Avishka Tharindu piles 429 against Lumbini

Singer U19 Division I Cricket Tournament 2019/20

Schools Cricket

Five matches in the Singer Schools ‘Under 19 Division 1’ Two Day Cricket Tournament 2019/20 were conducted today (18), with St. Anthony’s College, Wattala all-rounder Avishka Tharindu securing the highest individual score by a Sri Lankan player in U19 Cricket.

Sri Lanka U19 cap Avishka Tharindu resumed his marathon innings on 281 on day 02 and went onto score 350 runs in just 285 balls, including 56 boundaries and 3 sixes against Lumbini College. He surpassed the previous highest individual score of 310; achieved by Dhammika Vaas (Maris Stella College, Negombo) against St. Peter’s College, Negombo in 1996. 

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The triple centurion did not stop there and blasted a quickfire 79 in the 2nd innings team before the clock ran out on day 02. Lumbini College was bundled out for just 160 runs as Kaveesha Dulanjana ran through the opposition batting line up with a 7-fer. The game ended as a draw.

The traditional encounters including the Mahanama-Trinity battle and the battle between St. Thomas College, Matara and St. Sylvester’s College, Kandy, also concluded in draws today. Pawan Ratnayaka of Mahanama College and Shashika Basnayake of St. Sylvester’s College starred in their respective contests.

Ratnayake hit an unbeaten century on day 01 of the fixture, while Basnayake created an outside chance of winning for St. Sylvester’s College with a 5-fer in the 2nd innings, restricting the boys from Matara to just 129. The Kandyans could only muster 147 runs in the chase of 194 for the fall of 6 wickets at the stumps of day 02.

St. Anthony’s College, Wattala vs Lumbini College, Colombo
Group – Traditional
Venue –St. Anthony’s College Ground
Toss – Lumbini College

Brief Scores


St. Anthony’s College – 514 (113.1) Avishka Tharindu 350, Kaveesha Dulanjana 59, Kanishka Gimhan 25, Yasiru Yugath 3/131, Prabashana Gamlath 2/88, Tharindu Ekanayake 2/89, Shahan Kaushalya 2/119
& 175/3 (23) Avishka Tharindu 79*, Gihan Sathmika 33, Dinuk Vishal 26, Kaveesha Dulanjana 21*

Lumbini College – 160 (45.2) Hiru Chethana 41, Chalana Chamod 37, Kaveesha Dulanjana 7/37, Romesh Suranga 2/44


MATCH DRAWN

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Mahanama College, Colombo vs Trinity College, Kandy
Group – Traditional
Venue – Asgiriya International Stadium, Kandy
Toss – Mahanama College

Brief Scores


Mahanama College – 316 (83.3) Pavan Rathnayake 123*, Pulshan Rohana 60, Pawantha Weerasingha 34, Sonal Dinusha 29, Uvindu Wimaladarma 2/46, Abhishek Anandakumar 2/56, Ruvin Peiris 2/59
& 115/2 (19) Pawantha Weerasinghe 59, Pavan Rathnayake 27*, Pulshan Rohana 23, Uvindu Wimaladarma 2/34


Trinity College – 264 (86.4) Ranuda Somarathna 60, Dinitha Siriwardena 44, Shane Gunathilake 40, Abhishek Anandakumar 29, Deemantha Bandara 35, Pavan Rathnayake 2/42


MATCH DRAWN

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St. Thomas’ College, Matara vs St. Sylvester’s College, Kandy
Group – Traditional
Venue – Uyanwatta Stadium, Matara
Toss – St. Thomas’ College

Brief Scores


St. Thomas’ College – 195 (53) Hirusha Jeewadith 60, Sanchitha Ranasingha 35, Sachira Rashmika 33, Nipuna Samarasinghe 22, Kasun Edirithilaka 4/70, Shashika Basnayake 3/49, Naveen Bandara 2/26
& 128/9d (37.3) Sachira Rashmika 28, Vihadu Ruwin 25, Nimanthaka Bashana 22, Shashika Basnayake 5/62, Kasun Edirithilake 3/43


St. Sylvester’s College – 131 (51.2) Chandula Jayakodi 42, Mikhdad Mohommed 24, Naveen Bandara 21, Sineth Sithara 3/28, Sathira Theekshana 3/31, Sachira Rashmika 2/19
& 147/6 (44) Maleesha Silva 33, Abhishek Kumar 30*, Kasun Edirithilake 30, Sadeepa Halangoda 21, Sineth Sithara 3/34, Sachira Rashmika 2/41


MATCH DRAWN

Apart from the above three fixtures, 2 other matches commenced today as well. Here are a few notable performances of the day. 

Lohan Aroshana – 93
Saneru Dissanayake – 4/31
Dananjaya Dabare – 4/39
Menusha Perera – 4/29
Irushka Thimira – 4/44

Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda vs D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo
Group – Traditional
Venue – Army Grounds, Panagoda
Toss – Dharmasoka College

Brief Scores


Dharmasoka College – 226 (64.5) Lohan Aroshana 93, Sanula Gunarathna 33, Chanaka Jananga 30, Senitha Helambage 20, Saneru Dissanayake 4/31, Dananjaya Dabare 4/39


D.S. Senanayake College – 73/1 (28) Anishka Kalpana 37*


STUMPS – DAY 1

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Devapathiraja College, Rathgama vs St. Joseph Vaz College, Wennappuwa
Group – Traditional
Venue – Kadirana Cricket Ground – Negombo
Toss – Devapathiraja College

Brief Scores


Devapathiraja College – 105 (42.4) Jeewaka Sashen 30, Menusha Perera 4/29, Shone Seni 2/08, Tarusha Fernando 2/15


St. Joseph Vaz College – 167/5 (54) Nipun Dhananjaya 37, Achintha Deshan 32, Dineth Ushara 25*, Chamath Fernando 22, Pasindu Dassanayake 27, Irushka Thimira 4/44


STUMPS – DAY 1

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