Lankan teams impress in Four-Nation Cup

Splendid unbeaten knocks by Chanul and Jonathan was the cornerstone of CCA Sri Lanka’s resounding 80-run win over CCC UAE in the under-12 match of the UAE Exchange Four-Nation Cup T20 cricket tournament.



The winning CCA Sri Lanka team. — Supplied photo

The inaugural four-nation cricket tournament is being organised by the Colts Cricket Academy at Hamriya ground. Sri Lanka, invited to bat first, were put in a spot of bother when they lost openers Numesh and Rayan inside the first 10 overs with just 51 on board. But then an unbroken 100-run third-wicket partnership between Chanul and Jonathan, not only revived the Lankan innings, but helped the islanders post 151 runs at the end of the allotted 20 overs.

Chanul remained unbeaten on 52 off 42 balls, containing six boundaries and a six while Jonathan was equally aggressive with an unbeaten 44. Jonathan hit four boundaries and a couple of sixes during his 31-ball stint.

UAE batters, faced with the huge task, lost wickets at regular intervals before they scored 71 runs for nine wickets. Mujitaba scored 13 runs for UAE while Lanka’s Jevon claimed two wickets for eight runs. In an under-15 match, Waruna unbeaten 80 helped CCA Sri Lanka beat CCA UAE by 93 runs.

Sri Lanka, who won the toss and opted to bat first, piled up a huge total of 194 runs for the loss of three wickets. The highlight of the Sri Lankan innings was the unbroken 119-run partnership between Waruna and Ranul.

The duo, who came together at the team’s score of 75, completely took apart the UAE attack as they scored over 10 runs per over in the last 10 overs. Waruna his six boundaries and two sixes while Rahul’s 33 which came off 30 balls, contained three boundaries.

In reply, only opener Ashley (11) and tail-ender Eric (19 not out) tried their best as the UAE team settled for 102 runs for the loss of seven wickets. Lahiru and Dillon, claimed two wickets each.


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