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Batters Dominate in the Drawn 72nd Battle of the Golds

72nd Battle of the Golds - Day 2

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72nd Battle of the Golds - Day 2

The 72nd Battle of the Golds between Sri Sumangala College, Panadura and Moaratu Maha Vidayalaya, Moratuwa ended in a draw today (30th March)  at Tyrone Fernando International Cricket Stadium, Moratuwa.

The second day of the game resumed as the Moratu Maha Vidyalaya batters took to the field with a determined objective to surpass the total set by Sri Sumangala College in the first innings, but the Sri Sumangala Speedstar had different ideas with sending back the overnight batsman Shehara Fernando to the pavilion off the third delivery of the day.

>>Sineth Jayawardana leads Royal’s fightback on Day 2

Isuru Fernando delivered a batting masterclass in the middle, crafting a magnificent century with 11 boundaries and 2 maximums. However, apart from the opening batsman Vihanga Nimsara who carried his bat throughout the innings with a watchful 61 no other batter managed to surpass the 20-run mark. Nimsara’s resilient innings provided the much-needed resistance for the Moratu Maha Vidyalaya side.

In Middle of  all Isuru Fernando chaos  Sri Lanka national youth cap Vishwa Lahiru brought all of his international Experience to play by picking up 5 wickets to disarray the Moratu Maha Vidyalaya innings.

With time running short in the day’s play, Sri Sumangala College commenced their second innings, although there was no time to determine a result from the match. Nonetheless, the Sumangala batters took a positive approach to their batting, maintaining a run rate over 4 runs per over. Opening batter Duranka Silva and fresher Rusith Jayawardene both notched up half-centuries, with both left-handers surpassing the 600 and 500 run marks for the season, respectively.

>>Eranga, Lahiru, Gayathra fifties drive Sri Sumangala on Day 1

Sri Sumangala College, Pandora the current holders of the trophy having last won the Battle of the Golds will retain the trophy for the next year.

BEST FIELDER

RASIKA DILSHAN – SRI SUMANGALA COLLEGE

 

BEST BOWLER

VISHWA LAHIRU – SRI SUMANGALA COLLEGE

 

BEST BATTER

ISURU FERNANDO – MOARATU MAHA VIDYALAYA

 

MAN OF THE MATCH

VISHWA LAHIRU – SRI SUMANGALA COLLEGE

Result

Match drawn

Sri Sumangala College
282/8 (82.3) & 157/4 (33)

Moratu Maha Vidyalaya
227/10 (77.3)

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Krishan Eranga b Sanjana Senevirathne 63 129 8 0 48.84
Duranka Silva c & b Sadaneth Yahampath 32 44 5 0 72.73
Rusith Jayawardana lbw b Sanjana Senevirathne 4 8 1 0 50.00
Vishwa Lahiru c Malith Perera b Mahith Appuhami 52 86 4 3 60.47
Kavindu Gayathra st Deneth Sithumina b Nishitha Dulanjana 84 130 11 0 64.62
Neksha Iddamalgoda c Nishitha Dulanjana b Isuru Nidarshana 23 41 4 0 56.10
Vidusha Peiris c Deneth Sithumina b Kanchana Nimshan 5 15 0 0 33.33
Senira Lithmin c Sadaneth Yahampath b Nishitha Dulanjana 0 5 0 0 0.00
Rasika Dilshan not out 13 38 0 0 34.21


Extras 6 (b 0 , lb 4 , nb 1, w 1, pen 0)
Total 282/8 (82.3 Overs, RR: 3.42)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Sadaneth Yahampath 10 1 36 1 3.60
Malith Perera 3 0 6 0 2.00
Himash Tharushka 5 0 16 0 3.20
Nishitha Dulanjana 11.3 1 53 2 4.69
Sanjana Senevirathne 22 1 73 2 3.32
Vihanga Nimsara 5 0 21 0 4.20
Isuru Nidarshana 11 3 24 1 2.18
Mahith Appuhami 6 0 27 1 4.50
Kanchana Nimshan 9 0 22 1 2.44
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Vihanga Nimsara not out 61 209 3 1 29.19
Mahith Appuhami lbw b Vishwa Lahiru 1 5 0 0 20.00
Shehara Sandesh b Rasika Dilshan 9 36 1 0 25.00
Deneth Sithumina lbw b Vishwa Lahiru 5 22 0 0 22.73
Isuru Nidarshana c Rasika Dilshan b Rusith Jayawardana 107 124 11 2 86.29
Sanjana Senevirathne lbw b Vishwa Lahiru 5 5 1 0 100.00
Kanchana Nimshan b Rasika Dilshan 18 33 3 0 54.55
Malith Perera lbw b Vishwa Lahiru 5 11 1 0 45.45
Nishitha Dulanjana b Vishwa Lahiru 0 2 0 0 0.00
Sadaneth Yahampath c Kavindu Gayathra b Mevindu Kumarasiri 11 12 2 0 91.67
Himash Tharushka c Neksha Iddamalgoda b Mevindu Kumarasiri 0 8 0 0 0.00


Extras 5 (b 1 , lb 2 , nb 2, w 0, pen 0)
Total 227/10 (77.3 Overs, RR: 2.93)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Vishwa Lahiru 30 8 63 5 2.10
Manmitha Dulran 5 0 12 0 2.40
Rasika Dilshan 16 2 69 2 4.31
Duranka Silva 1 0 3 0 3.00
Senira Lithmin 2 0 2 0 1.00
Mevindu Kumarasiri 13.3 1 48 2 3.61
Rusith Jayawardana 10 2 27 1 2.70


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Krishan Eranga c Isuru Nidarshana b Sadaneth Yahampath 8 9 1 0 88.89
Duranka Silva lbw b Himash Tharushka 55 78 4 1 70.51
Rusith Jayawardana c Shehara Sandesh b Himash Tharushka 58 73 4 0 79.45
Senira Lithmin not out 10 22 0 1 45.45
Neksha Iddamalgoda b Sanjana Senevirathne 15 17 3 0 88.24
Vidusha Peiris not out 1 3 0 0 33.33


Extras 10 (b 0 , lb 0 , nb 4, w 1, pen 5)
Total 157/4 (33 Overs, RR: 4.76)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Sadaneth Yahampath 4 0 26 1 6.50
Nishitha Dulanjana 6 0 27 0 4.50
Sanjana Senevirathne 8 0 34 1 4.25
Kanchana Nimshan 2 0 14 0 7.00
Shehara Sandesh 2 0 10 0 5.00
Mahith Appuhami 7 0 29 0 4.14
Himash Tharushka 4 1 12 2 3.00