Ananda College defeat Richmond College to lift the third Murali Harmony Cup.
Ananda College crushed Richmond College by five wickets in a one-sided low-scoring final to become the third Murali Harmony Cup champions on Sunday.
Ananda College knocked out defending champions St. Peter’s College in the semi-finals, ending their three-year winning run, before dominating their Galle opponents in Jaffna.
Richmond College were bowled out for just 68 in 18.5 overs with Kaveeshka Anjula, the man of the match in the semi-finals, taking 3 for 13 with the new ball.
All-rounder Sahan Arachchige also chipped in with great figures, taking 4 for 15 from his four overs.
In reply Ananda College had a nervous start losing two wickets in the first over, but middle order batsman Asel Sigera steadied the innings with 39 from 51 runs.
FOG Seenigama scored 93 for 4 in their 15 overs with Dharshani Mendis top-scoring with 26 from 24 balls. Badulla Ladies were never in the hunt as wickets fell at regular intervals.
The tournament has been jointly organised by former Sri Lanka cricketer Muttiah Muralidharan’s charity the Foundation of Goodness, travel company Red Dot Tours and the Sri Lanka Army.
Results & Scores
Scorecards of all matches and comprehensives statistics from the tournament, including the official points table, can be viewed on Espncricinfo.com by accessing the following link:http://www.espncricinfo.com/sri-lanka-domestic-2014-15/content/series/790419.html
About the Murali Harmony Cup
The 2014 Murali Harmony Cup is being played at five grounds across Northern Sri Lanka in the towns of Jaffna, Oddusuddan, Mankulam and Kilinochchi from 29 October to 2 November. It is a reconciliation and community-building T20 cricket tournament featuring U19 schoolboys and U23 women cricketers designed to promote unity, goodwill, teamwork, the spirit of fair play and service to disadvantaged rural communities. 16 boys’ teams and eight ladies’ teams from across Sri Lanka are playing two matches every day at each ground, with the finals on 5 November at St. Patrick’s College Jaffna.
For all the latest news and information on the Murali Cup 2014, please visit –www.themuralicup.com.
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Kumar Sangakkara, Muttiah Muralitharan and Mahela Jayawardene at the launch of the Murali Harmony Cup 2014, October 24, 2014
Fixtures and event information: Murali Harmony Cup 2014
By Staff Writers | October 26, 2014
The Murali Harmony Cup, a T20 cricket tournament held at venues across northern Sri Lanka to promote reconciliation after decades of war in the region, will get under way this year on October 29.
Fixtures and event details below.
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