Shanel, Sukitha help St Se­bas­tian’s re­cover

Sunday Times (Sri Lanka) - - COMMENT - By M. Shamil Amit

Solid un­beaten knocks by Shanel Fer­nando and Sukitha Prasanna helped St Se­bas­tian’s make a good re­cov­ery against Royal Colombo in the sec­ond ses­sion of play on day two in their Un­der 19 in­ter­school cricket en­counter played at Mo­ratuwa.

Shanel was on 63 and Sukitha on 62 as the duo played with cau­tion in the Se­bas­tian sec­ond in­nings. They had a deficit of 179 runs to avoid an in­nings de­feat.

On Fri­day, Royal who was sit­ting pretty on 219 for 5 after bundling out the home team for a mea­ger 66 re­sumed their in­nings go­ing in for quick runs. They lost four quick wick­ets in the process for the ad­di­tion of only 26 runs to de­clare their in­nings at 245 for 9.

Gu­rukula MV Ke­laniya was in the box seat against Wes­ley in their match played at Camp­bell Park.

Wes­ley re­sum­ing from their overnight score of 42 for 3 put in a pa­thetic bat­ting per­for­mance as they lost their re­main­ing seven wick­ets for the ad­di­tion of 104 runs -- be­ing bowled out for 146.

The first day’s play saw Gu­rukula MV tak­ing first lease of the wicket mak­ing a for­mi­da­ble score of 258. Wes­ley made to fol­low on with a deficit of 113 runs were strug­gling on 55 for 3 need­ing an­other 58 runs with seven wick­ets in hand to save the match.

In the two matches got un­der­way, yes­ter­day, DSS win­ning the toss and elect­ing to bat were 206 for 9 at Ban­daragama while Zahira in­vited to bat by St Joseph’s were strug­gling on 106 for 6 at Maradana.

At Mo­ratuwa

66 (Di­mal Wi­je­sek­era 4 for 18, Tharuka Ruk­shan 3 for 19, Kavindu Pathi­ratne 3 for 23) and 126 for 1 (Shanel Fer­nando 63 n.o, Sukitha Prasanna 62 n.o)

(219/5 overnight) 245 for 9 de­clared (Bhagya Dis­sanayake 56, Kavindu Maras­inghe 46, Kamil Mishara 42, Ahan Wick­ra­mas­inghe 37: Vi­hanga Ranas­inghe 3 for 69, Tharusha Fer­nando 2 for 60)

At Camp­bell Park

258 (Pruthuvi Bim­sara 48, Pathum Ma­hesh 46, Thimira Nayanatharu 35, Praveen Nimesh 32, Nuwan Chanaka 30: Rahul Gu­nasek­era 4 for 57, Movin Subas­inghe 2 for 64, Sakun­tha Liyan­age 2 for 66)

(42/3 overnight) 146 (Movin Subas­inghe 30, Rahul Gu­nasek­era 27, Janith San­dakelum 20: Praveen Nimesh 3 for 26, Malindu Vidu­ranga 2 for 18, Lasindu Arosha 2 for 21, Pruthuvi Rusara 2 for 49) and 55 for 3 (Thisuraka Ak­mee­m­ana 212: Sachintha Chamith 3 for 6)

At Ban­daragama

206 for 9 (Teron Baskaran 41, Abishek Liya­narachchi 39: Kavindu Rid­mal 3 for 44, Lahiru Dil­shan 2 for 44) vs St Thomas' Matara


At Maradana

106 for 6 (Mo­hamed Sha­hadul­lah 42: Ashen Daniel 2 for 4, Lak­shan Ga­m­age 2 for 44) vs St Joseph’s

St.Se­bas­tian bats­man Shenel Fer­nando strokes this one to the off side.

Gu­rukula bowler Sachintha Chamith who ripped through Wes­ley top or­der.

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