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Galle CC continue to struggle in this years Premier Limited Overs Tournament. At Panadura Esplanade today they were defeated by 49 runs by Panadura Sports Club. Asked to score just 153 for victory, Galle were bowled out for just 103.
Panadura had won the toss in the morning and elected to bat first. They started disastrously however, losing a wicket without putting a run on the board. A second wicket partnership of 42 then rescued the innings. Thereafter, wickets fell at regular intervals.
All the bowlers returned economical figures. Pasau Wanasinghe and KG Perera were the most impressive with two wickets apiece. Apart from Wickrama (38), LPC Silva (28), and SN Liyanage (23), few batsmen contributed.
In reply, Galle CC also lost a wicket in the very first over. None of the batsmen were able to compile a decent partnership. Indeed the highest partnership of the match was 22 runs for the seventh wicket.