Sinhalese Sports Club 278 for 9 (Kapugedera 70, Maharoof 3-38) kick Nondescripts Cricket Club 224 (Mubarak 55, Jayampathi 4-49) by 54 runs
Charith Jayampathi spearheaded Sinhalese Sports Club’s (SSC) counterclaim of a challenging sum opposite Nondescripts Cricket Club (NCC), holding 4 wickets to secure a Premier Limited Over Tournament pretension during a Premadasa Stadium.
Defending 278, Jayampathi knocked over NCC’s openers inside 7 overs, and afterwards discharged Sandun Weerakkudy to revoke them to 44 for 3. Jehan Mubarak steadied a follow with a half-century though he was run-out shortly after a debutant Lahiru Udara was discharged for 42, withdrawal NCC on 128 for 5. The reduce sequence could not theatre a fightback and NCC were discharged for 224 in 45.1 overs. Jayampathi finished with sum of 4 for 49 in 10 overs.
SSC’s match-winning sum of 278 for 9 had been set adult by a solid first-wicket mount of 69 and Chamara Kapugedera’s 70 from No. 4. Debutant opener Vishva Wijeratne was a second top writer with 49. SSC, however, had slipped to 224 for 6 in a 44th over – when Kaushal Lokuarachchi was out interference a margin – before Dhammika Prasad’s 26 off 22 balls supposing a sprightly finish.