and Lewis see SSC through
By Marlon Fernandopulle
SSC clinched the inaugural twenty–twenty championship when
they defeated Chilaw Marians on the Duckworth-Lewis method after
rain and bad light .brought a premature halt to the final at the
Moratuwa Stadium yesterday.
Chilaw Marians who won the toss and batted first were restricted
to 144 for 9 wickets with Malintha Gajanayake and Charith Sylvester
each contributing 44 runs.Gajanayake thumped three boundaries and
two sixes in his 31 ball knock while wicket keeper Sylvester stroked
two boundaries and two sixes in his 40 ball innings.
needing to score over seven runs per over reached 53 for 1 wicket
in 6.5 overs when rain and bad light halted play. According to the
Duckworth-Lewis method SSC required only 45 runs at the time play
was called off. Hence, the Maitland Place club led by Avishka Gunawardene
was declared winners.
Chilaw Marians – 144 for 9 in 20 overs (Malintha Gajanayake
44, Charith Sylvester 44, Mahela Udawatte 21, Chaminda Vidanapathirana
3/34, Kaushal Lokuarachchi 3/16)
53/1 in 6.5 overs (Avishka Gunawardene 20 n o, Anushka Polonowita
22 n o)
the semi finals played earlier in the day Chilaw Marians beat Bloomfield
by 12 runs and SSC defeated Tamil Union by 19 runs.
Marians beat Bloomfield by 12 runs
Chilaw Marians 127 all out in 20 overs (Hasantha Fernando 28, Chandana
Aravinda 24 n o, Dinuk Hettiarachchi 25, Chinthaka Jayasinghe 3/21,Umesh
Wijesiriwardene 2/18,Amila Mendis 2/26)
– 115/9 in 20 overs (Kumar Dharmasena 51 n o Janaka Gunaratne
3/19 Manoj Chanaka 2/20)
Jayaweera rocks Tamils
beat Tamil Union by 19 runs
SSC – 173/9 in 20 overs (Tharanga Paranavithana 63, Jeevan
Mendis 35,Suraj Mohamed 20,Lassana Dias 3/27)
Union – 154 all out in 19.1 overs (Nimesh Perera 21,Tharaka
Gunaratne 20, Sandun Dias 23, Chandika Hathurusinghe 44, CharithJayaweera
4/8, Dunil Abeydheera 2/13).