Test discard Malinda Warnapura and Chamara Silva steered MAS Unichela to a convincing seven wicket win over Janashakthi in their Singer MCA Premier League cricket encounter played at the BRC Ground yesterday.
|Unichela Batsman T.M.Dilshan in action against Janashakthi yesterday.
- Pic by Ranjith Perera
The duo put an unbroken 149 runs stand for the fourth wicket with Malinda slammed an unbeaten 92 off 102 balls with 11 boundaries and three sixes while Chamara cracked a 53 ball 74 inclusive of eight boundaries and four sixes helping MAS Unichela chasing 244 for victory reach the target in just 34.1 overs.
Janashakthi 243 in 47.3 overs (Sachitra Serasinghe 55, Dilshan Munaweera 44, Yohan de Silva 43, Ranga Dias 35: Gayan Wijekoon 3 for 44, Farveez Maharoof 2 for 46)
MAS Unichela 247 for 3 in 34.1 overs (T.M. Dilshan 41, Malinda Warnapura 92 n.o., Chamara Silva 74 n.o.)
Sampath Bank secure third successive win
Defending champions Sampath Bank recorded a 25 run win over Seylan Bank in their Singer MCA Premier League cricket match played at the Colts ground to secure their third successive win of the tournament.
Sampath Bank 249 for 9 in 50 overs (Samin Kandanaarchchi 56, Chamara de Soysa 43, Hasantha Fernando 38, Charith Sylvester 38: Tharaka Kottehewa 3 for 58, Gayan Sirisoma 2 for 34)
Seylan Bank 224 in 46.4 overs (Damith Indika 47, Nuwan Shiroman 31, Chanaka Wijesinghe 66 n.o.: Malinga Surappulige 5 for 48, Hasantha Fernando 2 for 22)
Three wicket win for John Keells
John Keells recorded a three wicket win over new comers MAS Active in another match of the same tournament played at Reid Avenue yesterday. John Keells though restricting their opponents for a low score of 114 were made to fight hard for their runs as they lost seven wickets before reaching their target in the 32nd over.
MAS Active 114 in 28 overs (T.M. Sampath 43: Upul Indrasiri 4 for 24, Kanishka Elvitigala 4 for 29, Milinda Siriwardena 2 for 14)
John Keells 117 for 7 in 31.4 overs (Rumesh Buddika 28, Shivanga Ranasuriya 28, Kanishka Elvitigala 22: Sachitra Senanayake 3 for 15, T.M. Sampath 2 for 30)