Chandimal, Gunaratne carry Ruhuna to win

Ruhuna kicked-off the Sri Lanka Cricket Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Tournament with a convincing 40-run win against Kandurata at the R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. Being asked to bat, Ruhuna put on a competitive 154 for 7, driven by a knock of 63 off 53 balls by Dinesh Chandimal. The chase was off to a terrible start, as offpinner Janaka Gunaratne - who opened the bowling for Ruhuna - and some poor running combined to reduce Kandurata to 4 for 3 in the fourth over. Kandurata didn't recover, slipping to 27 for 5 and 30 for 6, before a rapid, unbeaten 55 from No. 8 Farveez Maharoof carried them to a respectable 114 for 7 in 20.

In the other game of the day at the same venue, Wayamba gained a point against Basnahira by winning a bowl-out, after the match was abandoned due to rain without a ball being bowled.

Kandurata 2nd innings Partnerships

1st0KC SangakkaraNT Paranavitana
2nd2KC SangakkaraMDUS Jayasundera
3rd0AK PereraMDUS Jayasundera
4th1J MubarakMDUS Jayasundera
5th24J MubarakKHRK Fernando
6th3KHRK FernandoCK Kapugedera
7th50MF MaharoofKHRK Fernando
8th34MF MaharoofVS de Mel