Avishka and Lakshitha put Nalanda on top

Under 19 ‘Division 1’ Cricket Tournament 2018/19

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Brief scores

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