Thurstan in command; Sajith and Vihan smash tons

U19 Cricket - Feb 6th

Thurstan College took major honours against Nalanda College in the opening day of the traditional encounter which commenced today at Thurstan grounds.

The visitors won the toss and elected to bat first as they managed only 138 runs as right- arm fast bowler Charana Nanayakkara and left-arm spinner Naveen Gunawardana rattled the opposition with some quality bowling. In reply the Thurstanites were setting up a good platform for the second day as they finished the day at 154 for 6 wickets.

Match will continue tomorrow for day two.

Nalanda College, Colombo 138 (40.2) Malinga Amarasinghe 34, Kalana Kathriarachchi 31*, Kasun Sandaruwan 21, Charana Nanayakkara 5/51, Naveen Gunawardena 4/31.

Thurstan College – 154/6 (52) Kasun Abeyrathne 35, Imesh Viranga 34, Navod Samarakoon 33, Prageesha Mendis 28, Umeksha Dilshan 3/48, Asel Kulathunga 2/33.

Mahanama College vs Wesley College

Shenal Dangalla’s terrific spell of bowling dismantled Mahanama College for 60 runs inside 16 overs in a group B game which began today at Campbell Park. The visitors were knocked out for 60, while the home team managed to score 153. All-rounder Dangalla top scored for the hosts with 37 runs.

Match will continue tomorrow for day two.

Mahanama College – 60 (15.5) Bishan Mendis 20, Ruchika Dangalla 5/38, Sakuntha Liyanage 3/0 & 19/0 (4)

Wesley College – 153 (70.3) Ruchika Dangalla 37, Shamod Athulathmudali 28, Jason de Silva 27, Hashan Sandeepa 6/63

Zahira College vs St. Sylvester’s College

Sajith Sameera scored a blistering century to put Zahira College in command in the opening day against St. Sylvester’s College, Kandy in a traditional encounter which started today at Wickramabhahu grounds Gampola.

Match will continue tomorrow for day two.

Zahira College – 279 (63.4) Sajith Sameera 114, Mohomad Shahadulla 50, Manjith Rajapakshe 3/48, Manuja Perera 2/28, Thusith de Zoysa 2/45.

St. Sylvester’s College – 58/1 (25) Danushka Jayasekara 30*

DS Senanayake College vs Gurukula College

Vihan Gunawardana’s ton was the highlight of the opening day in a group C game which began today at Maththegoda Army grounds. Being asked to bat DS Senanayake College reached 216, while Gurukula College were 83 for 4 at stumps.

Match will continue tomorrow for day two.

DS Senanayake – 216 (68.1) Vihan Gunasekara 104, Pasindu Chanaka 30, Daniel Geethanjana 22*, Lakindu Arosha 4/43, M D Naveendra 4/37.

Gurukula – 83/4 (26) Teshan Malinda 24*, Pruthuvi Rusara 21.