Sri Lanka U19 cap Nuwanindu Fernando stroked a magnificent knock of 89 runs against Maris Stella College helping St. Sebastian’s College qualify for one of the quarterfinals in the Singer ‘Under 19 Division 1’ Cricket Tournament 2018/19.
Left arm spinners Ayesh Harshana and Sandaru Dias helped Thurstan College….
Maris Stella College, Negombo vs St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa
St. Sebastian’s College managed to qualify for the quarterfinal in the Singer ‘Under 19 Division 1’ Cricket Tournament as they recorded a first innings victory against Maris Stella College today at St. Sebastian’s College Grounds. After being 135 runs for 9 wickets overnight, the hosts were bundled out for 143 runs in 49.2 overs.
Left arm spinner Pasindu Ushetti picked up 5 wickets while right arm seamer Naveen Fernando took 3 scalps for Maris Stella College. The visitors began their second innings 29 runs behind and posted 201 runs for 7 wickets before declaring the innings. Ravindu Fernando (60) and Kevin Perera (46) top scored with the bat for the lads from Negombo.
The hosts successfully chased down the target of 173 runs in 43.1 overs with 6 wickets remaining. Sri Lanka U19 cap Nuwanindu Fernando showed his experience guiding his alma mater to victory with a magnificent knock of 89 runs with the bat.
Maris Stella College – 114 (45.1) Pasindu Perera 22*, Ravindu Fernandu 21, Tashik Perera 3/23, Vinuja Ranasinghe 2/21, Kalana Sandeepa 2/27 & 201/7d (37) Ravindu Fernandu 60, Kevin Perera 46, Amantha Perera 40* Naveen Fernando 22, Praveen Cooray 3/56, Kalana Sandeepa 2/58
St. Sebastian’s College – 143 (49.2) Dunith Jayathunga 39, Pasindu Ushetti 5/17, Naveen Fernado 3/32, Ravindu Fernando 2/49 & 173/6 (43.1) Nuwanidu Fernando 89, Dunith Jayathunga 29, Janitha Perera 27, Ravindu Fernando 3/63, Amantha Perara 2/10
Result – Match Drawn (St. Sebastian’s College won by 4 wickets & qualified to Quarter Final)
St. Thomas College, Matara vs St. Sylvester’s College, Kandy
The traditional fixture between St. Thomas College and St. Sylvester’s College ended in a draw today at the Welagedara Grounds in Kurunegala. However, major honors were claimed by St. Thomas College thanks to the brilliant bowling efforts by right arm off spinner Sachira Rashmika who picked up a match bag of 8 wickets for 82 runs.
St. Thomas College – 218/8d (72.4) Gisanthika Jayaweera 52*, Harindu Jayasekara 48, Nipun Ruchira 34, Sachira Rashmika 25, Mihisal Amodha 24, Nadeera Balasooriya 5/68
St. Sylvester’s College – 110 (58.2) Chandula Jayakody 36, Sachira Rashmika 6/33, Chanaka Ranasinghe 2/08 & 168/7 (75) Maleesha Silva 55*, Pasan Hettiarachchi 29, Manoharan Pavitran 27, Kevin Nimshan 21, Sineth Sithara 2/29, Sachira Rashmika 2/49
Result – Match Drawn