Unbeaten, Vallibel Finance will meet Lankem Ceylon PLC in the final of the 2nd Sierra Information Technology Trophy, MCA “F” Division 25-Over League Tournament on 11th July, at the MCA grounds.
In the semi-finals, captain Sagara Upuldeniya (45 in 29 balls with 3 sixes and 3 fours) and vice captain Adesha Nanayakkara (3 for 28 and 36 n.o.) guided Vallibel Finance to a convincing 6 wickets win over Toll Global Forwarding; while Udara Lakmal (5 for 35 in 5 overs) and Buddika Madusanka (57 in 58 balls, with a six and 8 fours) spear headed Lankem Ceylon to a thrilling 5 wickets win with two2 deliveries to spare over Hirdaramani Group.
In order to maintain their unbeaten status and lift the title, Vallibel Finance will look up to their vice captain, Adeesha Nanayakkara who has performed well with the bat and ball, scoring 285 runs including, three half centuries and has captured 15 wickets.
Lankem Ceylon will look up to Udara Lakmal, who is the top wicket taker in the tournament with 28 wickets with 3 five wickets hauls and centurion Tharanga Indika who has accumulated 341 runs so far, to carry them to victory.
Teams:Vallibal Finance (from): Sagara Upuldeniya (Capt.), Adeesha Nanayakkara (V. Capt), Dilshan Ratnayake, Chiththraka Hettiarachchi, Sanidu Keshawa (W/K), Hashan Lakmal, Shaluka Silva, Dananjaya Perera, Sanath Wickramasuriya, Madusanka Padmakumara, Manoj Gayan, Sapun Madhawa, Rukshan Athulathmudali, Virendra Peiris and Lahiru Gannoruwa.
Lankem Ceylon (from): N.K. Herath (Captain), H.M. Manjula, D.C. Alawathugoda, Pasindu Sandaruwan Henadeera, N. Tharanga Indika, Udara Lakmal, Mohamed Aslam, Buddika Madusanka, Hasitha L. de Silva, D. Atigala, Rukshan Weerasinghe, NHC Silva, M. Sudhakar, Shan Gamage, R.L. Vanigasooriya and B.M. Alagewattha. (LW)