Sri Lankan champions Chilaw Marians booked their place in the finals of the International 20:20 Club Championship.
Sri Lankan champions Chilaw Marians booked their place in the finals of the International 20:20 Club Championship, and left the Nashua Titans to contemplate a long journey home after a disappointing tournament.
The Titans, beaten by the PCA Masters XI in a bowl out which decided the outcome of their first match on a rain-hit first day, slumped to a miserable 112 all out when they were set a target of 180 by the Marians.
Janaka Gunaratne claimed 4-21 to polish up the Titans. lower order as they lost wickets at regular intervals in the run chase, while Dinuk Hettiarachchi claimed three victims to give the Marians a further boost.
The Marians had chosen a bold approach when batting first with Ishan Mutaliph blasting 32 as they raced along to 98-1 off eight overs.
Nimesh Perara hammered eight fours in his 39 off 18 balls to give them further momentum after Paul Harris had claimed two wickets with successive balls and come very close to making it a hat-trick.
But Johann Myburgh three wickets for seven runs in his first two overs as the Marians. failed to bat out their full 20 overs.
But it wasn't to prove costly as they came out on top in the end and accompanied the PCA Masters through to the Finals Day tomorrow with the PCA Masters XI who finished top of Group B.
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