Kingswood beat Dharmaraja in a thriller to clinch 35th One Day Encounter

35th Limited Overs Encounter - Dharmaraja College vs Kingswood College

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Kingswood College, Kandy registered a thrilling win over Dharmaraja College, Kandy to clinch the 35th Annual Limited Overs Encounter between the sides played yesterday (31st March), at Pallekele.  

After winning the toss, Kingswood College opted to bat first and posted 233 runs for 9 wickets in the allotted 50 overs courtesy of Kavija Gamage’s brilliant century. Gamage scored 102 runs off 124 balls with 13 fours and a six.

Dakshitha Manukalpa was the pick of the bowlers for Dharmaraja College as he grabbed 4 wickets for 38 runs in his 10-over spell.

In reply, Dharmaraja College came close to cross over the line, but fell short of just 9 runs. Pulindu Perera (82) and Isuru Pannala (64) stroked valiant half-centuries. Amesh Rupasinghe and Nenuka Dissanayaka stole the limelight with brilliant spells for victorious Kingswood College as they picked up 3 vital wickets each

Brief Scores 

 

Kingswood College – 233/9 (50) Kavija Gamage 102, Nikeshala Nanayakkara 33, Barana Rathnayaka 33, Aadhel Sheriff 26, Yosath Abeykoon 24, Dakshitha Manukalpa 4/38, Onija Sesath 2/19 

 

Dharmaraja College – 224 (48.2) Pulindu Perera 82, Isuru Pannala 64, Onajith De Silva 33, Amesh Rupasinghe 3/25, Nenuka Dissanayaka 3/27 

 

Result – Kingswood College won by 9 runs