Skipper Sachitra guides Ananda to fifth win
Under 19 Cricket
By M. Shamil Amit

Ananda skipper and right arm spinner Sachitra Perera guided his side to their fifth outright win with a match bag of 11 for 46 as Dharmapala succumbed to an innings and 64 runs defeat in their Under 19 inter-school cricket encounter concluded at Ananda Mawatha yesterday.

Sachitra who celebrated the teams outright win against Dharmasoka in the earlier match finished with impressive figures of 6 for 20 in the first inning followed it with another match figure of 5 for 46.
Ananda on day one had put themselves in a strong position having scored 272 and then had the Dharmapalians struggling on 62 for 7. The second days play yesterday saw Sachitra who had taken four wickets taking another two to finish off the opponents for the addition of just nine runs for 71.

Dharmapala made to follow on had a daunting task of erasing the deficit of 201 runs. Though they fared better than the first inning spinner Sachitra tormented them again and were restricted to a score of 137 with the Anandians home for tea.

Ananda 272 (Isuru Samarasinghe 75, Pasindu Madushan 37, Thushara Samarakoon 32, Rasith Dayaratne 31: Rasitha Gamage 5 for 76, Tharindu Lakshan 2 for 52)

Dharmapala (62/7 overnight) 71 (Tharindu Liyanage 37: Sachitra Perera 6 for 20, Renuka Ashen 2 for 12) and 137 (Chanuka Mapatuna 61, Isuru Gunatilleke 45: Sachitra Perera 5 for 46, Renuka Ashen 3 for 43, Pasindu Madushan 2 for 29)

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