Dhananjaya, highest run-getter and Lakshan leading wicket-taker in Under 23 tourney | Daily News


 

Dhananjaya, highest run-getter and Lakshan leading wicket-taker in Under 23 tourney

Nipun Dhananjaya (Left) and Nipun Lakshan (Right)
Nipun Dhananjaya (Left) and Nipun Lakshan (Right)

SSC opening batsman Nipun Dhananjaya topped the list as the highest run-getter with 376 runs, having struck a century and three half-centuries averaging 75.2 from six matches in the Sri Lanka Cricket Major Club Under-23, 50-Over Tournament. Dhananjaya scored a cracking a century on his way to becoming the leading run-scorer in the tournament scoring 100 against Bloomfield, on the final day of the first round of the tournament. Malindu Maduranga the Mahanama College right-hand batsman cum CCC skipper placed second with 273 runs after scoring an unbeaten 73 off 45 balls inclusive of 7 sixes and 3 boundaries against Kandy Customs CC. He scored three fifties, averaging 54.60 from six matches.

Tamil Union player cum right-hander Ravindu Fernando came in third with 253 runs inclusive of one century and one fifty. In six matches, he averages 84.33.

Former Sri Lanka under 19 captain - Left-hander Kaminu Mendis is placed fourth with 249 runs while turning out for Chilaw Marians, scoring a superb century and one half-century. He averages a stunning 83.00 in just four games.

While Left-hander Sakuna Liyanage of Nugegoda SC came in fifth scoring 243 runs with two fine fifties averaging 60.75.

Meanwhile, Nugegoda SC right-arm fast-medium bowler Nipun Lakshan tops the list as the highest wicket-taker with 15 wickets averaging a superb 17.0 from six matches in the Sri Lanka Cricket Major Club Under-23, 50-Over Tournament. He has an economy rate of 6.07 per over.

Sebastinites SC right arm leg spinner Tharusha Fernando came in second with 14 wickets with a fantastic average of 11.93 from six matches. He has a superb economy rate of just 3.47 per over.

Amshi De Silva, the CCC right arm pacie, came in third with 14 wickets. He has a superb average of 11.57 in six matches. The right-arm fast bowler Lasindu Arosha placed fourth with 14 wickets while turning out for Kalutara Town Club, He averages a stunning 9.71, with an economy rate of 5.23 in just five games.

While Sachindu Kolambage the right-arm off-break bowler of Tamil Union CC came in fifth taking 12 wickets with an average of 14.08 and a fine economy rate of just 3.55.

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced yesterday that the scheduled semi-finals of the Under 23 Inter-Club Tournament 2020/21 has been postponed until further notice due to the current COVID-19 situation prevailed in the country. After the completion of the first-round games, the semi-finals line up is between defending champions Colts CC VS Badureliya CC and SSC VS Lankan CC.