Gunathilaka ton sends SSC to best T20 total In Sri Lanka

Inform opener Danushka Gunathilaka smashed a career best T20 score of 102 not out in SSC’s record breaking total of 246 for four against CCC in the SLC Twenty20 Tournament.

At the Colts grounds on Friday Gunathilaka clobbered five sixes and nine boundaries during his 57-ball knock as SSC piled up highest Twenty20 total on Sri Lanka soil.

The 24-year-old left hander had made 80 against Badureliya SC only two days earlier. He featured in a 111-run opening partnership with Minod Bhanuka, who himself had made a 26-ball half century.

Dasun Shanaka hit 46 runs off 18 balls with five sixes and two fours.

Chasing the highest total on Sri Lanka soil, CCC were reelling off the bowling of two left arm paceman Binura Fernando (three wickets) and Charith Jayampathi (3-54). Six feet six inch Fernando, one of the promising left arm bowlers, delivered economical four overs conceding 22 runs. All rounder Chathuranga Kumara scored 53 off 29 balls including four sixes and two fours.

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