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Tharanga, Priyanjan blast centuries in opening SLC T20 matches

Sri Lanka one-day opener Upul Tharanga and Ashan Priyanjan hit blistering centuries to guide their respective teams Colombo and Dambulla to facile wins on the opening day of the Sri Lanka Cricket T20 tournament played at the R Premadasa Stadium yesterday.

Tharanga hit an unbeaten century (124 off 67 balls inclusive of 11 sixes, five fours) to steer Colombo to a thumping 90 runs win over Galle, and Priyanjan’s knock of 108 off 52 balls (6 sixes, 9 fours) saw Dambulla beat Kandy by 18 runs.

An interesting aspect of this game was the return to domestic cricket of fast bowler Lasith Malinga who took one wicket for 30 runs in his four overs for Kandy.

l Colombo beat Galle by 90 runs.

Colombo 197-5 in 20 overs (Upul Tharanga 124 n.o., Shehan Jayasuriya 22, Jeevan Mendis 30 n.o., Kasun Rajitha 2/38, Nishan Peiris 2/40)

Galle 107 in 19.2 overs (Angelo Perera 54, Asela Gunaratne 18, Akila Dananjaya 3/13, Lahiru Madushanka 2/12)

l Dambulla beat Kandy by 18 runs.

Dambulla 202-5 in 20 overs (Danushka Gunathilaka 39, Ramith Rambukwella 24, Ashan Priyanjan 108, Lasith Malinga 1/30, Malinda Pushpakumara 2/33)

Kandy 184-8 in 20 overs (Thikshila de Silva 63, Lahiru Thirimanne 43, Bhanuka Rajapakse 26, Isuru Udana 2/29, Shehan Madushanka 2/9)


 

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