October 29, 2000

Pandura SC defeat Matara SC by 42 runs

Staff and Agencies

A brilliant bowling performance by Chamath Perera enabled Panadura S.C. to beat Matara S.C. by 42 runs in their Premier Limited Overs Tournament match played at Panadura Esplanade today.

Panadura, who elected to bat first after winning the toss, were bowled out for 212 in the 49th over after a good bowling performance by MatarSC. M. Ramzan and F. Farook captured 7 valuable wickets between them for the south coast side. M. Silva top scored with 38. S. Liyanage (31), D. Perera (28) and C. Silva (27) also chipped in.

In reply, Matara S.C. in reply did not have any answer to Chamath Perera, who picked up four wickets for 11 runs in his allotted 10 overs. Matara were bowled out 170 in 48 overs.

F. Farook also had an excellent match; he scored a superb 72 in 99 balls, consisting of 9 fours and a six to go along with his bowling performance. All the other batsmen failed to impress with the exception of M. Wickremasekara, who scored 37.