Inaugural Bens-Wesley Big Match ends in a draw

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The inaugural annual Big Match played for Cartman Cup between Wesley College and St. Benedict’s College ended in a draw today at Colombo. 

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St. Benedict’s College resumed day two on 7 runs for no wicket but could not put on an impressive batting display as they were bowled out for just 139 runs in 56.1 overs. The left-arm spinner Thenuka Perera and off spinner Ravindu Sigera had a great outing with the ball as they managed to dismiss three wickets each. 

The visitors began their second innings 89 runs ahead but posted only 90 runs for 5 wickets, setting a target of 180 for the hosts. Semila Liyanage top-scored with a knock of 54 runs off 77 balls with 6 fours and 3 sixes. The right-arm seamer Akindu Karunarathna was brlliant with the ball for the Bens as he picked up 4 wickets for 20 runs. 

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180 runs in 15 overs was a huge task for Bens – therefore it was just a matter of surving the overs left for the day. They managed to play out the 15 overs, putting on 47 runs with a loss of only 1 wicket. 

Brief Scores

  • Venue – St. Benedict’s College Grounds, Colombo  
  • Toss – Wesley College 

Wesley College 228/9d (59.5) Sahil Dias 50, Kushan Chamalka 45, Thenuka Perera 42, Anudith Wickramasinghe 25*, Sidath Dharmasiriwardana 21, Malinda Perera 6/66 & 90/5d (27.1) Semila Liyanage 54, Akindu Karunarathna 4/20  

St. Benedict’s College 139 (56.1) Ashen De Soyza 23, Dilan Thabrew 22, Sharujan Shanmuganathan 21, Akindu Karunarathna 20, Thenuka Perera 3/17, Ravindu Sigera 3/39, S. Zhakirthan 2/21 & 47/1 (15) Pasan Suwahas 24, Kaviru Perera 20*

Result – Match Drawn

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