Amila stars in tied Sri Rahula – Sumangala match

Special Sports Correspondent in Kandy

The limited-over match between Sri Rahula and Wariyapola Sumangala ended in a thrilling tie at the Pallekele Stadium.

Man of the Match Amila Wijesuriya turned in a superb all-round performance claiming 4-24 with his left-arm spin and then making a fighting 51 to take his team to the threshold of a win. He was assisted by Gathika Wickremasinghe in a brave sixth-wicket partnership when the Katugastota lads had their backs to the wall.

Sumangala spinners Shemel Nirodhya (5-22) and Lahiru Wickremasinghe (3-34) did their best to defend a moderate target.

This was a good come-back by Sumangala who were outplayed in the drawn Big Match.


Wariyapola Sumangala 151 in 45.3 overs (Viyanga Weeratunga 33, Kavindu Bandara 30; Amila 4-24, Madushan Paranavithane 2-28)

Sri Rahula 151 in 47.4 overs (Amila Wijesuriya 51, Gathika Wickremasinghe 34, Madushan Paranavitha 15 n.o., Malith Rajapakse 17, Shemel Nirodya 5-22, Lahiru Wickremasinghe 3-36).

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