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Sandaru Dias spins Thurstan to landmark win

56th Battle of the Brothers – Day 2

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The 19-year result-less streak in the Battle of the Brothers encounter was broken today as Thurstan College clinched a stunning 10-wicket win against rivals Isipathana College at SSC grounds.

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Thurstan College started the 2nd and final day of the 56th Thurstan-Isipathana encounter, just 15 runs behind the 169 runs made by Isipathana College in the 1st innings. Isipathana College faced a major setback even before the day’s play began as their strike bowler Dinath Dissanayake was reported for a suspect action and was ruled out from bowling further in this match.

All-rounder Ravindu Rathnayake starting off proceedings for the boys in green in Dissanayake’s absence took two wickets in just the 2nd over he bowled in the day. Overnight batsman Rashmika Hiripitiya and young all-rounder Bawantha Jayasinghe, were both dismissed with consecutive deliveries.

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Following the early blows, it was all about Ranesh Silva in the rest of the Thurstan innings. The right-handed fresher continuing from 28 not out went on to become the first ever Thurstanite to score a century on his Big Match debut. His wonderful knock of 109 runs came in 116 balls. He was eventually undone by Rathnayake, ending the Thurstan innings for 276 runs with a lead of 107.

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The 2nd essay by Isipathana got off to a decent start as openers Thevindu Dickwella and Mandeepa Gunasekara batted for 14.4 overs scoring 54 runs. With the Pathanians inching close towards going past Thurstan’s lead, Sandaru Dias started controlling the Isipathana innings.

The Thurstan skipper, dismissed both the openers in quick succession with his left-arm spin. Isipathana were allowed to score just 90 runs after losing their 1st wicket as they were bundled out for 144 runs.

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Dias who was the chief destroyer of the Isipathana innings, grabbed 6 wickets, becoming the first Thurstanite to take 10 wickets in a Big Match. Apart from the openers Dickwella and Gunasekara, who scored 39 and 23 respectively, Rathnayake fought hard to save his team. He was unfortunately dismissed as the 7 wicket, literally sealing the match for Thurstan. He was Dias’ 4th victim.

The Thurstan openers finished off the match with an unbeaten stand of 41 as they chased down the required 38 runs in just 7.5 overs. This win for Thurstan came after 27 years.

All 5 awards on offer were swept away by the victorious Thurstanites,

Awards

  • Man of the Match – Ranesh Silva
  • Best Batsman – Ranesh Silva
  • Best Bowler – Sandaru Dias
  • Best Fielder – Rashmika Hiripitiya
  • Best Striker – Anju Karunanayake

