121st Southern Battle of the Blues ends in a draw

Under 19 Schools Cricket 2020/21

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The 121st Southern Battle of the Blues played between St. Servatius’ College and St. Thomas’ College ended in a draw today at Hambantota. 

After been put in to bat first, St. Servatius’ College posted 253 runs on the board for their first innings, with Kushan Wijerathne top-scoring with 70 runs off 143 balls with 8 fours. Hirusha Jeewadith and Sineth Dissanayake starred with the ball for the Thomians, taking 3 wickets each. 

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In reply, St. Thomas’ College showed a dominant batting display posting 312 runs for 8 wickets before declaring the innings in the 88th over. The right-handed batsman Hirantha Lakshan top-scored with a brilliant century for the Thomians. Lakshan’s knock of 127 runs came off 163 balls with 12 fours and a six. 

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St. Servatius’ College began their second innings 59 runs behind and displayed a much better batting display this time round, posting 170 for 2 at the close of play on day three. Diniru Abeywickramasinghe starred with the bat for Servatius’, scoring an unbeaten 103 runs off 168 balls with 10 fours.  

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Brief Scores

Venue – Mahinda Rajapaksha Internantional Cricket Stadium  

Toss – St. Thomas’ College 

St. Servatius College 253 (94.5) Kushan Wijerama 70, Damimdu Sankalpa 38, Madushan De Silva 38, Diniru Abeywickramasinghe 31, Vishwa Supun 20, Hirusha Jeewadith 3/25, Sineth Dissanayake 3/82, Harindu Jayasekara 2/25, Senura Perera 2/37 & 170/2 (62.4) Diniru Abeywickramasinghe 103*, Chirath Neththaru 25*, Pasindu Madawa 20 

St. Thomas College 312/8d (88) Hirantha Lakshan 127, Nipun Samarasinghe 59, Sachira Rashmika 39, Woshitha Amarasinghe 35, Thaush Damimdu Sankalpa 2/63, Chathum Kulasekara 2/49 

Result – Match Drawn