Super 8s Match Reports
Rangama 124(R Dias 6/43) & 197(K Weeraratne 82, S Jeewantha 69*, R Dais 3/62, M Maduwantha 4/35) lost to Tamil Union 165(L De Silva 50, R Dissanayake 4/17) & 6/159
In a low scoring match Tamil Union greater depth in batting and their ability to get more starts provided to be the difference. Rangama only had 3 batsmen pass the 20 mark, compared to Tamil Union's six. Ranga Dias was the the pick of Tamil Union bowlers with 9/105 for match figures. He also contributed with the bat with handy scores of 24 and 18. Kaushalya Weeraratne was by far the pick of the Rangama players scoring 82 runs with the bat in the 2nd innings to give Rangama a chance and taking four wickets. Weeraratne continues to improve with the bat taking his average from the low teens a couple seasons ago to mid 20s. Needs to average near 30 to really push for a spot as an all rounder though.
Moors 456(L Dilhara 211, B Perera 74, R Hearth 71) & 2d/261(R Silva 53, A Rideegammanagedera 125*, B Perera 50) beat Nondescripts 230(I Mutaliph 50, R Hearth 5/82) & 290(K Kulasekara 129, R Hearth 4/91)
A match for the Moors all rounder and the coming of age for a Nondescripts all rounder. The game started with a brillant double hundred from Dilhara Lokuhettige, an innings that included 22 fours and 11 sixes. Then it came the turn of Anil Rideegammanagedera who scored his maiden hundred, a score of 125 in the 2nd innings for Moors to set Nondescripts a massive 488 runs for a win. The final innings was was probably significant hundred from former Under 19 all rounder Kosela Kulasekara who also hit his madien hundred, 129 which included 10 fours and 7 sixes. Ranagana Herath probably ended up winning them the match with his 71 to support Dilhara and his 9 wickets for the match.
Bloomfield 244( S Gangodawila 92, S Weerakoon 5/57) & 127( T Thushara 4/47, M Pushpakumara 3/22) lost to Colts 312( S Kalavitigoda 97, S Weerakoon 90, S Dissanayake 5/76) & 0/60
A pretty easy win in the end for the Colts thanks largely to their 2nd innings bowling efforts of Thushara and Pushpakumara. Thushara should his ability to use his extra pace to knock over the Bloomfield top order, some rate him as a faster bowler then Malinga. But his had worse no ball problems then Dilhara Fernando. A big first innings performance for Weerakoon as well with a 5-fer with the ball and 90 runs coming in as night-watchmen.
The man, the mountain, the Mathews. The greatest all rounder since Keith Miller. (Y)
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