Colombo beat Kandy by 3 runs on D/L

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Colombo beat Kandy by 3 runs on the Duckworth & Lewis method after bad light put a premature end to the fourth encounter of the SLC 50-Over Super Provincial Tournament with Kandy on 205 for 5 wickets off 39 overs chasing a target of 290 for victory at the Pallekelle International Cricket Stadium on Saturday.

Electing to bat, Colombo totaled 289 for 6 wickets in 50 overs with Shehan Jayasuriya top scoring with 115 off 133 balls inclusive of 9 boundaries and 2 sixes. He shared in a 138-run fourth wicket partnership with Angelo Perera who struck a fluent 84 off 82 balls with 9 boundaries and a six. Both batsmen ran themselves out. Skipper Dinesh Chandimal made a run a ball 35 studded with 7 boundaries. Kasun Rajitha claimed 2 for 74 for Kandy.

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Kandy’s run chase was stalled by bad light with 85 more required for victory off 11 overs with 5 wickets intact when bad light put a stoppage. Top scorer was Sangeeth Cooray with 82 off 100 balls inclusive of 9 boundaries while skipper Dimuth Karunaratne made 44 off 58 balls with 5 boundaries and Pathum Nissanka a run a ball 36 with 2 boundaries while Sachithra Senanayake made 23 off 26 inclusive of a six and boundary apiece. Seekuge Prasanna claimed 2 for 55 for Colombo.

CHIEF SCORES:

COLOMBO 289/6 (50 Overs) Run Rate: 5.78

(G.S.N.F.G. Jayasuriya 115, A.K. Perera 84, L.D. Chandimal 35, S. Prasanna 17, P.H.K.D. Mendis 13, C.A.K. Rajitha 2/74).

KANDY 205/5 (39 Overs) Run Rate: 5.25

(M.M.S. Cooray 82, F.D.M. Karunaratne 44, P. Nissanka 36, S.M.S.M. Senanayake 23, S. Prasanna 2/55).

By Srian Obeyesekere

-The opinions expressed here are the views of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Sri Lanka Cricket-

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