Thisara and Asela smash centuries as Army score 514 in a 50-over game

Defence Services Cricket Tournament 2021

Thisara & Gunaratne

Sri Lankan all-rounders Thisara Perera and Asela Gunaratne smash blistering centuries as Army Cricket Club posted a mammoth score of 514 runs in a 50-over match against Navy Sports Club in the Defense Services Cricket Tournament.  

After been put in to bat first, Army Cricket Club went all guns blazing with the bat from the start as they posted a mammoth score of 514 runs for 4 wickets in the allotted 50 overs. The opening batsman Thulina Dilshan top-scored with a knock of 137 runs off 115 balls with 16 four and 2 sixes at a strike rate of 119.13.

The skipper Thisara Perera and Asela Gunarathne stroked blistering centuries while managing a 200+ strike rate with the bat. Perera scored 110 runs off 52 balls with 10 fours and 7 sixes at a strike rate of 211.54 while Gunarathne remained unbeaten after scoring 107 runs off 38 balls with 9 fours and 8 sixes.

In reply, Navy Sports Club struggled with the bat as they were bundled out for just 56 runs in 24.5 overs and handed a massive 458-run victory for Army Cricket Club. 

Brief Scores

Army Cricket Club 514/4 (50) Thulina Dilshan 137, Thisara Perera 110, Asela Gunarathne 107*, Dilanka Auwardt 2/67

Navy Sports Club 56 (24.5) Thulina Dilshan 2/07, Yashoda Mendis 2/08, Suminda Lakshan 2/13, Tharindu Kaushal 2/18

Result – Army CC won by 458 runs