Kanishka Maduwantha stars for St. Peter’s in a thriller

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St. Peter’s College, Colombo advanced to the final of the Singer Under 19 limited overs tournament 2017/18 defeating Mahinda College by 9 runs in the first semi-final worked out on Sunday at S. Thomas’ College grounds, in a thrilling encounter which concluded today.

On a hot and humid day, Mahinda College skipper Reshan Kavinda won the toss and elected to field.

As per the plan, the boys from down south ran through the Peterite top order with ease. Sri Lanka U19 cap, Nipun Malinga caused damage early picking up the first three wickets for just 23 runs.

Watch the Replay of the St. Peter’s vs Mahinda clash

Experienced campaigners, Sulakshana Fernando and Ranmith Jayasena then put on a fifty run partnership for the 4th wicket before the former fell for just 37 runs.

The Mahinda spinners led by left-arm spinner Navod Paranavithana and mystery spinner Kevin Koththigoda then sent the Bamba boys in to disarray as they found themselves tottering at 109 for 8 after 31 overs.

But, the tail enders of St. Peter’s wagged and guided their total to 170 as Kanishka Maduwantha top scored with a fine knock of 38 runs which included five fours.

Read the semi-finals Preview: Four balanced teams vie for final glory

Chasing a modest total of 171, Mahinda College openers, Ravindu Hansika Welihinda and Navod Paranavithana built a solid stand putting on 58 runs for the first wicket but the Peterites held their nerve to take out the top order.

Despite St. Peter’s spinners tightening the run flow, Mahinda College was still cruising at 126 for 3 in 36 overs but left-arm orthodox spinner Maduwantha rattled their middle order as the Galle boys crumbled under pressure.

Mahinda College’s last four wickets fell within four runs as they were bundled out for just 161 runs in the 47th over.

The architect of the Peterite victory, Maduwantha ended up with magical figures of 4 for 23 in 8.5 overs.

“My target was to take the team to a reasonable score, around 160-170 by scoring singles. Some strokes, I never thought will give me boundaries even. While I was bowling, there wasn’t any pressure, I just wanted to bowl good deliveries. So happy that we won the match, looking forward for the final.” Maduwantha said to ThePapare.com after the match.

The second semi-final will be played between Richmond College, Galle and S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia on 24th April at St. Peter’s College Grounds.

Watch the second semi-final LIVE: S. Thomas’ College vs Richmond College – Singer U19 Limited Overs Tournament – 2nd Semi Final









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Full Scorecard

Mahinda College

161/10

(46.4 overs)

Result

St.Peter's College

170/10

(48.3 overs)

SPC WON BY 9 RUNS

Mahinda College’s Innings

Batting R B
Navod Paranavithana c Shanon Fernando b Miflal Ameen 23 51
Hansika Welihinda c & b Ranmith Jayasena 44 98
Vinura Dulsara b Ruvin Senavirathne 8 17
Kevin Kotthigoda st Shalith Fernando b Kanishka Maduwantha 34 36
Ashen Kandambi b Kanishka Maduwantha 10 16
Reshan Kavinda c Miflal Ameen b Kanishka Maduwantha 5 7
Kavindu Ediriweera c Shalith Fernando b Kanishka Maduwantha 13 30
Nipun Malinga lbw by Ruvin Senavirathne 13 14
Pasan Pethangoda not out 1 8
Prameeth Thevarapper c Shalith Fernando b Ruvin Senavirathne 2 3
Subanu Rajapaksha (runout) Shalith Fernando 1 1
Extras
7
Total
161/10 (46.4 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-58 , 2-75 , 3-96 , 4-126 , 5-127 , 6-134 , 7-157 , 8-157 , 9-159 , 10-161
Bowling O M R W E
S.Gunathilake 4 0 17 0 4.25
Kavindu Herath 4 1 20 0 5.00
S.Silva 10 1 28 0 2.80
M.Ameen 9 3 30 1 3.33
R.Senavirathna 8 0 34 3 4.25
K.Maduwantha 8.5 0 23 4 2.71
R.Jayasena 3 0 9 1 3.00

St.Peter's College’s Innings

Batting R B
S.Gunathilake c Ashen Kandambi b Nipun Malinga 4 4
S.Fernando c Reshan Kavinda b Kevin Kotthigoda 37 44
M.Ameen b Nipun Malinga 1 10
S.Fernando c Hansika Welihinda b Nipun Malinga 2 11
R.Jayasena lbw by Subanu Rajapaksha 37 56
Shalith.F b Pasan Pethangoda 5 17
D.Anjula c Prameeth Thevarapperuma b Navod Paranavithana 26 53
Kavindu Herath c & b Kevin Kotthigoda 6 19
S.Silva lbw by Navod Paranavithana 0 3
K.Maduwantha not out 38 56
R.Senavirathna c Kevin Kotthigoda b Kavindu Ediriweera 4 19
Extras
10
Total
170/10 (48.3 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-5 , 2-10 , 3-23 , 4-73 , 5-86 , 6-97 , 7-108 , 8-109 , 9-150 , 10-170
Bowling O M R W E
Nipun Malinga 6 0 27 3 4.50
Prameeth Thevarapper 4 0 21 0 5.25
Subanu Rajapaksha 10 0 42 1 4.20
Kevin Kotthigoda 10 2 24 2 2.40
Kavindu Ediriweera 5.3 0 20 1 3.77
Pasan Pethangoda 3 0 7 1 2.33