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S. Thomas’ reclaim D. S. Senanayake shield

140th Battle of the Blues 2019 – Day 3

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The 12-year win-less drought for S. Thomas’ College finally saw an end as they convincingly won the 140th encounter by 7 wickets today at SSC grounds.

The third and final day of the 140th chapter of Sri Lanka’s oldest cricketing encounter, the Battle of the Blues, began with S. Thomas’ College favourites to walk away winners.

S. Thomas’ on course to reclaim shield; Can Royal stop?

Royal College managed to gain a slender 10-run lead over S. Thomas’ College at close on the 2 nd day of the 140 th Battle of the Blues

Resuming the 2nd innings on 148/4 with a lead of 10 runs, Royal College scored just 14 more runs before they lost their 5th wicket. Destroyer-in-chief Kalana Perera once again provided the much needed breakthrough for the Thomians.

Last year Captain Dellon Peiris, who had been very quiet throughout the match, dented the Royalists further with two wickets in the same over. This double blow left Pasindu Sooriyabandara alone with number 10 Lahiru Madushanka.

Sooriyabandara coming in to bat lower in the order due to an injury he sustained during the 1st day’s play was the hero for Royal just as he was in 2016. He battled valiantly with a strapped shoulder to save his team from defeat.

The classy right-handed Sri Lanka U19 cap, batted elegantly for 160 deliveries accumulating 67 valuable runs keeping Royal in contention. He was well supported by Madushanka as the duo added 88 runs for the 9th wicket. The daunting stand for the Thomians eventually was broken by part-time seamer Yohan Perera. It was Sooriyabandara who played at a very wide delivery and was dismissed. Gishan Balasuriya was removed by Yohan in his very first ball to wrap up the Royal 2nd innings for 259.

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Thomas’ chasing a target of 122 in 37 overs cruised to victory in 20. Sithara Hapuhinna and Shalin de Mel came out all guns blazing determined to be aggressive. The Thomians felt some jitters when Captain Hapuhinna was dismissed for 34 runs in 30 balls, but Shalin De Mel took on the mantle majestically and led the remainder of the Thomian run-chase. He took his team over the line with a boundary over mid-wicket remaining unbeaten on 67.

The awards were a clean sweep by the Thomians.

