Textured Jersey to take on Unichela B, eying first Mercantile Division B title

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Textured Jersey PLC will be taking on Unichela B, eying its first Mercantile Division B title at the MCA grounds on Saturday. Leading into the final, Textured Jersey PLC performed extremely well on the group matches winning five out of the six matches followed by a convincing win at the Semi-final beating NTB by 05 wickets with 35 overs to spare. Textured Jersey registered convincing wins over Singer SL, Commercial bank, DIMO, NTB and Unichela B during the first round matches against losing the only match of the season to LB finance. Textured Jersey batsman dominated the season with some excellent batting performances with IshanPeiris and Haistha Lakmal scoring a century each while Caption Rangeeth Peiris and Gihan Nimsara scored two half centuries each followed by Prasad Darmasiri and Romesh Nipuna scoring an half century each. Textured Jersey’s fast bowler Malshan Mendis exceled on the bowling department with match bags of five for 37 against NTB at the Semi-final and four for 40 against Commercial bank and followed by Nalaka Amarakoon and Tharaka Dinesh bagging four wickets each against Unichela B and NTB respectively. Gihan Nimsara top scored with 223 runs while Nalaka Amarakoonwas the leading wicket taker with 13 wickets for the season leading to the final.