Thisara Perera fifty goes in vain; MAS Unichela take points


MAS Unichela defeated the strong Commercial Credit unit by 7 wickets in their 25th Singer-MCA Cricket Tournament match at FTZ grounds in Katunayake.

Due to overnight rain, the match had a delayed start with the match-referee deciding to make it a 41-over affair. MAS Unichela skipper TM Dilshan won the toss and elected to field first on a gloomy day.

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Experienced seamer Ishara Amarasinghe and young speedster Shehan Madushanka rattled the Commercial Credit batting lineup by sharing five wickets between them.

Thisara Perera fresh from a superb tour of Pakistan with the World XI came at number 8 and smashed an unbeaten 27-ball 52 with 5 sixes and 2 fours to help Commercial Credit reach 140 as he ran out of partners.

MAS Unichela cruised through to victory in 18 overs with veteran left-hander Mahela Udawatte smashing an unbeaten fifty.

With this win, MAS Unichela leapfrogged Commercial Credit to the top of the points table.

Commercial Credit – 140 all out in 28.2 overs: Thisara Perera 52*, Ashan Priyanjan 26, Ishara Amarasingha 3/26, Duvindu Tillakaratne 3/49, Shehan Madushanka 2/21.

MAS Unichela – 142/3 in 18 overs: Mahela Udawatte 51*, Danushka Gunathilaka 32*, Asitha Fernando 2/25.

John Keells Holdings vs Tee Jay Lanka

Rain played the spoil sport in Colombo as the game between Tee Jay Lanka and John Keells Holdings ended without a result at MCA grounds.

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Only 35 overs were possible after Tee Jay Lanka opted to bowl first on a rainy Tuesday.

JKH – 141/9 in 35 overs: Sandun Weerakkody 47, Maduka Liyanapathiranage 30, Jeffrey Vandersay 4/19.