Ashan’s cameo steers Northern Warriors to final
Unbeaten Super Fashion Northern Warriors continued their winning streak when they outplayed Event TV Western Warriors by 5 wickets, and booked their slot in the final (with two matches to spare) of the Army Commander’s League T20 Cricket Tournament conducted by the Sports Committee and Cricket Committee of Sri Lanka Army at the Army grounds Dombagoda yesterday.
Chasing a modest target of 131 runs, Northern Warriors left hand opener Ashan Randika was the hero with the bat with a valuable 76 runs in 31 balls, which included 6 boundaries and 6 sixes. Seekkuge Prasanna also chipped in with an all-round performance. He scored 26 runs and scalped 3 wickets for just 23 runs.
The pair added 62 runs for the second wicket, which helped seal an easy win. For Western Warriors, Kaveesha Kumara was the highest run scorer with 32 runs. None of the batsmen were among the runs.
DAY THREE RESULTS Match No 7 Super Fashion North Warriors won by 5 wickets Event TV Western Warriors: 131 (19.5) (Kaveesh Kumara 32, Yashodha Mendis 31, Seekkuge Prasanna 3/23, Heshan Hettiarachchi 2/26) Super Fashion North Warriors: 134/5 (15.4) (Ashan Randika 76, Seekkuge Prasanna 28, Gihan Koralage 2/26) Man of the match - Ashan Randika (Super Fashion Southern Warriors) Match No 8 Batsman.com Eastern Warriors won by 37 runs Batsman.com Eastern Warriors: 158/5 (20) (Himasha Liyanage 39, Lahiru Madusanka 38 n.o., Pathum Dilshan 33, Sandun Weerakkody 25, Suranga Lakmal 3/27, Suminda Lakshan 2/20, Sachin Thilakarathne 2/24, Dhammika Prasad 2/33) Dimo Southern Warriors: 121 (18.2) (Suminda Lakshan 23, Asantha Basnayake 21, Dinesh Chandimal 19, Rajinda Punchihewa 2/20, Sandun Weerakkody 2/22, Lahiru Madusanka 2/28) Man of the match - Lahiru Madusanka (Batsman.Com Eastern Warriors) Today’s fixtures Morning - Batsman.com Eastern Warriors vs Event TV Western Warriors Evening - Super Fashion North Warriors vs Dimo Southern Warriors (IR)