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SLC Major Club Under-23 Cricket Tournament

Lankan CC will face ssc in Sunday's final

Lankan CC set up a final showdown against the SSC in the SLC Major Clubs Under-23 Cricket Tournament when both teams won their respective semi-final matches in Colombo, yesterday.

Lankan CC created a major upset as they defeated Colts CC by three wickets at the P. Sara Oval, while SSC trounced Baduraliya CC by 10 wickets in a one-sided contest at the NCC Grounds in Maitland Place.

Colts CC, batting first, were restricted to 189 in 43.1 overs with Dhananjaya Lakshan making a top score of 55.

In reply, Lankan CC despite losing wickets at regular intervals, reached their target with two overs and three wickets to spare.

Damith Silva (41), Vishwa Chathuranga (33), Kasun Abeyrathne (26), Damitha Silva (41), Dunith Wellalage (22 n.o), and Methsith Jayamanne (26) made valuable contributions for Lankan CC.

Meanwhile, SSC’s emphatic win was set up by their bowlers as Baduraliya CC were shot out for a mere 93 runs in 34 overs after they were put in to bat.

Mithira Thenura (22) and Thamindu Wickramaarachchi (22) were the only two batsmen to offer any kind of resistance to the opposition.

SSC’s Dilum Thilakarathna wrecked the Baduraliya CC batting line-up with figures of five for 27, while Chamindu Wickramasinghe (2/7) provided back-up support.

SSC, in reply, raced to their target in just 18 overs with opener Nipun Dhananjaya smashing an unbeaten half century.

The final between Lankan CC and SSC will be worked off on Sunday at the SSC Grounds in Maitland Place.

Chief scores

* At NCC Grounds (SSC won by 10 wickets)

Baduraliya CC: 93 in 34 overs (Mithira Thenura 22, Thamindu Wickramaarachchi 22, Dilum Thilakarathna 5/27, Chamindu Wickramasinghe 2/7)

SSC: 95/0 in 18 overs (Nipun Dhananjaya 50 n.o, Sohan de Livera 37 n.o).

* At P. Sara Oval (Lankan CC won by three wickets)

Colts CC: 189 in 43.1 overs (Dhananjaya Lakshan 55, Vishad Randika 38, Heshan Danushka 21, Yasiru Rodrigo 4/39, Lahiru Dilshan 3/14, Dunith Wellalage 2/32)

Lankan CC: 190/7 in 47.5 overs (Damith Silva 41, Vishwa Chathuranga 33, Kasun Abeyrathne 26, Damitha Silva 41, Dunith Wellalage 22 n.o, Methsith Jayamanne 26, Amantha Gunarathna 3/42, Rohan Sanjaya 2/27).