Autokitz Cricket Club in a comfortable 93-run win against Upcount Cricket Club 

M.H.Yakeem

Autokitz Cricket Club registered a comfortable 93-run win against Upcount Cricket Club in a  25 overs league Cricket encounter, played at the Gateway Complex ground, Seeduwa, recently. 

Upcount Cricket Club winning the toss, invited Autokitz Cricket Club to take first lease of the wicket, Openers Ravindu Samarasinghe and Janith Jayasinghe, the pair together added a valuable 39 runs for the first wicket and with the dismissal of Janith Jayasinghe (16). The other opener, Ravindu Samarasinghe was associated with two partnerships, 70 runs with one down batter Gaveesha Buddhimal (28 ), 64 runs with two down batter Isurunath Dissanayake and finally was dismissed, as the third batter, scoring a well-compiled 83 runs including 8 fours and 5 sixes in 63 balls at the score at 173. Ishan was the fourth batter to be dismissed at the score of 193 runs on board,  Hasika Chameera joined Isurunath Dissanayake, and the pair steadied the innings with Isurunath Dissanayake, playing a star-studded innings, scoring 51 runs not out including 8 fours in 36 balls and Hasika Chameera supporting his teammate, scoring (15) not out, put them to a commanding position. B.Justin with 2 wickets,  Kishan and  Danu Shan with a wicket apiece was the pick of the bowlers. 

Upcount Cricket Club chasing this challenging total, lost their first wicket at 16 runs on board, the dismissals of other batters at regular intervals and the last 5 batters getting dismissed for 20 runs, Upcount Cricket Club was shot out for 123 runs with Ishan Perera, who had a fine bowling spell, was the wrecker claiming 4 of the last 5 batters,  giving away only 6 runs in his 4 overs. Malka Prabath captured 2 wickets, Sineth Withanage,  Pujitha Gunawardena, Hasika Chameera, and Geesara Dangalla, took a wicket each. Minon 

Deeshan 33 including 5 fours and a six in 21 balls, R. Rohind ( 22 ) and Dhanu Shan,( 28 ), were the batters, who contributed to Upcount Cricket Club to get past the 100-plus mark. 

Autokitz Cricket Club  –  221/4 in 25 overs

Ravindu Samarasinghe 83, Janith Jayasinghe 16, Gaveesha Buddhimal 28, Isurunath Dissanayake 51 not out,  Hasika Chameera 15 not out,  B. Justin 2/44, Kishan 1/39, Dhanu Shan 1/33

Upcount Cricket Club  – 128 all in 23.4 overs 

R. Rohind 22, Minon Deeshan 33, Dhanu Shan 28, Ishan Perera 4/6, Malka Prabath 2/23, Sineth Withanage 1/28, Pujitha 1/14, Geesara Dangalla 1/11

Winning Autokitz Cricket Club team 

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