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The equation was straightforward for the visiting CH team as they needed a bonus point win to move up to third place while hosts CR needed a win to pip CH to fourth place.

Avantha Lee’s absence continued to hamper the visitors but the return of Sudarshana Mututhanthri after his stint in New Zealand was a major boost. Meanwhile the CR backroom staff surprisingly omitted in form flanker Taariq Salih.

Both teams had an equal share of possession in the first few exchanges, however, the game was played between the two 22-meter line as scoring opportunities were few and far between.

Captain Kavindu Perera got the first breakthrough for CR as he stunned the visitors with a try, as CR worked the line in stunning fashion, creating the extra man for the captain to dot down in the corner.

Tarinda Ratwatta nailed the touch line conversion to make it the perfect start to the game for the hosts, who started as underdogs. (CR 07-00 CH)

Inconsistency was the Achilles heel for CR, and it showed as they conceded soon after scoring.

Samuel Maduwantha was on target with his first kick of the evening as he punished the CR defense for being offside after securing the restart. (CR 07-03 CH)

Returning Sri Lanka Sevens captain, Mututhantri looked in prime form, taking no time to settle as he got his name on the scoresheet as the flanker, barging his way over from close range.

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