Navy SC sink Air Force


Navy Sports Club defeated Air Force Sports Club by 8 runs to clinch the SLC Invitational Women’s Inter Club T20 League 2022 worked off on Monday (15) at Thurstan College Grounds in Colombo.

Winning the toss and electing to bat, Navy SC got off to a horrible start losing their first 3 wickets for 39 runs. Hansima Karunarathna (25) and Nilakshana Sadamini (21) engaged in a 45-run partnership for the 4th wicket to rebuild their innings and ease the pressure.

Madhuri Samuddika provided the late charge with a quickfire 23 runs off 14 balls to help Navy SC post a challenging 121/6 in their allotted 20 overs.

Ruchi Samarasinghe was the pick of the bowlers with 3-19, while Harshani Wijesooriya chipped in with two wickets.

In reply, Air Force SC lost the plot from the get go and were restricted to 113 runs, falling short of the target by 8 runs. 

Dilani Manodara top scored with a fighting knock of 40 off 34 balls including 6 fours, but her efforts failed to take Air Force over the line.

Madhuri Samuddika and Sathya Sandeepani starred with the ball for Navy SC picking up 2 wickets each.

Brief Scores:

Navy SC: 121/6 (20) (Umesha Thimeshani 30, Hansima Karunarathna 25, Ruchi Samarasinghe 3/19, Harshani Wijesooriya 2/19)

Air Force SC: 113/7 (20) (Dilani Manodara 40, Madhuri Samuddika 2/21, Sathya Sandeepani 2/23)