While the Sri Lanka Cricket Emerging Team posted their first win, beating Sampath Bank by 80 runs and ensuring a berth in the semifinals, LB Finance endured their second consecutive no-result due to bad weather, at the ongoing 27th Singer-MCA Premier League T20 League, which continued on Tuesday.
The SLC Emerging XI, sent into bat, posted a modest 139 runs for the loss of nine wickets in 20 overs and defended it well, as their bowlers Nimanda Subasinghe (4-14-4) and Dhananjaya Lakshan (0.2-0-2) bamboozled the experienced Sampath Bank batsmen, who were shot out for a paltry 59 runs in 13.2 overs. Dhananjaya Lakshan will be on a hat-trick when the SLC Emerging Team take on Dimo in their next game.
SSC (morning): MAS Unichela beat John Keells by 23 runs through the D/L method.
MAS Unichela - 169/7 (20) (Wanidu Hasaranga 49 not out, Mahela Udawatta 45, Chamara Silva 30, T.M. Sampath 26; Ishan Jayarathna 3/33)
John Keells - 108/6 (16) (when rain halted play the D/L par score was 131) (Roshen Silva 45 not out, Bhanuka Rajapaksha 33, Lahiru Madushanka 2/26)
SSC (afternoon) – Hayleys vs. LB Finance no-result, match abandoned.
MCA (morning) - SLC Emerging Team beat Sampath Bank by 80 runs.
SLC Emerging Team - 139/9 (20) (Sangeeth Cooray 37, Janith Liyanage 29, Dananjaya Lakshan 21, Dasun Shanaka 3/34, Malinda Pushpakumara 3/19)
Sampath Bank - 59 (13.2) (Dasun Shanaka 27; Nimanda Subasingha 4/14, Dananjaya Lakshan 2/0)