103-year-old world record broken :
289 n.o. as Colts make 519/6 :
Middle order batsman Kusal Janith Perera blasted an unbeaten 289 as
Colts Cricket Club amassed a record breaking 519 runs against Saracens
Sports Club on the first day in the third round Premier League
Tournament match, which began at the Colts grounds yesterday.
Left handed Perera, who uses a lot of bottom hand showing Sri Lanka’s
ledgendary batsman Sanath Jayasuriya’s style, struck 13 sixes and two
dozens fours in the 232-ball belligerent knock. With this amazing first
day total, Colts created history, making the highest total on the first
day, erasing previous best score of 494 runs made by Australia against
South Africa at Sydney Cricket Grounds in 1910.
Twenty-two-year-old Perera put on a record 224-run stand for the
third wicket with Nisal Randika, who got out for 90. He added another
137 runs for the sixth wicket with hard hitting Thisara Perera, who
smashed 60-ball 63 runs hitting four sixes and three fours.
Colts: 519/6 in 90 overs (Kusal Janith Perera 289 n.o, Nisal
Randika 93, Thisara Perera 63, Rajkumar Rathika 2/38, Shashsrika
Senanayake tops the bowling list
SSC off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake topped the bowling list in the
current Premier League Tournament, with his six wickets against
Kurunegala Youth Sports Club, who were bowled out for 164 in their
Premier League match played at Welagedara Stadium, Kurunegala.
The right-arm off-spinner has captured 46 wickets so far in seven
matches with six five wicket hauls and one 10 wicket-haul in a match.
Kurunegala Youth SC: 164 in 37.4 overs (Manoj Sarathchandra
44, Sachithra Senanayake 6/41, Dhammika Prasad 2/46).
SSC: 101/2 in 26 overs (Dhanushka Gunatilleke 46)
Jeevan and Sachith take five wicket hauls
Tamil Union’s Jeevan Mendis grabbed a five wicket haul against Chilaw
Marians as the Marians fell for 209 at P Sara Oval yesterday.
The right-arm leg spinner took five for 53 after Tamil Union were
bowled out for 156 in their first innings as Marians Sachith Pathirana
bagged five for 53.
Chilaw Marians: 209 in 44.3 overs (Sachith Pathirana 61,
Jeevan Mendis 5/53, Thilan Thushara 2/37, Sachithra Serasinghe 2/47).
Tamil Union: 156 in 42.3 overs (Pulina Tharanga 33 n.o,
Sachith Pathirana 5/63, Umesh Karunaratne 3/32)
Badureliya SC vs SLPACC
Badureliya SC: 233 in 68.5 overs (Hans Fernando 42, Alankara
Silva 41, Omesh Wijesiriwardena 3/29, Isuru Udana 2/58, Chaminda Bandara
SLPACC: 23/0 in 4.3 overs
NCC vs Navy
SL Navy SC: 180 in 53.5 overs (Wimesh Wickramasinghe 50,
Buddhika Hasaranga 45, Ramith Rambukwella 3/23, Chaminda Vidanapathirana
3/24, Sohan Boralessa 2/19).
NCC: 146/3 in 30 overs (Niroshan Dickwella 64, Farveez
Maharoof 32 n.o, Angelo Perera 31 n.o)
SL Army vs Moors
SL Army SC: 263/6 in 67 overs (Manjula de Zoysa 91 n.o,
Seekkuge Prasanna 72, Vimukthi Perera 3/45).
At Rifle Green
SL Air Force SC vs Panadura SC
Panadura SC: 309 in 75.1 overs (Chandana Aravinda 77, Chamara
Silva 61, Akila Isanka 3/56, T Nadeera 2/40, Pishan Hewage 2/65)
SL Air Force SC: 41/3 in 11.5 overs (Gayan Sirisoma 2/7).
Ragama CC vs Bloomfield
Bloomfield: 362/9 in 90 overs (Nadeera Nawala 72, Daminda
Ranaweera 55, Sanjaya Gangodawla 50, Dhananjaya de Silva 3/96, Lahiru
BRC vs Lankan CC
Lankan CC: 197 in 64.3 overs (Suwanji Madanayake 4/24, Andy
BRC: 65/2 in 15 overs
CCC vs Galle CC
CCC: 316/8 in 95 overs (Gayan Wijekoon 90 n.o, Amal
Athulathmudali 77, Umega Chathuranga 4/111, Anil Rideegammanagedara