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145th Battle of the Blues ends in tame draw

145th Battle of the Blues – Day 3

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145th Battle of the Blues – Day 3

The 145th Battle of the Blues between Royal College, Colombo and S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia ended in a draw today (9th March) at SSC Grounds, Colombo.

Royal College resumed their first innings on Day 3 at 234/7 and added another 44 runs on the board before declaring the innings at 278/9. Nethwin Dharmarathne hit a vital 41 runs batting down the order for Royal College while Ashen Perera picked up a five-wicket haul for S. Thomas’ College.

>>Sadev, Dineth fifties drive S. Thomas’ on Day 1

S. Thomas’ College began their second innings 19 runs ahead and put another impressive batting display scoring 229 runs for 4 wickets at stumps on third and final day.

The Thomian No. 3 batter Dineth Goonewardene (74) and Skipper Mahith Perera (63) notched up brilliant half-centuries. The duo dominated the Royal bowlers, stitching together a 104-run partnership for the third wicket.

Award Winners

Player of the Match – Sineth Jayawardene (Royal College)

Best Batter – Sadev Soysa (S. Thomas’ College)

Best Bowler – Ashen Perera (S. Thomas’ College)

Best Fielder – Ashen Perera (S. Thomas’ College)

Result

Match drawn

Royal College
278/9 (102.2)

S. Thomas’ College
297/10 (88.2) & 229/4 (86)

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Sadew Soyza c Yenula Bandara b Sineth Jayawardena 83 134 11 0 61.94
Senadhi Bulankulama c Rehan Peris b Sineth Jayawardena 13 46 1 0 28.26
Dineth Gunawardena c & b Ramiru Perera 50 114 8 0 43.86
Mahith Perera lbw b Sineth Jayawardena 36 66 4 0 54.55
Thishen Ehaliyagoda c Ramiru Perera b Nethwin Dharmarathne 16 33 2 0 48.48
Nathan Caldera c Bulan Weerathunga b Ramiru Perera 44 59 5 0 74.58
Akash Fernando b Ranuka Malaviarachchi 29 41 2 2 70.73
Kavindu Dias c Yasindu Dissanayake b Ramiru Perera 5 17 0 0 29.41
Darien Marlon Diego c Sineth Jayawardena b Ramiru Perera 5 11 1 0 45.45
Ashen Perera c Yenula Bandara b Sineth Jayawardena 1 5 0 0 20.00
Abheeth J Paranawidana not out 0 4 0 0 0.00


Extras 15 (b 9 , lb 0 , nb 1, w 5, pen 0)
Total 297/10 (88.2 Overs, RR: 3.36)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Ranuka Malaviarachchi 16 0 55 1 3.44
Dinura Senaratne 11 2 33 0 3.00
Bulan Weerathunga 13 0 50 0 3.85
Ramiru Perera 13.2 3 55 4 4.17
Sineth Jayawardena 25 5 68 4 2.72
Yenula Bandara 4 1 12 0 3.00
Nethwin Dharmarathne 6 1 15 1 2.50
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Isula Geeganage lbw b Ashen Perera 0 7 0 0 0.00
Rehan Peris b Akash Fernando 1 8 0 0 12.50
Sineth Jayawardena c Ashen Perera b Darien Marlon Diego 92 172 13 0 53.49
Ovina Ambanpola c & b Ashen Perera 36 160 5 0 22.50
Yasindu Dissanayake b Darien Marlon Diego 1 17 0 0 5.88
Ramiru Perera lbw b Ashen Perera 23 24 5 0 95.83
Dinura Senaratne c Sadew Soyza b Ashen Perera 33 73 4 0 45.21
Nethwin Dharmarathne c Sadew Soyza b Nathan Caldera 41 103 5 0 39.81
Bulan Weerathunga c & b Ashen Perera 16 23 3 0 69.57
Ranuka Malaviarachchi not out 9 26 1 0 34.62
Yenula Bandara not out 0 6 0 0 0.00


Extras 26 (b 15 , lb 6 , nb 4, w 1, pen 0)
Total 278/9 (102.2 Overs, RR: 2.72)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Akash Fernando 7 3 30 1 4.29
Ashen Perera 34 10 74 5 2.18
Nathan Caldera 21.2 6 45 1 2.12
Kavindu Dias 8 0 22 0 2.75
Abheeth J Paranawidana 9 1 22 0 2.44
Darien Marlon Diego 20 4 40 2 2.00
Dineth Gunawardena 2 0 14 0 7.00
Mahith Perera 1 0 10 0 10.00


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Sadew Soyza b Ramiru Perera 33 64 4 0 51.56
Senadhi Bulankulama c Yasindu Dissanayake b Bulan Weerathunga 0 2 0 0 0.00
Dineth Gunawardena c & b Ramiru Perera 74 210 5 2 35.24
Mahith Perera c & b Sineth Jayawardena 63 151 5 1 41.72
Thishen Ehaliyagoda not out 31 56 2 0 55.36
Nathan Caldera not out 20 33 0 1 60.61


Extras 8 (b 8 , lb 0 , nb 0, w 0, pen 0)
Total 229/4 (86 Overs, RR: 2.66)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Bulan Weerathunga 4 0 10 1 2.50
Dinura Senaratne 2 0 16 0 8.00
Sineth Jayawardena 31 9 57 1 1.84
Ranuka Malaviarachchi 5 1 13 0 2.60
Ramiru Perera 28 5 87 2 3.11
Yenula Bandara 8 4 11 0 1.38
Nethwin Dharmarathne 8 2 27 0 3.38