St. Josephs finished their interschool cricket match against S. Thomas’ College on a high today at Darley road a short while ago. 

 

The Thomians continuing from their overnight score of 68 for 6 wickets managed to score 115 runs in 38.2 over’s mainly due to their skipper’s knock of 59. Skipper Madushan Ravichandrakumar being unbeaten on 21* on day one continued his good work to score a match saving half ton. 

For the Josephian skipper Sachin Hewawasam and Rajindu Rodrigo shared the wickets wit the former capturing 2 wickets and Rodrigo ending with 3 wickets. The Josephians taking an aggressive approach in their 2nd innings managed to score 149 runs for 4. It was a power packed innings from opener Dylan Fernandopulle which ensured that the home team reached a good score. For the Thomians first innings hero, Ravindu Thilakaratna managed to capture 2 wickets for 32 runs. 

The Thomians in their second innings batting on weary wicket ended day two on 117 for 5 in 41 over’s. Deputy skipper Javed Bonso top scored for the Thomians with 38 while Thilaksha Sumanasiri scored 26. For the home team off spinner Moditha Weerasinghe and Yashan Samarasinghe captured 2 wickets apiece. 

Scores in Brief 

St Joseph College 1st innings 189 all out in 63.3 over’s (Dylan Fernandopulle 29, Sadeera Samarawickrama 20,Priyamal Perera 25,Shehan Perera 23, Fabien Fernando 25, Aravinda Akurugoda 23*. Ravindu Thilakaratne 6/37, Madushan Ravichandrakumar 2/35)

S. Thomas’ College 1st innings  68/6 overnight and 115 all out in 38.2 over’s( Madushan Ravichandrakuma 59, Yannich Captain 12, Rajindu Rodrigo 3/39, Sachin Hewawasam 2/12 

St. Josephs College 2nd innings 149/4 dec in 32.2 over’ (Dilan Fernandopulle 80*, Yashan Samarasingha 24, Sadeera Samarawikrama 24, Ravindu Thilakarathna 32/2)

S. Thomas’ College 2nd innings 117/5 in 41 over’s (Yannich Captain 20, Thilaksha Sumanasiri 26, Javed Bonso 38, Moditha Weerasinha 21/2, Yashan Samarasinha 19/2)

Match results – No decision, 1st innings win for St. Josephs 

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