Left-arm pacer Isuru Udana recorded the first hat-trick of the Champions League Twenty20 as Wayamba Elevens crushed Central District by 75 runs in their last league match of the Twenty20 tournament, in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday.
Already out of semi-finals contention, it was a consolation win for the Sri Lankan side, who hadn't won a single match in the tournament before.
Wayamba put up a modest total of 144 for six and then bundled out the Kiwi side for a paltry 70, riding on Udana's spectacular hat-trick that came in the third over of the Central innings.
Udana dismissed Brad Patton (1), Mathew Sincliar (0) and George Worker (0) in his second over to trigger a batting collapse.
His first had Patton caught behind off the fourth ball and Sinclair was stumped down the leg side off a wide delivery.
The left-arm pacer then bowled Worker to trigger wild celebrations.
The New Zealanders never recovered from the deadly setback and could not even bat out the quota of 20 overs, they skittled out in only 15.3 overs.
Spinner Ajantha Mendis (3/14) was also successful, as Kiwi side cut a sorry figure, heading home without a victory.\
Bevan Griggs (19) was the highest scorer for the Central Districts as only four batsman reached double digits.
Earlier, the Sri Lankan batsmen also struggled but small contributions from most of the players helped them set a modest target.
Mahela Jayawardene (20) and Mahela Udawatte (23) steadied the Lankan innings after the early fall of Jeevantha Julatanga (6).
Skipper Jehan Mubarak was top scorer for Wayamaba with a 26-ball 31.
Shalika Karunanayake (15) and Shalika Karunanayake (12) put up a useful unbeaten 31-run stand for the seventh wicket to take their side close to 150-run mark.