MSL T20 Cricket Tournament
Text and picture by
P.D. De Silva
Thomian Youngsters, the under-19 team of St. Thomas’ College, Matara, overcame the strong Sportec Blasters team by four wickets with five balls to spare but failed to qualify for the quarterfinals of the Matara Super League T20 cricket championship.
Batting first, the Sportec Blasters were restricted to 107 off 19.2 overs by Shirantha Lakshan 4/21, Sachira Rashmika 3/22 and Lahiru Dilshan 2/12. Krishanka Rangana 34 and Lisula Lakshan 20 were the only batsmen to score more than 20 runs.
The Thomian Youngsters won the game with four wickets in hand. Lahiru Dilshan scored 29 while Sportec skipper Dinusha Jayasanka captured four wickets.
Shirantha Lakshan was adjudged the Man of the Match and received his trophy from Deepal Amarasinghe, the President of the Morawaka Korale Planters Club and Vice President of the MDCA.
The following teams qualified for the quarterfinals of the tournament:
Group A – Thomian Maroons and Hambanthota Fighters
Group B – Matara Stars and Prison Attackers
Group C – Sportec Blasters and Gandara Waves
Group D – Rahula Gold and Servatian Greens
Sportec Blasters 107 in 19.2 overs
Krishanka Rangana 34, Lisula Lakshan 20
Shirantha Lakshan 4/21, Sachira Rashmika 3/22, Lahiru Dilshan 2/12
Thomian Youngsters 110/6 in 19.1 overs
Lahiru Dilshan 29
Dinusha Jayasanka 4/15