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59th Battle of the Brothers encounter ends in a draw

59th Battle of the Brothers

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The 59th Battle of the Brothers Big Match encounter between Isipathana College and Thurstan College ended in a draw at the SSC Grounds today. Isipathana, who were on 32/1 at the end of Day 1 replying to the 1st innings total of 202 by Thurstan College, managed to notch up a total of 297/8 before declaring the innings. Thurstan, who batted for 10 overs late in Day 2, were 25/2 when the umpires called for stumps on Day 2. With this result, Thurstan College retained the Blackham Wijewardena Memorial Trophy.

Isipathana College began the day with a 171 run deficit and scored at a good run rate throughout the 1st session, even though Thurstan ace pacer Nipun Premaratne took 3 wickets. Yesith Kalupahana continued his good work from Day 1 as he pounced his way towards a well deserved half-century. None of the other top-order batters for Isipathana managed to get going until the combination of Randunu Ganganath and Yuneth Seneviratne put together a massive three-figure stand of 129 for the 8th wicket. This stand between Ganganath and Seneviratne is also the highest ever for Isipathana in the history of this encounter.

Randunu Ganganath, who compiled the best batting effort of the entire encounter, scored 6 fours and a six in his phenomenal knock of 99. Unfortunately for the youngster, he got dismissed just 1 run short of a well-deserved century. Yuneth, who complemented Ganganath with a lot of authority, scored the 3rd half-century of the day for Isipathana College.

Nipun Premaratne, one of the most talented pace bowlers who knows how to execute a plan against any batter out there, was the clear highlight of the day when it came to bowling, thanks to a hard working 5-wicket haul. There was another little spark for Thurstan College in the form of a young 15 year old left-arm spinner, who took 3 wickets after bowling consistently throughout his 16 over spell.

With just a few overs remaining, Isipathana decided to ask the Thurstanites to bat again, and just like during the 1st innings the Pathana pace bowlers dominated the opposition top order, taking 2 wickets inside the first 10 overs.

After 2 days of action, the encounter ended in a draw, making this the 48th instance a draw has taken place between these two schools. However, it is fair to say that Isipathana College ended with more honors in this annual encounter thanks to the 3 half-tons by their batters, the 5-wicket haul by Kevin Samuel and some excellent fielding, all of which was complemented well by an attacking captaincy from Thinula Liyanage.

Award Winners

Man of the Match (Harsha Deepal Memorial Trophy) – Randunu Ganganath

Best Batsman (Jayantha Paranathala Challenge Trophy) – Randunu Ganganath

Best Bowler (Mahanama Wijeyaratne Challenge Trophy) – Kevin Samuel

Best Fielder (Chakrawarthy de Silva Memorial Trophy)  – Tharindu Harshana

Best Allrounder (Priya de Mel Challenge Trophy)  – Nipun Premaratne

Best Striker (Diyanesh Rajaratnam Memorial Trophy)  – Yesith Kalupahana

Result

Match drawn

Thurstan College
202/10 (73.5) & 25/2 (9.3)

Isipathana College
297/8 (90.1)

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Pasindu Ratnayake lbw b Nikil Sahasmika 4 14 1 0 28.57
Tharindu Harshana lbw b Nikil Sahasmika 14 26 2 0 53.85
Ushan Imesh b Kevin Samuel 1 10 0 0 10.00
Vihas Thevmika b Kevin Samuel 39 105 2 0 37.14
Bawantha Jayasinghe c Dinuka Anupamal b Kevin Samuel 8 11 0 1 72.73
Thenuka Dewappriya c Kevin Samuel b Kavindu Bandara 0 6 0 0 0.00
Shanikya Deshapriya c Tharushka Ashel b Kevin Samuel 38 44 5 0 86.36
Azeem Mohomed c Nikil Sahasmika b Kevin Samuel 25 25 4 0 100.00
Nipun Premarathne c Thinula Liyanage b Kevin Samuel 19 50 3 0 38.00
Thanuga Palihawadana lbw b Yesith Kalupahana 24 91 1 0 26.37
Ranga Rasanka not out 18 63 1 0 28.57


Extras 12 (b 0 , lb 0 , nb 4, w 8, pen 0)
Total 202/10 (73.5 Overs, RR: 2.74)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Randunu Ganganath 9 3 27 1 3.00
Nikil Sahasmika 20 5 48 2 2.40
Kevin Samuel 16 3 52 6 3.25
Dinuka Anupamal 13 4 22 0 1.69
Kavindu Amantha 11 0 34 0 3.09
Yasith Kalupahana 2.5 0 4 1 1.60
Yuneth Senevirathne 1 0 1 0 1.00
Tharushka Ashel 1 0 4 0 4.00
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Tharusha Nethsara b Nipun Premarathne 19 51 2 0 37.25
Naveen Kanishka b Nipun Premarathne 2 3 0 0 66.67
Yesith Kalupahana lbw b Thanuga Palihawadana 56 94 9 0 59.57
Tharushka Ashel lbw b Nipun Premarathne 0 5 0 0 0.00
Dinuka Anupamal c Tharindu Roshan b Nipun Premarathne 10 36 2 0 27.78
Randunu Gunaratne st Thanuga Palihawadana b Tharindu Harshana 99 157 6 1 63.06
Thinula Liyanage lbw b Nipun Premarathne 11 22 1 0 50.00
Kavindu Amantha c Thenuka Dewappriya b Thanuga Palihawadana 21 29 3 0 72.41
Yuneth Senevirathne not out 57 149 4 0 38.26


Extras 22 (b 7 , lb 0 , nb 6, w 9, pen 0)
Total 297/8 (90.1 Overs, RR: 3.29)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Nipun Premarathne 22 1 94 5 4.27
Ranga Rasanka 3 1 8 0 2.67
Bawantha Jayasinghe 19 5 55 0 2.89
Pasindu Rathnayake 1 0 4 0 4.00
Thanuga Palihawadana 16.1 3 43 3 2.67
Vihas Thewmika 11 3 30 0 2.73
Thenuka Dewappriya 12 1 35 0 2.92
Azeem Mohomed 1 0 6 0 6.00
Ushan Imesh 5 0 13 0 2.60


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Pasindu Ratnayake st Thinula Liyanage b Yuneth Senevirathne 2 7 0 0 28.57
Tharindu Harshana lbw b Nikil Sahasmika 14 26 2 0 53.85
Thenuka Dewappriya not out 9 22 1 0 40.91
Vihas Thevmika not out 0 2 0 0 0.00


Extras 0 (b 0 , lb 0 , nb 0, w 0, pen 0)
Total 25/2 (9.3 Overs, RR: 2.63)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Dinuka Anupamal 2 1 3 0 1.50
Kavindu Amantha 3 0 9 0 3.00
Yuneth Senevirathne 2 0 5 1 2.50
Randunu Ganganath 1 0 3 0 3.00
Nikil Sahasmika 1.3 0 5 1 3.85