Dambulla win last-ball thriller

Inter-Provincial Cricket


Harsha Cooray top-scored for his team with 46 runs as Dambulla beat Galle in an Inter-Provincial match at Dambulla yesterday. Cooray is tipped to be picked for the ICC Champions Trophy after being in terrific form for Dambulla in the domestic tournament. Picture by Sameera Peiris.

Chasing a target of 251, Dambulla won a last ball thriller against Galle in an Inter-Provincial Cricket tournament match played at Dambulla yesterday.

Galle posted 250 for eight in their 50 overs and Dambulla got home in the last ball of the innings with the last pair at the middle.

Brief Scores:

Galle 250 for eight in 50 overs

(C. de Silva 56, S. Prasanna 46, S. Lakmal 33, M. Siriwardene 2/18)

Dambulla 251 for nine in 50 overs

(H. Cooray 46, M. Siriwardene 33, C. Karunaratne 2/26)

Munaweera and Chandimal star in Colombo win

Captain Dinesh Chandimal smashed run-a-ball 76 with five fours and two sixes as Colombo beat Kandy by 102 runs in an Inter-Provincial game at NCC yesterday.

Dilshan Munaweera (52) and Lahiru Thirimanne (49) gave Colombo a solid start adding 86 runs for the first wicket. Wanindu Hasaranga then gave Colombo’s innings much needed impetus smashing 49 off 44 deliveries with five fours. Chandimal’s 76 held the middle order together.

Nuwan Pradeep was the most successful bowler for Kandy picking up three wickets.

Kandy’s innings failed to kick off as none of the batsmen managed to score a half-century. They were eventually shot out for 182 in 38 overs.

Hasaranga was once again impressive with the ball picking up three wickets.

Brief Scores:

Colombo 288 for eight in 50 overs (D. Chandimal 76, L. Thirimanne 49, D. Munaweera 52, W. Hasaranga 49, N. Pradeep 3/56)


Kandy 182 all out in 38 overs (S. Weerakkody 29, C. Kapugedara 36, S. Pathirana 46, S. Senanayake 3/39, W. Hasaranga 3/37).



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