Kingswood edge out Dharmaraja for first innings honours
Kingswood edged out Dharmaraja for first innings honours in their drawn 111th encounter at the Pallekelle Stadium.
Vimukthi Wijesiriwardena who made 87 not out to rescue his side from a disastrous 64 for 8, took the Man of the Match award. He had two wickets to go with his fantastic rear-guard action.
Chasing a modest 168 for the lead, the Rajans faltered and fell short by six runs. This was despite good knocks from Nivantha Herath and Dulaj Wijekoon who reached 40 and 41 respectively.
Kingswood had another hero in little Ganindu Kaushalya, who bowled his off spin with great accuracy and economy. His final figures (32.5-13-62-7) tell the tale.
Yasod Kavindu tore into the Rajan attack in the second innings, smashing four fours and four sixes in his 58.
Kingswood 167 in 64.4 overs (D. Maduranga 19,S. Piyasena 11, V. Wijesiriwardena 87 n.o; N.Herath 4 for 27, N.Dilshan 2 for 27,G. Vitharana 2 for 55) and 102 for 1 in 28.4 overs ( A. Jayaweera 25 n.o,Y.Kavinda 58, D.Gunasinghe 1 for 4)
Dharmaraja 161 in 92.5 overs (G.Vitharana 22,U. Amarakone 15, N. Herath 40, S. Senanayake 15,D. Wijekone 41; G.Kaushalya 7 for 62, V. Wijesiriwardena 2 for 29)