,Ekanayake bowl KYCC to innings win over Antonians SC
By Marlon Fernandopulle
R.Amunugama and A.Ekanayake picked up match hauls of eight and seven
wickets as Kurunegala YCC thrashed Antonians SC by an innings and
four runs inside three days in their Premier League Plate Championship
game at the FTZ grounds Katunayake yesterday.
out Antonians for 100 runs Kurunegal YCC did well to hit up 225.Trailing
by 125 runs the Antonians were shot out for 121 in their second
innings.R Amunugama (4/34) and A Ekanayake (4/18) once again did
:Kurunegala YCC bt Antonians SC by an innings & 4 runs.
Antonians SC- 100 & 121 all out(D. Dantanarayana 27 n.o.
G Sirisoma 29; R. Amunugama 4/34, A. Ekanayake 4/18)
225 all out (R. Amunugama 32, S. Mendis 30 n.o G. Sirisoma 5/30,
S. Dissanayake 3/49)
first innings points
Police SC did well to take first innings points against Sebestianites
SC at Police Park yesterday.
out Sebastianites for just 94 runs Police rattled up 217 all out
with C. Liyanage top scoring with 58.Batting in their second innings
Sebastianites put up an improved performance to be 240 for 8 wickets
by the close.
Park:Police SC vs Sebastianites SC
Sebestianites SC-94 & 240/8(A Dalugoda 41, N Bopage 34,
D. Fernando 57; V. Ranaweera 3/45, D. Gunawardene 2/40)
Police SC -
217 ( S Nirmala 23, R. Wimalasiri 20, C. Liyanage 58, A Priyantha
43, S Wijesinghe 28; R Yasalal 2/42)
hit centuries for Airmen
Centuries from R Peiris (103) and D Fernando (118) helped Air
Force to 321 all out against Ragama SC at Katunayake yesterday.
In reply the visitors were 167/6 with S Arangalle top scoring with
53 and R Priyadarshana unbeaten on 43.
Air Force SC vs Ragama SC
Air Force SC-321 all out (R Peiris 103, D Fernando 118, R Silva
45; S. Arangalle 3/59, R. Priyadarshana 3/82, T. Gamage 3/53)
Ragama SC- 167/6 (S. Arangalle 53, R. Priyadarshana 43 n.o; C Gamage
2/50, C. Rangajeewa 2/20, S. Dhananjaya 2/21)
poised for outright win
Moratuwa SC were set for the kill after they hit up an imposing
348 in their first innings against Kandy CC at the Moratuwa Stadium
A Century from L. R. Fernando and half centuries from S. Perera
and T. Fernando helped Moratuwa to their imposing first innings
total.Trailing by 155 runs Kandy CC were 98 for in their second
:Moratuwa SC vs Kandy CC
Kandy CC- 193 & 98/4 (C. Wickremanayake 30
Moratuwa SC- 348 ( L. R. Fernando 105, A Ranaweera 37, S. Perera
75, T. Fernando 58; I. Baddegama 4/68, M. Rizlan 2/80. J Weerasinghe
banking on Pakistan complacency
KIMBERLEY, South Africa, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Pakistan's surprise
loss to Bangladesh at the 1999 World Cup has been a source of inspiration
for tournament debutants Namibia, their opponents in a Group A match
manner of Pakistan's defeat by outsiders Bangladesh continues to
confound the critics, Namibia believe they are capable of pulling
off a similar upset if the 1992 world champions are too complacent.
huge task and we're under no illusions about that, but they're a
fairly topsy-turvy side when it comes to playing certain teams,"
Namibia coach Dougie Brown told a news conference on Saturday.
day, they're world-class and they can beat anybody but, when they
don't have their day, they're beatable.
World Cups dish up all sorts of surprises and that's what we're
living on," added Brown, a former England international who
plays cricket for English county Warwickshire.
six or seven world-class players but we all know they're quite a
moody side when it comes to intensity levels. We're not saying we're
going to win the game but we're going to try our best."
one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history with their 62-run
victory over Pakistan four years ago but questions were raised over
their opponents' commitment, Pakistan having already qualified for
the next phase.
Deon Kotze said he thought Pakistan's players might find it hard
to motivate themselves against a team of amateurs they were expected
to beat comfortably.
a team like Pakistan, who are known to be slightly up and down in
their performances, they are the sort of team that an upset is easier
(against)," Kotze said.
"Being a sportsman, I think it's sometimes very difficult to
motivate yourself against weaker opposition," he added.
they're a good professional side and, even if they do relax slightly
against us, they would feel that they should still be able to come
out on top. "But I think it's very difficult for any team not
to relax and take it lightly against what they perceive to be much