2019 Super Provincial One Day Tournament

The 2019 Super Provincial One Day Tournament was a List A cricket tournament that was played in Sri Lanka between 4 and 11 April 2019.[1][2] Four teams took part in the competition: Colombo, Dambulla, Galle and Kandy, with Galle being the defending champions.[3]

2019 Super Provincial One Day Tournament
Dates4 – 11 April 2019
Administrator(s)Sri Lanka Cricket
Cricket formatList A cricket
Tournament format(s)Round-robin and final
Host(s) Sri Lanka
ChampionsColombo
Galle
Participants4
Player of the seriesDhananjaya de Silva
Most runsAngelo Mathews (227)
Most wicketsLasith Malinga (8)
2018

Initially, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said that players would only be considered for the 2019 Cricket World Cup if they played in this tournament.[4] Lasith Malinga was originally expected to play in the tournament and miss out on some part of the 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL).[5] The SLC then changed its stance, granting permission for Malinga to miss the tournament and play in the IPL.[6][7] However, days before the start of the tournament, Malinga was listed as playing in a press release issued by Sri Lanka Cricket.[8] Malinga played for Galle in the opening fixture of the tournament, the day after appearing for the Mumbai Indians in the IPL.[9] In the match against Kandy, he took seven wickets for 49 runs, his best figures in List A cricket.[10]

Following the conclusion of the round-robin matches, Galle and Colombo had progressed to the tournament final.[11] Dambulla won the third place play-off match, after they beat Kandy by 94 runs.[12] The final finished as a no result, after rain stopped play during the innings break, therefore Colombo and Galle shared the title.[13] Angelo Mathews was named the best batsman of the tournament, Lasith Malinga the best bowler and Dhananjaya de Silva was named the player of the tournament.[14]

SquadsEdit

The following teams and squads were named to compete in the tournament:[2]

Colombo Galle Kandy Dambulla

Points tableEdit

Teams[15] Pld W L NR Pts NRR
Galle 3 2 0 1 12 +2.320
Colombo 3 2 0 1 11 +0.955
Kandy 3 1 2 0 5 –0.581
Dambulla 3 0 3 0 0 –1.793

     Teams qualified for the final

FixturesEdit

Round-robinEdit

4 April 2019
Scorecard
Colombo
238/9 (50 overs)
v
Dambulla
156 (36.3 overs)
Chamika Karunaratne 57 (53)
Jeevan Mendis 4/36 (10 overs)
Bhanuka Rajapaksa 38 (45)
Suranga Lakmal 3/29 (8 overs)
  • Dambulla won the toss and elected to field.

4 April 2019
Scorecard
Galle
255/9 (50 overs)
v
Kandy
99 (18.5 overs)
Kusal Mendis 65 (87)
Kasun Rajitha 3/44 (9 overs)
Dimuth Karunaratne 35* (48)
Lasith Malinga 7/49 (9.5 overs)
  • Kandy won the toss and elected to field.

6 April 2019
Scorecard
Galle
345/8 (50 overs)
v
Dambulla
269 (46.5 overs)
Dhananjaya de Silva 89 (76)
Ishan Jayaratne 3/43 (8 overs)
Angelo Mathews 78 (64)
Dhananjaya de Silva 3/57 (9 overs)
  • Dambulla won the toss and elected to field.

6 April 2019
Scorecard
Colombo
289/6 (50 overs)
v
Kandy
205/5 (39 overs)
Shehan Jayasuriya 115 (133)
Kasun Rajitha 2/74 (9 overs)
Sangeeth Cooray 82 (100)
Seekkuge Prasanna 2/55 (9 overs)
  • Colombo won the toss and elected to bat.

8 April 2019
Scorecard
Dambulla
198 (44.5 overs)
v
Kandy
199/3 (31.3 overs)
Angelo Mathews 47 (67)
Thisara Perera 4/25 (7 overs)
Dimuth Karunaratne 86 (74)
Ramith Rambukwella 1/31 (5 overs)
  • Dambulla won the toss and elected to bat.

8 April 2019
Scorecard
Galle
258/9 (50 overs)
v
Colombo
55/0 (7.1 overs)
Wanindu Hasaranga 56 (60)
Akila Dananjaya 5/53 (10 overs)
  • Galle won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Rain during Colombo's innings prevented any further play.

FinalsEdit

3rd place play-off
10 April 2019
Scorecard
Dambulla
325/5 (50 overs)
v
Kandy
231 (42.2 overs)
Angelo Mathews 101 (106)
Thisara Perera 2/54 (10 overs)
Sadeera Samarawickrama 70 (66)
Isuru Udana 2/21 (5 overs)
  • Kandy won the toss and elected to field.

Final
11 April 2019
Scorecard
Galle
337/7 (50 overs)
v
Colombo
Lahiru Thirimanne 115 (128)
Seekkuge Prasanna 1/41 (4 overs)
  • Galle won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Rain during the innings break prevented any further play, with the title being shared.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Super Provincial 50 Over Tournament – Squads and Schedule". Sri Lanka Cricket. Archived from the original on 23 March 2019. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Squads, Fixtures announced for SLC Provincial 50 Overs Tournament". The Papare. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Galle win Sri Lanka Super Four Provincial Limited-Overs Tournament". Cricket Country. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Malinga to miss Mumbai Indians' first six IPL matches". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  5. ^ "SLC softens stance, Lasith Malinga likely to be available for Mumbai Indians' next two games". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Lasith Malinga made available to Mumbai Indians after SLC change of heart". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Malinga's IPL saga takes new turn". The Papare. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Super Provincial One-Day Tournament kicks off on April 4". Sri Lanka Cricket. Archived from the original on 1 April 2019. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Lasith Malinga collects 10/83 across two games in two days". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Lasith Malinga returns from Mumbai to record career best figures". The Papare. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  11. ^ "Dimuth Karunaratne, Akila Dananjaya make strong cases for World Cup selection". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  12. ^ "Mathews stamps authority with a match-winning hundred". The Papare. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  13. ^ "Galle and Colombo Joint Champs in rain hit final". Sri Lanka Cricket. Archived from the original on 11 April 2019. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  14. ^ "Rain spoils Provincial Final after Thirimanne century". The Papare. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  15. ^ "Sri Lanka Super Four Provincial Limited Over Tournament Table - 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  16. ^ "Lahiru Thirimanne stakes World Cup claim with 115 in one-day final". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 11 April 2019.

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