Thilan powers Kandurata win
Thilan Samaraweera hit 71 off 45 balls as Kandurata Warriors beat Uthura Rudras by 32 runs on D/L method, in an SLPL match played at Pallekale International Stadium, on Saturday.
Chasing 138 in 16 overs, according to D/L method, Uthura could manage 105 for seven wickets before succumbing to Kandurata bowlers. No significant contribution from Uthura batters as left arm paceman, Sohail Tanvir, came out with a superb show to claim 4 for 32 in his four overs.
Batting first, Samaraweera hit nine fours and a six while former master blaster Sanath Jayasuriya scoring only five runs in 10 balls, during the first wicket partnership of 50 runs. Samaraweera then added another 70 runs for the second wicket in association with Jeevantha Kulathunga, who made 31 off 36 balls.
Kaushal Lokuarahcchi smashed unbeaten 22 in 10 balls to push Kandurata beyond 160 runs mark. Farvees Maharoof claimed three wickets but proved costly since Kandurata Warriors stole 36 runs in his 4 overs.