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Exciting finishes on opening day

The opening day of the Super provincial limited overs cricket tournament produced some nail-biting finishes in both matches played at the CCC and NCC grounds respectively.

At CCC grounds in-form batsman Sadeera Samarawickrama’s fine century (109) for Galle proved insufficient as Kandy chased down their total of 347-7 to win by one wicket with three balls to spare.

At the NCC grounds the contest between Dambulla and Colombo ended in a tie. Lahiru Milantha scored 106 and Hiran Cooray 94 for Dambulla to total 289-6 in 50 overs. Colombo buoyed by a fluent century from skipper Dinesh Chandimal (116 n.o.) and supported by Malindau Hasaranga who scored 84 finished on 289-7 when the overs ran out.

Results:

* At CCC: Kandy beat Galle by one wicket.

Galle 347/7 in 50 overs (Sadeera Samarawickrama 109, Upul Tharanga 54, Dhananjaya de Silva 40, Dasun Shanaka 40, Lahiru Madusanka 3/61, Lahiru Gamage 2/77)

Kandy 349-9 in 49.3 overs (Hashan Dumindu 76, Charith Asalanka 51, Lahiru Madusanka 49 n.o., Chamara Kapugedara 44, Akila Dhananjaya 2/57, Chaturanga de Silva 2/64, Dhananjaya de Silva 2/14)

* At NCC: Dambulla and Colombo match tied.

Dambulla 289-6 in 50 overs (Lahiru Milantha 106, Harsha Cooray 94, Kusal Mendis 36, Vishwa Fernando 2/48, Thisara Perera 2/63)

Colombo 289-7 in 50 overs (Dinesh Chandimal 116 n.o., Malindu Hasaranga 84, Shehan Jayasuriya 47, Dilruwan Perera 2/36, Asitha Fernando 2/59)


 

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