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MCA ‘D’ division 40 Over League:

Nawaloka Hospitals meet Maliban Biscuits in final

Old foe, Nawaloka Hospitals and Maliban Biscuits (the 2019 MCA ‘E’ division finalist) advanced to the final of the 1st ‘CBL-Munchee’ Trophy –MCA ‘D’ division 40 Over League Tournament 2020.

In the semifinals that took place recently, unbeaten, Maliban Biscuits scored a comprehensive 92 run win over DPMC, whilst Nawaloka Hospitals romped to a comfortable 80 run victory over debutants and giant killer, Mode Engineering.

Maliban’s remained to be the only unbeaten team in the tournament, this win superbly carved out by centurion, Anjula Perera, who hit a belligerent 101 in 63 balls inclusive of 3 sixes and 12 fours and the brilliant bowling performance by right-arm medium pacer, Lahiru Dushantha who grabbed 6 wickets for 22 runs in 7.1 overs.

The match winners for Nawaloka Hospitals were half centurions, Deshan Fernando (57 in 77 balls with 1 six & 4 fours) and Samila Nadeesh (56 in 50 balls with 8 fours) and bowlers, Sanka Poorna (4 for 27 in 6 overs which one of them was a maiden) and Thiwanka Kakulawela (4 for 29 in 7.3 overs, which two of them were maidens)

Both finalists played in the same group in the league stage and Maliban had the satisfaction of beating Nawaloka by 9 wickets in their league outing on December 15 at Mattegoda.

The final between Maliban Biscuits and Nawaloka Hospitals will take place this Sunday, February 16 at the MCA grounds, commencing at 10.00 am.

Match Results

* Top Half Semifinal at MCA : Maliban Biscuit beat DPMC by 92 runs

Maliban Biscuit - 233/9 (40) (Anjula Perera 101, Nethminda Perera 34, Gihan Anurudda 28, Dilan Chathuranga 28, Lakshan De Silva 5/12, Manjula Gannile 3/43 )

David Pieris Motor Company - 141 (33.1) ( Lakshan De Silva 50, Lahiru Dushantha 6/22, Venura Gayashan 2/28 )

* Bottom half Semifinal at Mattegoda : Nawaloka Hospitals beat Mode Engineering by 80 runs

Nawaloka Hospitals - 228 (38.1) ( Deshan Fernando 57, Samila Nadeesh 56, Thiwanka Kekulawala 26, Gayan Prasanga 22, D S N Ruberu 20, Manoj Bandara 3/54, Maheesh Theekshana 2/26, Asanga Kularathne 2/40 )

Mode Engineering - 148 (34.3) ( Maheesh Theekshana 42, Gagana Kumarage 41, Sanka Poorna 4/27, Thiwanka Kekulawala 4/29 )

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