Oshan, Tharindu save the day for Bens
By Marlon Fernandopulle
A sixty run partnership for the 6th wicket between Oshan de Silva (36) and Tharindu Heshan(30) saved St Benedict’s from an inevitable defeat against Wesley College at Campbell Park yesterday.

In reply to Wesley's imposing first innings of 237 for 8 declared on Friday' St Benedict’s were bundled out for 127 runs. Trailing by 110 runs St Benedict’s were forced to follow-on and were soon in deep trouble loosing half their side for just 58 runs. However a stubborn 60 run stand for the sixth wicket between Oshan de Silva and Tharindu Heshan saved the day for the Kotahena lads. Although Wesley finally broke through, it came too late as the Benedictine tail also stood up to the occasion.

Wesley - 237/8 decl (Anoj Katipearachci 69, Charith Karunaratne 35, Avishka Liyanage 42, Ryan Kern 26 n o, Tharindu Heshan 3/27)

St Benedict’s -127 (Prabath Maldunarachchi 32, Rajeev Ranaweera 33, Ishan Jayaratne 4/38, Anoj Katipearachchi 3/34) & 158/9 (Prabath Maldunarchchi 18, Oshan de Silva 36, Tharindu Heshan 30, Eranga Karunaratne 16, Anoj Katipearachchi 2/56, Ishan Jayaratne 2/25, Siraj Nadaraja 3/13, Thariq Nazir 2/32)


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