The two giant killing teams – Asia Asset Finance and Brandix Essentials “B” will pad up for the final of the 5th Stafford Motor Co. Ltd. sponsored, “Honda” Trophy, MCA “G” division 25–over League Tournament 2015, on Saturday, 15th August at the MCA grounds, commencing 10 am.
In the semi-finals, Asia Asset Finance put an end to the unbeaten run of MBSL Insurance, beating them by 4 wickets and Brandix “B” eliminated the tournament favourites, Deutsche Bank AG, beating them by 8 wickets. Asia Asset Finance who finished on top of Group “A” with 5 wins, 1 loss and 1 No Result, beat HNB Assurance by 9 wickets in the pre-quarter finals and beat Jetwing Travels by 39 runs in the quarter-finals.
Brandix “B” who finished second in Group “B” with 4 wins, 1 loss and 1 No result, beat the debutants. They beat Palliyaguruge Group by 8 wickets in the pre-quarter finals and beat the unbeaten, SriLankan Airlines by 7 wickets in the quarter-finals.
Teams:Asia Asset Finance: (From): Sisira Mudalige (Captain), Shashrika Pussegolla, Malinda de Silva, Rajiv Gunawardena, Nimesh Perera, Nimesh Fernando, Denis Rodrigo, Nadun Niroshan, Nilanga Fernando, Lahiru Cooray, Aruna Panvilage, Sureka de Mel, Sachintha Roshan, Nalin Hemantha, Amith Chathuranga and Panchavarnam Kamalanathan.
Brandix Essentials “B”: Tharaka Silva (Captain), Tharanga de Silva (VC), Surendra Karunakaran, Janaka Prasanna, Ruchira Fernando, Madusanka Rathnayake, Shashika Inesh (W/K), Shehan Yapa, Dinushan Perera, Chamith Kalpa, Pradeep Kumara, Nadun Nissanka, Anton Peiris, Ishan Hettigoda, Sadaruwan Jayathilaka, Dasun Anthony, Sasanga Liyanage & Danushka Sandaruwan. (LW)