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24th January 2016 21:15:05 Hours

Army Wins Premier League T-20 Tournament

The final match of the AIA Premier League T-20 Tournament, organized by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) was held at the R. Premadasa International Stadium, Colombo on Sunday (24) between the Army Cricket team and the Tamil Union Cricket team.

Major General Sumith Manawaduge, Director General Sports witnessed the finals together with several officers and members of the Army Cricket Committee.

Batting First, Tamil Union scored 164 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in their allotted 20 overs. Army Cricketer Bombardier J.S. Perera took 4 wickets for 24 runs.

In response, Army Cricket team chased the target of 165 runs for the loss of 5 wickets with 3 overs to spare, thereby winning the T-20 tournament. Bombardier D.G.A.S. Gunarathne top scored with 65 runs where as National Cricketer Warrnat Officer II S. Prasanna scored 28 runs.

During the tournament, Army Cricketers performed exceptionally well by winning 4 games out of 6 in the first round.