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118th Lovers’ Quarrel – Richmond College vs Mahinda College

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The 118th Lovers’ Quarrel played between Richmond College and Mahinda College commenced today (17th March) at Galle International Cricket Stadium.

Read : Richmond look to retain; Mahinda out to reclaim

Richmond College skipper Tharinda Nirmal won the toss and invited the opposition to take the first lease of the wicket. Mahinda College opening pair Dinura Kalupahana and Pramesh Madhubhashana got their side off to a brilliant start putting on 109 runs for the first wicket.

Kalupahana went on to score a sublime half-century, helping Mahinda College strengthen their grip on the game. His 75-run knock came off 69 balls with 11 fours and a six.

After his dismissal, Mahinda College skipper Dhanuja Induwara took the baton onto his hand and stroked a fine century putting his side in a dominant position on day one. Induwara top scored for Mahinda College with a knock of 101 runs off 129 balls with 8 fours and a six as they posted 316/8 on the board before declaring the innings.

The opposition skipper Tharinda Nirmal was the pick of the bowlers for Richmond College as he bagged 3 wickets for 78 runs.

Read More : Royal bowlers thrive as party intensifies with victory looming

In reply, Richmond College were in a spot of bother losing their 3 top-order wickets for 74 runs at the close of play on day one.

Brief Scores

Mahinda College, Galle 316/8d (73.5) Danuja Induwara 101, Dinura Kalupahana 75, Pramesh Madubashana 38, Hiruna Mandila 30, Chandupa De Silva 20*, Tharinda Nirmal 3/78, Malsha Tharupathi 2/78

Richmond College, Galle 74/3 (20.3) Chehan Subasinghe 50, Kaveen Rukshan 2/10

Stumps – Day 1

Result

Match drawn

Richmond College
220/10 (52.4) & 71/2 (16)

Mahinda College
316/8 (73.5) & 170/8 (47.4)

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Dinura Kalupahana c Tharindu Nirmal b Sharon Abhishek 75 69 11 1 108.70
Pramesh Madubashana lbw b Malsha Tharupathi 38 84 4 0 45.24
Danuja Induwara lbw b Malsha Tharupathi 101 129 8 1 78.29
Ranmina Hettiarachchi lbw b Yuri koththigoda 16 40 2 0 40.00
Hiruna Mandila c Bhanuka Manohara b Tharindu Nirmal 30 49 5 0 61.22
Hareen Achintha b Tharindu Nirmal 3 17 0 0 17.65
Tharusha Dilshan run out (Janeth Kaushal) 5 26 1 0 19.23
Chandupa De Silva not out 20 22 3 0 90.91
Shehan Hasaranga st Janeth Kaushal b Tharindu Nirmal 18 12 0 2 150.00


Extras 10 (b 0 , lb 2 , nb 5, w 3, pen 0)
Total 316/8 (73.5 Overs, RR: 4.28)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Kavindu Nirmana 11 0 43 0 3.91
Sihath Ramanayaka 7 0 36 0 5.14
Yuri koththigoda 9 1 46 1 5.11
Malsha Tharupathi 19 3 78 2 4.11
Sharon Abhishek 6 0 33 1 5.50
Tharindu Nirmal 21.5 2 78 3 3.63
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Chehan Sri Subasinghe lbw b Kaveen Rukshan 50 86 6 0 58.14
Bhanuka Manohara c Arosha Udayanga b Shehan Hasaranga 0 3 0 0 0.00
Thamindu Pradeeptha run out (Pramesh Madubashana) 10 40 0 0 25.00
Sharon Abhishek c Danuja Induwara b Kaveen Rukshan 0 2 0 0 0.00
Tharindu Nirmal lbw b Hiruna Mandila 16 13 0 0 123.08
Kavindu Nirmana c Hareen Achintha b Dinura Kalupahana 50 73 0 0 68.49
Malsha Tharupathi lbw b Shehan Hasaranga 80 84 0 0 95.24
Mahesha De Silva c Hareen Achintha b Dinura Kalupahana 0 2 0 0 0.00
Janeth Kaushal b Shehan Hasaranga 2 15 0 0 13.33
Sihath Ramanayaka c Danuja Induwara b Dinura Kalupahana 0 3 0 0 0.00
Yuri koththigoda not out 0 0 0 0 0.00


Extras 12 (b 0 , lb 2 , nb 5, w 5, pen 0)
Total 220/10 (52.4 Overs, RR: 4.18)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Shehan Hasaranga 10.4 1 28 3 2.69
Dinura Kalupahana 10 1 39 3 3.90
Danuja Induwara 11 3 54 0 4.91
Tharusha Dilshan 4 0 14 0 3.50
Arosha Udayanga 5 0 15 0 3.00
Kaveen Rukshan 8 0 45 2 5.62
Hiruna Mandila 4 0 23 1 5.75
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Dinura Kalupahana st Janeth Kaushal b Malsha Tharupathi 26 64 0 0 40.62
Pramesh Madubashana c Sihath Ramanayaka b Malsha Tharupathi 13 29 1 0 44.83
Hiruna Mandila b Tharindu Nirmal 35 41 4 0 85.37
Danuja Induwara lbw b Sihath Ramanayaka 4 22 0 0 18.18
Ranmina Hettiarachchi lbw b Malsha Tharupathi 26 47 3 0 55.32
Tharusha Dilshan c Bhanuka Manohara b Malsha Tharupathi 24 48 3 0 50.00
Hareen Achintha not out 7 17 0 0 41.18
Chandupa De Silva c Malsha Tharupathi b Tharindu Nirmal 15 18 2 0 83.33
Shehan Hasaranga c Bhanuka Manohara b Tharindu Nirmal 8 6 1 0 133.33


Extras 12 (b 6 , lb 0 , nb 6, w 0, pen 0)
Total 170/8 (47.4 Overs, RR: 3.57)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Malsha Tharupathi 19 1 70 4 3.68
Sihath Ramanayaka 9 3 26 1 2.89
Kavindu Nirmana 5 0 18 0 3.60
Tharindu Nirmal 9.4 2 29 3 3.09
Sharon Abhishek 2 0 10 0 5.00
Yuri koththigoda 3 0 11 0 3.67


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Chehan Sri Subasinghe b Shehan Hasaranga 9 24 1 0 37.50
Bhanuka Manohara not out 43 39 5 1 110.26
Malsha Tharupathi c Ranmina Hettiarachchi b Danuja Induwara 7 4 1 0 175.00
Thamindu Pradeeptha not out 5 34 0 0 14.71


Extras 7 (b 0 , lb 1 , nb 5, w 1, pen 0)
Total 71/2 (16 Overs, RR: 4.44)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Danuja Induwara 5 0 32 1 6.40
Shehan Hasaranga 5 0 18 1 3.60
Tharusha Dilshan 2 0 4 0 2.00
Hiruna Mandila 1 0 5 0 5.00
Arosha Udayanga 1 0 1 0 1.00
Ranmina Hettiarachchi 1 0 1 0 1.00
Kaveen Rukshan 1 0 9 0 9.00