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Two opening batsmen in Irshad Rashmishad from Merchant Bank Finance and Sashrika Pussegolla from Asia Asset Insurance hit centuries in the ongoing 5th ”Honda” Trophy, MCA “G” division 25-Over League Tournament, continued on 1st July.

Rashmishad pulverized 103 runs off 44 balls inclusive of 8 sixes and 12 sizzling fours, as he guided MBSL Insurance to a massive 117 runs win over Glaxo SmithKline. MBSL was the first team to go over 300 runs in the tournament (308 for 4 in 25 overs) due to two century partnerships; the first was an opening stand of 115 runs between Rashmishad and Sameera Abeyratne (45) and the second 100 runs for the third wicket between Dhanushka Kandegama (47) and P.K. Kariyapperuma (81 not out in 35 balls, inclusive of 8 sixes and 5 fours.)

Sashrika Pussegolla carried his bat out after hitting a sparkling unbeaten 120 off 83 balls inclusive of 5 sixes and 12 fours, as he carried Asia Asset Insurance to a 91 runs win over ACL Cables.

Poya day’s bowling honours went to Arunalu Weerasinghe from Total Amber, who bagged 5 for 16 in 5 overs, thus spear heading them to 3 wickets win over UB Finance.

Results:

  • Thurstan: Total Amber beat UB Finance by 3 wickets;
    UBF: 126 (21.5), Total Amber given a revised target of 99 runs in 15 overs, due to a rain stoppage – 79/7 (13.3)
  • Thurstan: Palliyaguruge Group beat Tea & Herbs by 31 runs; match reduced to 21 overs.
    Palliyaguruge: 137/7 (21.0); Tea & Herbs: 103 (20.4)
  • Reid Avenue: HNB Assurance beat Peak Colombo by 7 wickets;
    Peak Colombo: 122/6 (25.0), HNB Assurance given a revised target of 94 runs in 19 overs, due to a rain stoppage – 94/3 (13.2)
  • Reid Avenue: Ultra Tech Cement beat Mobitel “B” by 4 wickets;
    Mobitel “B”: 189/6 (25.0); Ultra Tech: 190/6 (24.2)
  • Mattegoda Army: Stafford Motors beat Brandix “B” by 87 runs;
    Stafford Motors: 187/6 (25.0); Brandix “B”: 100 (20.4)
  • Mattegoda Army: Deutsche Bank AG beat NM Distributors by 77 runs;
    DB: 190/5 (25.0); NMD: 113 (24.4)
  • Moratuwa: Pearson Lanka beat Avian Technologies by 8 wickets;
    Avian Tech: 74 (17.5); Pearson’s: 76/2 (13.3)
  • Moratuwa: Coca Cola Beverages beat A. Baur & Co. by 54 runs;
    Coca Cola: 205/8 (25.0); Baur’s: 151 (24.4)
  • Campbell Park: SriLankan Airlines beat Metropolitan Group by 7 wickets;
    Metropolitan: 143/5 (25.0); SriLankan: 147/3 (14.5)
  • Campbell Park: Merchant Bank SL Finance beat Glaxo SmithKline by 117 runs;
    MBSL Finance: 308/4 (25.0); GSK: 191 (24.3)
  • Welisara: Kelani Cables beat Nor Lanka by 66 runs;
    KC: 206/6 (25.0); Nor Lanka: 140/8 (25.0)
  • Welisara: Asia Asset Insurance beat ACL Cables by 91 runs;
    AAI: 224/4 (25.0); ACLC: 133/4 (25.0)
  • Katunayake: Tech –One Global beat Brandix Mahabage by 2 runs;
    TOG:131/9 (25.0); Brandix: 129 (23.5)
  • Katunayake: Butani Capital beat Jetwing Travels by 3 wickets;
    JWT: 95 (19.3); Butani’s: 96/7 (22.3) (LW)