Suwanji Madanayake and Upul Chandana steers Vintage CC to a thrilling win
Suwanji Madanayake and Upul Chandana with an all round performance steered Vintage Cricket Club to a thrilling 38 runs win against Emerging Masters in a 35 overs Masters Cricket encounter played at the Army ground Mattegoda recently.
Vintage Cricket Club taking first lease of the wicket made a strong total with Suwanji Madanayake playing a magnificent innings stroking 53 runs in 50 balls ( 4 X 4 ) and Upul Chandana stroking a gallant 57 runs in 40 balls ( 4 X 1 ) , ( 6 X 4 ) and the pair together was associated in a 57 runs partnership for the fifth wicket in 32 balls and Duncan Arnolda, Ruwin Peiris, Roshan Jaymon, K.D.Nishantha and Brigesh Jeganathan contributing with double figures got them past the 200 plus mark. Pujitha Gunawardena, Thusitha Ilangamage , Dilanka and Maduranga shared the bowling honors capturing 2 scalps each.
In reply Emerging Masters, batters Prabath Jayawardena and Thilanka playing a solid innings scoring 47 runs and 53 runs respectively and Shafeek Rahim displaying his batting talents took the score closer with an entertaining knock of 48 runs not out, but the tidy line and length bowling of Suwanji Madanayake who had a fine spell capturing 3 wickets and well supported by Renka Nonis capturing 2 wickets, Ruwin Peiris and Upul Chandana claiming 1 scalp each was not easy for the rest of the batters to keep the score board ticking and fell short of target .
Vintage CC – 233 all out in in 34.5 overs
Upul Chandana 57 , Suwanji Madanayake 53, Duncan Arnolda 22, Ruwin Peiris 25, Roshan Jaymon 29, K.D. Nishamtha 15 not out, Brigesh Jeganathan 11, Dilanka 2 / 33 , Pujitha Gunawardena 2 / 54, Maduranga 2 / 50, Thusitha Ilangamage 2 / 14
Emerging Masters – 195 / 8 in 35 overs
Prabath Jayawardena 47, Thilanka 53 , Maduranga 14, Shafeek Rahim 48 not out, Suwanji Madanayake 3 / 25, Renuka Nonis 2 / 22