The traditional encounter between Royal College, Colombo and St. Anthony’s College, Kandy ended in a draw today (21st May) at St. Anthony’s College Grounds in Kandy.
Royal College resumed day two on 104 runs for 4 wickets, with Sadisha Rajapaksha remaining unbeaten at the crease on 58 runs. However, a batting collapse in the morning session on day two saw them bowled out for just 132 runs for their first innings.
A disastrous batting effort saw the visitors losing 6 wickets for 28 runs. The overnight batter Rajapaksha top scored for Royal College with a knock of 77 runs off 78 balls with 9 fours and a six.
Sri Lanka U19 cap Traveen Mathew was the chief destroyer with the ball as he picked up 5 wickets for 39 runs for the Antonians. The hosts began their second innings 38 runs ahead and put on 142 runs on the board, setting a 181-run target for the visitors.
Sri Lanka U19 cap Chamindu Wickramasinghe, who made a half-century in the first innings, once again shone with the bat, scoring 74 runs off 91 balls with 5 fours and 3 sixes. The off spinner Sadisha Rajapaksha,who picked up a 5-wicket haul in the first innings, stood up with the ball for Royal College again, picking up 6 wickets for 55 runs.
Chasing 181 runs to win, Royal College posted 85/4 at the close of play on day two. Asitha Wanninayake picked up 3 wickets for 41 runs for the hosts.
St. Anthony’s College, Katugasthota 170 (51.2) Chamindu Wickramasinghe 57, Lahiru Abeysinghe 22, Sadisha Rajapaksha 5/65, Gishan Balasooriya 4/34 & 142 (38.4) Chamindu Wickramasinghe 74, Chandimal Herath 34, Sadisha Rajapaksha 6/55, Gishan Balasooriya 3/61
Royal College, Colombo 132 (36.1) Sadisha Rajapaksha 77, Traveen Mathew 5/39, Asitha Wanninayake 3/34, Kaveesha Piyumal 2/16 & 85/4 (27) Sanvidu Senaratharachchi 28, Sadisha Rajapaksha 27, Uvindu Weerasekara 26, Asitha Wanninayake 3/41
Result – Match Drawn