The first two four-day Tests of the Sri Lanka Cricket Super Provincial Tournament concluded in ties at Katunayake and Hambantota short while ago.
Both were high scoring games but the bowlers had a say at some point in the first and second innings.
Galle vs Colombo at Hambantota
The boys from the Southern side of the island won the toss and elected to bat first. They were 4 down for just 22 in the 11th over of the innings. A 200 run partnership between Roshen Silva and Dasun Shanaka helped Galle rebuild and a quick 47 from Chathuranga De Silva took them to 476 for 10 in 141 overs.
Roshen Silva made an unbeaten 231 in just 392 deliveries with a total of 16 fours under his name. Dasun Shanaka was dismissed 5 short of his century.
Dilruwan Perera bagged 3 for 106 in 34 for Colombo.
In response, Lahiru Thirimanne and Dhananjaya De Silva carried Colombo to 333 in the 96th over. Thirimanne made 125 in 258. Akila Dhananjaya picked 3 for 61 in 22 overs for Galle. Mohamed Dilshad and Chathuranga De Silva took two a piece.
In the second innings, Lahiru Milantha and Sadeera Samarawickrama made 70s before the end of play. The Southerners were 177 for 3, leading by 320 when bad light stopped play on Day 4.
Dambulla vs Kandy in Katunayake
Tons from Ashan Priyanjan and Sachithra Senanayake carried Dambulla to 480 in the first innings. Priyanjan made 156 in 239, Senanayake was dismissed for 105 in 109.
Lahiru Kumara and Kasun Rajitha bagged 3 wickets a piece for Kandy.
In response, Kandy stood strong with a couple of fantastic top order knocks from skipper Niroshan Dickwella and Mahela Udawatte. Dickwella was dismissed for 112 in 154, Udawatte fell 3 short of his ton. Kandy lost all 10 wickets for 364 in 104 overs.
Lahiru Gamage bagged a five-for at the cost of just 71 runs for Dambulla
Dambulla in the second innings, struggled to build after losing 4 for just 99. However, half centuries from Sachithra Senanayake and Milinda Siriwardena took them to 256 for 10. They led by 373.
Chasing this total, Kandy were 2 down for 221 in 56 overs at the end of play on the final day.
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