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Kithma Sithmal masterclass headlines drawn 93rd Battle of the Maroons

93rd Battle of the Maroons, Day 2

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The 93rd Battle of the Maroons encounter played between Ananda College and Nalanda College ended in a draw today (05th March) at SSC Grounds, Colombo. 

Ananda College resumed their first innings on day two at 65/1 but they lost one of the overnight batters Ashinsa Nainayake for 16 runs in the morning session. 

Wickets continued to fall for Ananda after Nainayake-Livera partnership was broken. They witnessed a major batting collapse losing 5 wickets for 63 runs being restricted to 128/6. 

Read – Jayakodi, Silva half-centuries help Nalanda post solid first innings total

However, Ananda No.5 batter Kithma Sithmal stepped up on the big occasion to deliver a masterclass rescuing his side. The 14-year old Sithma stroked 90 runs off 184 balls with 10 fours as Ananda College posted a respectable score – 235 on the board for their first innings. 

Janula Indusara and Minod Caldera starred with the ball for Nalanda College sharing 3 wickets each.  

Nalanda College began their second essay with the bat 45 runs ahead and scored 121 runs for 5 wickets before declaring the innings, setting a target of 167 runs to win for Ananda College. Kaveesha Mendis had a memorable big match debut for Ananda College as he managed to pick up a match bag of 5 wickets for 95 runs. 

Ananda College were 22 runs for 2 wickets when umpires called stumps for the day.     

Watch – Eranga Jayakodi – 83 (77) vs Ananda College | 93rd Battle of the Maroons

Award Winners of 93rd Battle of the Maroons 

  • Player of the Match – Eranga Jayakodi (Nalanda College) 
  • Best Batter – Kithma Sithmal (Ananda College) 
  • Best Bowler – Kaveesh Mendis (Ananda College) 
  • Best Fielder – Chanul Athukorala (Nalanda College) 

Result

Match drawn

Ananda College
235/10 (87.4) & 22/2 (9)

Nalanda College
280/5 (61) & 121/5 (25)

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Rusiru Vilochana c Viduna Wijebandara b Yehan Gunasinghe 32 57 5 0 56.14
Yasiru Samarakoon lbw b Kaveesha Mendis 0 1 0 0 0.00
Sadew Samarasinghe c Yehan Gunasinghe b Kaveesha Mendis 11 27 1 0 40.74
Kushmitha Silva c Ashinsa Nainayake b Ayesh Sashimal 57 91 5 1 62.64
Eranga Jayakodi c Iruth Gimshan b Ayesh Sashimal 83 77 8 3 107.79
Chanul Athukorala not out 44 68 5 0 64.71
Senesh Wijesinghe not out 40 51 3 2 78.43


Extras 13 (b 5 , lb 0 , nb 6, w 2, pen 0)
Total 280/5 (61 Overs, RR: 4.59)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Nethma Samaraweera 9 3 35 0 3.89
Kaveesha Mendis 15 1 61 2 4.07
Isuru Weerasooriya 5 0 17 0 3.40
Yehan Gunasinghe 8 0 32 1 4.00
Kithma Sithmal 5 0 36 0 7.20
Ashinsa Nainayake 7 1 39 0 5.57
Ayesh Sashimal 12 1 53 2 4.42
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Viduna Wijebandara c Yasiru Samarakoon b Janula Indusara 13 18 1 0 72.22
Kanchana De Livera run out (Janula Indusara) 44 66 7 0 66.67
Ashinsa Nainayake c Chanul Athukorala b Eranga Jayakodi 16 59 2 0 27.12
Kenul De Soyza b Janula Indusara 3 19 0 0 15.79
Kithma Sithmal c Senesh Wijesinghe b Janula Indusara 90 184 10 0 48.91
Iruth Gimshan c Yasiru Samarakoon b Minod Caldera 19 30 1 2 63.33
Kaveesha Mendis c Thisara Dewdunu b Chanul Athukorala 8 21 0 0 38.10
Ayesh Sashimal lbw b Chanul Athukorala 19 60 3 0 31.67
Nethma Samaraweera c Kushmitha Silva b Minod Caldera 17 49 1 0 34.69
Isuru Weerasooriya c Thisara Dewdunu b Minod Caldera 0 14 0 0 0.00
Yehan Gunasinghe not out 2 7 0 0 28.57


Extras 4 (b 2 , lb 0 , nb 1, w 1, pen 0)
Total 235/10 (87.4 Overs, RR: 2.68)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Chanul Athukorala 15 7 29 2 1.93
Thisara Dewdunu 6 0 27 0 4.50
Janula Indusara 24 8 44 3 1.83
Sajitha Vithanage 12 0 49 0 4.08
Yasiru Samarakoon 3 0 6 0 2.00
Eranga Jayakodi 5 1 9 1 1.80
Minod Caldera 14.4 2 53 3 3.68
Sadew Samarasinghe 8 1 16 0 2.00
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Yasiru Samarakoon run out (Yehan Gunasinghe) 29 28 3 1 103.57
Rusiru Vilochana c Iruth Gimshan b Kaveesha Mendis 38 43 3 0 88.37
Chanul Athukorala c Kenul De Soyza b Isuru Weerasooriya 12 25 0 0 48.00
Eranga Jayakodi not out 21 27 2 2 77.78
Senesh Wijesinghe b Kaveesha Mendis 0 1 0 0 0.00
Sajitha Vithanage c Kanchana De Livera b Kaveesha Mendis 3 6 0 0 50.00
Sadew Samarasinghe not out 12 21 1 0 57.14


Extras 6 (b 5 , lb 0 , nb 1, w 0, pen 0)
Total 121/5 (25 Overs, RR: 4.84)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Nethma Samaraweera 3 0 18 0 6.00
Kaveesha Mendis 6 0 34 3 5.67
Isuru Weerasooriya 9 0 32 1 3.56
Ayesh Sashimal 2 0 18 0 9.00
Yehan Gunasinghe 3 0 10 0 3.33
Ashinsa Nainayake 2 0 5 0 2.50


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Viduna Wijebandara c Kushmitha Silva b Minod Caldera 3 6 0 0 50.00
Kanchana De Livera not out 13 22 0 0 59.09
Iruth Gimshan b Minod Caldera 6 18 0 0 33.33
Ashinsa Nainayake not out 0 8 0 0 0.00


Extras 0 (b 0 , lb 0 , nb 0, w 0, pen 0)
Total 22/2 (9 Overs, RR: 2.44)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Minod Caldera 5 1 11 2 2.20
Janula Indusara 3 0 10 0 3.33
Chanul Athukorala 1 0 1 0 1.00