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Result

Thurstan College
276/10 (58.4) & 41/0 (7.5)
Isipathana College
169/10 (57.1) & 144/10 (50.2)
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Thevindu Damsara Dickwella c Ayesh Harshana b Bawantha Jayasinghe 40 70 5 0 57.14
Mandeepa Gunasekara c Nimesh Perera b Sandaru Dias 15 78 1 0 19.23
Ravindu Rathnayakke c A Karunananyake b Ayesh Harshana 20 48 2 0 41.67
I Sandamal c A Karunananyake b Bawantha Jayasinghe 26 53 4 0 49.06
Leshan Kavisha Amarasinghe lbw b Sandaru Dias 3 5 0 0 60.00
S Uthsara c Ayesh Harshana b Bawantha Jayasinghe 30 42 5 0 71.43
Saveen Dhantha st R Silva b Sandaru Dias 19 28 3 0 67.86
Yasiru Kasthuriarachchi c A Karunananyake b Sandaru Dias 6 16 0 0 37.50
Madushika Sandaruwan c R Silva b Bawantha Jayasinghe 0 4 0 0 0.00
Thuwan Kalik Amath b Bawantha Jayasinghe 0 2 0 0 0.00
Dinath Dissanayaka not out 0 0 0 0 0.00
Extras 10 (b 1 , lb 4 , nb 4, w 1, pen 0)
Total 169/10 (57.1 Overs, RR: 2.96)
Fall of Wickets 1-30 (17.6) Mandeepa Gunasekara, 2-68 (29.1) Thevindu Damsara Dickwella, 3-87 (38.2) Ravindu Rathnayakke, 4-94 (39.3) Leshan Kavisha Amarasinghe, 5-115 (45.1) I Sandamal, 6-151 (51.3) S Uthsara, 7-168 (55.5) Saveen Dhantha, 8-169 (56.4) Madushika Sandaruwan, 9-169 (56.6) Thuwan Kalik Amath, 10-169 (57.1) Yasiru Kasthuriarachchi,
Bowling O M R W Econ
Bawantha Jayasinghe 14 3 37 5 2.64
Avishka Kaushalya 5 1 14 0 2.80
Ayesh Harshana 20 3 66 1 3.30
Sandaru Dias 15.1 1 41 4 2.72
Shalaka Bandara 3 0 6 0 2.00
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Yohan Liyanage b Dinath Dissanayaka 12 14 3 0 85.71
Jayavihan Mahavithana c Leshan Kavisha Amarasinghe b Thuwan Kalik Amath 7 17 1 0 41.18
Avishka Kaushalya c Leshan Kavisha Amarasinghe b Yasiru Kasthuriarachchi 9 31 1 0 29.03
A Karunananyake b Dinath Dissanayaka 70 80 8 0 87.50
Nimesh Perera c I Sandamal b Madushika Sandaruwan 16 27 1 0 59.26
R Silva c I Sandamal b Ravindu Rathnayakke 109 116 14 0 93.97
Rashmika Hiripitiya c Thuwan Kalik Amath b Ravindu Rathnayakke 0 11 0 0 0.00
Bawantha Jayasinghe b Ravindu Rathnayakke 0 1 0 0 0.00
Shalaka Bandara run out () 12 32 0 0 37.50
Ayesh Harshana b Thuwan Kalik Amath 18 25 3 0 72.00
Sandaru Dias not out 2 4 0 0 50.00
Extras 21 (b 10 , lb 4 , nb 6, w 1, pen 0)
Total 276/10 (58.4 Overs, RR: 4.7)
Fall of Wickets 1-20 (4.2) Yohan Liyanage, 2-20 (5.5) Jayavihan Mahavithana, 3-59 (13.4) Avishka Kaushalya, 4-106 (23.2) Nimesh Perera,
Bowling O M R W Econ
Dinath Dissanayaka 11.2 2 37 2 3.30
Thuwan Kalik Amath 6 0 43 2 7.17
Yasiru Kasthuriarachchi 14 2 47 1 3.36
Thevindu Damsara Dickwella 10 0 45 0 4.50
Madushika Sandaruwan 11 2 41 1 3.73
Ravindu Rathnayakke 5.2 1 34 3 6.54
S Uthsara 1 0 15 0 15.00
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Mandeepa Gunasekara lbw b Sandaru Dias 23 54 0 0 42.59
Thevindu Damsara Dickwella c Yohan Liyanage b Sandaru Dias 39 38 0 0 102.63
Ravindu Rathnayakke c Nimesh Perera b Sandaru Dias 49 81 5 0 60.49
I Sandamal c Rashmika Hiripitiya b Yohan Liyanage 0 17 0 0 0.00
Leshan Kavisha Amarasinghe c Jeyavihan Pradeeptha b Bawantha Jayasinghe 11 38 2 0 28.95
S Uthsara lbw b Sandaru Dias 0 10 0 0 0.00
Saveen Dhantha lbw b Ayesh Harshana 13 34 1 0 38.24
Madushika Sandaruwan c Rashmika Hiripitiya b Ayesh Harshana 4 15 0 0 26.67
Yasiru Kasthuriarachchi c Shalaka Bandara b Sandaru Dias 0 4 0 0 0.00
Thuwan Kalik Amath b Sandaru Dias 1 8 0 0 12.50
Dinath Dissanayaka not out 0 5 0 0 0.00
Extras 4 (b 0 , lb 0 , nb 2, w 2, pen 0)
Total 144/10 (50.2 Overs, RR: 2.86)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Ayesh Harshana 16 3 39 2 2.44
Bawantha Jayasinghe 8 0 27 1 3.38
Sandaru Dias 17.2 1 54 6 3.14
Yohan Liyanage 8 0 17 1 2.12
Shalaka Bandara 1 0 7 0 7.00


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Yohan Liyanage not out 16 19 2 0 84.21
Jeyavihan Pradeeptha not out 21 28 3 0 75.00
Extras 4 (b 4 , lb 0 , nb 0, w 0, pen 0)
Total 41/0 (7.5 Overs, RR: 5.23)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Ravindu Rathnayakke 2 0 12 0 6.00
Yasiru Kasthuriarachchi 3.5 0 15 0 4.29
Thuwan Kalik Amath 2 1 10 0 5.00