Even flamboyant Sri Lankan batsman Avishka Gunawardene was briefly upstaged by Hong Kong's master blaster Hussain Butt as the Kowloon Cricket Club's centenary celebrations came to an end on the cricket field yesterday. Butt, who attracted world headlines a fortnight ago for scoring a local record of 311 not out and forcing officials to close the Hong Kong Cricket Club for fear of flying balls, was in fine form once again as he hammered an unbeaten 34 to help the Independent's defeat Hong Kong's Under-19 squad in the final of the Masters Sixes competition. Butt and Gunawardene opened the innings and put on a half-century to lay the foundation for a respectable total of 84. Gunawardene made 24 and played second fiddle to Butt, who savaged the bowlers apart from former Sri Lankan international Rumesh Ratnayake. The left-handed Gunawardene, who normally opens the one-day batting for Sri Lanka with Sanath Jayasuriya, is out of favour with the selectors. A last-minute replacement for World Cup-winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga, Gunawardene hit a majestic 161 in a 35-over match on Wednesday. But yesterday it was his turn to watch Butt knock the leather all over the field. The Under-19s, boosted by Ratnayake and Robin Singh in their team, could score only 52 for four to lose by 32 runs. 'We are very grateful to all the overseas players from India and Sri Lanka who came to mark our centenary. It was a pity that there weren't more people to watch them play,' said Fahmy Jowharsha, chairman of the cricket committee for the KCC centenary celebrations. Among the other former Sri Lankan stars were Sidath Wettimuny, Asantha de Mel, Hashan Tillekaratne and Amal Silva, while India were represented by Nikhil Chopra, Sameer Dige, Previn Amre, Abey Kuruvilla and Vivek Razdon.