Chamara and Dilruwan pilot Unichela to victory
Sri Lanka players, Chamara Silva and Dilruwan Perera propelled
Unichela to a five wicket win over the unbeaten ETI team to enter the
final of the MCA "Centenary Year" 2011, Invitational 20/20 Super
Tournament, the Semi-Finals played at Colts Grounds yesterday.
Chamara Silva stroked a fluant 54 in 27 balls and Dilruwan Perera
finished with best bowling figures of 5 for 21 in four overs.
In the afternoon Semi-Final, spinner Akshu Fernando (4/26) bowled SLC
U-20 XI to a convincing 19-run win over the experienced HNB team.-Yasoda
Lanka continued with his good form stroking a well compiled 40 in 34
balls with 2 sixes and 5 fours to help SLC U-20 team to a respectable
148 all out in 19.5 overs.
Match Results/ Semi-Finals
Colts/Morning: Unichela beat ETI by 5-wickets.
ETI: 145 in 19.5 overs (Udara Jaysundera 66, Indika de Seram 22,
Demintha Dhahanayake 18, Dilruwan Perera 5/21, Farveez Maharoof 2/10,
Malinga Bandara 2/30).
Unichela: 146/5 in 16.4 overs (Dilruwan Perera 21, Kusal Janith 23,
Chamara Silva 54, Gayan Wijekoon 26 not out, Farveez Maharoof 10 not
out, Chavith Bandara 2/20).
Colts/afternoon: Sri Lanka Cricket Devp. Squad U-20 XI beat HNB by
SLC U-20: 148 in 19.5 overs (Yasoda Lanka 40, Ramitha Rubukwella 28,
Dhananja de Silva 12, Akshu Fernando 17, Chathuranga Kumara 21, Lahiru
Jayaratne 12, Kosala Kulasekera 3/24, Saman Jayantha 2/20, Sajeeva
HNB: 129 in 19.0 overs (Saman Jayantha 36, Madava Warnapura 19,
Kosala Kulasekera 30, Ranil Dhammika 10 not out, Mevan Fernando 14,
Shehan Jayasuriya 2/22, Shehan Kamaleen 2/16, Akshu Fernando 14/26).
Today's programme: Venue: Colts Grounds
At 10.00 am - play-off for the 3rd place, ETI vs HNB
At 02.00 pm - Final, Unichela vs SLC Devp. Squad U-20 XI (will be
shown live on SLRC "Eye" channel)
SLC U-20 Team (from): Ramitha Rambukwella (Captain), Shehan Jaysuriya,
K. Gajasinghe, Dhananjaya de Silva, Hiran Wickramasinghe, Oshada
Fernando, Deshan Dias (WK), Lahiru Jayaratne, Ravinda Shamen, M.
Liyanapathirana, D. Premasinghe, Matheesha Perera, Chathuranga Kumara,
Roshan Dhanushka, Yasoda Lanka, S. Kamaleen, Akshu Fernando
Unichela : Malin Silva (c), Malinda Warnapura, Mahela Udawatte,
Dilruwan Perera, Kusal Janith, Chamara Silva, Gayan Wijekoon, Farveez
Maharoof, Malinga Bandara, Madura Lakmal, Danil Abeydeera, Sohan
Boralessa, Ishara Amarasinghe and Chathura Peiris.