Angelo Perera stars in Kandurata win
Former Sri Lanka youth cap Angelo Perera hit an unbeaten half century
to help Kandurata beat Ruhuna by 96 runs on the Duckworth and Lewis
scoring method in their rain hit SLC Inter Provincial 50 over cricket
tournament second match worked off at the SSC ground in Maitland Place
The 20 year old right hand middle order batsman rose to the occasion
while stroking an unbeaten 62 as Kandurata went on to amass a formidable
268 for 7 from their 50 overs after been put into bat.
The victory target for Ruhuna was reduced to 212 from 24.1 overs due
to bad weather but they managed to score only 115 for 7 at the end.
In fact Ruhuna were always up against it from the moment Kandurata
put up a good batting performance with skipper Kumar Sangakkara leading
The left hander hit and elegant 68 from 109 deliveries inclusive of
seven boundaries and put on 96 for the second wicket along with Chamara
But it was young Angelo Perera who really turned the game in
Kandurata’s favour by smashing a run a ball unbeaten 61 with the help of
three sixes and four boundaries.
Together with Jehan Mubarak they took their team total pass the 250
run mark while adding 77 runs for the fifth wicket.
Ruhuna in reply were well behind the required run rate despite a
determined effort from veteran Sanath Jayasuriya who smashed five
boundaries during his knock of 29.
Chamara Silva also made a vain effort while hoisting two sixes and
stroking one boundary as Ruhuna lost wickets at regular intervals
against the pace of Chatura Peiris and Chaminda Vidanapathirana.
Kandurata: 268 for 7 in 50 overs (S. Jayantha 31, K. Sangakkara 68,
C. Kapugedera 25, J. Mubarak 42, A. Perera 62 n.o, S. Lakmal 3 for 48,
S. Jayasuriya 2 for 31).
Ruhuna: 115 for 7 in 24.1 overs (S. Jayasuriya 29, C. Silva 34 n.o,
C. Peiris 2 for 32, C. Vidanapathirana 2 for 13).
Uva Province in action
Uva Province led by Thilina Kandamby will come out for the first time
when they take on the reigning champions Wayamba Province in their SLC
Inter Provincial 50 over cricket tournament third match at the SSC
ground in Maitland Place today.
Wayamba captained by Mahela Jayawardena have already got off to a
winning start having defeated Basnahira in their opening match of the
tournament on Tuesday.
Opening bowler Dilhara Fernando will be the solitary World Cup player
in the Uva side but they will have the services of some outstanding
players in the caliber of Tharanga Paranavithana, Lahiru Thirimanna,
Mahela Udawatte and Dinuk Hettiarachchi.
In contrast the Wayamba team is packed with a number of national
players in the form of Jayawardena, Thilan Samaraweera, Ajantha Mendis
and Rangana Herath as they look to register their second successive
Wayamba (from): Mahela Jayawardene (captain), Thilan Samaraweera,
Ajantha Mendis, Rangana Herath, Chanaka Welagedara, Dimuth Karunaratne,
Sachithra Senanayake, Madura Lakmal, Dhanushka Gunathilake, Shalika
Karunanayake, Dhammika Prasad, Charith Jayampathy, Romesh Buddika,
Dilshan Munaweera, Dinesh Chandimal, Arosha Janoda, Gayan Wijekoon,
Uva (from): Tilina Kandamby (captain), Tharanga Paranavithana, Gihan
de Silva, Dilhara Fernando, Dinesh Darshanapriya, Kaushalya Weeraratne,
Lahiru Thirimanna, Malinga Bandara, Indika de Seram, Ian Daniel, Janaka
Gunaratne, Shaminda Eranga, Milinda Siriwardene, Mahela Udawatta,
Chinthaka Perera, Dinuk Hettiarachchi, Dilhara Lokuhettige, Udara