Opening batsman, Mohamed Rikaz hit a sparkling 94 runs in 52 balls, inclusive of eight sixes and an equal number of fours to power Amana Bank to an emphatic seven wickets win over Bharti Airtel in the 2nd Sierra IT Trophy MCA “F” division 25 over League Tournament, continued last weekend.
Heshan Flexe Packaging snatched a 16 runs win over Coats Thread Lanka, despite a valliant effort by Coats’ one drop batsman, Thilina Suresh (81 in 65 runs, inclusive of 6 sixes and 2 fours. )
Last weekend’s matches marked the end of the league stage after 112 matches.
The first four teams from the 4 groups qualified for the pre –quarter finals:
HSBC “C”, Hirdaramani Group, Amana Bank and CIC from Group “A”; Toll Global Forwarding, Heshan Flexe, South Asia Gateway Terminal and Coats Thread Lanka from Group “B”; Vallibal Finance, Nation Lanka Finance, Coutaulds Clothing and Hayley’s Group “B” from Group “C”; QP Employment, Lankem Ceylon, Alliansz Finance and MJF Group from Group “D” (16 teams) have qualified.
• Kotte: Heshan Flexe beat Coats Thread Lanka by 16 runs;
Heshan Flexe: 189 (20.1); Coats Thread: 173 (25.0)
• Kotte: MAC Holdings beat Tin Pack by 5 wickets;
Tin Pack: 127 (19.4); MAC Holdings: 128/5 (16.5)
• Kotahena: Amana Bank beat Bharti Airtel by 7 wickets;
Airtel: 154/8 (25.0); Amana Bank: 157/3 (15.5)
• Kotahena: Elastomeric beat Oral Corporation by 24 runs;
Elastomeric: 164 (23.0); Oral Corp: 140 (19.4) (LW)