The 70th Battle of the Golds, played between Moratu Maha Vidyalaya and Sri Sumangala College, Panadura ended in a draw today (30th July) at De Soysa International Cricket Stadium.
After being 98/9 at the close of play on day one, Sri Sumangala College ended their first innings at 109 runs. Kavindu Gayathra top-scored for the lads from Pandaura with a knock of 48 runs, while Malith Rupasinghe starred with the ball for the Moralians, taking 4 wickets for 22 runs.
Moratu Maha Vidyalaya began their second innings 13 runs behind, but showed a much better batting display in the second essay. They posted 180 runs for 8 wickets before declaring the innings, setting a 168-run target for Sri Sumangala College.
Vishwa Didulana, who scored 63 runs off 113 balls with 7 fours, was the chief contributor with the bat for Moratu Maha Vidyalaya, while Isuru Nidarshana chipped in with a useful 45-run knock. Chasing 168 runs to win, the lads from Panadura posted 76/2 at the close of play on final day.
Moratu Maha Vidyalaya, Moratuwa 96 (42.2) Vihanga Nimsara 30, Sukitha Dewthilina 27, Heshan Jayalath 2/07, Rasika Dilshan 2/15, Vidusha Peiris 2/17, Manmitha Dulran 2/17 & 180/8d (62.2) Vishwa Didulana 63, Isuru Nidarshana 45, Sukitha Dewthilina 27, Deneth Sithumina 21, Vishwa Lahiru Kumara 3/52, Vidusha Peiris 2/27
Sri Sumangala College, Panadura 109 (55) Kavindu Gayathra 48, Vidusha Peiris 22, Malith Rupasinghe 4/22, Mahith Methdinu 2/25, Madura Gimhana 2/02 & 76/2 (26) Vishwa Lahiru Kumara 28, Duranka Silva 25*
Result – Match Drawn