Athapaththu stars in 1st win for Blues; Reds remain unbeaten

SLC Women’s Super 4s T20 Tournament 2022


Chamari Athapaththu got her SLC Blues side over the line against the Greens, while Prasadini Weerakkody and Nilakshi de Silva starred to extend the Reds’ unbeaten streak on Day 3 of the SLC Women’s Super 4s T20 tournament.

The 1st game of the day saw the finalists from the 50-over competition clash and yet again, it was the Reds who came out on top. After opting to bat, they amassed the highest total of the competition so far, 123/2, off their 20 overs, with veteran wicket-keeper batter Prasadini Weerakkody top-scoring with a brilliant, unbeaten 49-ball 60.

It was the 87-run partnership between Weerakkody and skipper Nilakshi de Silva that took the Reds across the 120-run mark, with Nethmi Senarathna and Manudi Nanayakkara being dismissed cheaply.

The Grays’ batters Vishmi Gunaratne and Hansima Karunaratne fought hard but just could not lift the run-rate high enough to get to the target.

SLC Reds 123/2 (20) Prasadini Weerakkody 60*, Nilakshi de Silva 46*, Hansima Karunaratne 1/31

SLC Grays 101/7 (20) Vishmi Gunaratne 29, Hansima Karunaratne 24, Madushika Meththananda 2/18

SLC Reds won by 22 runs

The second game of the day was a rain-interrupted affair, that saw it being reduced to 5 overs aside. The Greens went hard but could only manage 46, with Inoka Ranaweera picking up 2/20. Athapaththu, who missed the 50-over competition as she was away at the WBBL, has looked in form throughout the competition and finally managed to get a match-winning knock under her belt, smashing 34 off 16, including 1 four and 3 sixes to get the Blues across the line with 2 balls to spare.

SLC Greens 46/4 (5) Kawya Kavindi 12, Inoka Ranaweera 2/20

SLC Blues 47/2 (4.4) Chamari Athapaththu 34, Nimesha Madubashini 1/6

SLC Blues won by 8 wickets