Two games of the Singer U19 Division I Tournament commenced today (7th November). Maris Stella College, Negombo played St. Servatius‘ College, Matara at Uyanwatta Stadium while Lumbini College, Colombo hosted St. Aloysius’ College, Galle at Colombo Colts Grounds.
Maris Stella College, Negombo vs St. Servatius’ College, Matara
St. Servatius’ who won the toss elected to bowl first. Accordingly, Maris Stella batsmen were silenced by a quality St. Servatius’ bowling attack. When wickets kept falling on one end Ravindu Fernando raced his way to a heroic 85-runs on the other. Pasindu Manupriya and Shashika Dulshan bowled well in tandem as the pair picked up 7 wickets together. Maris Stella only managed a 163-runs in their first innings.
Maris Stella College, Negombo 163 (60.5): Ravindu Fernando 85, Thilina Perera 28, Pasindu Manupriya 4/16, Shashika Dulshan 3/55, Charith Harshana 2/15
St. Servatius’ College, Matara 91/6 (32): Chethaka Denuwan 57, Ashan Fernando 2/2, Pasindu Ushetti 2/17
STUMPS – DAY 1
The start of the game was delayed due to wet ground conditions earlier on the day. St. Aloysius’ skipper won the toss and elected to field in the slow and sloppy conditions.
Madusanka Samith and Sandun Madushanka bowled brilliantly as the pair accounted for 9 wickets of Lumbini College. Lumbini only managed a 130 runs with a lot of difficulties. Pasindu Pamoditha was the only batsman to shine as he made a vital 49 runs.
In reply, St. Aloysius’ were at 9 runs for the loss of 1 wicket by stumps. The game will resume tomorrow for day two.
Lumbini College, Colombo 130 (51): Pasindu Pamoditha 49, Eshan Hansaka 25*, Sithum Dissanayaka 23, Manushka Samith 5/40, Sadun Madushanka 4/55
St. Aloysius’ College, Galle 9/1 (6)
STUMPS – DAY 1