Chilaw Marians Cricket Club v Panadura Sports Club - CSN Premier Clubs T20 Tournament – Match Update
Chilaw Marians Cricket Club 112 v Panadura Sports Club 59 - Chilaw Marians Cricket Club won by 53 runs
In the ongoing Sri Lankan domestic cricket, CSN Premier Clubs T20 Tournament, Chilaw Marians Cricket Club beat Panadura Sports Club by 53 runs at Colts Cricket Club Ground, Colombo on Monday, March 26, 2012.
Panadura Sports Club chose to give their bowlers a first go at the opposition in a bid to stop them from amassing a massive total on the board.
Chilaw Marians Cricket club, however, belted an opening stand of 28 runs as their openers Lahiru Weragala and Mahela Udawatte smashed superb shots all around the park to leave the bowling side in utter disbelief.
Udawatte was the first one to lose his wicket as he fell in the fourth over after making nine runs. His opening partner was the next to fall as he departed after crafting an innings of 26 runs off 24 deliveries. At the time of his demise, the batting side had managed to hammer 44 runs on the board.
Two runs later, Chilaw Marians Cricket Club suffered the loss of their third wicket with Milinda Siriwardana perishing after giving a cameo appearance of seven runs off nine deliveries.
The demise of this wicket trigged a batting collapse as Marians Cricket Club kept losing wickets with batsmen falling without reaching scores in double figures.
It was the innings of 37 runs by Janaka Gunaratne, - who stayed unbeaten - that helped the side finish their innings on 112 runs in 18 overs.
From Panadura, Nilantha Cooray wrecked havoc on the batting side as he bagged four wickets, while left-arm spinner Amila Perera secured three wickets.
With a target of 113 runs to win the match in 18 overs ahead of them, Panadura Sports Club had a tragic start to their innings as they lost their two wickets without a run on the board. The early demise of the two important wickets put the batting side on the back foot from the word go and they could not recover from this situation, consequently crumbling on 59 runs in 14 overs.
Panadura’s last man Danuja Nandana was the highest scorer from his side with 23 runs, while the rest of the batsmen failed to reach double figures.