Maris Stella in 1st innings win over Thurstan

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Thurstan College resuming their first innings on 44 runs for the loss of 2 wickets managed to score 196 runs at the end of their innings. 

It was a good bowling effort from the visitors as they managed to secure a first innings win with Ruvin Sinnaiya capturing 4 wickets. For Thurstan Minhan Jaleel who has been on top form scored 43 runs after being not out on day one on 20. Thimira Jayasinghe and Charana Nanayakkara were the other noteworthy performers with the bat scoring 31 and 29 runs respectively. 

In the bowling department off spinner Sinnaiya stood out while Milan Gamage gave good support claiming 3 wickets for 48 runs. 

Maris Stella didn’t have it easy in the 2nd innings on a bowling friendly wicket as they ended their 2nd innings on 129 runs for the loss of 9 wickets with Chathuranga Rajapakse scoring a half ton (59). 

It was a disciplined bowling performance by Thurstan this time around as they restricted their opponents to a below par score with Ravisha Lokuge and Thimira Jayasinghe sharing 5 wickets between them. 

Scores in Brief

Maris Stella College 1st innings 206/9 dec in 73.3 over’s (Thusitha Peiris 31, Ashen Madhava 50, Rajitha Perera 2/52, Chinthaka Udaya 3/54, Ravinda Kumarasinghe 2/34)

Thurstan College 1st innings 44/2 overnight and 196 in 64 over’s (Minhad Jaleel 43, Kavindu Kumarasinghe 22, Thimira Jayasinghe 31, Kavindu Kulasekera 21, Chamara Nanayakkara 29, Ruvin Sinnaiya 4/70, Milan Gamage 3/48) 

Maris Stella 2nd innings 129/9 (Chathuranga Rajapakse 56, Nosasena Jayammane 35, Ravisha Lokuge 3/17, Thimira Jayasinghe 2/24) 

Match draw.