Chandimal pilots Wayamba to victory
Jan 11, 2011 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Former Sri Lanka youth captain Dinesh Chandimal returned to form with an unbeaten 92 as the reigning champions Wayamba cruised to a 47-run victory over Basnahira on the Duckworth and Lewis scoring system in their SLC inter provincial 50 overs tournament opening match worked off at the SSC ground in Maitland Place yesterday.
Chandimal who came into the crease in the second over of the innings hoisted three sixes and struck eight boundaries during his 83 ball knock as Wayamba reached an impressive 166 for 2 when bad light halted play in the 30th over.
Together with skipper Mahela Jayawardena the pair took the game away from their opponents while adding an unfinished 116 runs for the third wicket. Basnahira looked like making a match of it when they struck early removing opener Dilshan Munaweera in the second over.