Miflal Ameen bowls St.Peter’s to victory

U19 Cricket

St. Peter’s College Colombo thrashed St. Mary’s Kegalle by 9 wickets in their Singer Cup U19 division one cricket tournament Group A encounter at Wickramabahu grounds in Gampola last evening while Nalanda College managed to put themselves in a commanding position against visitors Dharmapala on day one of their encounter.

St. Peter’s College vs St. Mary’s College, Kegalle

Resuming day two on 98 for 3, the Peterites went on to make 223 in 64 overs. Left-handed Manelkar De Silva and Salith Fernando scored half tons for the visitors, while Lasitha Udage bagged four wickets for the home team.

The hosts were yet again dismantled by the spin trio, Miflal Ameen, Sachin Silva and Chathura Obeysekara. The lanky left-arm spinner Ameen finished with a match bag of 8 for 71, while Obeysekara and Silva shared 6 scalps for the game. Needing only a run to win, the Peterites lost a wicket but snatched an easy nine wicket win over the hapless Marians outfit.

St. Mary’s College – 151 all out in 50.4 overs: Gajitha Kotawegoda 33, Miflal Ameen 4/41, Chathura Obeysekara 3/46, Sachin Silva 3/19.

St. Peter’s College – 223 all out in 64.2 overs: Manelka desilva 79, Salith Fernando 77, Santhush Gunathilaka 28, Lasitha Udage 4/61.

St. Mary’s College 2nd innings –72 all out in 44.2 overs: Sanjay Ranjith 28*,Miflal Ameen 4/30, Sachin Silva 3/18, Chathura Obeysekara 3/21.

St. Peter’s College 2nd innings – 4 for 1 in 0.4 overs.

Nalanda College vs Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya

Avishka Perera scored a brilliant century to put Nalanda College in command in their group A clash against Dharmapala College,Panninpitiya at Nalanda grounds .
Nalanda skipper Dasun Senevirathne won the toss and opted bat on a good batting strip, and they amassed 307 runs in just 65 overs.

The hosts decided to declare their innings on a high note, with Dasun Seneviratne and Kasun Sandaruwan chipping in with forties.

Mahima Weerakoon was the most successful bowler for the visitors bagging 3 for 89.
In reply, the lads from Pannipitiya were struggling on 65 for 6 in just 28 overs at stumps on day one. They have an up-hill task to save the game today (23rd December).

Nalanda College – 307 for 6 declared in 65 overs: Avishka Perera 109, Dasun Senavirathne 48, Kasun Sandaruwan 45*, Malinga Amarasinghe 35, Mahima Weerakoon 3/89.

Dharmapala College – 65 for 6 in 28 overs.