A maiden century by diminutive all-rounder Sumedha Dissanaike was the highlight of the drawn Under-19 first XI cricket match between St. Sylverster’s and Royal Panadura which ended in a draw at Rangiri Dambulla Stadium. Hitherto, a left-arm spinner of note, Sumedha showed that he has come on by leaps and brands as a batsman hitting 101. Waruna Wijesinghe maintained his consistency with 51, while Harsha Madushan chipped in with 42. The Sylvestrians batted a massive 105 overs for their total of 285.
Kavindu Ashan turned in a fine all-round performance for Royal Panadura with a five wicket haul and a top score of 75. Spinners Mendis and Dissanaike bagged three wickets apiece.
St. Sylvester’s 285 all out (105) (H. Perera 20, W. Wijesinghe 51, S. Dissanaike 101, H. Madushan 42, K. Ashan 5/107, T. Dananjaya 3/84) and 94 for 4 wkts (35) at close (I. Samarananda 35 n.o., H. Perera 31, T. Dananjaya 2/31)Royal Panadura 189 all out (63) (K. Ashan 75, M. Nimesh 37, N. Mendis 3/30, S. Dissanaike 3/68, I. Samarananda 3/43) - AK