Chandimal, Mathews excel with centuries
Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo Mathews excelled with centuries at the Sri Lanka intra-squad practice fifty-over encounter played at CCC yesterday. Chandimal representing Team Shanaka smashed an unbeaten 149 in 123 deliveries which saw 14 fours and 5 sixes. Skipper Shanaka scored 51 off 58, while Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva made unbeaten 80 off just 40 deliveries with seven fours and two sixes.
In reply, Team Dimuth had made 258 for 8 in 45 overs when bad light halted play. Angelo Mathews was their highest scorer as he scored an unbeaten 121 which saw 11 fours and four sixes. Oshada Fernando made 57 while Nuwan Pradeep claimed 3 wickets for 23.
Team Shanaka: 321/5 (50) (Dinesh Chandimal 149 n.o., Wanindu Hasaranga 80 n.o., Dasun Shanaka 51, Ramesh Mendis 2/56, Lahiru Kumara 2/60)
Team Dimuth: 258/8 (45) (Angelo Mathews 121 n.o., Oshadha Fernando 58, Thisara Perera 33, Nuwan Pradeep 3/23, Wanindu Hasaranga 2/64)
(Pix by Nuwan Amarawansha)