SLC Major Club Limited Overs Cricket Tournament 2020/21: Dushan’s cameo helps Army CC advance to semis
Dushan Vimukthi’s half century helped Army CC stun SSC in a low run scoring game to book their slot in the semi-finals of the ongoing SLC Major Club Limited Overs Cricket Tournament 2020/21 yesterday.
After winning the toss and electing to bat, the Servicemen failed to continue their good form as they struggled in the middle with none of their batsmen finding middle of the bat except Dushan Vimukthi, who top scored with a fighting 55 runs off 107 deliveries inclusive of 3 boundaries.
Skipper Thisara Perera also scored an important 32 runs off 27 deliveries, while tail ender Suminda Lakshan added another 41 runs off 70 deliveries to help Army CC post a defendable 198 runs before they were bowled out.
Chasing an easy target, SSC batsmen were struggling from the very first ball, and were eventually bowled out for 181 runs. Himesh Rathnayake was the only run scorer for SSC with a 59 ball 54 runs.
Asela Gunarathne and Suminda Lakshan was the pick of the bowlers snaring three wickets each.
Meanwhile, Baduraliya CC, Ragama CC and NCC also booked their slots in the semi finals.
At P. Sara Oval (Army CC won by 17 runs)
Army CC: 198 (48.2) (Dushan Vimukthi 55 n.o., Suminda Lakshan 41, Thisara Perera 32, Prabath Jayasuriya 3/32, Lakshitha Manasingha 2/20)
SSC: 181 (47.1) (Himesh Ramanayake 54, Krishan Sanjula 33, Avishka Fernando 32, Suminda Lakshan 3/30, Asela Gunarathne 3/46, Seekkuge Prasanna 2/38)
At Colts (NCC won by 167 runs)
NCC: 337/9 (50) (Kamil Mishara 107, Angelo Perera 94, Kaveen Bandara 46, Dineth Jayakody 35, Chathuranga de Silva 25, Poorna Charuka 4/47, Dilanka Auwardt 2/53)
Navy SC: 170 (46) (Johanne de Zilva 44, Aravinda Akurugoda 29, Chamika Sandaru 2/23, Sahan Arachchige 2/25)
At De Soysa Stadium (Baduraliya CC won by 7 wickets)
Moors SC: 154 (41.3) (Jeevan Mendis 38, Mohammed Shamaaz 31, Dinuka Dilshan 24, Kavindu Kulasekara 21, Thilakarathna Sampath 4/26, Nimanda Madushanka 2/20, Alankara Asanka 2/30)
Badureliya CC: 157/3 (25.5) (Sandun Weerakkody 70, Milinda Siriwardene 34 n.o., Sachithra Serasingha 3/57)
At MCG Katunayake (Ragama CC won by 6 wickets)
Tamil Union C & AC: 255/9 (50) (Yohan Mendis 75, Sadeera Samarawickrame 64, Isuru Udana 33, Ravindu Fernando 31, Binura Fernando 3/47, Shashika Dulshan 2/24, Ishan Jayaratne 2/52)
Ragama CC: 256/4 (46) (Janith Liyanage 91, Udara Jayasundara 86, Dineth Thimodya 33, Isuru Udana 2/37)
Semi-finals Baduraliya CC vs Ragama CC
NCC vs Army CC