Out to avenge 2011 World Cup defeat
A brand new beginning. That will be the
instructions new skipper Mahela Jayawardena will give his cricketing
troops when they march on to the WACA Ground in Perth to face India
in their first outing in the Commonwealth Bank tri series under
lights today. The Lankan cricketers must treat their recent debacles
as bad dreams, forget it and make amends by playing as one strike
force and getting back their winning ways that they surprisingly
lost in the recent past.
Yohan and Chamara rescue NCC
A brilliant knock by Chamara Silva ( 158 ) and a
superb unbeaten 173 by Chinthaka Jayasinghe helped Bloomfield C and
AC to reach 500 for 6 and gain a first innings victory over NCC in
the Premier League Tier A Tournament three day match concluded at
Bloomfield grounds yesterday. NCC who were on follow on after having
scored 213 all out in the first innings entered the game well in
their second innings when opener Yohan de Silva (124) and Chamara
Kapugedara (158) set up the 259 run partnership for the third wicket
despite losing two early wickets for 31 runs.
Thomians in six-wicket win over Cambrians
S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia beat Prince of
Wales College by six wickets in their inter-school under 19 cricket
match worked off at Mount Lavinia. Cambrians commenced their second
essay on day two and were all out for 157 runs with some resistance
coming off the bat of the skipper Tarindu Dilshan who made 39 runs.
Thilaksha Sumanasiri had a good spell of bowling taking 4 for 21
giving him a match bag of 8 for 39. Set to make 63 runs for the
victory Thomians notched up the required runs for the loss of four
wickets with Javed Bongso unbeaten on 37 while Hashan Fernando
claimed 3 for 38.