Kanrich beats Seylan and cruises through to the semis

Friday, 23 September 2016 00:01 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Kanrich Finance clinched victory over Seylan Bank by eight wickets at the Mercantile League Cricket Tournament 2016 which took place at the Tyronne Fernando Grounds, Moratuwa on 18 September.

Batting first, the Seylan Bank team, consisting of senior players, managed just 206 for 8 in 50 overs as the Kanrich bowling proved too good to handle. Chanaka Wijesinghe scored 63 and Thilina Kumarasinghe managed 27 runs for Seylan Bank.

Alankara Asanka (31/3) and Roshan Laksiri (29/2) from Kanrich Finance gave exceptional performances picking up 5 out of 7 wickets in their allocated 10 overs each while Dilesh Buddika bagged two wickets in seven overs to complete the spell as they ran through Seylan’s batting with relative ease.

In reply, Kasun Vidura (108*) lit up the Kanrich chase as he, along with Damith Priyadharshana (76*), ended the game scoring 207 runs in just 35.1 overs and handing Kanrich finance a comfortable win with eight wickets in hand. Nuwan Kulasekara (22/1) and Nimesh Mendis (31/1) managed just two wickets between them in a total of 10 overs from the Seylan bowling department.