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Semifinals on March 9 at MCA and Army grounds

Asia Asset Finance, Commercial Bank ‘A’, Pyramid Wilmer and HNB Finance advanced to the semifinals in the ongoing 08th Prestige Automobile (Pvt) Ltd., ‘BMW/Hyundai’ Trophy - MCA ‘C’ division 50 Over League Tournament 2019, continued last week-end. In the quarterfinals – Asia Asset Finance and HNB Finance flexed their muscles with comfortable wins, whilst Commercial Bank ‘A’ and Pyramid Wilmer scored upset wins.

Most probably, HNB Finance set up a ground record at the new Army Grounds, Dombagoda when they amassed to 396 for 07 in 50 Overs Vs. Morison’s in the bottom half quarterfinal.

Morison’s bowlers were lambasted by Kasun Abeyratne to the tune of 228 not out in 156 balls inclusive of 01 six and 33 fours. Dinusha Fernando, rub salt on the wound with figure of 7–1–29-5, as Morison’s shot out for 101 runs in 31.3 overs.

A gutsy 59 not out by Anuruddha Rajapaksa paved the way for Commercial Bank ‘A’ to beat PABC by 03 wickets.

Vishad Randeer scored a sterling 77 not out, as Pyramid Wilmer squeezed their way through to a thrilling 02 wickets win with 06 balls to spare over NTB ‘A’.

The semifinals will be worked off on March 9 – Asia Asset Finance Vs. Commercial Bank ‘A’ at MCA and Pyramid Wilmer Vs. HNB Finance at Army Grounds, Dombagoda.

Week-end’s Match Results / all Quarterfinals.

1 st QF @ MCA : Asia Asset Finance beat Peoples Leasing by 102 runs.

Asia Asset Finance - 259/9 (50) (Nimesh Perera 75, Charith Rajapaksha 51 not out, Ruwan Fernando 3/37, Isuru Perera 2/45, Isuru Gunasekara 2/48)

Peoples Leasing - 157 (39.5) (Varuna Disanayaka 37, Isuru Perera 30, Dilipa Jayalath 3/26, Vinod Perera 2/21, Shenal Perera 2/28)

2 nd QF at Army Dombagoda : Commercial Bank ‘A’ beat PABC Bank by 03 wickets.

PABC - 143 (37.3) (Dion Kavinda 26, Viraj Deepal 23, Anuruddha Rajapaksha 3/23, Pubudu Ganegama 3/23, Rahula Ekanayake 2/25)

Commercial Bank - 146/7 (37.1) (Anuruddha Rajapaksha 59 not out , Manjula Silva 33, Buddhika de Alvis 2/22, Ruvinda Thakshika 2/37)

3rd QF at MCA : Pyramid Wilmer beat NTB ‘A’ by 02 wkts.

NTB - 216 (49.3) (Tharindu Amarathunga 58, Avishka Liyanage 34, Malshan Feranando 26, Prashan Rathnayake 21, Maneesha Thanthirigoda 21, Brain Paul 4/43, Asher Warnakulasooriya 2/34, Mishen Silva 2/33, Chandimal Chanaka 2/33)

Pyramid Wilmar - 219/8 (49) (Vishad Randeev 77 not out , Lasith Fernando 42, Malintha Peiris 39, Sampath Shrilal 3/52 )

04 TH QF at Army Dombagoda: HNB Finance beat Morison’s by 295 runs.

HNB Finance - 396/7 (50) (Kasun Abeyratne 228 not out, D. Fernando 45, H. Gamage 45, G. Kahawita 4/64)

Morison – 101 (31.3) ( D.S. Duwage 30, Dinusha Fernando 5/29, G. Anjana 2/12)


 

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