Avishka and Lakshitha put Nalanda on top
The quarter final encounter of the Singer Schools ‘Under 19 Division 1’ Two day Cricket Tournament 2018/19 between Nalanda College and Thurstan College commenced today at Mount Lavinia.
Thurstan College skipper Sandaru Dias won the toss and invited the opposition to bat first. Nalanda opening batsman Avishka Perera, who has been in tremendous form this season, gave them a good start, scoring 84 runs. Nalanda skipper Lakshitha Rasanjana played a real captain’s knock, scoring 87 runs while Chamindu Wijesinghe supported him at the other end scoring 62 runs.
Raveen Silva (29) and Dilhara Polgampola (26) chipped in with useful contributions with the bat as Nalanda College finished day one on 329 runs for 6 wickets. Left arm spinner Ayesh Harshana was the pick of the bowlers for Thurstan College as he took 3 scalps for 98 runs while the other left arm spinner Sandaru Dias supported him at the other end, picking up 2 wickets for 96 runs.
Nalanda College – 329/6 (93) Lakshitha Rasanjana 87, Avishka Perera 84, Chamindu Wijesinghe 62, Raveen Silva 29*, Dilhara Polgampola 26, Ayesh Harshana 3/98, Sandaru Dias 2/96