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18th 'DPGC' Challenge Trophy–MCA 'E' div. 25-Over League:

Semifinals on September 5-6 at MCA

3DH International ended HSBC’s dream run, when they inflicted the bankers first defeat after six wins on a trot, in the ongoing 18th 'DPGC' Challenge Trophy –MCA 'E' division 25 Over League Tournament 2020 continued with its quarterfinals recently.

3DH International's sensational 17 runs win over HSBC 'A' was fashioned by the sterling innings of Nilantha Wijekoon (65 in 32 balls, 6x4 & 4x8 ) and the useful, 42 not out by Milan Bhanuka. Wijekoon was associated in a match winning opening stand of 85 runs in 59 balls with Warun Ravimal (32).

Two superb batting performances by Dineth Thimodya (90 in 74 balls, inclusive of 04 sixes & 10 fours ) and Nimesh Bandara (50) steered Eagle Logistics to an impressive 75 runs win UB Finance. Good batting by Krishan Godahewa (77 in 65 balls inclusive of 03 sixes & 08 fours) and a good spell of bowling by Geethaka Jayatillake (5-34-4) gave Commercial Leasing & Finance a fighting 16 runs win over Amana Bank. Notable performances by veterans, Ranga Dias (47) and Charinda Fernando (36) and Sameera Fernando (3 for 19) guided Allianz Insurance to a comfortable 50 runs win over Akbar Bros.

The semifinals will be worked off this week-end at the MCA grounds, as follows.

Saturday, September 5: Commercial Leasing & Finance Vs. Eagle Logistics.

Sunday, September 6: Allianz Insurance Vs. 3DH International

Match Results /all quarter finals :

01st QF – Commercial Leasing Finance beat Amana Bank by 16 runs

Commercial Leasing & Finance - 163/8 (25) ( Krishan Godahewa 77, Geethika Jayathilaka 25, Azlan Samsudeen 3/33)

Amana Bank - 147 (24.3) (Shamsul Muneer 38, Kevin Asoka 30, Geethika Jayathilaka 4/34, Arjuna Perera 2/24)

2nd QF – Eagle Logistics beat UB Finance by 75 runs

Eagle Logistics - 195/8 (25) (Dineth Thimodya 90, Nimesh Bandara 50, Niahan Fernando 32, Andrew Parys 5/37, Piyumal Karunarathne 2/29 )

U B Finance - 120 (24.2) ( Damith Chathuranga 30 not out, Jayawickrama 18, Mohamed Faris 2/14, Prabuddha Ranaweera 2/29)

3rd QF – Allianz Insurance beat Akbar Bros by 50 runs.

Allianz Insurance Lanka Ltd - 169/7 (25) ( Ranga Dias 47, Charinda Fernando 36, Damian De Byzer 20, Kusal Atapattu 3/45 )

Akbar Brothers - 119 (23.4) ( Salman Akbarally 53, Sudath Sanjeewa 20, Sameera Fernando 3/19, Mayura Ranasinghe 2/16)

04th QF – 3DH International beat HSBC 'A' by 17 runs

3DH International Group - 193/5 (25) ( Nilantha Wijekoon 65, Milan Bhanuka 42*, Warun Ravimal 32, Ashail Kariyawasam 2/16 )

HSBC - 176/9 (25) ( Ashail Kariyawasam 63, Malinda Rukshan 44, Yoshan Eranda 2/36, Dhenham Craman 2/29, Nilantha Wijekoon 2/20, Kolitha Nayanananda 2/35 )