Jaffna qualify for Murali Cup final

Jaffna Combined Schools to play St. Peter's College in final
September 11, 2012

Edward Edin
Jaffna's hard-hitting batsman Edward Edin continued his fine run in the tournament. © Murali Cup

Jaffna Combined Schools continued their dream run in the tournament with a compelling performance against Maliyadeva College to secure their passage to the Murali Harmony Cup finals.

The talented team, who had earlier shocked Trinity College, dominated the match as they piled up 179 for 7 after electing to bat first.

Man of the Match Gaster Tuder, who is also a fine wicket-keeper, was the cornerstone of the innings with a classy 85.

Hard-hitting Edward Edin, who is also a Northern Province sprint champion, continued his fine form with an entertaining 37 full of powerful strokes.

In reply Maliyadeva were never able to challenge the Jaffna total as Tamil Union fast bowler JP Erick took 3 for 11 and spinner B. Clington claimed 2 for 9.

The Kurunegala school were bowled out for 88 in 18.5 overs to give Jaffna a 91 run victory.

Jaffna will now play St. Peter’s College in the finals of the tournament at the IODR Oval in Oddusuddan on Wednesday.

The Murali Harmony Cup is a 20-team reconciliation tournament staged to promote community-building and friendship in post-war Sri Lanka.

The five-day tournament has been jointly organised by Muttiah Muralidaran’s charity the Foundation of Goodness, travel company Red Dot Tours, the International Cricket Council and the Sri Lanka Army.

Related: St. Peter's College qualify for Murali Harmony Cup final

Brief scores

Jaffna Combined v Maliyadeva College
Jaffna Combined 179 for 7 in 20 overs (GR Tuder 85, Edwerd Edin 37, Keshan Wijeratne 3 for 31, Sarinda Dassanayake 2 for 17) v Maliyadeva College 88 all out in 18.5 overs (Charith Rathnayake 21, Tharaka Rajaguru 15, JP Erick 3 for 11, B Clington 2 for 9).
Jaffna Combined won by 91 runs.
MOM: GR Tuder

© Island Cricket

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