Dinuka Dilshan took 7 scalps for just 12 runs as Dharmasoka College recorded a huge win over Sri Devananda College in the 52nd Battle of Blues. In addition, Sri Sumangala Maha Vidyalaya, St. Mary’s College and Kalutara Vidyalaya managed to register wins in their annual one day encounters.
Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda vs Sri Devananda College, Ambalangoda
Dharmasoka College comprehensively defeated Sri Devananda College in the 52nd Battle of Blues which concluded today at De Zoysa Stadium in Moratuwa. Dharmasoka College batted for the second time in the match and declared the innings at 163 setting a target of 259 runs to win for Sri Devananda College.
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The reply with the bat from Sri Devananda College was very poor as they made only 18 runs in 8.1 overs handing a huge victory to Dharmasoka College. Off spinner Dinuka Dishan was the star performer of the day as he ripped through the batting lineup of the Devans, picking up 7 scalps for 12 runs.
Dharmasoka College – 201 (52.3) Shanula Shamin 75, Shenal Deshai 24, Sasindu Malshan 31*, Shamindu Anushka 5/52, Divindu de Silva 2/04, Chamika Perera 2/52 & 163/8d (45.1) Shenal Deshai 47, Lohan de Zoysa 39, Chamindu Anushka 7/79
Sri Devananda College – 106 (35.3) Sohan de Livera 44, Mithila Fernando 24, Akila Mendis 4/07, Kavindu Nadeeshan 3/38, Dinuka Dilshan 2/27 & 18 (8.1) Dinuka Dilshan 7/12, Akila Mendis 3/05
Result – Dharmasoka College won by 240 runs
Photos: Dharmasoka College vs Sri Devananda College | 52nd Battle of the Blues
Sri Sumangala MV, Kelaniya vs President’s College, Kelaniya
Sri Sumangala Maha Vidyalaya recorded a comprehensive 113-run victory over President’s College in their annual one day encounter which was worked off today at the P. Sara Oval Cricket grounds in Colombo. After been put into bat first, Sumangala batsmen made 185 runs for 9 wickets in the allotted 50 overs. In reply, President’s College batsmen showed a poor batting display as they were bundled out for just 72 runs.
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Sri Sumangala MV – 185/9 (50) Kavindu Dinesh 61, Thisura Samuditha 4/29
President’s College – 72 (29.2)
Result – Sri Sumangala MV won by 113 runs
St. Mary’s College, Kegalle vs Kegalu Vidyalaya, Kegalle
St. Mary’s College defeated Kegalu Vidyalaya in the 18th annual one day encounter between the two sides which was worked off today at Kegalle Public grounds. After winning the toss, St. Mary’s put on 281 runs on the board with Sandeepa Wijesuriya top scoring with 63 runs. In reply, Kegalu Vidyalaya posted only 173 runs in 36.3 overs.
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St. Mary’s College – 281 (49.4) Sandeepa Wijesuriya 63, Gihan Abeywardana 37, Gajitha Kotuwegoda 34, Akalanka Pethiyagoda 27, Sanuda Pulsith 2/43
Kegalu Vidyalaya – 173 (36.3) Ruchira Chamara 51, Pasindu Nirmal 32, Sineth Weerasuriya 2/19, Akalanka Pethiyagoda 2/23, Achintha Wickramasinghe 2/33, Gihan Abeywardana 2/35
Result – St. Mary’s College won by 108 runs
Tissa Central College, Kalutara vs Kalutara Vidyalaya, Kalutara
Kalutara Vidyalaya registered a 7-wicket win over Tissa Central College in the 11th Battle of the Mangoosteen one day encounter worked off today at Maggona. Kavindu Jayawickrama showed his all-round skills scoring a half century with the bat and taking 4 scalps with the ball.
Photos: Kalutara Vidyalaya vs Tissa Central College – 11th One Day Encounter
Tissa Central College – 147 (39.2) Oshen Minda 26, Rasanjana Aravinda 22, Dileep Arunoda 4/23, Kavindu Jayawickrama 4/29
Kalutara Vidyalaya – 148/3 (36.4) Kavindu Jayawickrama 50*, Mihindu Silva 28, Avishka Lakshan 25*, Dishara Fernando 24
Result – Kalutara Vidyalaya won by 7 wickets