Mahinda begin campaign on winning note
Last year’s semi-finalists Mahinda College Galle began their Under 17 inter-school cricket tournament in style with a convincing 123-run win against Sri Devananda MV Ambalangoda in the first round match played at Teachers Training Ground in Balapitiya yesterday.
The match got off to a late start due to the wet outfield and was curtailed to 26 overs. Mahinda taking first lease of the wicket were guided by Shakya Sampath who made 62 to help them make a challenging score of 191.
Later Mahinda’s bowling trio Kushan Madusha, Sri Lanka youth player Navod Paranavithana and Sachin Tilekeratne shared nine wickets between them to bundle out the Devans for a paltry 68 runs.
At Balapitiya –
Mahinda Galle 191 for 9 in 26 overs (Shakya Sampath 62, Kosala Udayanga 33, Sandev Induwara 21, Kavindu Lakshan 17, Navod Paranavithana 16: Lasindu Lakshan 4 for 40, Vihanga Madubashana 2 for 8)
Sri Devananda MV Ambalangoda
68 in 17.5 overs (Sasindu Nimesh 21, Kaveesha Kalpana 20: Kushan Madusha 4 for 4, Navod Paranavithana 3 for 16, Sachin Tilekeratne 2 for 5)