Sunday, April 5, 2015

SSC post the highest T20 score in Sri Lankan soil as they beat CCC by 64 runs

Sinhalese Sports Club post the highest T20 total in Sri Lankan soil as the beat Colombo Cricket Club by 64 in the Inter Club Twenty20 tournament which is played at the Colts Cricket Ground today(04)
Danushka Gunathilaka  scored 102 to help his team (SSC) - File Photo

SSC scored 246 for 4 wickets in their span of twenty overs after batting first. Danushka Gunathilaka  and Minod Bhanuka had a 111 opening partnership just in 54 deliveries to lift SSC to a commanding position from the front. Minod lost his wicket at his score of 50 just in 26 deliveries. His inning colored with 4 boundaries and 4 sixes.

The old pupil of Mahanama College left handed Dhanushka Gunathilaka played a majestic knock of 102 in 57 deliveries which was blossomed with 9 boundaries and 5 sixes for SSC.  Dasun Shanaka who studied in Maristella College went on riot in the middle order to score 18 ball 46 with 5 sixes.

CCC bowlers had no chance of restrict the strong attacking options of SSC.

CCC fall short for 182 in 19.2 overs to secure the victory for SSC by 64 runs.

Binura Fernando and Charith Jayampathy shared three wickets each.

The SSC's score of 246 is the highest T20 total in Sri Lankan soil as they beated the 10 year old 245/4 record of NCC.

  Highest T20 totals - All Formats in Sri Lanka

Team Score Opposition Ground Match Date
Sinhalese 246/4 v Col CC Colombo (Colts) 4 Apr 2015
Nondescripts 245/4 v SL Air SC Colombo (Bloomfield) 16 Oct 2005
Ragama 237/6 v Saracens Colombo (Colts) 4 Mar 2007

Highest totals - Internationals in Sri Lanka
Team Score Opposition Ground Match Date
West Indies 205/4 v Australia Colombo (RPS) 5 Oct 2012