Impressive All-Rounded performance put St. Sylvesters on top
Phenomenal batting knocks of the St Sylvesters' middle order and a match bag of 10 wickets for 36 to Sivakumar Tyron paved the way for St.Sylvester's College, Kandy to beat Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya by an inning and 104 runs today. The game was played at University grounds in Peradeniya.
After winning the toss, the boys from Pannipitiya batted first and were bundled out for a cheap 97 runs. Vesters bowling department started to dominate the proceedings from the first session as they ruined the opposition's batting line up in no time, only enabling Himasha Liyanage to score a half ton. Sivakumar Tyron led the challenging bowling attack by claiming four wickets.
Vesters batting was too good for the opposition as they put 262 for the loss of 9 on the board bringing the lead to 165 runs for the 1st innings. Right hander Thenuka Liyanage top scored with 80 runs inclusive of seven and two whopping sixes. Muditha Hashan (69) and skipper Malith Premathilake (57) built up a solid partnership of 92 for the 5th wicket to consolidate the innings of the hosts. Off spinner Maheema Weerakoon bagged 4 wickets.
Visitors' second innings batting was even more substandard as they were confined to just 61 runs. Tharindu Sandaruwan along with Kanishka Jayasundara gave some hope to their team while others were not even able to get into double figures. Tyron once again curtailed visitors' batting by grabbing another 6 wickets confirming the massive victory for St.Sylvester's College, Kandy.
Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya - 1st innings 97 all out in 38.5 Overs (Himasha Liyanage 54: Sivakumar Tyron 4 for 13, Thenuka Liyanage 3 for 14)
St.Sylvester's College, Kandy - 1st innings 262/9 Dec. In 73.4 Overs (Thenuka Liyanage 80, Muditha Hashan 69, Malith Premathilake 57: Maheema Weerakoon 4 for 53, Pawan Peiris 2 for 24)
Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya - 2nd innings 61 all out in 29.3 Overs (Tharindu Sandaruwan 16, Kanishka Jayasundara 13: Sivakumar Tyron 6 for 23, Lasantha De Soyza 3 for 10)
Result - SSCK won by an inning and 104 runs.