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Sampath Bank win MCA Masters ‘Sixes’ title

The victorious Sampath Bank team with officials
The victorious Sampath Bank team with officials

Sampath Bank led by Swanji Madanayake, strengthened by their new recruits, Rangana Herath (42), Charitha Buddhika (40), Suboda Jayawardena (40) and Chamara Zoysa (42) clinched the 2nd Maliban – MCA Masters ‘Sixes’ 2020 title, as they comfortably beat HNB ‘B’, in the final at the MCA Grounds recently.

The tournament which was participated by 12 teams in four groups was sponsored by Maliban Biscuits Manufactories (Pvt) Ltd for the second successive year.

Sampath Bank entered the final beating Sri Lanka Telecom, HNB ‘A’ and Allianz Insurance (Semi Finals). The matches were played at the D.S. Sennanayake College grounds.

HNB ‘B’ entered the final beating Singer Sri Lanka, John Keells and Fairfirst Insurance (Semi finals). The matches were played at the MCA grounds.

In the final HNB ‘B’ batting first was restricted to 55 for 03 in 05 overs with some exceptional fielding by Sampath Bank players. A brilliant catch taken by Chamara Zoysa in the deep that dismissed Nimesh Perera (20) and the direct hit made by Rangana Herath that dismissed Sajeewa de Silva (21) were the turning points for the winners.

Sampath Bank reached their target with five deliveries to spare (57 for 2), helped by an opening stand of 42 runs in 19 balls by Shantha Kalavitigoda (25 with 05 fours) and Charitha Buddhika (18 with 03 fours)

Chief Scores

HNB ‘B’ – 55/3 (5) (Nimesh Perera 20, Sajeewa de Silva 21, Charitha Buddhika 1/14, Rangana Herath 1/13)

Sampath Bank – 57/2 (4.1) (Shantha Kalavitigoda 25, Charitha Buddhika 18, Anush Perera 2/11)

Special Awards :

Best Bowler – Anush Perera /HNB “B” (4-1-30-5)

Best Batsman : Shantha Kalavitigoda / Sampath Bank (04 innings 86 runs with 02 not outs)

Most Number of Sixes: seven hit by Charinda Fernando/Allianz Finance

Man of the Final: Charitha Buddhika/Sampath Bank (1/13 & 18 runs)

Most Senior Player: Sujith Sirimanne/Singer Sri Lanka (54 years) (Y.K.)

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