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The 61st Battle of the Brothers ends in draw

61st Battle of the Brothers – Day 2

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61st Battle of the Brothers ends in draw

The 61st Battle of the Brothers encounter between Thurstan College, Colombo and Isipathana College, Colombo, ended in a draw today (25th February) at SSC Grounds, Colombo.

Thurstan College resumed Day Two on 53 runs for 1 wicket but faced early hiccups in the morning session, losing 3 quick wickets for 44 runs.

When Thurstan stuttered at 97/4, the skipper Vihas Thewmika and No. 6 batter Harith Shalaka rebuilt their innings, adding a vital 113-run partnership for the fifth wicket.

Thewmika led from the front with an outstanding knock of 77 runs, which came off 128 balls with 9 fours and a six, while Shalaka contributed with valuable 42 runs.

After the partnership was broken, the door was opened for the Isipathana bowlers to strike as they picked up 4 wickets for 43 runs to make a fightback. However, Thurstan managed to go past Isipathana’s first innings total to put 253/8 on the board before declaring their innings.

Isipathana skipper Sithuka Gunawardene was the pick of the bowlers for their side as he grabbed 4 scalps for 88 runs with his spin tricks.

Isipathana College began their second innings 3 runs behind and posted 113 runs for 1 wicket before the close of play on the second and final day. The opening batter, Ruchith Rodrigo, stood out with a brilliant knock for Isipathana College, smashing 82 runs off 97 balls with 7 fours and 5 sixes.

Awards – 61st Battle of the Brothers

  • Player of the Match – Vihas Thewmika
  • Best Batter – Tharushka Ashel
  • Best Bowler – Vihas Thewmika
  • Best All-Rounder – Tharushka Ashel
  • Best Fielder – Rachintha de Silva
  • Best Striker – Ruchith Rodrigo

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