Sadeera, Dimuth flay SA Emerging with double century stand | Daily News

Sadeera, Dimuth flay SA Emerging with double century stand

Dimuth Karunaratne reverse sweeps during his century.
Dimuth Karunaratne reverse sweeps during his century.

Sri Lanka cricketers Sadeera Samarawickrama and Dimuth Karunaratne hit centuries apiece and figured in an opening partnership of 252 as Sri Lanka Emerging thrashed the touring South Africa Emerging team by 215 runs in the first unofficial ODI played at Rangiri Dambulla Stadium yesterday.

Samarawickrama hit 17 fours and one six in his innings of 141 scored off 127 balls and Karunaratne contributed 125 off 117 balls with 14 fours.

Sri Lanka Test captain Dinesh Chandimal chipped in with an unbeaten half-century off 38 balls with five fours and two sixes while Asela Gunaratne played a cameo innings of 35 not out off 19 balls with five fours and a six.

Sri Lanka Emerging ran up a challenging 376-3 a total which the tourists found overwhelming as they were bundled out for 161 in 34 overs falling to former St Peter’s College Negombo off-spinner Nishan Peiris who took five wickets for 36. He was well supported by the leg spin of Jeffrey Vandersay who took two for 48.

 

Scores:

SL Emerging 376-3 in 50 overs (Sadeera Samarawickrama 141, Dimuth Karunaratne 125, Dinesh Chandimal 58 n.o., Asela Gunaratne 35 n.o., L Sipamla 2/75)

SA Emerging 161 in 33.1 overs (M Breetzke 41, O Nyaku 29, K Mungroo 27, Nishan Peiris 5/36, Jeffrey Vandersay 2/48)


 

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