Dinesh, Thilan pilot Wayamba to victory
Jan 16, 2011 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Opener Dinesh Chandimal and middle order batsman Thilan Samaraweera struck half centuries to hand Wayamba Province a 20 run victory over Kandurata in their SLC Inter Provincial limited overs cricket tournament match worked off at the SSC ground in Maitland Place yesterday.
After Wayamba had piled up a formidable 251 for 8 from their 50 overs having elected to bat first, Kandurata in reply could manage only 231 in 49.1 overs with opening bowler Chanaka Welagedera claiming four wickets.
Kandurata were always up against it as they lost wickets at regular intervals in their attempt to maintain the required run rate. Welagedera struck early in the fifth over of the innings while Sachithra Senanayake had the prize wicket of skipper Kumar Sangakkara for 29. However Chamara Kapugedera and Jehan Mubarak kept their hopes alive to a certain extent while adding 55 runs for the fourth wicket. Both were dismissed in their 40’s while trying to accelerate the scoring rate with Kapugedera stroking four boundaries and Mubarak hoisting one six and two boundaries.