Lanka Cavaliers in a six wicket win against MCA Committee 

Lanka Cavaliers registered a sixth win against MCA Committee,  in a Masters 25 overs Cricket encounter, played at the MCA ground on 13 Sunday 2023. 

This is the 19th annual Cricket encounter between the two teams,  MCA Committee took the first lease of the wicket,  openers Namal Seneviratne and Tharindra Kaluperuma, the pair together added 43 runs for the first wicket with Namal Seneviratne scoring a valuable 36 runs and Tharindra Kaluperuma , scoring 16 runs and useful contributions from one down batter P.K. Abeygunasekera scoring 27 runs and two down batter Thushan Amarasuriya scoring 21 runs, kept the board ticking.  With the dismissals of these four batters, and other wickets falling at regular intervals, MCA Committee were all out for 142 runs in 24.4 overs, the only middle-order batter to enter the double figures was Mahesh Wijewardena scoring 12 runs.  Krishan Dharmasena claiming 4 scalps, Mahesh Wijenayake,  claiming 3 scalps, and N. Dabare and Ravi Subasinghe sharing a wicket apart,  were the pick of the bowlers. 

Lanka Cavaliers chasing this total lost an early wicket at the score at one run. Vajira Wijegunawardena and one down batter Varuna Waragoda, scoring 12 runs and 16 runs respectively, Lanka Cavaliers at one stage were 3 wickets down for 32 runs. Sanjaya Attanayake along with Nalliah Devarajan, the pair together added 70 runs for the fourth wicket and with the dismissal of Nalliah Devarajan,  who contributed with 20 runs, Riyaz Farouk joining Sanjaya Attanayake,  took them past the winning total with Sanjaya Attanayake scoring a hurricane knock of 65 runs not out including 4 four and 4 sixes in 38 balls and Riyaz Farouk playing a solid inning, supporting Sanjaya Attanayake scoring a gallant 23  runs not out including 3 fours in 12 balls, got Lanka Cavaliers home with 7 overs to spare. Anusha Perera claiming 2 wickets, Lakmal De Silva and Duminda Pinto with a wicket each was the pick of the bowlers. 

Scores 

MCA Committee  – 142 runs all out in 24.4 overs 

Namal Seneviratne 36, Tharindra Kaluperuma 16, P.K  Abeygunasekera 27, Thushan Amarasuriya 21, Mahesh Wijewardena 12, Krishan Dharmasena 4/25, Mahesh Wijenayake 3/18,’Ravi Subasinghe 1/24, N. Dabare 1/15

Lanka Cavaliers  – 143 / 4 in 18 overs 

Vajira Wijegunawardena 12, Varuna Waragoda 16, Nalliah Devarajan 20, Sanjaya Attanayake 65 not out, Riyaz Farouk 23 not out, Anusha Perera 2/21, Lakmal De Silva 1/19, Duminda Pinto 1/23

Lanka Cavaliers Skipper, Nalliah Devarajan with the Trophy. 

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