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IIFA charity cricket match a great success

Jun 4, 2010 12:33:29 PM - itnnews.lk

The charity cricket match organized to raise funds to assist war affected children drew to a successful end amidst wide applause from millions of fans worldwide.

It was the Sangakkara Eleven who beat the Sunil Eleven side in this charity match. The Encounter between the Bollywood stars and the Sri Lankan cricketers commenced at the SSC Grounds in Colombo at 1.00 p.m. The Sri Lankan team was skippered by Kumar Sangakkara. The two teams involving the Bollywood stars were led by Hrithik Roshan and Sunil Shetty. It was Sangakkara’s team which ton the toss in the first match. In the allotted 10 over they scored 141 runs. In reply the team headed by Sunil Shetty scored only 78 runs. Accordingly the first match was won by the Sangakkara team by 63 runs.

Hrithik Roshan’s team won the toss in the second encounter, but invited the Sangakkara’s team to bat. Accordingly in the eight allotted overs, they scored 88 runs. A notable feature was Namal Rajapaksa opening the batting. Indian stars who represented The Sunil Shetty team was represented in Sangakkara’s team. Many former Sri Lankan cricketers also represented the Sangakkara side.

The team skippered by Sangakkara defeat Hrithik Roshan’s side by 16 runs. Accordingly the team led by Sangakkara won the series.

Minister Basil Rajapaksa, Deputy Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena and many local as well as foreign guests graced the occasion.