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Dambulla records a thrilling victory from the jaws of defeat

U19 Super Provincial Tournament 2019

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The 4th match of the U19 Super Provincial Cricket Tournament was held today between Team Galle and Team Dambulla at Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium.

Squads: U19 Super Provincial Tournament

Team Dambulla vs Team Galle

Dambulla U19 skipper Nipun Dananjaya won the toss and decided to bat first in the crucial fixture and their top order responded well to the challenge as 2 of the top 3 made half centuries.

Supun Sumanarathne and Ravindu Rasantha constructed an excellent century partnership with scores of 56 and 53 respectively. Team Dambulla looked solid at 119-1 and were targeting for a big first innings total after the 21st over but, a flurry of wickets saw them at 4-135.

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All-rounder who bowls off spin from Richmond College, Sandun Mendis and left arm seamer from Mahinda College, Navod Paranavithana were the tormenters to the Team Dambulla middle order as the pair shared 5 wickets among them.

Dunith Wellalage and Ashen Dilhara cleared the lower order of the opposition to restrict them for 223 inside 47 overs.

The reply was slow paced and steady till the 22nd over as Galle were solid at 2 for 79 chasing a lower score of 224. But the next 3 overs which created 3 wickets in a hurry suddenly turned the tables for Team Dambulla as they slotted in command.

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Dunith Wellalage and Pawan Rathnayake tried to rejuvenate the chase with labored knocks of 31 & 54 respectively but departed in crucial moments. The only hope for Galle, Sandun Mendis played an exceptional and gutsy inning of 28-ball 37, but his dismissal in the penultimate over put the nails in the coffin for Galle.

Galle needed 8 runs in the last over, but Ashen Daniels held his nerves to deliver the final over to take his team to a win by 2 runs as Team Dambulla recorded their first triumph of the tournament. 

Photos: Dambulla Vs Galle | SLC U19 Super Provincial Tournament 2019

Result


Dambulla U19
223/9 (46.2)

Galle U19
221/10 (49.4)

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Leshan Amarasinghe c Thevin Amarasinghe b Ashen Dilhara 11 9 2 0 122.22
Supun Sumanarathna c & b Navod Paranavithana 56 79 6 0 70.89
Ravindu Rasantha lbw b Sandun Mendis 53 59 7 0 89.83
Nipun Dananjaya c Thaveesha Abhishek b Sandun Mendis 0 3 0 0 0.00
Sudeera Weerarathana c Ashen Dilhara b Navod Paranavithana 17 27 2 0 62.96
Dineth Jayakody not out 29 49 2 0 59.18
Dilum Sudeera run out () 17 20 1 0 85.00
Lakshan Gamage c Pawan Rathnayake b Dunith Wellalage 14 15 1 0 93.33
Theventhiran Dinoshan not out 6 8 0 0 75.00
Ashian Daniel b Dunith Wellalage 6 7 1 0 85.71
Yasiru Rodrigo b Kavindu Dilhara 0 2 0 0 0.00


Extras 14 (b 4 , lb 2 , nb 0, w 8, pen 0)
Total 223/9 (46.2 Overs, RR: 4.81)
Fall of Wickets 1-15 (2.4) Leshan Amarasinghe, 2-119 (21.3) Ravindu Rasantha, 3-119 (21.6) Nipun Dananjaya, 4-135 (25.3) Supun Sumanarathna, 5-161 (33.5) Sudeera Weerarathana, 6-189 (40.1) Dineth Jayakody, 7-205 (42.3) Dilum Sudeera, 8-214 (43.6) Lakshan Gamage, 9-222 (45.5) Ashian Daniel, 10-223 (46.2) Yasiru Rodrigo,

Bowling O M R W Econ
Ashen Dilhara 8.2 0 38 2 4.63
Jethesh Wasala 4 0 28 0 7.00
Dunith Wellalage 10 1 38 2 3.80
Navod Paranavithana 8 1 29 2 3.62
Sandun Mendis 10 0 55 3 5.50
Raveen De Silva 6 0 29 0 4.83


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Navod Paranavithana c & b Nipun Dananjaya 40 83 4 0 48.19
Chethaka Denuwan c Nipun Dananjaya b Ashian Daniel 11 13 2 0 84.62
Thaveesha Abhishek run out () 5 12 1 0 41.67
Thevin Amarasinghe lbw b Dilum Sudeera 12 31 0 0 38.71
Pawan Rathnayake c Yasiru Rodrigo b Ashian Daniel 54 68 3 1 79.41
Muditha Lakshan c Nipun Dananjaya b Dilum Sudeera 6 7 1 0 85.71
Dunith Wellalage c Dilum Sudeera b Supun Sumanarathna 31 50 3 0 62.00
Sandun Mendis c Nipun Dananjaya b Dilum Sudeera 37 28 2 0 132.14
Ashen Dilhara run out () 7 8 1 0 87.50
Raveen De Silva c Yasiru Rodrigo b Ashian Daniel 1 2 0 0 50.00
Jethesh Wasala not out 0 0 0 0 0.00


Extras 17 (b 0 , lb 0 , nb 4, w 13, pen 0)
Total 221/10 (49.4 Overs, RR: 4.45)
Fall of Wickets 1-15 (4.5) Chethaka Denuwan, 2-37 (10.1) Thaveesha Abhishek, 3-79 (22.5) Thevin Amarasinghe, 4-79 (23.1) Navod Paranavithana, 5-86 (24.6) Muditha Lakshan, 6-147 (40.3) Dunith Wellalage, 7-210 (47.4) Pawan Rathnayake, 8-212 (48.1) Sandun Mendis, 9-49 (49.1) Raveen De Silva, 10-221 (49.4) Ashen Dilhara,

Bowling O M R W Econ
Ashian Daniel 9.4 0 50 3 5.32
Yasiru Rodrigo 6 0 30 0 5.00
Sudeera Weerarathana 10 0 27 0 2.70
Nipun Dananjaya 10 1 37 1 3.70
Dilum Sudeera 10 1 53 3 5.30
Supun Sumanarathna 4 0 24 1 6.00




Points table after today’s fixtures

TEAM M W L PT NRR
Colombo U19 2 2 0 10 2.42
Kandy U19 2 1 1 4 -0.62
Dambulla U19 2 1 1 4 -1.45
Galle U19 2 0 2 0 -0.35

 

Next match will be played tomorrow (20) at the same ground between Team Colombo who already qualified for the finals and Team Galle who desperately needs a win to make the top 2. Watch Live action on ThePapare.com, Dialog Television Channel No.77 and Dialog MyTV from 9.30am onwards.

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