Sarathchandra’s magnificent century and Nishan Peiris’ six wicket haul were the highlights of second day’s play.

Kandy vs Galle

Galle’s overnight batsmen Roshen Silva and Dammika Prasad resumed day two on 344 for 7 but in the third over of the day, the latter was caught behind by Angelo Mathews off the bowling of left arm spinner Prabath Jayasuriya for 3 runs.

Roshen Silva and number 11 batsman Nishan Peiris built a valuable 56-run partnership for the last wicket as the Southern lads were bowled out for a mammoth score of 425 runs. Run-machine Roshen Silva made 168 runs off 296 balls and his brilliant innings included 16 fours and 2 sixes.

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Left arm spinner Prabath Jayasuriya was the pick of the bowlers with 4 wickets to his name while off spinning all-rounder Charith Asalanka grabbed 3 wickets for the Kandy team.

In reply, batsmen Pathum Nissanka and Mahela Udawatte opened the batting for the Kandy team but the former was dismissed cheaply for just 6 runs. Then Mahela Udawatte (27) and Charith Asalanka (18) built a 50-run partnership for the second wicket.

However, Kandy continued to lose wickets at regular intervals without any significant partnerships and were eventually bowled out for just 185 runs. Mathews who returned to competitive cricket after an injury lay-off, made only 5 runs. Niroshan Dickwella (39) and Isuru Udana (35) top scored for Kandy while off spinner Nishan Peiris picked up 6 wickets for 67 runs for the Galle team.

Galle began their second innings with a massive lead of 240 runs and finished day two on 1 run for no wicket.


Full Scorecard

Team Kandy

185/10 & 363/3

(81 overs)


Team Galle

425/10 & 306/9

(73.5 overs)

Match Draw

Team Kandy’s 1st Innings

P. Nissanka c Sadeera Samarawickrama b Nisala Tharaka611
M Udawatte lbw by Nishan Peiris2752
C. Asalanka c Dasun Shanaka b Nishan Peiris1833
A Mathews c Roshen Silva b Nishan Peiris527
N. Dickwella c Madawa Warnapura b Chathuranga de Silva3942
Priyamal Perera c Sadeera Samarawickrama b Nisala Tharaka87
J. Mendis lbw by Nishan Peiris59
C. Karunaratne lbw by Chathuranga de Silva2021
I Udana b Nishan Peiris3532
Lahiru Samarakoon not out1113
P. Jayasuriya c Oshada Fernando b Nishan Peiris01
185/10 (41.2 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-12, 2-62, 3-63, 4-88, 5-97, 6-114, 7-120, 8-170, 9-185, 10-185
Dammika Prasad71250 3.57
Nisala Tharaka8.40472 5.60
Nishan Peiris16.22676 4.14
Kasun Madushanka0.2010 5.00
MD Shanaka2120 1.00
PC de Silva50292 5.80
L.Milantha20100 5.00

Team Galle’s 1st Innings

M.Warnapura b Prabath Jayasuriya66118
L.Milantha c Anjelo Mathews b Lahiru Samarakoon912
WU Tharanga lbw by Lahiru Samarakoon22
S.Samarawickrama c Niroshan Dickwella b Isuru Udana4066
R. Silva c Charith Asalanka b Prabath Jayasuriya168295
MD Shanaka c Niroshan Dickwella b Charith Asalanka90145
PC de Silva c Lahiru Samarakoon b Charith Asalanka09
Nisala Tharaka b Prabath Jayasuriya413
Dammika Prasad c Anjelo Mathews b Prabath Jayasuriya322
Kasun Madushanka c Niroshan Dickwella b Charith Asalanka426
Nishan Peiris not out818
425/10 (120.3 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-24, 2-26, 3-129, 4-129, 5-296, 6-298, 7-331, 8-345, 9-369, 10-425
I Udana316931 3.00
Lahiru Samarakoon202872 4.35
C. Karunaratne132500 3.85
P. Jayasuriya39.371164 2.95
J. Mendis60230 3.83
C. Asalanka112313 2.82

