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Dhananjaya and Angelo steer Colts to victory

All rounder Dhananjaya Lakshan scored a superb knock of 51 in 32 balls with 3 fours and 3 sixes and captured 4 for 30 while experience Angelo Matthews hit explosive knock of 36 in 27 balls with 3 fours and a six as Colts CC made 5 wickets win over Ace Capital CC in their Major Clubs T20 cricket semi final played at P.Sara Oval Stadium yesterday.

Acc Capital coached by Dinesh Weerasinghe made 147 for 8 in 20 overs while Pawantha Weerasinghe hit fine knock of 73 in 52 balls Colts CC coached by Shanuka Dissanayake couldn't make a good start while two openers Yasodha Lanka ( 6) and Sangeeth Cooray (7) were back to the pavilion with in 4 overs added only 17 runs. However Dhananjaya Lakshan the former Richmond skipper joined Matthews to build up the innings adding 82 runs in 53 balls which was the match winning partnership.

Dhananjaya hit all over the grounds while Matthews who was discarded from National ODI squad played very positively to handle the game and made his sparkling innings which guided them to win the game with 8 balls to spare.

Meanwhile Opener Niroshan Dickwella hit a sparkling knock of unbeaten 70 in 26 balls with 11 fours and 3 sixes as NCC recorded an easy 7 wicket win over Moors SC in their Major Clubs T - 20 semi final fixture at the same venue P.Sara Oval Stadium.

The game reduced to 13 over side due to bad weather while Moors SC were managed to get 131 for 5 wickets .NCC reached the target in only in 9.5 overs .The experience Dickwella was the leading the way while all rounder Sahan Arachchige made good supporting role scoring an unbeaten 44 in 18 balls with 3 fours and 4 sixes.

The final between Colts CC and NCC will be played tomorrow ( 11) at SSC grounds.

Chief scores

At P.Sara Oval

NCC beat Moors SC by 7 wickets

Moors SC 131 for 5 wickets in 13 overs Sohan de Livera 37,Kanishka Perera 28, Pasindu Sooriyabandara 28,Mohammed Shamaaz 19*,Asel Sigera 1/12,Lasith Embuldeniya 1/13

NCC 138 for 3 wickets in 9.5 overs Niroshan Dickwella 70*, Kamil Mishara 15,Sahan Arachchige 44*, Lahiru Samarakoon 1/24.

At P.Sara Oval grounds

Colts CC beat Ace Capital CC by 5 wickets

Ace Capital CC 147 for 8 wickets in 20 overs Sithara Gimhana 13, Roshan Jayatissa 10,Pawantha Weerasinghe 73,Sakuna Liyanage 20, Ravindu Ratnayake 10, Dhananjaya Lakshan 4/30,Udith Madushan 2/29, Dunith Wellalage 1/2

Colts CC 152 for 5 wickets in 18.4 overs Angelo Mathews 36, Dhananjaya Lakshan 51,Jehan Daniel 23*,Dunith Wellalage 12,Mudith Lakshan 11*,Sithum Dissanayake 2/29,

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