Nalanda College beat Dharmaraja College by 8 wickets in their traditional encounter worked off today (03rd July) at Nalanda College Grounds in Colombo.
After being 94/4 at stumps on day one, Nalanda College posted 226 for their first innings in reply to Dharmaraja College’s 164. Eranga Jayakody’s fighting knock (94) helped the hosts take a vital 62-run first-innings lead over the visitors.
Dharmaraja College once again faltered with the bat as they were bundled out for just 93 runs in their second innings as Minod Caldera ripped through their batting lineup picking up 5 scalps for 21 runs.
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Nalanda College set an easy target of 32 runs which they reached in 11.2 overs with 8 wickets in hand.
Dharmaraja College, Kandy 164 (65.2) Sachintha Dissanayaka 70, Dineth Samaraweera 3/33, Sajitha Vithanage 3/37, Lisura Sigera 2/29 & 93 (30.4) Maleesha Rajakaruna 21*, Pulindu Perera 21, Minod Caldera 5/21, Sajitha Vithanage 2/17, Janula Indusara 2/20
Nalanda College, Colombo 226 (64.4) Eranga Jayakody 94*, Yasiru Samarakoon 44, Manupa Manmitha 22, Dulara Bandulasena 4/47, Thisaru Wanninayaka 2/44, Praveen Theekshana 2/23, Malitha Hapuarachchi 2/51 & 34/2 (11.2) Rusiru Vilochana 17
Result – Nalanda College won by 8 wickets