The traditional encounter between Royal College, Colombo and Trinity College, Kandy ended in a draw today (28th May) at Asgiriya International Cricket Stadium.
Trinity College posted a solid score of 381 runs for their first innings with Pawan Pathiraja (133) and Ranuda Somaratne (100), scoring brilliant centuries. The spin twins Sadisha Rajapaksha and Gishan Balasooriya shared 7 wickets between them.
In reply, the visiting Royal College had a poor show with the bat as they were bowled out for 188 runs. Sadisha Rajapaksha, who starred with the ball earlier, showed his skills with the bat, top-scoring with a elegant knock of 87. Tharana Wimaladharma was brilliant with the ball for Trinity College who took 7 scalps for 64 runs.
The hosts began their second innings with a big lead of 193 runs but struggled with the bat in the second essay as they lost 4 wickets for 45 runs at the close of play on day two.
Trinity College, Kandy – 381 (101) Pawan Pathiraja 133, Ranuda Somarathne 100, Theeraka Ranathunga 40*, Vibhawith Ehelepola 21, Rahal Amarasinghe 20, Sadisha Rajapaksha 4/109, Gishan Balasooriya 3/103 & 45/4 (16) Dan Poddiwela 2/11, Bulan Weerathunga 2/20
Royal College, Colombo – 188 (60.2) Sadisha Rajapaksha 87, Tharana Wimaladharma 7/64
Result – Match Drawn