Nishan Madushka reaches 1000-run milestone
Ragama CC wicket-keeper/batsman Nishan Madushka scored 70 in the second innings to reach the 1000 runs milestone from six matches, however, Kandy Customs CC ended day 3 with a 67-run upset over Ragama CC in their Major Clubs Three-day cricket tournament fixture played at Thurstan grounds yesterday.
Kandy Customs CC made 321 in their first innings while Ragama CC were bundled out for 92. Nishan Madushka scored 30, but that was the highest for his team.
Kandy Customs CC were unable to make a good score in the second innings while they were bowled out for 131. But they set Ragama an improbable target of 361 runs.
Madushka has scored 1025 runs in six matches easily becoming the most successful batsman in the tournament. Opener Dinesh Thimodya who came from England after a successful League tournament played a fluent knock but effort of 80 but his fluent knock was not enough to achieve the victory.
Meanwhile, Police SC beat Colts CC at Police Park while Tamil Union notched up a 5-wicket win over Negombo CC at P. Sara Oval grounds. NCC beat Navy SC by 10 wickets at Welisara while Lankans CC made an easy first innings and 86-run win over BRC at Panadura.Chilaw Marians hit this week’s highest team total of 552 while Bloomfield made a good reply with 374 for 4 wickets at close. Skipper Madawa Warnapura (123) and Lahiru Madushanka (132) played two maiden knocks and also added an unbroken 215-run fifth-wicket stand.
* At Thurstan grounds. Kandy Customs CC beat Ragama CC by 67 runs.
Kandy Customs CC: 321 and 131 (Rashmika Madushanka 40, Rhashika Dulshan 3/59, Eshan Malinga 3/19, Yohan Liyanage 2/5
Ragama CC: 92 all out (Nishan Madushka 30, Imesh Udayanga 4/36,Sahan Adeesha 2/26 ,Methushan Thilina 3/10 and 293 all out (361 target) Dineth Thimodya 80,Saminda Fernando 26,Nishan Madushka 70, Avishka Tharindu 28,Dulaj Bandara 31,Sahan Adeesha 3/50,Imesh Udayanga 3/89,Nisala Akash 2/34)
* At Police Park. Police SC beat Colts CC by 6 wickets.
Colts CC: 342 all out 145 for 7 wickets declared (Avishka Perera 21,Hashan Dumindu 72,Vishan Randika 35,Nalin Priyadharshana 5/66. Police SC: 224 all out (Manjula Jayawardena 44, Dunith Wellalage 6/86, Ruvin Seneviratne 234 and 265 for 4 wickets (target 264 runs) (Maduranga Soyza 55, Hashan Dhanushka 101*, Dulash Udayanga 28, Chaturanga Kumara 32, Supun Madushanka 37*).
* At P.Sara Oval Stadium. Tamil Union beat Negombo CC by 5 wickets.
Tamil Union: 375 all out and 136 for 5 wickets (Navod Paranavithana 36, Ron Chandraguptha 25, Ravindu Fernando 21, Kavindu Pathiratne 25*, Pasindu Madushan 2/46)
Negombo CC: 147 all out and 361 all out (Jeewaka Sashin 130,Dimuth Sandaruwan 76,Upul Indrasiri 30,Pasindu Lakshanka 35, Pasindu Madushan 25,Dilum Sudeera 5/123, Ravindu Fernando 2/82,Raveen de Silva 2/43)
* At Welisara. NCC beat Navy SC by 10 wickets.
Navy SC: 129 and 272 all out (Adeesha Nanayakkara 53, Kavindu Ranasinghe 41, Rashmika Mevan 56, Savin Gunsekara 28, Lasith Embuldeniya 2/93,Ashian Daniel 3/87, Asel Sigera 2/21, Sahan Arachchige 2/43) NCC: 108 for no loss(target 106) (Lahiru Udara 53, Kavin Bandara 53)
* At Panadura. Lankan CC beat BRC by innings and 86 runs.
Lankan CC: 457 all out. BRC: 81 all out and 290 all out Dilan Jayalath 35, T.M Sampath 63,Dushan Hemantha 39, Malinda Jayod 31, Lahiru Samarakoon 54,Rajeew Weerasinghe 3/115,Damitha Silva 3/63, Geeth Kumara 4/61.
* At Bloomfield grounds (match drawn)
Chilaw Marians: CC 552 all out
Bloomfield: 374 for 4 wickets at close Gajitha Kotuwegoda 26, Yohan de Silva25, Charitha Kumarasinghe 35, Madawa Warnapura 123*, Maduka Liyanapathiranage 31, Lahiru Madushanka 132*, Pulina Tharanga 2/75.
* At SSC (match drawn)
Moors SC: 355 and 301 for 7 wickets declared
SSC: 273 all out
* At Moors grounds. (match drawn).
Kalutara TC: 210 and 400 for 7 wickets declared
Sebastianites: 173 and 271 for 8 wickets (target 438 runs)
* At R.Premadasa Stadium (match drawn)
Saracens SC: 340 and 80 for 2 wickets declared
Baduraliya SC: 372 for 9 wickets declared
* At Moratuwa (match drawn)
Air Force SC: 356 and 173 for 4 declared
Nugegoda SC: 229 and 101 for 9 wickets (target 301 runs)
* At CCC grounds (match drawn)
CCC: 404 all out
Kurunegala YCC: 244 and 318 for 6 wickets at close.