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Bhanuka century and Duvindu’s 6 wickets put BRC in command

Bhanuka Rajapakshe of BRC plays a shot against NCC.
Bhanuka Rajapakshe of BRC plays a shot against NCC.

Chilaw Marians CC, BRC, Ragama CC and Saracens CC conceded a first-innings lead against Army CC, NCC, Colts CC, respectively, CCC who are in the lead on the points tally, during the second weekend, day two of the Super 8 round in the SLC Major League Tier ‘A’ Cricket tournament (2019/2020), yesterday.

Bhanuka Rajapakshe of BRC made a century against NCC at MCG Katunayake. Leading wicket taker Duvindu Thilakaratne (BRC) took 6 wickets against NCC. Shashika Dulshan (Ragama CC) and Kasun Rajitha (Saracens CC) gave best bowling performances.

Matches will continue today.

* At P. Sara Oval. Chilaw Marians CC: 269 (82.3) Shehan Jayasuriya 95, Pulina Tharanga 41, Oshada Fernando 38, Thikshila De Silva 22, Asela Gunarathne 3/37, Dushan Vimukthi 3/90, Janith Silva 2/20) and 85/5 (23) (Kamindu Mendis 22, Seekkuge Prasanna 4/40) Army CC: 216 (5/2 o/) (70) (Dinesh Chandimal 62, Asela Gunarathna 43 n.o., Mahesh Kumara 36, Seekkuge Prasanna 36, Asitha Fernando 4/71, Nimesh Vimukthi 2/39)

* At CCC. Ragama CC: 258 (63) (Saminda Fernando 73, Nishan Madushka 57, Udara Jayasundera 30, Lahiru Thirimanne 29, Janith Liyanage 25, Akila Dhananjaya 4/24, Prabhath Jayasuriya 3/76, Santhush Gunathilake 2/36) and 190/6 (57) (Roshen Silva 67, Lahiru Thirimanne 63, Prabhath Jayasuriya 3/51, Akila Dananjaya 2/34) Colts CC: 163 (76/2 o/n) (57.3) (Santhush Gunathilake 33, Prabath Jayasuriya 27, Anjelo Mathews 22, Dilruwan Perera 20, Shashika Dulshan 6/45, Binura Fernando 2/38)

* At SSC. CCC: 142 (40.4) (Minod Bhanuka 92, Ashan Priyanjan 22, Kasun Rajitha 5/63, Saliya Saman 3/33) and 307/7 (74) (Lasith Abeyratne 88 n.o., Lahiru Madushanka 63, Ron Chandraguptha 39, Ashan Priyanjan 39, Minod Bhanuka 37, Kusal Mendis 21, Kasun Rajitha 4/84) Saracens SC: 183 (148/7 o/n) (49.3) (Milinda Siriwardena 89, Chamikara Edirisinghe 34 n.o., Lahiru Gamage 5/29, Vishwa Fernando 3/37, Lahiru Madushanka 2/33)

* At MCG Katunayake. BRC: 316 (86.3) (Bhanuka Rajapakshe 115, Duvindu Thilakarathne 53 n.o., Hashen Ramanayake 36, Deshan Dias 31, Dilshan De Soysa 27, Mohammed Shiraz 24, Ashen Daniel 4/98, Lahiru Kumara 2/63) and 42/5 (12) (Lahiru Kumara 3/31, Dilesh Gunaratne 2/5) NCC: 275 (65.2) (Chamika Karunaratne 93, Lahiru Udara 90, Sahan Arachchige 26, Duvindu Tillakaratne 6/63, Bhanuka Rajapaksa 2/22, Hashen Ramanayake 2/44)

In the Plate Championship

Dasun Shanaka (SSC) showed good batting performances against Lankan CC. Dhananjaya De Silva (Tamil Union C & AC) took 7 wickets for 59 runs against Moors SC. Upul Indrasiri (Negombo CC) took 5 wikets for 65 runs against Baduraliya CC.

Matches will continue today for day two.

* At NCC. Badureliya CC: 267 (84.5) (Dunith Jayatunge 57, Salinda Ushan 51, Damith Perera 43, T. M. Sampath 28, Yashodha Lanka 22, Dushan Hemantha 22, Alankara Asanka 21, Upul Indrasiri 5/65, Lakshitha Rasanjana 3/65) Negombo CC: 20/0 (3)

* At Colts. SSC: 332 (76.2) (Dasun Shanaka 112, Sammu Ashan 54, Kavindu Kulasekara 39, Sandun Weerakkody 32, Sohan De Livera 27, Nuwanidu Fernando 22, Chanaka Ruwansiri 3/53, Keshan Wijerathne 3/93, Dunith Wellalage 3/97) Lankan CC: 14/0 (8)

* At De Soysa stadium Moratuwa. Moors SC: 206 (71.2) (Nipun Karunanayake 44, Dinuka Dilshan 43, Sachithra Serasinghe 25, Mohamed Shamaz 23, Ramesh Mendis 22, Dhananjaya De Silva 7/59) Tamil Union C & AC: 37/3 (19) (Ramesh Mendis 2/9) - (YK)