Man of the Match – Kalana Perera

Best Batsman – Umayanga Suwaris

Best Bowler – Kalana Perera

Best Fielder – Shalin De Mel   

Result

S. Thomas’ College
296/10 (78.5) & 124/3 (20)
Royal College
158/10 (48.3) & 259/10 (108.2)
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Isiwara Dissanayake b Kalana Perera 0 4 0 0 0.00
Kamil Mishara c Shalin De Mel b Shannon Fernando 36 87 6 0 41.38
Ahan Sanchitha lbw b Kalana Perera 15 27 2 0 55.56
Pasindu Sooriyabandara c Shalin De Mel b Kalana Perera 2 5 0 0 40.00
Kavindu Madarasinghe c Shalin De Mel b Shannon Fernando 11 27 2 0 40.74
Bagya Dissanayake c Dellon Peiris b Kalana Perera 12 20 2 0 60.00
Tithira Weerasinghe lbw b Kalana Perera 0 3 0 0 0.00
Kavindu Pathirathne lbw b Kalana Perera 35 61 7 0 57.38
Kaushan Kulasooriya c Shalin De Mel b Shannon Fernando 28 47 5 0 59.57
Lahiru Madushanka not out 6 7 1 0 85.71
Gishan Balasuriya c Shalin De Mel b Shannon Fernando 0 6 0 0 0.00
Extras 13 (b 4 , lb 4 , nb 4, w 1, pen 0)
Total 158/10 (48.3 Overs, RR: 3.26)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Kalana Perera 14 4 54 6 3.86
Shalin De Mel 3 0 12 0 4.00
Kishan Munasinghe 6 1 21 0 3.50
Yohan Perera 1 0 2 0 2.00
Shannon Fernando 15.3 8 27 4 1.76
Dellon Peiris 5 1 18 0 3.60
Dilmin Rathnayake 4 1 16 0 4.00
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Sithara Hapuinna c Kaushan Kulasooriya b K Mishara 14 13 3 0 107.69
Shalin De Mel lbw b Kavindu Pathirathna 21 18 5 0 116.67
Ryan Fernando c & b Kamil Mishara 60 66 9 1 90.91
Yohan Perera c Kavindu Madarasinghe b Gishan Balasuriya 49 90 8 0 54.44
Kishan Munasinghe b Kamil Mishara 8 18 1 0 44.44
Dellon Peiris b Gishan Balasuriya 4 16 0 0 25.00
Ravindu De Silva b Lahiru Madushanka 2 23 0 0 8.70
Dilmin Rathnayake c Kavindu Madarasinghe b Kavindu Pathirathne 3 29 0 0 10.34
Umayanga Suwaris run out (Kavindu Madarasinghe) 62 109 9 0 56.88
Kalana Perera c Kaushan Kulasooriya b Kavindu Pathirathne 62 59 9 1 105.08
Shannon Fernando not out 5 32 0 0 15.62
Extras 6 (b 0 , lb 0 , nb 2, w 4, pen 0)
Total 296/10 (78.5 Overs, RR: 3.75)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Kavindu Pathirathne 16 1 83 3 5.19
Lahiru Madushanka 9 1 37 1 4.11
Kamil Mishara 19 5 70 3 3.68
Gishan Balasuriya 23 9 65 2 2.83
Kaushan Kulasooriya 10.5 2 26 0 2.48
Tithira Weerasinghe 1 0 14 0 14.00
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Isiwara Dissanayake b Shalin De Mel 20 77 2 0 25.97
Kamil Mishara c Shalin De Mel b Kalana Perera 34 58 6 0 58.62
Kavindu Madarasinghe c Shalin De Mel b Shannon Fernando 25 50 5 0 50.00
Ahan Sanchitha c Sithara Hapuhinna b Kalana Perera 26 50 3 0 52.00
Bagya Dissanayake c & b Dellon Peiris 21 96 2 0 21.88
Kavindu Pathirathne c Dellon Peiris b Kalana Perera 24 54 3 0 44.44
Pasindu Sooriyabandara c Dellon Peiris b Yohan Perera 67 160 9 0 41.88
Tithira Weerasinghe c & b Dellon Peiris 0 3 0 0 0.00
Kaushan Kulasooriya c Ryan Fernando b Kishan Munasinghe 14 37 3 0 37.84
Lahiru Madushanka not out 11 64 1 0 17.19
Gishan Balasuriya b Yohan Perera 0 1 0 0 0.00
Extras 17 (b 6 , lb 4 , nb 6, w 1, pen 0)
Total 259/10 (108.2 Overs, RR: 2.39)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Kalana Perera 30 6 102 3 3.40
Shannon Fernando 23 11 35 1 1.52
Dellon Peiris 23 6 53 2 2.30
Kishan Munasinghe 9 6 14 1 1.56
Dilmin Rathnayake 5 2 16 0 3.20
Shalin De Mel 11 5 12 1 1.09
Yohan Perera 5.2 0 15 2 2.88
Umayanga Suwaris 2 1 2 0 1.00


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Sithara Hapuhinna c Bagya Dissanayake b Kamil Mishara 34 30 5 0 113.33
Shalin De Mel not out 67 55 10 1 121.82
Ryan Fernando st Kavindu Madarasinghe b Gishan Balasuriya 3 9 0 0 33.33
Yohan Perera b Lahiru Madushanka 2 17 0 0 11.76
Ravindu De Silva not out 13 9 1 0 144.44
Extras 5 (b 4 , lb 1 , nb 0, w 0, pen 0)
Total 124/3 (20 Overs, RR: 6.2)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Kavindu Pathirathne 4 0 39 0 9.75
Kamil Mishara 4 0 22 1 5.50
Kaushan Kulasooriya 2 0 16 0 8.00
Lahiru Madushanka 5 0 19 1 3.80
Gishan Balasuriya 5 1 23 1 4.60