By M. Shamil Amit
A fine knock of 51 by Kasun Abeyratne and a three wicket haul by spinner Dunith Wellalage helped Lankan CC record a comfortable 59 runs win over the stronger SSC side and claim the Under 23 major club youth limited over tournament at the SSC ground yesterday.
Abeyratne’s knock came off 66 balls that included four boundaries and a six and he was involved in useful partnerships of 39 runs for the third wicket with Lahiru Dilshan and 76 runs for the fourth wicket with Kevin Perera who chipped in with 40 to help Lankan CC to make a modest score of 224 runs.
SSC in their chase were made to struggle for runs and were in a bad position of 90 for 5 at the halfway stage of the innings.
Despite a fighting knock of 50 coming from skipper Sammu Ashan, Lankan CC spearheaded by Dunith Wellalage and supported by Sawan Prabash, Yasiru Rodrigo and Sandun Sathsara bowled out SSC for a low score of 164 runs.
At SSC – Lankan CC won by 59 runs
Lankan CC: 223 in 49.2 overs (Kasun Abeyratne 51, Kevin Perera 40, Damitha Silva 30, Lahiru Dilshan 22, Umesh Lakshan 21; Sammu Ashan 3 for 31, Dilum Tilekeratne 3 for 35, Kalana Perera 2 for 50)
SSC: 164 in 44.3 overs (Sammu Ashan 50, Nipun Dhananjaya 38, Krishan Sanjula 31, Chamindu Wickramasinghe 15; Dunith Wellalage 3 for 29, Sawan Prabash 2 for 9, Yasiru Rodrigo 2 for 23, Sandun Sathsara 2 for 29)