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MCA Cricket: Division 'C' 50-Over League roundup

18 February 2018 - 65   - 0

Centurions, Asantha Singappuli of Stafford Motors (Stafford) and Thusitha Silva of PABC Bank (PABC), stole the limelight in the ongoing 7th Prestige Automobile (Pvt) Ltd., sponsored, 'BMW-Hyundai' Trophy, MCA 'C' Division 50-Over League Tournament 2018, continued last week. 

The ‘Honda boys’ continued to ride the fast lane for their 2nd successive win after 3 defeats, with a comprehensive 97-runs win over Standard Chartered Bank (SCB).    

Asantha Singappuli finally found touch, as he scored a workman like 133 runs in 145 balls, inclusive of 4 sixes and 15 fours; Stafford went pass the 300 mark for the 2nd time- 317/9 in 50 overs; The Bankers overawed by Singappuli’s onslaught, went down tamely- 120 all out in 27.4 overs. 

A sparkling 103 in 119 balls with 3 sixes and 5 fours by opener, Thusitha Silva, steered PABC to a close 3-wickets win, with 8 balls remaining, over Heshan Flexi. 

In a low scoring game, Kanrich Finance (Kanrich) 'B' had to fight all the way to beat Commercial Leasing & Finance (CLF) by 3 wickets. 

CLF were helped by a splendid spell from Chandula Weeraratne (10-0-34-5), to reduce CLF to 145 runs in 41.4 overs. Kanrich 'B', after a struggle, went over the line- 145/7 in 44.2 overs. 

Pyramid Wilmer beat Heshan Flexi by 7 wickets 
Heshan Flexi 117 (35) (T. Guruge 28, M. Lakshan 26; A. Warnakulasuriya 3/28, L. Fernando 2/4) 
Pyramid Wilmer 120/3 (15.2) (N. Shehan 62) 

Stafford beat SCB by 97 runs 
Stafford 317/9 (50) (Asantha Singappluli 133, S. Sampath 38, Rakitha Raj 37; Aruna Henrison 3/50, R. Perumal 2/46, A. Kamardeen 2/61) 
SCB 120 (27.4) (C. Satharasinghe 45; K. Peiris 2/31, C. Sampath 2/28, Asantha Singappuli 2/22, D. Kumara 2/33) 

Kanrich 'B' beat CLF by 3 wickets 
CLF 145 (41.4) (S. Nanayakkara 26, S. Shiroman 20, S. Sampath 20; Chandula Weeraratne 5/34, C. Devinda 2/18, T. Iddamalgoda 2/13) 
Kanrich 'B' 149/7 (44.2) (K. Chamara 32, M. Fonseka 30, R. Sanjeewa 28, T. Iddamalgoda 22; N. Devapriya 3/30) 

PABC beat Heshan Flexi by 3 wickets 
Heshan Flexi 221 (49) (S. Avishka 53 n.o., C. Chamod 44, G. Prasanga 26, S. Senanayake 20; R. Thakshala 4/37, B. de Alwis 3/19) 
PABC 223/7 (48.4) (Thusith Silva 103, B. de Alwis 31, V. Deepal 24; S. Chamod 3/55, L. Prasanna 2/29, Y. Kuruwita 2/26) 

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