Lahiru Madushanka (3/22) celebrates with his Bloomfield C&AC teammates after capturing a wicket (Picture credit: SLC)
By M. Shamil Amit
Movin Subasinghe slammed a 25-ball knock of 55, inclusive of six boundaries and three sixes, paving the way for Air Force SC to pull off a comfortable four-wicket win over Police SC in their Major Club T20 cricket encounter played at Panagoda.
Movin, in the process, put on a valuable 69-run stand for the fourth wicket with Adithya Siriwardena to help the Airmen, chasing 126 runs for victory, race to the target in the 17th over.
In two other matches played in the morning session, Bloomfield C&AC and Sebastianites CC chalked up wins against Ragama CC and Nugegoda S&WC in the matches played at SSC and P Sara Stadium.
The evening session matches played in the same venues saw BRC, Tamil Union C&AC and SSC coming out victorious against Negombo CC, Badureliya CC and Kurunegala YCC.
At Panagoda - Air Force SC won by four wickets
Police SC 115 in 20 overs (Dhanuja Induwara 22, Danal Hemananda 21, Supun Ragama 19, Randunu Ganganath 15; Dhanosh de Silva 4/19)
Air Force SC 116/6 in 16.2 overs (Movin Subasinghe 55, Adithya Siriwadena 23; Nalin Priyadharshana 2/25)
At SSC - Bloomfield C&AC won by four wickets
Ragama CC 139/8 in 20 overs (Ranmith Jayasena 38, Avishka Tharindu 27, Saminda Fernando 18, Santhush Gunatileke 17 n.o.; Lahiru Madusanka 3/22, Adeesha Thilanchana 2/27)
Bloomfield C&AC 140/6 in 19.4 overs (Sandun Weerakkody 33, Lahiru Madusanka 16, Nipun Karunanayake 36 n.o., Adeesha Thilanchana 22 n.o.; Shashika Dilshan 2/16)
At P Sara Stadium - Sebastianites CC won by seven wickets
Nugegoda S&WC 108/9 in 20 overs (T.M. Sampath 21, Kavika Dilshan 16, Tharindu Kaushal 38 n. o.; Shashrika Pussegolla 3/12, Tharindu Ratnayake 3/20, Mohamed Dilshad 2/19)
Sebastianites CC 109/3 in 16 overs (Shashrika Pussegolla 30, Abishek Liyanaarachchi 50 n.o.)
At Panagoda - BRC won by 53 runs
BRC 144/7 in 20 overs (Lakshan Gamage 53, Bhagya Dissanayake 36, Bhanuka Rajapakse 26; Sheshan Fernando 2/31)
Negombo CC 91 in 17.1 overs (Johanne de Zilva 26, Dimuth Sandaruwan 22; Duvindu Tilekeratne 3/15, Malindu Shehan 2/15)
At SSC - Tamil Union C&AC won by 24 runs
Tamil Union C&AC 147/7 in 20 overs (Sammu Ashan 44, Kamesh Nirmal 35, Ravindu Fernando 15; Senal de Silva 2/10, Naren Muralitharan 2/29)
BadurelIya CC 123/6 in 20 overs (Vishara Fernando 39, Anuk Fernando 39, Hasitha Amarasinghe 29; Isuru Udana 3/22, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth 2/20)
At P Sara Stadium - SSC won by nine runs
SSC 94 in 14.5 overs (Avishka Fernando 39; Dilanka Auwardt 3/14, Aravinda Premaratne 3/15)
Kurunegala YCC 85 in 17.4 overs (Naveen Fernando 46; Kalana Perera 2/10, Nisala Tharaka 2/20, Prabath Jayasuriya 2/25)