Mathews' century came off 262 balls and included 12 boundaries and two sixes
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By M. Shamil Amit
Angelo Mathews slammed an unbeaten 173 to help Colts CC amass a massive 408 for six declared on day two of their SLC Premier Tier ‘A’ Super Eight Inter-Club Cricket Tournament encounter against Saracens SC which continued at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo yesterday.
Mathews’ knock which came off 262 balls comprised 12 boundaries and two sixes and he was also involved in a massive partnership of 245 runs for the third wicket with Santhush Gunatileke who made a fine century that included three boundaries.
Meanwhile, CCC also made a mammoth 499 for six declared against Ragama CC in their match played at the CMCC Grounds in Katunayake.
Ragama CC in reply were bundled out for 132 runs and made to follow on with a deficit of 367 runs were struggling at four for two in their second innings.
Chilaw Marians CC have already obtained a first innings lead over BRC in their match continued at the CCC Grounds.
BRC resuming from their overnight score of 67 for five were bowled out for 87 runs. Chilaw Marians CC batting the second time ended day two with a formidable 359 for six with Kamindu Mendis scoring an unbeaten 136.
Meanwhile, centuries by Upul Tharanga and Lahiru Udara enabled NCC reach 323 for six in reply to Army SC’s first innings score of 269 runs at the SSC Grounds.
At P. Sara Oval
Colts CC (256/2 overnight): 408/6 declared (Santhush Gunatileke 100, Avishka Fernando 66, Sadeera Samarawickrama 41, Angelo Mathews 173 n.o, Kasun Rajitha 3/85, Promod Maduwantha 2/72)
Saracens SC: 113/3 (Gamindu Kanishka 45, Navindu Vithanage 32, Milinda Siriwardena 27 n.o).
CCC (353/4 overnight): 499/7 declared (Kusal Mendis 139, Minod Bhanuka 88, Wanindu Hasaranga 88, Ashan Priyanjan 58, Sonal Dinusha 29, Lahiru Madusanka 57 n.o, Binura Fernando 4/72)
Ragama CC: 132 (Roshen Silva 27, Janith Liyanage 43 n.o, Malinda Pushpakumara 4/35, Lahiru Madusanka 2/16) and 4/2.
At CCC Grounds
Chilaw Marians CC: 195 and 359/6 (Kasun Vidura 87, Shehan Jaysuriya 35, Oshada Fernando 30, Kamindu Mendis 136 n.o, Thikshila de Silva 40 n.o, Bhanuka Rajapaksa 3/40, Duvindu Tilekeratne 2/71)
BRC (67/5 overnight): 87 (Deshan Dias 24, Asitha Fernando 4/42, Nimesh Vimukthi 3/6, Thikshila de Silva 3/13).
At SSC Grounds
Army SC (236/9 overnight): 269 (Janith Silva 54, Asela Gunaratne 50, Himasha Liyanage 46, Mahesh Kumara 41, Dilesh Gunaratne 5/42, Chathuranga de Silva 3/90)
NCC: 323/6 (Upul Tharanga 121, Lahiru Udara 105, Mahela Udawatte 26 n.o, Seekkuge Prasanna 3/72).