Sport

Cricket: MCA Division ‘C’ semi-finalists found

16 January 2015 - 63   - 0

Standard Chartered Bank, Commercial Leasing, Airport & Aviation Services and LB Finance ‘B’ advanced to the semi-finals of the 4th Prestige Automobile sponsored, BMW-Hyundai Trophy MCA Division ‘C’ 50-over League Tournament.   The two semi-finals will be held on Saturday (17) as Standard Chartered Bank take on Commercial Leasing at MCA and Airport & Aviation Services meet LB Finance ‘B’ at Thurstan ground.   In the quarter-finals worked off last weekend, Std. Chartered Bank went home to lunch, beating Colombo Dockyard by 7 wickets; Commercial Leasing scored a convincing 5-wicket win over Dialog Axiata ‘A’; Airport & Aviation crushed People’s Leasing & Finance by 6 wickets and LB Finance ‘B’ snatched a heart stopping 1-wicket win over Nations Trust Bank ‘A’.   Std. Chartered Bank opening bowler, Tharindu Fernando (10-1-28-6) and the reliable, slow medium pacer Selwyn Jamion (9.2-1-40-4) completely took the wind off the Colombo Dockyard sails to sink them to a paltry 69 runs in 19.2 overs.   The match was all over by 12.30 pm, as the Bankers reached 71 for 3 in 12 overs.   After paceman, Priyantha Chandrasekera (9.4 - 42-5) restricted Dialog Axiata ‘A’ to 202 runs in 47.4 overs, Jason Perera (58 not out in 94 balls inclusive of a six and nine fours) and Krishan Kanchana (45) with solid batting performances, guided Commercial Leasing to a 5-wicket win.   Opening batsman, Yohan Dissanayake struck a swashbuckling 88 runs in 56 balls, inclusive of seven mighty sixes and nine sizzling fours to propel Airport & Aviation to a 6-wicket win over People’s Leasing & Finance with 21 overs to spare.   In the winning process, Dissanayake was engaged in a 114-runs opening stand with Tharaka Dushyantha (35).   Yohan Dissanayake currently holds the highest individual batting performance with his 157 runs in 88 balls against Std. Chartered Bank in a league stage match.   Opening batsman, Pubudu Fernando carried his bat out with a brave 90 not out in 115 balls, inclusive of a six and eight fours to carry unbeaten group ‘B’ leaders, LB Finance ‘B’ to a 1-wicket win over NTB ‘A’.   NTB ‘A’ bowlers, Maneesha Thanthrigoda (3 for 40) and Thivanka Dabare (4 for 38) bowled well in tandem to place LBF ‘B’ in a precarious situation – 176 for 9, needing 27 runs to win.   The gritty, Pubudu Fernando held the fort with last man, Saman Dissanayake to nose through to win - 205 for 9 in 46.3 overs.   Weekend’s match results:   1st QF at MCA: Standard Chartered Bank beat Colombo Dockyard PLC by 7 wickets CDL 69 all out (19.2) (L.H. Weeraratne 36, Tharindu Fernando 6/28, Selwyn Jamion 4/40) SCB 71 for 3 (12) (Charith Satharasinghe 25, A. Henricus 25n.o, D.S. Kasun 2/17)   2nd QF at Thurstan grounds: Commercial Leasing beat Dialog Axiata ‘A’ by 5 wickets Dialog Axiata ‘A’ 202 all out (47.4) (Dilhara de Silva 41, C. Jayabandara 27, Heshan Wijesinghe 22, Priyantha Chandrasekera 5/42, Jason Perera 2/16, Madura Sanjaya 3/25) Commercial Leasing 204 for 5 wickets (39) (S. Maduranga 25, Jason Perera 58n.o, Krishan Kanchana 45, Dilhara de Silva 3/39)   3rd QF at MCA: Airport & Aviation beat People’s Leasing & Finance by 6 wickets PLC 180 all out (40.1) (P. Gunasekera 35, Sameera Sandaruwan 57, A. Lakmal 2/35, D.K. Lakmal 2/35) A&A 181 for 4 wickets (28.3) (J. Dushantha 35, Yohan Dissanayake 88, P. Gunasekera 4/58)   4th QF at Thurstan ground: LB Finance ‘B’ beat Nations Trust Bank ‘A’ by 1 wicket NTB ‘A’ 202 all out (46.3) (N. Pathirana 22, D. Samarakkody 20, Jayanga de Silva 46 n.o, Rukshan Perera 42, J. Arampath 5/29, P. Kulathunga 2/50, Akila Dhananjaya 2/42) LBF ‘B’ 205 for 9 wickets (46.3) (Pubudu Fernando 90n.o, Akila Dhananjaya 28, Lasantha Perera 39, M. Thanthirigoda 3/40, Thivanka Dabare 4/38, Rukshan Perera 2/42)

  Comments - 0

  • Leave a comment



Top Stories

Special cabinet meeting held on PM's request : President Sirisena

President Maithripala Sirisena today (Sept 21) rejected Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's claims that this week's cabinet meeting on&nb...

21 September 2019 - Views : 122

JHU urges meeting of all UNF parliamentary groups to choose presidential candidate

21 September 2019

Closing date for presidential poll postal vote applications on Sept 30

21 September 2019

Ban on face coverings not in effect - Police

21 September 2019

Features & Analysis

Colombo Book Fair gets underway today at the BMICH

The annual Colombo International Book Fair got underway at the BMICH (Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference ...

Shakespeare Drama Competition 2019 - Boys' Semi Finals

The first day of the semi-finals of the boys' schools at the 46th Inter-School Shakespeare Drama Competition...

In pictures: Circus Art and Music Festival

Five bands took center stage recently at the Women's International Hall as The Circus Art and Music Festival 2019...

‘Built to be CEO’ by Sabrina Ghouse: A book for aspiring leaders

Sri Lankan born Sabrina Ghouse in her newly released, thought-provoking book ‘Built to be CEO, A Woman’s ...