Bandara spins out Kandurata
Mar 25, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Leg spinner Malinga Bandara took a five wicket haul to help Basnahira South dismiss their opponents Kandurata for a modest 179 runs in their first innings on the opening day of their Bank of Ceylon Inter Provincial four day cricket tournament match which began at Reid Avenue yesterday.
After a promising start from their openers Nadeera Nawala and Kanchana Gunawardena, Kandurata lost wickets at regular intervals despite a fighting half century from all rounder Kaushalya Weeraratne who struck seven boundaries.
Bandara finished with the best figures of five wickets for 40 and received good support from the two seamers Ruchira Perera and Janaka Gunaratne.
However Kandurata hit back almost immediately while reducing their opponents to 83 for four at the close with opening bowler Akalanka Ganegama striking two vital blows.