Devapathiraja wins first-innings; Wickets fall cheaply at Moratuwa

Singer U19 Division 1 Cricket Tournament 2018/19

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Devapathiraja College, Rathgama and Gurukula College, Kelaniya ended their tournament game in a draw while two other games of the Singer U19 Division One Cricket tournament got underway today, 27th December.

Devapathiraja College, Rathgama vs Gurukala College, Kelaniya

The game was played at the Galle International Stadium, where the visiting Gurukula College won the toss and elected to field first. Devapathiraja College scored 227 runs in their first-innings. Right-handed batsman Thisara Dilshan hit 70 runs to top the batting chart while the off-spinner Rashmika Mewan picked up 3 scalps for just 04 runs.

Gurukula College replied with a below par 116 runs in their first-innings which pushed them to a follow-on. Gurukula batsmen were more composed in the second-innings than the first as they were at 171 for 6 by the end of the game. Kemira Nayanatharu top-scored with 72 runs while Sudeera Weerarathne was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 2/19

Brief scores

Devapathiraja College, Rathgama 227 (89.2) : Thisara Dilshan 70, Sudeera Weerarathne 33, Sasanka Nirmal 22, Rashmika Mewan 3/04, Sasitha Ashan 2/60

Gurukula College, Kelaniya 116 (56) : Kemira Nanayanatharu 26, Tisara Dilshan 2/10, Irushka Thimira 2/19, Jeewaka Shasheen 2/25, Pathum Madusanka 2/28 & F/O 171/6 (46) : Kemira Nanayanatharu 72, Nuwan Chanaka 38, Dileep Chamara 25, Sudeera Weerarathne 2/19, Pathum Madusanka 2/31

MATCH DRAWN (DEVAPATHIRAJA WON FIRST INNINGS POINTS)

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Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia vs Moratu Maha Vidyalaya

Thomas’ College skipper, Sithara Hapuhinna won the toss and elected to bat first in a low-scoring encounter at the Moratu Maha Vidyalaya grounds. The Thomians managed only 147 runs in the first-innings with the top-score being the skipper’s 26 runs. The left-armer Eran Hansamal was the top wicket-taker with a fifer to his name.

In reply, the hosts looked inadequate with the bat as they were bundled off for just 57 runs. Delon Peiris, Dilmin Rathnayake and Shannon Fernando bowled exceptionally well as the trio picked up 3 wickets each for just 15 runs altogether.

The visitors were struggling in their second-innings too as they were at 30 for 6 by stumps. 26 wickets fell on day-one, the game will resume tomorrow for day-two.

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Brief scores

Thomas College, Mount Lavinia 147 (47.5) : Sithara Hapuhinna 26, Shalin de Mel 25, Eran Hansamal 5/41, Janitha Sewmith 2/18, Vishwa Didulana 2/28 & 30/6 (20) : Vishwa Didulana 4/22, Eran Hansamal 2/07

Moratu Maha Vidyalaya, Moratuwa 57 (31.1) : Nishan Madushka 26, Delon Peris 3/02, Dilmin Rathnayaka 3/06, Shannon Fernando 3/07

STUMPS – DAY 1

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Isipathana College, Colombo vs Mahinda College, Galle

Isipathana College won the toss and elected to bat first. The game is being played at the Mahinda College grounds. The visitors hit 214 runs for their first-innings. Left-handed Ravindu Rathnayake and the skipper, Madushika Sandaruwan top-scored with 38 and 37 runs respectively. The two Madushas, Nishan Madusha and Kushan Madusha, bowled well in tandem as the duo picked up 4 wickets each.

In reply, Mahinda College was at 86 for 3 by the close of play.

Brief Scores

Isipathana College, Colombo 214 (71) : Ravindu Rathnyake 38, Madushika Sandaruwan 37*, Kaliq Amath 29, Thevindu Dickwella 24, Kushan Madusha 4/53, Nishan Madusha 4/56, Pasan Pethangoda 2/32

Mahinda College, Galle 86/3 (22) : Danuja Induwara 41, Kausitha Kodituwakku 24

STUMPS – DAY 1

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