Nalandians thrashed Dharmashoka by an innings and 110 runs at their home ground while Gurukula, Lumbini and Mahinda bowled out their oppositions cheaply, to end the day on a high in the Singer U19 Division 1 Cricket Tournament 2018/19.
Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda Vs Nalanda College, Colombo
Dharmasoka College started the 2nd day at Nalanda College grounds on 59/3, following on, still needing 178 runs to make the hosts bat again. Sri Lanka U19 cap, right arm pacer Chamindu Wijesinghe, who picked up 4 wickets in the first innings, destroyed the Dharmsoka second innings as he went through the visitors’ batting line up in no time with 8 wickets to his name.
Dharmasoka College could only manage 127 runs losing by a huge margin of an inning and 110 runs. The top scorer for the visitors was right hander Dinuka Dilshan who notched up 44 runs.
Previously, the Nalandians blasted a steep 329/8 as wicket keeper batsman Avishka Perera and captain Lakshitha Rasanjana made centuries before rolling out Darmashoka first innings in 22 overs. Skipper Lakshitha, leading from the front, shone with the ball too, picking up 5 wickets.
Nalanda College – 329/8d (56.4) Avishka Perera 169, Lakshitha Rasanjana 111, Kavindu Nadeeshan 4/113, Aroshana de Zoysa 2/67
Dharmasoka College – 92 (21.5) Aroshana de Zoysa 54, Hasitha Imanthka 25, Lakshitha Rasanjana 5/18, Chamindu Wijesinghe 4/34 & F/O 127 (28.3) Dinuka Dilshan 44, Aroshan De Zoysa 32, Chamindu Wijesinghe 8/37, Kaveesh Madurapperuma 2/18
Result- Nalanda College won by innings and 110 runs
Maris Stella College, Negombo vs Mahinda College, Galle
Mahinda College hosted Maris Stella College in the group A fixture and they won the toss and elected to field first. Proving their captain’s decision, Mahinda bowlers restricted the visitors to 136 runs. All-rounder Navod Paranavithana (3/35) was the pick of the bowler’s while V. Dulsara and P. Pethangoda shared two wickets a piece.
In reply, the home team put up a good performance with the bat to exploit the advantage given by their bowlers as they were 218/8 at stumps. Sri Lanka national youth caps Navod Paranavithana and Nipun Malinga led the charge with fine half centuries while Shenash Fernando picked up 3 wickets.
Maris Stella College – 136 (49.2) Ravindu Fernando 48, Navod Paranavithana 3/25, V Dulsara 2/13, P Pethangoda 2/15
Mahinda College – 218/8 (44) Navod Paranavithana 54, Nipun Malinga 50, Hansika Welihinda 28, Kaveesha Malliyawadu 24*, Dhanuja Induwara 23, Shenash Fernando 3/25
Stumps- Day 01
Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala vs Gurukula College, Kelaniya
Group A fixture, commenced at Maliyadeva College, saw the hosts crash out for 99 as exciting left arm fast bowler, National U19 cap Praveen Nimesh picked up 6 scalps for 41 runs. Nimesh Chaturanga topped the batting column with 27 runs to his name.
Gurukula College had the edge at the final play as the visitors ended the day at 159/7. Valuable contributions came from Praveen Nimesh and Kemira Nayanatharu’s bats.
Maliyadeva College – 99 (37.3) Nimesh Chathuranga 27, Praveen Nimesh 6/41, Likshan Sasanga 2/18
Gurukula College, Kelaniya – 159/7 (55) Praveen Nimesh 33, Kemira Nayanatharu 33, Kaveen Bandara 2/38
Stumps- Day 01
De Mazenod College, Kandana vs Lumbini College, Colombo
After putting De Mazenod to bat first, Lumbini bolwers did an exceptional job bowling them out for 83 runs at Sebastian grounds, Katuneriya. Main contributor to the cause was left arm spinner Ravishka Wijesiri who picked up 5 wickets for 43 runs.
Lumbini College were 156/9 at stumps, leading by 73 runs going in to the final day with top scorer Prabath Madushanka still in the crease.
De Mazenod College, Kandana – 83 (31) Ravishka Wijesiri 5/43, Sithum Dissanayake 3/15
Lumbini College, Colombo – 156/9 (59) Prabath Madushanka 40*, Pasindu Anagipura 32, Mark Mathayas 3/22, Saliya Jude 2/30, Romal Fernando 2/33
Stumps- Day 01