Dinesh Chandimal half-century guide Ruhuna to 160

Dinesh Chandimal in action during his knock of 62 against Leicestershire AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Hyderabad: Sep 21, 2011

Dinesh Chandimal scored his seventh half-century in T20 to help Ruhuna Eleven to 160 for six in the must win CLT20 qualifiers against Leicestershire at Hyderabad on Wednesday.

Ruhuna got off to a jittery start losing two quick wickets for mere 17 runs. Chandimal (62) then along with Kushal Perera got down to repairing the innings.

Just when the Sri Lankan team looked set for a big score, Abdul Razzak struck with two wickets ti have Ruhuna reeling at 67 for four.

Chandimal then added 44 and 41 runs for the fifth and the sixth wicket with Siriwardana and Karunanayake to take his team to a respectable total.

Harry Gurney was the pick of the bowlers for Leicestershire with figures of three for 26.

Brief Scores: Ruhuna 160 for 6 (Dinesh Chandimal 62, Shalika Karunanayake 28; Harry Gurney 3 for 33) vs Leicestershire

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