Shakthi Udara takes 8-fer as Ananda demolishes Maliyadeva

U19 Traditional Encounters 2022


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