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Tharushka century & Vihas 6-fer steal headlines on Day 1

61st Battle of the Brothers – Day 1

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61st Battle of the Brothers – Day 1

The 61st Battle of the Brothers encounter between Thurstan College, Colombo and Isipathana College, Colombo commenced today (24th February) at SSC Grounds, Colombo.

After winning the toss, Thurstan College Skipper Vihas Thewmika invited their counterparts to take the first lease of the wicket.

Isipathana opening pair Navindu Umeth and Ruchith Rodrigo were unable to provide a good start as the latter was trapped in front for just 4 runs by Thewmika in the fourth over of the innings.

Umeth and No. 3 batter Tharushka Ashel steadied the innings, stitching together a 45-run stand for the second wicket before Thewmika picked up his second scalp, dismissing Umeth for 14 runs. Thewmika struck once more in the same over to knock over Maleesha Sandaruwan for a duck to claim his 3rd scalp in the innings.

When the wickets were falling at the other end, Ashel stood out to produce a masterclass to uplift Isipathana College. He made 102 runs off 247 balls with 12 fours as Isipathana put on 250 runs on the board before declaring their innings.

The off-spinner Thewmika was the star performer with the ball for Thurstan College as he scalped 6 wickets for 74 runs.

In reply, Thurstan College posted 53 runs for 1 wicket at the close of play on Day 1. Tanuja Rajapakse remained unbeaten on 33 runs.

Result

Match drawn

Thurstan College
253/8 (83.5)

Isipathana College
250/9 (88.4) & 113/1 (31.4)

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Navindu Umeth c Sethru Fernando b Vihas Thevmika 14 72 2 0 19.44
Ruchith Rodrigo lbw b Vihas Thevmika 4 13 0 0 30.77
Tharushka Ashel c Ayesh Harshana b Vishwa Dhananjaya 102 247 12 0 41.30
Maleesha Sandaruwan b Vihas Thevmika 0 4 0 0 0.00
Kevin Samuel c Rachintha De Silva b Thanuga Palihawadana 19 43 4 0 44.19
Ranmith Senarath c Rachintha De Silva b Vihas Thevmika 20 70 3 0 28.57
Lesandu Kalpage c Vihas Thevmika b Thanuga Palihawadana 11 16 1 1 68.75
Sithuka Gunawardane c Thanuga Palihawadana b Vihas Thevmika 15 15 2 1 100.00
Vidun Genura b Vihas Thevmika 6 8 1 0 75.00
Chanul Dinoth not out 22 37 2 1 59.46
Dasith Senal not out 2 11 0 0 18.18


Extras 35 (b 20 , lb 9 , nb 4, w 2, pen 0)
Total 250/9 (88.4 Overs, RR: 2.82)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Vishwa Dhananjaya 14 3 37 1 2.64
Vihas Thevmika 31.4 8 74 6 2.36
Sethru Fernando 17 5 33 0 1.94
Rachintha De Silva 7 2 14 0 2.00
Yovun Silpa 2 0 7 0 3.50
Thanuga Palihawadana 17 4 56 2 3.29
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Dinal Induwara lbw b Tharushka Ashel 18 37 2 0 48.65
Tanuja Rajapakse c Ranmith Senarath b Kevin Samuel 37 53 8 0 69.81
Sethru Fernando lbw b Sithuka Gunawardane 12 50 2 0 24.00
Shanikiya Deshapriya b Sithuka Gunawardane 20 23 3 1 86.96
Vihas Thevmika c Sithuka Gunawardane b Tharushka Ashel 77 128 9 1 60.16
Harith Shalaka c Maleesha Sandaruwan b Sithuka Gunawardane 42 150 4 0 28.00
Mulitha De Costa lbw b Sithuka Gunawardane 28 32 4 1 87.50
Rachintha De Silva not out 5 29 1 0 17.24
Thanuga Palihawadana lbw b Dasith Senal 2 6 0 0 33.33
Vishwa Dhananjaya not out 1 1 0 0 100.00


Extras 11 (b 1 , lb 2 , nb 6, w 2, pen 0)
Total 253/8 (83.5 Overs, RR: 3.02)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Chanul Dinoth 16 4 48 0 3.00
Sithuka Gunawardane 27 5 88 4 3.26
Kevin Samuel 13 2 29 1 2.23
Vidun Genura 4 1 17 0 4.25
Tharushka Ashel 13 2 43 2 3.31
Dasith Senal 7.5 1 19 1 2.53
Maleesha Sandaruwan 3 1 6 0 2.00


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Navindu Umeth not out 24 93 0 0 25.81
Ruchith Rodrigo c Vihas Thevmika b Sethru Fernando 82 97 0 0 84.54


Extras 7 (b 4 , lb 0 , nb 0, w 3, pen 0)
Total 113/1 (31.4 Overs, RR: 3.57)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Yovun Silpa 2 0 7 0 3.50
Vihas Thevmika 13 2 38 0 2.92
Vishwa Dhananjaya 4 1 16 0 4.00
Thanuga Palihawadana 5 0 21 0 4.20
Sethru Fernando 7.4 0 27 1 3.65