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Wayamba thrash Victoria by 15 runs

Published: Tuesday, October 13, 2009, 20:19 [IST]
 
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Wayamba thrash Victoria by 15 runs

New Delhi: Vandort (42) and Kulatunga (41) helps Sri Lanka's Wayamba to a 15-run victory against Victoria Bushrangers of Australia in their Champions League Twenty20 Group D cricket match at the Ferozeshah Kotla stadium here Tuesday. Though Victoria managed to qualify for the Super Eight, Wayamba exited the tournament on a winning note.

Earlier, Shane Harwood and his pace colleagues at Victoria Bushrangers ran through the Wayamba Elevens middle and lower order to restrict them to a modest 118 for nine wickets.

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The 81-run stand between Jeevantha Kulatunga (42 off 39 balls) and Michael Vandort (42 off 44) for the second wicket was the lone bright spot in the Wayamba innings as the islanders succumbed to a spectacular batting collapse to fold before the 120-mark.

Shane Harwood (3/14) ripped apart the Wayamba middle order but it was Clint McKay (2/24) whose double strikes unhinged the Sri Lankans. Andrew McDonald also claimed a couple of wickets, including the important scalp of Mahela Jayawardene.

Brief Scores

Wayamba: 118/9 ( Michael Vandort 42, Jeevanths Kulatunga 41, Chanaka Welegedara 2 for 18); Victoria: 103/4 (Brad Hodge no 44 , Andrew McDonald no 27, Shane Harwood 3 for 14).

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