Two important games, the 11th, and the 12th match of the Sri Lanka Cricket Super Provincial One Day International Tournament was interrupted by rain and later called off on the 17th of May 2018.
This has pushed Colombo to the all-important final against Galle on the 20th of May at the R Premadasa Stadium.
In match 11, Galle, after winning the toss and deciding to bat first, made 155 for 2 in 30 overs before rain stopped play. Banuka Rajapakshe made 59 of 56 on top of the order. Sadeera Samarawickrama was unbeaten with 72 in 94.
Shehan Jayasuriya and Thisara Perera picked a wicket each for Colombo.
In Match 12, Dambulla made 257 for 7 in the given 49 overs. Ashan Priyanjan top scored with 73 of 77. Sachithra Serasingha and Nishan Sampath made forties to stay alive in the tournament.
Jeevan Mendis and Charith Asalanka picked 2 wickets each for Kandy.
In response, Danushka Gunathilaka made 13 of 5 but rain stopped play in 1.1 overs.
As a result, Colombo will take on Galle in the all-important finals in a couple of days. But, by the looks of it, rain will play spoilsport again.
Who has the edge in the finals?
In the 6 games played, Galle suffered just one defeat, that too against Kandy which resulted in the opposition’s only win in the tournament. Galle played Colombo and easily flatted them early in the tournament.
Sadeera Samarawickrama made 130 and another 73 in the rain-interrupted match against Colombo last evening. They’ll, however, miss Suranga Lakmal who was lately termed fit for the Test series against West Indies.
On the other hand, the home team will rely on Thisara Perera especially after skipper Dinesh Chandimal’s absence from the side.
Overall, Galle will have the edge over Colombo but it wouldn’t really matter if rain continues to drench over the city of Colombo.
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