Kavindu closing in on century as Royal College take upper hand on day one

Under 19 Schools Cricket 2020/21

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Three traditional encounters of the Schools U19 Cricket tournament commenced today at Colombo and Kandy.    

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Royal College dominated the first day’s play in their traditional encounter against Ananada College as they posted a mammoth score of 359 for 6 at stumps on day one. The left-hander Kavindu Pathirathna was the star perfomer with the bat for the visitors as he made an unbeaten 87 runs. 

Left-arm spinner Thenuka Perera’s brilliant bowling spell helped Wesley College restrict the strong batting lineup of Trinity College to 222 runs on day one of their traditional encounter which commenced today at Kandy. In reply, the visitors were also in a spot of bother losing 3 quick wickets for just 55 runs. 

The traditional encounter between Zahira College and St. Benedict’s College also commenced today at Kotahena. Zahira College managed post 279 runs for 8 wickets at stumps on day one. Zaidh Naleem (55) top-scored for the visitors while Akindu Karunarathna shone with the ball taking 4 scalps for 49 runs for the hosts. 

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Traditional Matches 

  • Venue – Ananda College Grounds, Colombo  
  • Toss – Royal College 

Royal College 359/6 (95) Kavindu Pathirathna 87*, Dasis Manchanayaka 67, Nethin Panapitiya 50*, Isiwara Dissanayaka 40, Prashan Kalhara 34, Ashen Gamage 24, Ahan Wickramasingha 21, Maoshada Fernando 3/63, Isuru Ayesh 2/70   

Stumps – Day 01 

  • Venue – Asgiriya International Cricket Stadium, Kandy   
  • Toss – Trinity College 

Trinity College 220 (72.5) Ranuda Somarathna 53, Umair Raizan 41, Pasan Ganegoda 28, Matheesha Pathirana 27, Akram Muthalib 23, Pawan Pathiraja 20, Thenuka Perera 5/48, Rakith Fernando 3/20 

Wesley College 55/3 (20) Kushan Chamalka 34*, Abhishek Anandakumar 2/11

Stumps – Day 01 

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  • Venue – St. Benedict’s College Grounds, Colombo  
  • Toss – Zahira College 

Zahira College 279/8 (92) Zaidh Naleem 55, Venket 45, Sameer Majeed 43, Mohamed Ruhaim 30*, Chamod Lakshan 28, Akindu Karunarathna 4/49 

St. Benedict’s College  

Stumps – Day 01