Three traditional encounters of the Singer Schools ‘Under 19 Division 1’ Two Day Cricket Tournament 2019/20 were played today across the island. The highlights of the day were the knocks played by Captains Muditha Lakshan (151*) and Navod Paranavithana (119*).
Mahinda College, Galle vs Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda
The traditional encounter between Mahinda College and Dharmasoka College commenced today at Mahinda College Grounds in Galle. After being put into bat first, the visitors managed to post only 185 runs in 42.2 overs. Chamindu Dilshan was the only significant contributor with the bat as he made 77 runs for Dharmasoka College.
Subhanu Rajapaksha was the pick of the bowlers for the hosts as he took 5 scalps for 52 runs. In addition to this, Sirira Helitha and Kushan Madusha picked up 2 wickets each. The hosts replied strongly with the bat, gaining 222 runs for 3 wickets in 50 overs. Sri Lanka U19 capped left-hander Navod Paranavithana, who also leads Mahinda College this season, remained unbeaten at the crease after scoring a brilliant century.
Dharmasoka College – 185 (42.2) Chamindu Dilshan 77, Chanaka Jananga 26, Chanula Gunarathne 38, Subhanu Rajapaksha 5/52, Sirira Helitha 2/30, Kushan Madusha 2/55
Mahinda College – 222/3 (50) Navod Paranavithana 119*, Kaushitha Kodithuwakku 48, Sandew Induwara 38*
Stumps – Day 1
D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo vs Thurstan College, Colombo
The traditional encounter between D. S. Senanayake College and Thurstan College commenced today at Thurstan College Grounds in Colombo. The hosts’ skipper won the toss and invited the opposition to take the first lease of the wicket.
The visitors put a mammoth total of 345 runs on the board, with Muditha Lakshan continuing his good form with the bat this season by scoring a magnificent century. Muditha Lakshan, the skipper of D. S. Senanayake College, smashed 151 runs and remained unbeaten at the crease, while Chamath Yatawara chipped in with a valuable 80 runs.
D.S. Senanayake College – 345/7 (90) Muditha Lakshan 151*, Chamath Yatawara 80, Amila Dabare 41, Vihas Thewmika 5/102
Stumps – Day 1
Devapathiraja College, Rathgama vs Sri Devananda College, Ambalangoda
The traditional encounter between Devapathiraja College and Sri Devananda College commenced today at Hambantota. After winning the toss, the Devapathiraja College skipper chose to bat first and posted 173 runs in 61.1 overs.
Samudu Pramod and Milaksha Senarathna picked up 3 wickets each for Sri Devananda College. In reply, the lads from Ambalangoda struggled with the bat as they ended day one on 99 runs for 7 wickets. Pawan Sandesh picked up 3 wickets, while Irushka Thimira and Sudeera Weerarathne took 2 wickets each for Devapathiraja College.
Devapathiraja College – 173 (61.1) Pawan Sadesh 33, Sudeera Weerarathna 28, Jeewaka Shasheen 21, Kalpa Chethiya 20, Samudu Pramod 3/41, Milaksha Senarathna 3/52, Chamika Perera 2/16, Kaveesha Kalpana 2/22
Sri Devananda College – 99/7 (34) Sheron Hinidumage 31, Pawan Sandesh 3/21, Irushka Thimira 2/17, Sudeera Weerarathne 2/39
Stumps – Day 1