Match ends in tame draw at Kalutara

51st Battle of the Mangoosteens
The 51st Battle of the Mangoosteens between Kalutara MV and Tissa MMV concluded at the Kalutara Esplanade yesterday ended in a tame draw. Though Tissa MMV dominated the first day’s proceedings they underwent some anxious moments on the second day. Tissa MMV having bowled out Kalutara MV for 132 fared no better as they were in return bundled out for 90 in their second innings were left Kalutara MV a target of 120 runs for victory in 12 overs and they ended the day on 65 for 2.

Tissa MMV 160 (Kavin Tharindu 77, Malith Chaturanga 27: Savin Priyan 4 for 41, Dananjaya Madusanka 3 for 21, Isuru Dharshana 3 for 41) and 90 (Supun Jayanetti 25, Harsha Sampath 21, Malith Chaturanga 20: Sandun Chamara 4 for 25, Dananjaya Madusanka 3 for 16)

Kalutara MV (68/5 o’night) 132 (Isuru Dharshana 74: Kavin Tharindu 4 for 35, Kasun Thivanka 2 for 18) and 65 for 2 (Isuru Dharshana 28: Kavin Tharindu 2 for 8)

Isham and Dilanka reach milestones

Zahira skipper Isham Ghouse and St Benedict’s left arm spinner Dilanka Auwardt achieved milestones in their drawn Under 19 inter-school cricket encounter concluded at Kotahena yesterday.

Ghouse who cracked an unbeaten ton reached the 1000 runs mark while Dilanka bagged 100 wickets for the season with his seven wicket match bag.

Zahira 124 (Imras Rasi 52, Isham Ghouse 15: Dilanka Auwardt 4 for 39, Suren Silva 3 for 50, Eranga Ratnayake 2 for 6) and 191 for 4 (Imras Rasi 41, Ishan Ibunu 16, Mohamed Naseez 15, Isham Ghouse 100 n.o.: Dilanka Auwardt 3 for 62)

St Benedict’s (122/6 o’night) 209 (Dilanka Auwardt 36, Eranga Ratnayake 36, Prageeth Fernando 33, Sangaran Nandalal 23, Nisal Fonseka 19, Roy Sheran 17: Isham Ghouse 4 for 41, Mohamed Faseer 3 for 19)
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