Team Kandy’s 2nd Innings

P. Nissanka not out188226
M Udawatte c Roshen Silva b Nisala Tharaka1520
C. Asalanka c Mohomed Dilshad b Lahiru Milantha62143
A Mathews lbw by Nishan Peiris2334
N. Dickwella not out5666
19 (b 9, lb 5, nb 3, w 2)
363/3 (81 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-34, 2-182, 3-231
Nisala Tharaka111371 3.36
Dammika Prasad61300 5.00
Nishan Peiris2941111 3.83
PC de Silva171830 4.88
L.Milantha70371 5.29
MD Shanaka110510 4.64

Team Galle’s 2nd Innings

L.Milantha b Lahiru Samarakoon1746
M.Warnapura lbw by Chamika Karunaratne860
WU Tharanga c Anjelo Mathews b Prabath Jayasuriya103111
S.Samarawickrama c Lahiru Kumara b Chamika Karunaratne1738
R. Silva b Chamika Karunaratne89112
MD Shanaka lbw by915
PC de Silva c Prabath Jayasuriya b Chamika Karunaratne920
Nisala Tharaka b Lahiru Samarakoon1832
Dammika Prasad not out1115
Nishan Peiris c Pathum Nissanka b Chamika Karunaratne02
25 (b 12, lb 1, nb 8, w 4)
306/9 (73.5 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-24, 2-64, 3-115, 4-214, 5-233, 6-253, 7- 284, 8-306, 9-306
P. Jayasuriya224631 2.86
Lahiru Samarakoon132562 4.31
I Udana81310 3.88
C. Asalanka110671 6.09
C. Karunaratne15.50635 4.06
J. Mendis41130 3.25


0.3 dot ball


0.2 Dot ball


0.1 Wicket, he is gone

Colombo vs Dambulla

Kusal Janith and Sachithra Serasinghe resumed the Dambulla innings for day two on 73 for 3 but in-form batsman Serasinghe who scored a century in the last game against Galle, departed early in the day making just 3 runs. Then Kusal Janith Perera and wicket keeper batsman Manoj Sarathchandra put on a 91-run partnership for the fifth wicket.

Kusal Janith showed his usual aggressive stroke play scoring 85 runs off 91 balls at a strike rate of 93.41. His blistering innings included 11 fours and one huge six. Sachithra Senanayke who has made some useful contributions with the bat in the tournament joined Sarathchandra at the crease and built a valuable 63-run partnership for the seventh wicket.

The lower order batsmen continued to support Sarathchandra to post a big total on the board as Jeffrey Vandersay also built a 72-run partnership with him for the eighth wicket. 25 year old Manoj Sarathchandra stroked 103 runs off 181 balls and his brilliant century included 11 fours.

Read – Day 1 Roundup of the Final Round in the SLC Super Four Provincial Tournament 2018

Left arm seamer Dilesh Gunaratne did well for Colombo scalping 4 wickets for 69 runs. Right arm seamer Thisara Perera who returned to first class cricket after four years, was expensive with the ball giving away 63 runs in 13 overs.

Colombo openers Kaushal Silva and Shehan Jayasuriya began their second innings trailing by 149 runs and finished day two on 37 runs for no wicket.


Full Scorecard

Team Colombo

210/10 & 351/10

(80.1 overs)


Team Dambulla

359/10 & 205/5

(48 overs)

