Duvindu leads Mahanama to the Semi Finals

U19 Division I schools cricket tournament

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U19 Division I schools cricket tournament

Three games in the quarterfinals phase of the U19 Division I schools cricket tournament ended today with Mahanama College, Colombo securing an outright victory in their tier ‘A’ quarterfinal match while Lumbini College, Colombo also achieved an outright win in their tier ‘B’ quarterfinal game, additionally the fourth and final quarterfinal in tier ‘B’ commenced at Kirimandala Mawatha for day one between Isipathana College, Colombo and St. Aloysius’ College, Galle.

Mahanama College, Colombo registered an emphatic outright win against St. Anthony’s College, Kandy at Mt. Lavinia by turning the tables around which looked like St. Anthony’s were going through to the semi-finals. The game was in favour of the Antonians by the end of the first innings with a narrow lead of just 11 runs.

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The Mahanama bowling unit turned up in the second passage of play led by skipper Duvindu Ranatunga and co. to bundle out the Antonian batters for a cheap 98 runs. Having only 109 runs to chase for the win, the Mahanama batters wasted no time by achieving the target in only 23 overs. Antonian skipper Thisara Ekanayake showed some resilience with the ball to slow the Mahanama run flow by grabbing 4 wickets. Mahanama College booked their spot in the semi finals in the tier ‘A ’with this impressive win.

Lumbini College continued their dominant run into the quarter-finals, as they once again proved too strong for their opponent, with booking their place in the semi-finals in the tier ‘B’

Lumbini in reply to Moratu Maha Vidyalaya’s 105 runs in the 1st innings made 269 runs thanks to Praveen Maneesha’s brilliant century.

With a quite substantial lead, Lumbini bowlers were up to the mark in the Moratu Maha Vidyalaya second innings; they bundled out Moratu Maha Vidyala for just 50 runs to claim an outright win by an innings and 114 runs.  Ushan Sathsara and Dumindu Sewmina picked up 4 and 2 wickets in the process respectively.

Trinity College, Kandy proved too strong for D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo in their quarter finals fixture played at Maggona. Trinity College reserved their seat in the semi finals by gaining the first innings points of the game.

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At stumps for day 1 the Donz were 15 runs for the loss of 2 wickets chasing the 1st innings total of 267 set by the Trinitians.The Donz fell well short of the Trinity total by getting bowled out for 194 runs.Trinity College bowlers led by left arm spinner Malith Rathnayake dismantled the D.S. Senanayake innings with 4 wickets.

Brief Scores: 

St. Anthony’s College, Kandy 205 (55.1) Charuka Ekanayake 53, Thisara Ekanayake 35, Chamika Heenatigala 4/12, Gimantha Dissanayake 2/30 & 98 (39.1) Charuka Ekanayake 48*, Duvindu Ranatunga 3/19, Inuka Karannagoda 3/31

 

Mahanama College, Colombo 194 (68.4) Inuka Karannagoda 46*, Dulnith Sigera 25, Thisara Ekanayake 4/41, Kaveesha Piyumal 4/63 & 113/5 (23.4) Inuka Karannagoda 33*, Rashmika Perera 26, Thisara Ekanayake 4/48

Result – Mahanama College, Colombo won by 5 wickets

 

Trinity College, Kandy 267/8 (90) Manula Kularatne 93, Janith Ravishka 69*, Randisha Bandaranayake 4/81, Akmal Fazly 2/23

D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo 192 (66.2) Daham Nirmal 38, Randisha Bandaranayake 36, Malith Rathnayake 4/64, Thisal Yapa 3/32

 

Result – Match Drawn (Trinity College, Kandy won on 1st innings lead)

 

Moratu Maha Vidyalaya, Moratuwa 105 (32.1) Kanchana Nimshan 24, Sahan Kaushalya 5/22, Dumindu Sewmina 3/17 & 50 (18.4) Ushan Sathsara 4/13, Dumindu Sewmina 2/7

Lumbini College, Colombo 269 (63.5) Praveen Maneesha 100, Dinitha De Silva 55, Dumindu Sewmina 31, Nishitha Dulanjana 4/53, Himash Tharushka 2/41

 

Result – Lumbini College, Colombo won by an innings and 114 runs

 

Isipathana College, Colombo 156 (64) Kevin Samuel 53, Chanul Dinodh 26, Sasindu Randeepa 4/3

St. Aloysius’ College, Galle 72/3 (36) Tharuka Perera 30*

Stumps – Day 1