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Akkila and Jetharshan star as Lawyers clinch PCL title

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A valuable 43 off 22 balls by Akkila Jayasundera and a four for by Shanmugampillai Jetharshan helped Lawyers to break the hoodoo and dethrone defending champions Engineers by 18 runs in the final of the 8th edition of the Professional Cricket League (PCL) played at the BRC ground on Sunday evening.

Lawyers won the inaugural edition of the PCL in 2015 and have gone win-less with Doctors and Lawyers sharing the next six editions between them.

In the morning at the same venue, in a match reduced to 18 overs per side, Tharaka Wickremage (40 off 49) and the bowlers helped Doctors to defeat new comers Marketers by two wickets and a ball to spare to win third place.

In the semi finals played at the same venue on Saturday, Lawyers defeated Marketers by five wickets and Engineers defeated Doctors by seven wickets to qualify for the final.

Special awards-

Player of the final – Shanmugapillai Jetharshan (Lawyers)
Best Bowler of the tournament- Suresh Edirisooriya (Architects)

Best Batsman of the tournament- Pavithra Bolapage (Lawyers )
Most Valuable player of the tournament- Akkila Jayasundera (Lawyers)

Scores:

Third place

Doctors beat Marketers by two wickets:

Marketers 100/8 in 18 overs: (Danushka Colambage 32; Isuru Ayesh 2-06, Rsjiv Nirmalasingham 1-20, Jeewab Samarasena 1-18, Amila Udara 1-14, Shehan Sanjeewa 1-23, Dilan Paranamana 1-16)

Doctors 101/8 in 17.5 overs: (Rajive Nirmalasinham 15, Tharaka Wickramage 40; Udara Peiris 1-21, Pramod Fernado 1-10, Pujitha Uduwana 1-22)

Final

Lawyers 143/8 in 20 overs: (Kasun Hettiarachchi 32, Akkila Jayasundera 43; Geeth Sankalpa 3-19, Vimukthi Gunathilake 1-20, Chandula Premaratne 2-24, Rumesh Madhusanka 1-03)

Engineers 125/9 in 20 overs: (Hirusha Balapitiya 29; Sachithra Tennakoon 1-12, Thusith Palwatta 2-28, Akkila Jayasundera 1-23, Shanmugapillai Jetharshan 4-09, Manesh Wevita 1-28)

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