Chandimal, Gunaratne carry Ruhuna to win in Sri Lanka T20

Updated: 22 July 2011 00:15 IST

Ruhuna kicked-off the Sri Lanka Cricket Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Tournament with a convincing 40-run win against Kandurata at the R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.

Chandimal, Gunaratne carry Ruhuna to win in Sri Lanka T20
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Ruhuna kicked-off the Sri Lanka Cricket Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Tournament with a convincing 40-run win against Kandurata at the R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. Being asked to bat, Ruhuna put on a competitive 154 for 7, driven by a knock of 63 off 53 balls by Dinesh Chandimal.

The chase was off to a terrible start, as off-spinner Janaka Gunaratne - who opened the bowling for Ruhuna - and some poor running combined to reduce Kandurata to 4 for 3 in the fourth over. Kandurata didn't recover, slipping to 27 for 5 and 30 for 6, before a rapid, unbeaten 55 from No. 8 Farveez Maharoof carried them to a respectable 114 for 7 in 20.

In the other game of the day at the same venue, Wayamba gained a point against Basnahira by winning a bowl-out, after the match was abandoned due to rain without a ball being bowled.

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