Reds qualify to meet Greys in the final

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 Nuwanidu Fernando plays the scoop shot on his way to 

an unbeaten 50 for SLC Greys


Dialog SLC Invitational T20 League

By Sa’adi Thawfeeq

SLC Greys led by Sri Lanka white ball skipper Dasun Shanaka clinched a place in the final of the Dialog SLC Invitational T20 League when their final league game against SLC Blues was interrupted by rain

SLC Greys vice-captain Charith Asalanka celebrates 

his half-century

after 23.5 overs and ended in a no-result at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium yesterday.

The two points were shared by the two sides and Greys who have been unbeaten right throughout the league stage finished on top of the table with 10 points from six games (four wins, two No Results).

Half centuries from Charith Asalanka (57 off 44 balls) and Nuwanidu Fernando (50* off 36 balls) saw Greys put up a challenging total of 156-4. The Blues in reply faced only 3.5 overs and scored 33-1 before rain ended the match.

In the second double header of the day which was reduced to a 15-over affair, Reds got the better of a dispirited SLC Greens by six wickets to join Greys in the final to be played at the same venue on Tuesday. Reds finished second in the final league standings with 7 points after yesterday’s win with Blues third on 6 points and Greens fourth on 2 points.

Invited to bat first, Greens put up a rather slovenly display of batting that saw four of their batsmen getting run out, three of them in the final over. Their total of 114-7 posed no problems for the Reds who overhauled the total with three balls to spare riding on an opening stand of 76 off 49 balls between the two in-form openers Avishka Fernando (38 off 25 balls) and skipper Dinesh Chandimal (40 off 32 balls).   


SLC Greys v SLC Blues – No Result  

  • SLC Greys 156-4 (20) (Charith Asalanka 57, Nuwanidu Fernando 50*, Kalana Perera 2/29)
  • SLC Blues 33-1 (3.5) (Sadeera Samarawickrama 20*)
  • SLC Reds beat SLC Greens by 6 wickets
  • SLC Greens 114-7 (15) (Saminda Fernando 37, Pathum Nissanka 22)
  • SLC Reds 118-4 (14.3) (Avishka Fernando 38, Dinesh Chandimal 40, Lakshan Sandakan 2/14)