Shakthi Udara takes 8-fer as Ananda demolishes Maliyadeva

U19 Traditional Encounters 2022

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Ananda College beat Maliyadeva College by 153 runs in the traditional encounter between the two sides worked off today (08th May) in Colombo.

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Ananda College resumed their 2nd innings on day two at 83/1 and went on to post 272 runs for 2 wickets before declaring, setting a challenging target of 370 for the opposition.

Left-handed batter Nethma Karunaratne top-scored with a magnificent century (102 runs off 122 balls with 3 fours and 6 sixes) while Nushal Dharmarathna (84) and Hansaja Jayasinghe (51*) made half-tons.

The 370-run target was a tough ask for the lads from Kurunegala as they made only 216, handing a massive 153-run victory to Ananda College. Shakthi Udara was the chief destroyer with the ball for the hosts as he ran through the visiting team’s batting line up taking 8 wickets for 77 runs.

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Brief Scores

Ananda College, Colombo – 175 (47.1) Hansaja Jayasinghe 55, Nethma Karunarathne 42, Nushal Dharmarathna 40, Sakindu Wijerathne 5/45, Rishi Adishtan 2/05 & 272/2d (52.3) Nethma Karunarathne 102*, Nushal Dharmarathna 84, Hansaja Jayasinghe 51*, Lakshita Kularathna 23

Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala – 78 (20) Charuka Herath 22, Tehaan Perera 5/29, Shakthi Udara 3/12, Nethma Samaraweera 2/33 & 216 (59.4) Amesh Thennakoon 34, Chamath Hettiarachchi 34, Gayana Weerasinghe 31, Jayamin Muthukumarana 25, Rishi Adishtan 22, Shakthi Udara 8/77, Ayesh Sashimal 2/37

Result – Ananda College won by 153 runs