Basnahira North Vs Wayamba – Match drawn

Runs:292 Wickets:10 Overs:74.4
Bowler Wickets
I Udana 03
Basnahira North
Runs:598 & 71 Wickets:03 Overs:19
Batsman Runs
SHT Kandamby* 22
M puhpakumara 14

Wayamba won the toss and elected to field
1st Innings
Basnahira North
Runs Balls
EMGDY Munaweera
c †de Zoysa b Udana 09 16
FDM Karunaratne c †de Zoysa b Kulatunga 185 335
SC Serasinghe c Vandort b Lokuarachchi 44 62
JK Silva† lbw b Wimaladarma 158 284
SHT Kandamby* †de Zoysa b Kulatunga 06 13
M Pushpakumara c Mubarak b Wimaladarma 08 19
AK Perera st †de Zoysa b Kulatunga 71 114
KTGD Prasad c Kulatunga b Perera 21 49
SCD Boralessa c Wimaladarma b Peiris 24 50
JGA Janoda c Mubarak b Kulatunga 25 49
ANPR Fernando not out 02 05
Extras 45
Total 598

Runs Balls
MG Vandort c Perera b Serasinghe 100 101
ML Udawatte lbw b Pushpakumara 06 06
J Mubarak*
st †Silva
b Pushpakumara
HGJM Kulatunga
c Janoda
b Pushpakumara
KS Lokuarachchi
b Boralessa
DN Hunukumbura c Pushpakumara b Serasinghe 46 101
RSSS de Zoysa c Karunaratne b Boralessa 01 11
I Udana c Munaweera b Kandamby 34 43
KPCM Peiris not out 32 68
WRD Wimaladarma c Fernando b Kandamby 01 06
NKM Perera c †Silva b Fernando 07 24
Extras 10
Total 292
2ed Innings
Basnahira North Runs Balls
EMGDY Munaweera lbw b Udana 00 01
SHT Kandamby* not out 22 59
SC Serasinghe c Mubarak b Udana 00 01
AK Perera c Lokuarachchi b Udana 28 23
M Pushpakumara not out 14 30
Extras 07
Total 71
Match drawn
Basnahira North won by an innings and 108 runs
  • Rizna

    Now, Kulatunga the bowler. 4 Wickets in 25 overs , low E/R of 2.6 , 5 maidens. All these while he had been sidelined in the bowling dept. Muba had no option but to give Kulatunga bowling in this match since he has run out of bowlers because regular bowlers like Wela, Ajantha are out at T20 WC. Decision to giving some overs for a player to bowl is in the captains hands. While Muba as the captain was bowling more overs than any player in all the matches putting the teams winning the matches at risk even when the regular bowlers are present in numbers, , Kulatunga was never considered for a fair bowling opportunity. One eg, is in 2009 Prov, T20 final, when the opening pair was hammering the regular bowlers , Kulatunga was given one over and he broke the partnership taking a catch from his own bowling if the couple of catches were not dropped he would have gotten more wickets, but he was not given to bowl there after. However much you try to supress the talents, the real talent surfaces. You cannot go against the nature. Kulatunga is an undisputed al rounder.