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S. Thomas’ beat Royal to regain Mustangs Trophy

47th Mustangs Trophy – Limited Overs Encounter – Royal College vs S. Thomas’ College

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47th Mustangs Trophy – Limited Overs Encounter – Royal College vs S. Thomas’ College

S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia regained the 47thMustangs Trophy as they defeated Royal College, Colombo in the annual limited overs encounter played today (16thMarch) at SSC Grounds, Colombo.

S. Thomas’ College Skipper Mahith Perera won the toss and had no hesitation to bat first on a batting friendly surface at SSC Grounds.

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The wicket-keeper batter Sadev Soysa and Avinash Fernando provided a solid start to the innings, adding 75-run partnership for the first wicket. Soysa and the Skipper Mahith Perera also put on a half-century stand in the middle order to lift S. Thomas’ College.

Soysa was the top scorer for S. Thomas’ College as he made 65 runs off 70 balls with 5 fours and a six. Thisen Eheliyagoda, who batted at No. 5 for the Thomians, also notched up a fine half-century to take their side to a competitive total – 256/8.

Ranuka Malaviarachchi was the pick of the bowlers for Royal College as he snared 4 wickets for 53 runs in his 9-over spell.

In reply, Royal College got off to a wobbly start as they lost 2 wickets inside the powerplay, including the Skipper Sineth Jayawardana. Anush Polonowita and Isula Geeganage chipped in with crucial 30s to steady the ship for Royal College.

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However, Royal College continued to lose wickets at regular intervals, keeping the door open for the opposition to strengthen their grip on the game. Shane Abeyratne fought back with a gritty half-century, but it was not enough to put their side over the line as they fell 30 runs short of the target at the end.

Nathan Caldera and Dineth Goonewardene were brilliant with the ball for the Thomians as they picked up 3 wickets each.

Award Winners

Player of the Match – Sadev Soysa (S. Thomas’ College)

Best Fresher – Sadev Soysa (S. Thomas’ College)

Best Batter (Royal College) – Shane Abeyratne

Best Batter (S. Thomas’ College) – Thisen Eheliyagoda

Best Bowler (Royal College) – Ranuka Malaviarachchi

Best Bowler (S. Thomas’ College) – Dineth Goonewardene

Result


Royal College
226/10 (48.1)

S. Thomas’ College
256/8 (50)

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Sadew Soyza run out (Dinura Senaratne) 65 70 5 1 92.86
Avinash Fernando b Ranuka Malaviarachchi 37 64 4 0 57.81
Dineth Gunawardena b Ranuka Malaviarachchi 13 28 0 0 46.43
Mahith Perera b Dinura Senaratne 27 45 2 0 60.00
Thishen Ehaliyagoda b Anush Polonnowita 61 69 8 0 88.41
Akash Fernando c Shane Abeyratne b Ranuka Malaviarachchi 30 18 3 0 166.67
Nathan Caldera c Sineth Jayawardena b Khalid Rahimdeen 3 4 0 0 75.00
Yatindra N Siriwardene not out 0 0 0 0 0.00
Ashen Perera c Bulan Weerathunga b Ranuka Malaviarachchi 4 3 0 0 133.33


Extras 16 (b 0 , lb 1 , nb 1, w 14, pen 0)
Total 256/8 (50 Overs, RR: 5.12)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Anush Polonnowita 9 0 43 1 4.78
Bulan Weerathunga 5 0 22 0 4.40
Sineth Jayawardena 10 2 35 0 3.50
Ranuka Malaviarachchi 9 0 53 4 5.89
Khalid Rahimdeen 6 0 36 1 6.00
Ramiru Perera 3 0 22 0 7.33
Dinura Senaratne 8 0 44 1 5.50


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Isula Geeganage lbw b Akash Fernando 37 70 4 0 52.86
Rehan Peris lbw b Anuk Devanarayana 0 1 0 0 0.00
Sineth Jayawardena c Anuk Devanarayana b Dineth Gunawardena 11 11 1 0 100.00
Anush Polonnowita lbw b Dineth Gunawardena 31 58 2 0 53.45
Shane Abeyratne c Akash Fernando b Dineth Gunawardena 56 70 7 0 80.00
Ramiru Perera lbw b Nathan Caldera 14 14 2 0 100.00
Dinura Senaratne c Yatindra N Siriwardene b Nathan Caldera 20 32 1 0 62.50
Khalid Rahimdeen c Mahith Perera b Nathan Caldera 15 19 1 0 78.95
Bulan Weerathunga lbw b Dineth Gunawardena 8 8 1 0 100.00
Ranuka Malaviarachchi run out (Dineth Gunawardena) 13 6 1 0 216.67
Nethwin Dharmarathne not out 2 3 1 1 66.67


Extras 19 (b 1 , lb 5 , nb 1, w 12, pen 0)
Total 226/10 (48.1 Overs, RR: 4.69)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Yatindra N Siriwardene 8 1 35 0 4.38
Anuk Devanarayana 8 1 29 2 3.62
Ashen Perera 8 0 36 0 4.50
Darien Marlon Diego 6 0 28 0 4.67
Nathan Caldera 9.1 0 45 3 4.95
Akash Fernando 2 0 10 1 5.00
Dineth Gunawardena 7 0 37 3 5.29