Lahiru Thirimanne gave a timely reminder to the selectors with a measured century for Team Galle ahead of World Cup team selection in the rain-affected inter-provincial limited over finals against Team Colombo at the Dambulla International Cricket Stadium today.
Thirimanne’s 155 off 128 balls propelled Team Galle to a massive total of 337 for the loss of seven wickets, but no play was possible in the post lunch sessions due to heavy rains. Team Galle and Team Colombo were adjudged joint champions of the tournament.
Opener Thirimanne was well supported by Wannidu Hasaranga who made a quick-fire 87 off 53 balls with 13 boundaries and a six. The due shared 144 runs for the fifth wicket in 16.3 overs as Team Galle scored their second 300 plus score in the tournament. The tournament was organized to finalise the 15-man squad that will travel to England for the global showpiece in May.
Chief Scores: 337 for 7 (Lahiru Thirimanne 115, Wanindu Hasaranga 87, Dananjaya de Silva 32, Milinda Siriwardena 32, Lahiru Madushanka 24 not out) vs Team Colombo