Under 19 Inter-Schools Division 1 Tier ‘B’ two-day encounter between St. Peter’s College and Mahinda College commenced today (01st February) at St. Peter’s College Grounds, Colombo.
Having won the toss, Mahinda College opted to bowl first, and the decision turned out to be gold as the visitors managed to restrict the strong batting lineup of St. Peter’s College to just 56 runs.
The new-ball bowlers Shehan Hasaranga and Dinura Kalupahana were brilliant with the ball for Mahinda College as they picked up 4 wickets apiece.
In reply, the visitors showcased a much better batting display compared to their opponents posting 165/2 at the close of play on day one.
The opening batter Pramesh Madhubhashana (85*) and No. 4 batter Savidya Ranmina (48*) starred with the bat for Mahinda College, adding an unbeaten 119-run stand for the 3rd wicket.
St. Peter’s College, Colombo 56 (19.5) Dinura Kalupahana 4/12, Shehan Hasaranga 4/30
Mahinda College, Galle 165/2 (47.5) Pramesh Madhubhashana 85*, Savidya Ranmina 48*, Dinura Kalupahana 24
Stumps – Day 1