St. Servatius’ miss out on an outright win by a whisker

123rd Battle of the Blues Ruhuna – St. Thomas’ vs St. Servatius’

123 වැනි රුහුණු නිල් මහා සටන

The 123rd Battle of the Blues Ruhuna encounter played out between St. Thomas’ College, Matara and St. Servatius’ College, Matara ended in a draw today (26th March) at Uyanwatta Stadium in Matara.

After being put into bat first, St. Thomas’ College posted 241 runs, courtesy of a well-compiled half-century from Ochintha Chamika. Thisan Dewmith stood out with brilliant bowling, picking up 4 wickets for 49 runs for St. Servatius’ College.

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In reply, St. Servatius’ College showcased a dominant batting display, putting on 346/6 before declaring their first innings. Vishwa Supun stepped up on the big occasion to notch up a magnificent century. Chamarindu Nethsara and Viran Chamuditha supported him well at the other end, scoring vital half-centuries.

St. Thomas’ College began their second innings 105 runs behind and a poor batting display saw them bundled out for just 171 runs. Thisan Dewmith who starred with the ball picking up 4 wickets, once again showcased his skills with the ball taking 7 wickets, aggregating his match tally to 11 wickets for 86 runs.

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Chasing an easy target of 67 runs to win, St. Servatius’ College were 44/3 when umpires called stumps on day three.

Brief Scores

St. Thomas’ College, Matara 241 (111.4) Ochintha Chamika 79, Pesandu Sanjan 35, Loshitha Diksith 25*, Senura Perera 21, Thisan Dewmith 4/49, Chathum Bimsara 2/29, Kushan Wijerama 2/42 & 171 (111.4) Pesandu Sanjan 75, Ochintha Chamika 34, Thisan Dewmith 7/37, Viran Chamuditha 2/43

St. Servatius’ College, Matara 346/6d (74) Vishwa Supun 100*, Chamarindu Nethsara 79, Viran Chamuditha 52, Diniru Abeywickramasinghe 43, Tharush Damindu 22* & 44/3 (6) Diniru Abeywickramasinghe 25*

Result – Match Drawn