S. Thomas’ College’s ruthless batting effort in the first semi-final of the Singer U19 Division 1 Cricket Tournament 2018/19 against Nalanda College sealed them a spot at the finals. The match was worked off on the 3rd and 4th of April at the Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo.
S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia Vs Nalanda College, Colombo – Semi Final S. Thomas’ College qualified for the semifinals by winning the encounter against Mahinda College on bonus points and Nalanda got the better of Thurstan College to seal a spot in the next stage.
Yesterday, the Thomians’ won the toss and elected to bat first to replicate another marathon batting effort just like the last one they fired against Mahinda College.
The Thomians’ started day 02 on 311 for 4 with centurion Ravindu de Silva and Umayanga Suwaris in the middle, not thinking of a declaration.
The duo carried on from where they left things yesterday and added one of the biggest partnerships in the history of S. Thomas’ College – 338 runs to propel the Thomian innings to the 500+ mark.
Jitesh Wasala finally got the better of Umayanga Suwaris to heal many Nalandian hearts when he was on 155 with 17 fours and 1 six.
Centurion from yesterday, Ravindu de Silva, one-upped his performance today by converting it to a brilliant double century with 22 fours and 1 six.
Later in the day, the Thomian lower order collapsed rapidly before they declared for 551/9. This is the highest total by a S. Thomas’ side in their 140-year-old cricketing history. (Previous best was from last week’s heroics vs Mahinda College)
Nalanda bolwers toiled hard for almost two days and saw Dinesh Samaraweera & Jithesh Wasala pick up 4 & 3 wickets respectively.
Thomas’ College completely dominated day 01 proceedings in the first semi-final of the Singer U19 Division 1 Cricket…
Nalanda College had only 19 overs to work with the bat and they were 61/2 when the umpires called the match off.
As a result of their marathon performance with the bat, S. Thomas’ College qualified for the final of the tournament by bonus points.
They will play for the championship against the winner of the second semifinal encounter between St. Sebastian’s College and St. Joseph’s College.
|Sithara Hapuhinna||c Lakshitha Manasinghe b Chamindu Wijesinghe||6||22||1||0||27.27|
|Shalin De Mel||c Thanushka Dilhara Polgampola b Jithesh Wasala||68||122||11||0||55.74|
|Ryan Fernando||c Raveen A de Silva b Jithesh Wasala||9||25||1||0||36.00|
|Yohan Perera||c Ranindu de Silva b Lakshitha Manasinghe||42||119||4||0||35.29|
|Ravindu De Silva||b Dineth Samaraweera||213||387||22||1||55.04|
|Umayanga Suwaris||c Anudha Jithwara b Jithesh Wasala||155||304||17||1||50.99|
|Kalana Perera||c & b Dineth Samaraweera||9||5||0||0||180.00|
|Dellon Peiris||c Avishka Perera b Dineth Samaraweera||3||7||0||0||42.86|
|Kishan Munasinghe||not out||6||12||0||0||50.00|
|Dilmin Rathnayake||lbw b Dineth Samaraweera||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Extras||40 (b 17 , lb 9 , nb 8, w 6)|
|Total||551/9 (147.4 Overs, RR: 3.73)|
|Fall of Wickets||1-14 Sithara Hapuhinna, 2-39 Ryan Fernando, 3-126 Shalin De Mel, 4-188 Yohan Perera,|
|Ranindu C de Silva||5||0||18||0||3.60|
|Raveen de Silva||23||3||78||0||3.39|
|Avishka Perera||c Sithara Hapuhinna b Kalana Perera||0||5||0||0||0.00|
|Lakshitha Manasinghe||b Kalana Perera||14||17||0||0||82.35|
|Ranindu de Silva||not out||26||59||0||0||44.07|
|Thanushka Dilhara Polgampola||not out||17||33||0||0||51.52|
|Extras||4 (b 4 , lb 0 , nb 0, w 0)|
|Total||61/2 (19 Overs, RR: 3.21)|