The Nagenahira Nagas secured a 7-wicket victory after defeating Kadurata Warriors in the twenty20 match of Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) played at R. Premadasa International Stadium on Tuesday.
Kadurata Warriors scored 159 runs off 7 wickets after Captain Thilan Samaraweera chose to bat first with the toss victory. Thisara Perera scored the highest runs of 72 after Kithuruwan Vithanage and Misbah-ul-Haq were gone out for 24 runs each.
Naganahira Nagas achieved another SLPL match victory after beating the rival’s total by adding 160 off 3 wickets with 3 balls remaining. Imran Nazir scored his half-century adding 58 runs and Ahmed Shehzad raised the score with 34 more runs. Captain of Nagenahira Nagas, Angelo Mathews paved the way for victory with 42 runs for not out.
The bowlers of Nagenahira Nagas, Sachith Pathirana, Ajantha Mendis and Ben Laughlin took 2 wickets each and limited the batsmen of Kadurata Warriors to go for an easy win.
Nagenahira Nagas took 2 points and holds the top on SLPL Points Table recording with 4 points. Today’s match will be played between Ruhunu Royals and Uthura Rudras from 8.00 pm in local time at Colombo RPS.