Thurstan struggles on a low-scoring day one

Singer U19 Division 1 Cricket Tournament 2018/19

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Thurstan College, Colombo and Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya are working off their tournament fixture at Thurstan grounds today (14th November)

Dharmapala College was put to bat first by Thurstan College who won the toss. Thurstan skipper Sandaru Dias was very handy with the ball as he picked up 6 wickets restricting Dharmapala to 157 runs. Malith Sandakalum was the lone warrior from Dharmapala who hit a half century to keep Dharmapala in the contest.
In reply, Thurstan College was clearly struggling by the end of the day with 7 wickets down for just 87 runs. Ranesh Silva was at the crease with 24 runs by stumps while Dilshan de Silva picked up 3 scalps to finish the day on top.
Brief scores
 
Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya157 (51): Malith Sandakalum 54, Vihanga Gunarathna 21, Lakitha Purasinghe 21, Udith Wickramarachchi 2/43, Sandaru Dias 6/43 

Thurstan College, Colombo85/7 (42): Ranesh Silva 24*, Dilshan de Silva 3/14, Lakshitha Purasingh 2/13

STUMPS – DAY 1