Colombo-Jaffna game ends in tame draw

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The Sri Lanka Cricket National Super League 2023 match between Colombo and Jaffna ended in a tame draw at the Pallekelle International Cricket Stadium on Sunday. Colombo, totalled 289 adding a further 79 to the overnight 210 for 6 when play resumed on the fourth and final day in reply to Jaffna’s 199. Jaffna had scored 229 for 8 in the second innings when stumps were drawn. Colombo’s Manoj Sarathchandra went on to complete a fine half century converting his overnight score of 21 to 57 while his overnight partner Prabath Jayasuriya fell 6 short of a deserving half century. The main wicket takers for Jaffna were Lahiru Madushanka 3 for 32 and Kavindu Pathiratne 3 for 48.

Meanwhile, Jaffna’s 200-plus total revolved around Avishka Tharindu’s half century exactly 50 off 80 containing 5 boundaries, and Lahiru Madushanka 43 off 68 inclusive of 4 boundaries. Colombo’s pace duo of Nuwan Pradeep and Kasun Rajitha claimed 3 for 32 and 2 for 26. Tharindu Ratnayake took 2 for 78.

CHIEF SCORES: Jaffna 199 & 229?8 (61 Overs) (Avishka Tharindu 50, Lahiru Madushanka 43, Navod Paranavithana 26, Dhananjaya de Silva 23, Kasun Abeyrathne 12, Kavindu Pathiratne n.o. 27, Dilum Sudeera n.o. 17, Nuwan Pradeep 3/32, Kasun Rajitha 2/26, Tharindu Ratnayake 2/78, Prabath Jayasuriya 1/57) Colombo 289 (97.1 Overs) (Avishka Fernando 62, Heshan Fernando 36, Roshen Silva 32, Manoj Sarathchandra 57, Prabath Jayasuriya 44, Tharindu Ratnayake 11, Lahiru Madushanka 3/32, Kavindu Pathiratne 3/48, Dhananjaya de Silva 1/25, Pramod Madushan 1/78)

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