Amana Bank advances to quarter-finals in MCA ‘E’ Division 25 over League

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Amana Bank marked a comfortable 9-wicket win over Stafford Motors in the pre-quarter-final of the 18th MCA ‘E’ Division 25 over League Tournament 2020 held last weekend to qualify for the quarter-finals.

Skipper Ramesh Fernando

An impressive opening stand of 133 runs in 117 deliveries between Azlan Samsudeen (61 not out) and Kevin Asoka (51), and Shamsul Muneer’s career best of 5 for 20, helped secure this easy win in 19.5 overs against Stafford Motors 135 for 9 in 25 overs. 

Prior to this, Amana Bank had closed fought win over Virtusa to qualify for the pre-quarter-finals, which was the first match played after COVID-19 pandemic. The all-round performance of Waseem Sinnen fortified this win for Amana Bank.

Commenting on this achievement Skipper Ramesh Fernando said: “Firstly, I would like to thank the Mercantile Cricket Association for resuming this tournament and giving the cricket enthusiasts an opportunity to mark their presence in the field again.” 

Adding to that he also mentioned that “with this young and talented team we have got, we are aiming for the championship of the ‘E’ Division which will be the first cricket title ever for Amana Bank”.

Amana Bank will play their quarter-finals against Commercial Leasing and Finance in the coming weekend at D.S. Senanayake College Grounds.