Dambulla won by 5 wickets

Team Colombo’s 1st Innings

Kaushal Silva c Manoj Sarathchandra b Lahiru Madushanka729
Shehan Jayasuriya lbw by Lahiru Madushanka2325
D.De.Silva (runout) Dimuth Karunaratne1434
Lahiru Thirimanne c Manoj Sarathchandra b Asitha Fernando09
LD Chandimal lbw by Asitha Fernando04
W. Hasaranga c Manoj Sarathchandra b Lahiru Madushanka5272
L. Abeyrathne c Sachithra Senanayake b Lahiru Madushanka85107
NLTC Perera c Kusal Mendis b Lahiru Madushanka210
T.De.Silva c Sachithra Serasinghe b Sachithra Senanayake837
L. Sandakan c Manoj Sarathchandra b Vimukthi Perera1557
Dilesh Gunaratne not out02
210/10 (64.2 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-28, 2-33, 3-38, 4-38, 5-52, 6-127, 7-135, 8-166, 9-210, 10-210
A.Fernando144462 3.29
Vimukthi Perera93231 2.56
L. Madushanka13.22435 3.26
J.Vandersay131550 4.23
S. Senanayake113241 2.18
Sachithra Serasinghe40160 4.00

Team Dambulla’s 1st Innings

BKG Mendis c Dinesh Chandimal b Dilesh Gunaratne2430
D. Karunaratne lbw by Dilesh Gunaratne1934
Kusal Janith c Dananjaya De Silva b Lakshan Sandakan8591
A. Priyanjan c Lasith Abeyrathne b Thiksila De Silva59
Sachithra Serasinghe c & b Shehan Jayasuriya39
M. Sarathchandra c Lakshan Sandakan b Shehan Jayasuriya103181
L. Madushanka c Lasith Abeyrathne b Thiksila De Silva1126
S. Senanayake c Wanindu Hasaranga b Lakshan Sandakan3148
J.Vandersay c Wanindu Hasaranga b Dilesh Gunaratne4066
Vimukthi Perera not out420
A.Fernando c Lasith Abeyrathne b Dilesh Gunaratne02
359/10 (84.1 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-47, 2-50, 3-73, 4-88, 5-179, 6-211, 7-274, 8-346, 9-351, 10-359
NLTC Perera130630 4.85
Dilesh Gunaratne16.14694 4.29
T.De.Silva132572 4.38
Shehan Jayasuriya122302 2.50
L. Sandakan160772 4.81
W. Hasaranga141540 3.86

Team Colombo’s 2nd Innings

Kaushal Silva c Dimuth Karunaratne b Jeffery Vandersay3885
Shehan Jayasuriya c Kusal Janith b Jeffery Vandersay7776
D.De.Silva c Manoj Sarathchandra b Sachithra Serasinghe1530
Lahiru Thirimanne c Ashan Priyanjan b Lahiru Madushanka5287
LD Chandimal lbw by Jeffery Vandersay4451
W. Hasaranga c Lahiru Madushanka b Asitha Fernando5266
NLTC Perera b Sachithra Senanayake1811
L. Abeyrathne (runout) Kusal Mendis1824
T.De.Silva lbw by Jeffery Vandersay613
L. Sandakan not out1532
Dilesh Gunaratne (runout) Vimukthi Perera111
15 (b 2, lb 5, nb 5, w 3)
351/10 (80.1 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-113, 2-126, 3-143, 4-223, 5-262, 6-299, 7- 315, 8-326, 9-337, 10-351
A.Fernando152691 4.60
L. Madushanka16.11751 4.66
S. Senanayake193782 4.11
Sachithra Serasinghe3060 2.00
J.Vandersay2411014 4.21
Vimukthi Perera30150 5.00

Team Dambulla’s 2nd Innings

BKG Mendis c Wanindu Hasaranga b Thiksila De Silva62117
D. Karunaratne c Lakshan Sandakan b Dilesh Gunaratne1944
Kusal Janith c Dananjaya De Silva b Thiksila De Silva39
A. Priyanjan c Thisara Perera b Thiksila De Silva28
Sachithra Serasinghe c Lasith Abeyrathne b Thisara Perera5578
M. Sarathchandra not out2725
S. Senanayake not out613
31 (b 10, lb 6, nb 6, w 9)
205/5 (48 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-64, 2-68, 3-72, 4-156, 5-185
T.De.Silva142533 3.79
Dilesh Gunaratne100481 4.80
NLTC Perera100241 2.40
Shehan Jayasuriya40170 4.25
W. Hasaranga50200 4.00
L. Sandakan50270 5.40