Lakshitha Rasanjana starred with both bat and ball, guiding Nalanda College to a first innings win against Thurstan College in one of the quarter finals of the Singer Schools ‘Under 19 Division 1’ Two day Cricket Tournament 2018/19 worked off today at Mount Lavinia.
After being 329 runs for 6 wickets overnight, Nalanda College decided to declare the innings on 350 runs for 9 wickets. Thurstan College batsmen had a mountain to climb as 350 was a mammoth score to chase down. As expected, Thurstan College could only post 241 runs all-out in 65 overs.
Nimesh Perera (53) and Yohan Liyanage (43) top scored with the bat for Thurstan College. The Nalanda College skipper who top scored with the bat showed his bowling tricks, picking up 5 wickets for 50 runs while Kaveesh Madurapperuma supported him at the other end taking 4 scalps for 61 runs.
Nalanda College – 350/9d (101.5) Lakshitha Rasanjana 87, Avishka Perera 84, Chamindu Wijesinghe 62, Raveen Silva 29*, Dilhara Polgampola 26, Ayesh Harshana 3/109, Yohan Liyanage 2/45, Sandaru Dias 2/101 & 35/2 (6)
Thurstan College – 241 (65) Nimesh Perera 53*, Yohan Liyanage 43, Jayavihan Mahavithana 35, Ranesh Silva 33, Lakshitha Rasanjana 5/50, Kaveesh Madurapperuma 4/61
Result – Match Drawn (Nalanda College won first innings points & qualified for the Semi-finals)
Trinity College, Kandy vs St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa
The quarter final encounter between Trinity College and St. Sebastian’s College commenced today at Maliyadeva College Grounds in Kurunegala. The Trinity College skipper won the toss and chose to bat first but his team could only post 165 runs in 51.4 overs.
Abishek Anandakumar who single handedly won Trinity the annual one day encounter against St. Anthony’s with his bowling skills, top scored with 40 runs. In addition, Shane Gunathilaka (38) and Kavishka Senadeera (35) chipped in with useful contributions with the bat for Trinity.
Vinuja Ranasinghe was the pick of the bowlers for the lads from Moratuwa as he took 6 scalps for 48 runs. In reply, St. Sebastian’s College were 86 runs for 3 wickets at close of play on day one, with skipper Nuwanindu Fernando unbeaten on 40 runs.
Trinity College – 165 (51.4) Abishek Anandakumar 40, Shane Gunathilake 38, Kavishka Senadeera 35, Ashan Lokuketiya 25*, Vinuja Ranasinghe 6/48
St. Sebastian’s College – 86/3 (36) Nuwanindu Fernando 40*, Nishitha Abilash 2