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SLC Skyexch T20 Final: SLC Reds clinch the trophy win a comfortable win in the final- Match Report

SLC Reds captain Kusal Mendis was adjudged the Player of the Match for his impressive half-century.

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Seven days of intense battle between four teams climaxed with the SLC Reds winning the SLC Skyexch T20 League. Let’s look at the match report for the final match between SLC Reds and SLC Blues.

SLC Reds vs SLC Blues:

The first and second-ranked teams at the SLC Skyexch points table clashed in the final for the coveted trophy. Having won the toss, the SLC Reds decided to bowl first.

The Dhananjaya de Silva-led Blues team got off to a poor start as they lost opener Lahiru Samarakoon at a team score of just 17. Lahiru Udara (37) held the fort from one side with Ashen Bandara playing an instrumental knock of 40 off of 30 deliveries. Captain de Silva also came up with an important 25 off of 19 but this wasn’t enough to take his side to a good total. In the end, the SLC Blues side were able to reach 136/6.

Maheesh Theekshana and Asitha Fernando took two wickets each to restrict the Blues side to a small total.

Coming onto chase the target the Reds team got a great start from their openers Lasith Croospulle (25) and captain Kusal Mendis (56). Bhanuka Rajapaksa could only make nine runs as he was dismissed by S Lakshan in the eighth over. Kamindu Mendis was the next batter to depart after he made 18 off of 18 balls. Captain Mendis remained unbeaten to take the team across the finish line with Wanindu Hasaranga (24). Reds totally outperformed the Blues side as they won the match by seven wickets in just 16.5 overs.

Blues’ bowlers Praveen Jayawickrama took two wickets but could not affect the game much as he gave runs at 8.5 per over. Sumida Lakshan was the other wicket-taker who took one.

Kusal Mendis was adjudged the Player of the match for his important half-century. With a seven wickets win, the SLC Reds team lift the inaugural SLC Skyexch T20 League at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

Brief Scoreboard: 

SLC Blues: 136/6

Ashen Bandara: 40(30), Lahiru Udara: 37(40)

Praveen Jayawickrama: 4-34-2, Suminda Lakshan: 3-25-1

SLC Reds: 137/3

Kusal Mendis: 56(45), Lasith Croospulle: 25(15)

Maheesh Theekshana: 4-22-2, Asitha Fernando: 4-31-2


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