Yovun Silpa gets 6 to put Thurstan on top on day 1 

U19 Division I schools cricket tournament 

U19 Division I schools cricket tournament 

First semi-final in the U19 Division I tier ‘B’ schools cricket tournament commenced today at Nalanda College Grounds Colombo.

Lumbini College,batting first suffered an early setback as they were bundled out for a paltry 74 runs, courtesy of the superb bowling display by Thurstan College’s medium pacer Yovun Silpa. Yovun ended up with figures of 6 wickets for  33 runs, leaving the Lumbini batsmen struggling to find their footing.

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However, Thurstan College’s joy was short-lived as they faced a stern challenge from the Lumbini bowlers in their innings.  Thurstan managed to post a modest total of 117 runs before being bowled out. Ushan Sathsara and Sahan Kaushalya claimed 4 wickets apiece, keeping the game finely balanced as both teams headed into day two.

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The game will resume tomorrow for day 2 with Lumbini college at 57 runs for the loss of 1 wicket. The Lumbini batters will come up with a positive approach to make a game out if it.

Brief Scores ;


Lumbini College, Colombo 74 (33.4) Yovun Silpa 6/33, Vihas Thewmika 2/6 & 57/1 (19) Nabeel Rajudeen 30,


Thurstan College, Colombo 117 (38.5) Mulitha De Costa 29, Tanuja Rajapaksha 29, Ushan Sathsara 4/13, Sahan Kaushalya 4/21


Stumps – Day 1