SLC U-23 WOMEN’S: Monaragala District and Ratnapura District in first innings wins


Monaragala District and Ratnapura District chalked up first innings wins when the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Under-23 Women’s Inter-District Tournament 2018 commenced last week. The match between

Badulla District and Ratnapura district was rained off in a no result.

The matches in the Southern Province were postponed due to inclement weather.

At the Uva Province at Badulla cricket grounds, Peshala Ranahanshi struck an unbeaten 106 in piloting Monaragala District to a first innings win over Badulla District.

Batting first, Badulla totaled 180 with Kalani Chamodi striking 63.

Monaragala replied with an impressive 211 for 5 wickets. Century maker Ranahanshi found good support from Lakshmi Sadalanka who made 41.

Meanwhile, Ratnapura District beat Monaragala District on the first innings at the Badulla cricket grounds.

Batting first, Monaragala was bowled out for 92 with Shalika Maduwanthi Rajapaksha returning fine figures of 6 wickets for 12 runs. S. Malshani claimed 2 for 23.

Peshala Ranahanshi top scored with 30 for Monaragala followed by Lakshmi Sadalanka 20 and Shanika Madushani 16.

Ratnapura lasses did well to total 143 anchored by a fluent 85 by Janushi Sudeera Malshani. For Monaragala, Hanshani Nirukshika picked 4 for 26 and Chethana Vimukthi 3 for 40.

Monaragala rallied back in the second innings closing on 118 for 3 when stumps were drawn with Peshala Ranahanshi top scoring with 52. Shanika Madushani made 26.

Chief Scores:

At the Badulla Cricket grounds – Monaragala District beat Badulla District on the first innings.

Badula District 1st Innings

180 All Out 49.1 Overs

(Kalani Chamodi 63, Buddhi Lakmali 17, Gayani Hanshika 16, P.Grace 17, Chethana Vimukthi 32/2, Hanshani Nirukshika 18/2, Ayesha Prashadani 17/2 Sewmini Shshikala 17/2.)

Monaragala  District 1st Innings

 211 for 05 Wickets  50 Overs

(Peshala Ranahanshi 106, Lakshmi Sadalanka 41, Ayesha Prashadani 16, Buddhi Lakmali 22/2).


At Badulla cricket grounds – Ratnapura District beat Monaragala on the first innings.

Monaragala District 1st Innings

92 All Out 39.3 Overs (Peshala Ranahanshi 30, Lakshmi Sadalanka 20, Shanika Madushani 16, Shalika Maduwanthi Raapaksha 6/12, S. Malshani 2/23).

Ratnapura District 1st Innings

 143 All Out 37 Overs

(Janushi Sudeera Malshani 85, P.K Jayathilaka 15,

Hanshani Nirukshika 4/26, Chethana Vimukthi 3/40)

Monaragala  District 1st 2nd Innings

118 for 3 Wickets 26 Overs

 (S. Peshala Ranahanshi 52, Shanika Madushani 26).


At the Badulla Cricket grounds – Badulla District vs. Ratnapura District – No Result

 Badulla District 25/2 (11.2 overs). (Janushi Sudeera 2/9)

By Srian Obeyesekere

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