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60th Battle of the Brothers encounter ends in a tame draw

60th Battle of the Brothers

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The 2nd day of the 60th Battle of the Brothers Big Match encounter between Thurstan College and Isipathana College saw Thurstan College dominating majority of the day’s play, but it was not enough to force a result, as the game went down as the 49th drawn clash between the two teams. 

Isipathana College resumed day 02 on 102 for the loss of 2 wickets, and both their overnight batters made crucial half-centuries. The 3rd wicket partnership also crossed the 100-run mark for the Greens, and they were on a high riding position with less than 50 runs needed to cut down the deficit completely. However, Ushan Imesh the Chinaman bowler for Thurstan College, broke the partnership by removing Yesith Kalupahana for 51, and the collapse began for Isipathana as the star all-round spinner for thr Thurstanites – Vihas Thewmika – then rattled the rest of the batting order of the opposition.

The top scorer for the Pathanians, Tharushka Ashel, made 72, before getting dismissed by Thewmika. The left hander’s knock included 6 boundaries. Isipathana lost their last 6 wickets for just 45 runs as their chief destroyer Thewmika ended with figures of 7 for 67. Thewmika’s phenomenal spell of bowling went to the record books as just the third 7-wicket haul in the history of this Big Match clash, and the second for Thurstanites. However, he was unable to stop Isipathana from gaining a slight first innings advantage of 25 runs as they got bowled out for 211.

With a deficit of 25 runs, Thurstan College openers Thanuga Palihawadana and Thanuja Rajapaksha came out to begin their 2nd innings, and the pair put together a brilliant opening wicket stand of 64, wiping out the deficit easily. After the loss of the opening wicket, Thurstan Skipper Shanikya Deshapriya, who came out to bat, made a glorious half-century in quick time as he ended unbeaten on 53 off just 42 balls. When the Umpires decided to call the game off, Thurstan were on 140/2.

With the game ending as a draw where Isipathana College registered a first innings win, Thurstan College retained the Blackham Wijewardena Memorial Trophy as the team who registered a win for the last time.

Award Winners of the 60th Battle of the Brothers Big Match Encounter

Harsha Deepal Memorial Trophy for the Man of the Match

  • Vihas Thewmika (Thurstan College)

Jayantha Paranathala Challenge Trophy for the Best Batsman 

  • Tharushka Ashel (Isipathana College)

Mahanama Wijeyaratne Challenge Trophy for the Best Bowler 

  • Sahan Viraj (Isipathana College)

Chakrawarthy de Silva Trophy for the Best Fielder 

  • Tharusha Nethsara (Isipathana College)

Diyanesh Rajaratnam Memorial Trophy

  • Shanikya Deshapriya (Thurstan College)

Priya de Mel Challenge Trophy for the Best All Rounder

  • Ushan Imesh (Thurstan College)

The 43rd Annual Limited Over fixture between the two sides will take place on the 05th of March at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium.

Result

Match drawn

Thurstan College
186/10 (52.5) & 140/2 (36.4)

Isipathana College
211/10 (78.5)

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Thanuga Palihawadana lbw b Sahan Viraj 4 14 0 0 28.57
Thanuja Rajapaksha c Sithuka Gunawardane b Naveen Kanishka 56 75 3 4 74.67
Thenuka Dewappriya c Sithuka Gunawardane b Kevin Samuel 0 3 0 0 0.00
Shanikiya Deshapriya c Tharusha Nethsara b Naveen Kanishka 27 26 6 0 103.85
Vihas Thewmika c Tharusha Nethsara b Sahan Viraj 10 39 1 0 25.64
Navindu Dulan c Themiya Gunarathne b Sahan Viraj 22 94 1 0 23.40
Azeem Mohomed c Sithuka Gunawardane b Sahan Viraj 0 1 0 0 0.00
Ushan Imesh c Tharushka Ashel b Naveen Kanishka 57 51 7 1 111.76
Vishwa Dhananjaya c Naveen Kanishka b Dasith Senal 0 6 0 0 0.00
Gagana Perera c Dushan Malinga b Sahan Viraj 0 8 0 0 0.00
Talisha Nanayakkara not out 1 2 0 0 50.00


Extras 9 (b 0 , lb 5 , nb 2, w 2, pen 0)
Total 186/10 (52.5 Overs, RR: 3.52)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Sahan Viraj 11.5 4 44 5 3.83
Kevin Samuel 9 1 43 1 4.78
Sithuka Gunawardhana 8 2 22 0 2.75
Yesith Kalupahana 1 0 8 0 8.00
Naveen Kanishka 14 0 32 3 2.29
Dasith Senal 9 0 32 1 3.56
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Tharusha Nethsara c Navindu Dulan b Vihas Thewmika 12 28 1 0 42.86
Naveen Kanishka c Shanikiya Deshapriya b Vihas Thewmika 10 28 1 0 35.71
Tharushka Ashel c Thenuka Dewappriya b Vihas Thewmika 72 149 8 0 48.32
Yesith Kalupahana st Shanikiya Deshapriya b Ushan Imesh 51 97 2 2 52.58
Sithuka Gunawardane c Azeem Mohomed b Vihas Thewmika 6 18 0 0 33.33
Yuneth Senevirathne lbw b Vihas Thewmika 13 21 2 0 61.90
Themiya Gunarathne c Ushan Imesh b Vihas Thewmika 5 14 1 0 35.71
Dushan Malinga c Shanikiya Deshapriya b Vishwa Dhananjaya 10 56 1 0 17.86
Kevin Samuel lbw b Vihas Thewmika 21 52 3 0 40.38
Dasith Senal c Ushan Imesh b Azeem Mohomed 1 17 0 0 5.88


Extras 10 (b 3 , lb 1 , nb 6, w 0, pen 0)
Total 211/10 (78.5 Overs, RR: 2.68)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Gagana Perera 9 3 17 0 1.89
Vishwa Dhananjaya 15 3 58 1 3.87
Vihas Thewmika 31.5 6 67 7 2.13
Talisha Nanayakkara 2 0 7 0 3.50
Thanuga Palihawadana 12 3 31 0 2.58
Azeem Mohomed 3 0 8 1 2.67
Ushan Imesh 6 0 20 1 3.33


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Thanuja Rajapaksha c Themiya Gunarathne b Sithuka Gunawardane 36 57 5 0 63.16
Thanuga Palihawadana c Tharusha Nethsara b Sahan Viraj 27 82 3 0 32.93
Shanikiya Deshapriya not out 53 42 9 0 126.19
Thenuka Dewappriya not out 12 40 1 0 30.00


Extras 12 (b 0 , lb 2 , nb 1, w 4, pen 5)
Total 140/2 (36.4 Overs, RR: 3.82)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Sahan Viraj 9.4 0 52 1 5.53
Kevin Samuel 1 0 8 0 8.00
Tharushka Ashel 9 0 22 0 2.44
Sithuka Gunawardhana 8 1 18 1 2.25
Dasith Senal 2 0 8 0 4.00
Naveen Kanishka 5 1 18 0 3.60
Themiya Gunarathne 2 0 7 0 3.50