Vihan and Methushan excel in rain-hit day

Vihan Gunasekara

Three matches in the Singer Schools U-19 Division I two-day cricket tournament 2017/18 conducted today around the island.

DS Senanayake College vs Bandaranayaka College

The Dons decided to bat first in the group ‘A’ encounter which started today in Bandaragama. Hard-hitting left-hander Vihan Gunasekara was the shining light as he stroked 60 runs to help them to a decent total.

Chasing a below-par 173 the lads Gampaha dismantled by discipline bowling efforts from DS Senanayake College as they registered first innings points in the opening day. DS Senanayake left-arm spinner Methushan Kumara was almost unplayable as he claimed 6 scalps to demolish the Bandaranayake boys.

Match will continue tomorrow for day two.

Brief scores

DS Senanayake College – 172 (50.1) Vihan Gunasekara 60, Tuwin Nilakshana 31*, Pasindu Aditya 24, Hachitha Thimal 4/30, Janidu Jayawardene 3/19, Sahiru Roshen 2/11.

Bandaranayake College – 136 (35.4) Sisitha Madanayake 63, Methushan Kumara 6/35.

Maris Stella College vs St. Servatius College

The lads from Negombo won the toss and opted to bat first in gloomy conditions at Kadirana grounds. the hosts posted 180 all out in trying conditions in the traditional encounter which began today. In reply, the visitors started off steadily before bad light stopped play for the opening day.

Match will continue tomorrow for day two,

Brief scores

Maris Stella College – 180 (53.4) Manisha Silva 48, Ashan Fernando 30, Kesara Nuwantha 4/35, Charith Hasantha 3/27.

St. Servatius College – 23/0 (7)

Prince of Wales vs Mahinda College

The delayed start traditional encounter was held up due to poor weather conditions in Moratuwa. Been asked to bat first the hosts lost wickets at regular intervals before umpires decided to call it a day.

Match will continue tomorrow for day two

Brief scores

Prince of Wales College – 116/6 (27) Vishwa Chathuranga 42, Avindu Fernando 38, K.S.D Edirisinghe 2/11, Kavindu Ediriweera 2/37.