Bhanuka Rajapaksha, skipper and left-hand middle order batter, scored a valuable century (100 in 56 deliveries with 4 boundaries and 9 sixes) against Panadura SC in their first-round fixture of the Major Club T20 Cricket Tournament, conducted by Sri Lanka Cricket yesterday.
BRC beat Panadura SC by 41 runs, Nugegoda S & WC beat NCC by 6 runs and Tamil Union beat Sebastianites by 7 wickets. Both matches in Army ground Dombagoda were abandoned without a ball being bowled – Ragama CC Vs Chilaw Marians and Negombo CC Vs Kandy Custom CC. Match was ended with no result at Surrey grounds Maggona between The Colts Vs Police SC match ended in no result.
At Surrey ground Maggona (BRC won by 41 runs)
BRC: 175/5 (20) (Bhanuka Rajapaksha 100, Dushan Hemantha 33 n.o., Akila Shehesh 2/34)
Panadura SC: 134/5 (20) (Koshan Dhanushka 36, Sanjaya Chathurranga 27 n.o., Lakshan Rodrigo 24, Dushan Hemantha 2/26)
At Colts (Nugegoda S & WC won by 6 runs)
Nugegoda S & WC: 124/9 (20) (Abhishek Liyanarachchi 51, Sahan Arachchige 3/22, Wanuja Sahan 2/25, Sampath Nissanka 2/26)
NCC: 118 (19.5) (Sahan Arachchige 33, Hansa de Silva 2/19, Chaminda Bandara 2/19, Sahan Nanayakkara 2/20, Naveen Fernando 2/21, Ranitha Liyanarachchi 2/34)
At Colts (Tamil Union won by 7 wickets)
Sebastianites: 120 (19.5) (Tharindu Rathnayake 33 n.o., Adil Amin 31, Jeffery Vandersay 3/19, Shiran Fernando 3/24, Dilruwan Perera 2/15)
Tamil Union: 122/3 (14.5) (Sadeera Samarawickrama 47, Navod Paranavithana 36, Isuru Udana 25)