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Dulshan spins Jaffna to victory

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The 23-year-old Leg spinner Shashika Dulshan had  fine figures of 6 for 99 as Jaffna recorded 164 run win over Kandy in their National Super League ( NSL) four day cricket fixture played at Mahinda Rajapaksa International cricket stadium yesterday.

Kandy had to get 394 runs winning target  and former Royal skipper Ahan Wickrmasinghe was the only successful batsman with an unbeaten 116 in 86 balls with 11 fours and 5 sixes while Shashika  Dulshan former  St Servatius Matara  and Ragama CC spinner did most of the damage to contain Kandy team and Ravindu Fernando made a good supporting role to pick 3 for 77.

Meanwhile the match between Dambulla and Colombo ended in a draw at Pallekele International cricket stadium and Dambulla who piled up 530 runs earned first innings points.

Sonal Dinusha the former Mahanama batsman made a superb unbeaten 100 in 160 balls with 11 fours  which was the highlight yesterday.Leg spinner Prabath Jayasuriya and paceman Kasun Rajitha took 3 wickets each

Chief scores

*At Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium Hambantota. Jaffna beat Kandy by 164 runs.

Jaffna 346 all out and 234 all out

Kandy 187 all out and 229 all out Lahiru Udara 25,Kamil Mishara 33,Ahan Wickrmasinghe 116*, Ashian Daniel 24,Lasith Embuldeniya 10,Shashika Dulshan 6/99 ,Ravindu Fernando 3/77

* At Pallekele International Cricket Stadium (match drawn)

Dambulla 530 all out and 210 for 8 wickets at close Leo Fransisco 12,Pavan Ratnayake 15,Sonal Dinusha 100*, Akila Dhananjaya 20, Lakshan Sandakan 26, Vishwa Fernando 11*, Kasun Rajitha 3/29, Prabath Jayasuriya 3/38,

Colombo 445 all out Dimuth Karunaratne 161,Shevon Daniel 23, Kusal Mendis 80, Nuwanidu Fernando 39, Pathum Kumara 39, Lakshitha Manasinghe 19, Prabath Jayasuriya 21, Isitha Wijesundara 21, Kasun Rajitha 19*, Asitha Fernando 2/90,Vishwa Fernando 2/80, Akila Dhananjaya 3/139.

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