With a total of 17 wickets, Lasith Malinga guided Nondescripts Cricket Club to a well-deserved title win beating Colombo Cricket Club by 6 runs in the Sri Lanka Cricket Twenty20 League at Colombo earlier today.
The slinga was adjudged joint highest wicket-taker of the all-important tournament.
NCC thrashed Army Cricket Club as CCC outsmarted Tamil Union Cricket Club to reach the finals. Malinga was at his very best and ended up picking 3 wickets for 14 in 4 overs.
NCC vs CCC SLC T20 Finals
A valiant effort from Bhanuka Rajapakshe and Mahela Udawatte lifted NCC to 183 for 7 in 20 overs. Chathuranga De Silva was the third highest scorer with 15 of 7. Bhanuka on top of the order made 79 in just 51.
Nuwan Thushara emerged as the pick of the bowlers for CCC with 4 for 32 in 4 overs.
In reply, Farveez Maharoof had Dilshan Munaweera early but Sachith Pathirana and Ashan Priyanjan helped CCC lay a solid platform. Wanindu Hasaranga’s 42 had them in the driver’s seat at one point. Chamika Karunaratne and Lahiru Kumar with a couple of accurate deliveries got the better of CCC middle order.
Eventually, all CCC batsman were dismissed in the final over with just 6 to get in 3 balls.
Chamika Karunaratne was the pick of the bowlers with 4 for 28 in 3.3 overs.
Both teams fought until the very end and it was a fantastic game of cricket overall.
A total of 23 teams took part in the tournament under 4 groups, namely A, B, C, and D. Finalists Colombo Cricket Club topped group A with 4 wins and a tie. Net run rate forced Nondescripts Cricket Club to 2nd place, Ragama Cricket Club topped Group C.
Lasith Malinga was left out of the ongoing Nidahas trophy between India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. However, his overall performance in the tournament will undoubtedly raise an eyebrow or two. He will work as mentor for his former team Mumbai India in the upcoming Premier League.
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