Home Cricket St. Servatius’ secure a massive 157-run win over St. Thomas’ 

St. Servatius’ secure a massive 157-run win over St. Thomas’ 

March Madness 2023

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The 23rd One Day Encounter of the Battle of the Blues Ruhuna, was played today between St. Servatius’ College, Matara and St. Thomas’ College, Matara at Uyanwatta Grounds in Matara.

23rd One Day Encounter – Battle of the Blues Ruhuna

After opting to bat first, St. Servatius’ College lost their first 5 wickets for 86 runs before Diniru Abeywickramasinghe and Kushan Wijerama rebuilt the innings with a 92-run stand for the 6th wicket. Abeywickramsinghe was their top scorer with a 64-run knock, while Wijerama scored 58 before castling both of them by Pesandu Sanjan.

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With 32 extras, St. Servatius’ was all out for 221 in 49.3 overs. In the bowling department, Pesandu Sanjan picked 4/39, while Loshitha Diksith bagged 3 wickets as well.

In reply, St. Thomas’ College was not looking so good with the bat as they were blown away for a brief 64 runs, led by Viran Chamuditha who produced a magnificent spell of 10-2-14-5.

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Accordingly, St. Servatius’ College, Matara secured a massive 157-run win and became victorious in the 23rd edition of the Battle of the Blues Ruhuna – One Day Encounter.

Brief Scores:

St. Servatius’ College, Matara 221 (49.3) Diniru Abeywickramasinghe 64, Kushan Wijerama 58, Mithila Charles 32, Pesandu Sanjan 4/39, Loshitha Diksith 3/38

St. Thomas’ College, Matara 64 (27.4) Pesandu Sanjan 12, Jimuth Iddamalgoda 10, Viran Chamuditha 5/14, Thisan Dewmith 2/6, Chathum Kulasekara 1/3

Result: St. Servatius’ College, Matara won by 157 runs.

Result


St. Thomas’ College Matara
64/10 (27.4)

St. Servatius’ College
221/10 (49.3)

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Denuwan Pramod c Ochintha Chamika b Bhanuka Insamal 2 10 0 0 20.00
Mithila Charles c Abdul Maajid b Navija De Seram 32 76 4 0 42.11
Chamarindu Nethsara c Abdul Maajid b Loshitha Diksith 0 6 0 0 0.00
Chiran Nethatharu c Abdul Maajid b Loshitha Diksith 5 12 0 0 41.67
Vishwa Supun c Ochintha Chamika b Loshitha Diksith 8 12 1 0 66.67
Diniru Abeywickramasinghe b Pesandu Sanjan 64 81 3 0 79.01
Kushan Wijerama b Pesandu Sanjan 58 65 4 0 89.23
Tharush Damindu st Abdul Maajid b Pesandu Sanjan 1 5 0 0 20.00
Viran Chamuditha b Pesandu Sanjan 2 5 0 0 40.00
Thisan Dewmith run out (Sanju Dilshan) 6 14 0 0 42.86
Chathum Bimsara not out 11 13 1 0 84.62


Extras 32 (b 2 , lb 4 , nb 1, w 25, pen 0)
Total 221/10 (49.3 Overs, RR: 4.46)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Bhanuka Insamal 7 0 37 1 5.29
Loshitha Diksith 9.3 1 38 3 4.09
Sanju Dilshan 3 0 21 0 7.00
Navija De Seram 10 0 33 1 3.30
Pesandu Sanjan 10 1 39 4 3.90
Manuga Yonal 7 0 26 0 3.71
Senura Perera 3 0 21 0 7.00


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Abdul Maajid lbw b Viran Chamuditha 9 8 2 0 112.50
Ochintha Chamika lbw b Viran Chamuditha 4 12 0 0 33.33
Shashindu Jayasekara st Chamarindu Nethsara b Viran Chamuditha 0 3 0 0 0.00
Loshitha Diksith c Thisan Dewmith b Viran Chamuditha 0 5 0 0 0.00
Pesandu Sanjan c Thisan Dewmith b Viran Chamuditha 12 27 2 0 44.44
Jimuth Iddamalgoda b Thisan Dewmith 10 46 0 0 21.74
Sanju Dilshan c Viran Chamuditha b Chiran Nethatharu 7 23 1 0 30.43
Senura Perera lbw b Kushan Wijerama 3 8 0 0 37.50
Navija De Seram c Chamarindu Nethsara b Chathum Bimsara 7 24 0 0 29.17
Manuga Yonal lbw b Thisan Dewmith 3 10 0 0 30.00
Bhanuka Insamal not out 0 0 0 0 0.00


Extras 9 (b 2 , lb 1 , nb 0, w 6, pen 0)
Total 64/10 (27.4 Overs, RR: 2.31)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Tharush Damindu 5 1 18 0 3.60
Viran Chamuditha 10 2 14 5 1.40
Kushan Wijerama 5 0 12 1 2.40
Chiran Nethatharu 3 0 8 1 2.67
Thisan Dewmith 3.4 0 6 2 1.76
Chathum Bimsara 1 0 3 1 3.00



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