Unbeaten North Western Province record third win
North Western Province recorded their third win in the first round of the Prima Champions Trophy inter-provincial cricket tournament yesterday.
Central Province recorded a mammoth 318 runs win over Northern Province at Pallekele with Anjala Bandara making the first century this season. Left hander Bandara scored 157 runs off 139 deliveries, hitting 20 fours and four sixes against Northern Province. Thisara Ekanayake was associated in a partnership of 248 runs for the third wicket with Bandara.
North Western Province beat Western Province (North Outer) by four wickets at MCG Katunayake and Western Province (Central) beat Uva Province by 154 runs at Rangiri Dambulla. Southern Province beat North Central Province by three runs at BRC and Western Province (North) beat Eastern Province by 10 wickets at Polonnaruwa.
The match between Western Province (South) and Western Province (South Outer) at P. Sara Oval was abandoned without a toss.
- At Pallekele: Central Province won by 318 runs
Central Province 368/7 (50) (Anjala Bandara 157, Thisara Ekanayake 83, Lahiru Abeysinghe 55, Anton Abishek 3/76, K. Vithushan 3/99)
Northern Province 50 (23.3) (Lahiru Abesinghe 4/9, Ishara Maduwantha 2/1, Dihan Mudunkotuwa 2/7, Thenuka Ekanayake 2/17)
- At MCG Katunayake: North Western Province won by 4 wickets
Western Province (North Outer) 158 (46.3) (Muditha Lakshan 57, Rashmika Hirushan 20, Meusha Perera 4/16, Dineth Milan 2/20, Pasindu Wijekoon 2/28)
North Western Province 159/6 (41.5) (Gayana Weerasinghe 54 n.o., Gayan Harshana 25 n.o., Nethmal Soyza 25, Esanda Sithum 4/21, Muditha Lakshan 2/16)
- At Rangiri Dambulla: Western Province (Central) won by 154 runs
Western Province Central 289/2 (38) (Sineth Jayawardane 90 n.o., Yuneth Senevirathne 90, Sahan Kaushalya 84)
Uva Province 135/7 (38) (Sandun Sandeepa 31 n.o., Dineth Senevirathne 3/21, Yasiru Yugath 2/27)
- At BRC: Southern Province won by 3 runs
Southern Province 113 (34.1) (Tharindu Nirmal 33, Ravishan Nethsara 34, Sithul Wijesekara 3/20, G.P. Deshan 2/22)
North Central Province 110 (36) (Imshal Ziard 29, Chanaka Jaganga 3/20, Malsha Tharupathi 3/22)
- At Polonnaruwa: Western Province (North) won by 10 wickets
Eastern Province 108 (44.5) (J. Shanushkan 44, Pasan Bhagya 20, Malith Bimsara 4/20, Shenuka Serasinghe 3/17)
Western Province North 109/0 (16.4) (Rusiru Wilochana 71 n.o., Sahan Dabare 30 n.o.)
- At P. Sara Oval: No result
Western Province (South) vs Western Province (South Outer) (YK)