Galle Women cruise to easy win
Former Sri Lanka Captain Shashikala Siriwardena shone for Galle in their easy 62-run win over Dambulla in their Women’s Inter-provincial Cricket Tournament encounter played at the Thurstan College Grounds yesterday.
Shashikala’s half century helped Galle make 205 and later she captured three wickets to bowl out Dambulla for 143 runs. Meanwhile, Colombo recorded a close nine-run win over Kandy in another match played at Katunayake.
At Thurstan Grounds (Galle won by 62 runs)
Galle Women: 205 in 49 overs (Shashikala Siriwardena 58, Ashini Perera 36, Lihini Apsara 22, Nilakshi de Silva 27 n.o, Chamari Atapattu 3/25, Kaveesha Dilhari 3/48)
Dambulla Women: 143 in 42.5 overs (Kaveesha Dilhara 33,Ashini Kulasuriya 3/31, Shashikala Siriwardena 3/23, Sathya Sandeepan 2/15).
At Katunayake (Colombo Women won by nine runs)
Colombo Women: 197/8 in 50 overs (Yashoda Mendis 65, Eshani Lokusooriya 23, Madushika Mettananda 22,Tharika Sewwandi 3/33, Maduri Samudrika 2/26)
Kandy Women: 188 in 46.5 overs (Harshitha Madawee 66, Sripali Weerakkody 24, Nipuni Hansika 22, Oshadi Ranasinghe 3/50).