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Epic knock of 252 not out by Santhush

Santhush Gunatilake
Santhush Gunatilake

A magnificent unbeaten chanceless 252 runs by former St. Peter’s College first eleven Cricket Captain and Sri Lanka under 19 player Santhush Gunatilake helped St Peter’s College to gain a first innings win over formidable Ananda College, Colombo by a massive 210 runs in their inter school first eleven cricket match worked off at Ananda College Grounds at Colombo.

Santhush had twenty nine hits to the rope and eight over and occupied the crease for 287 minutes and faced 243 balls. Also he was associated in a second wicket partnership of 174 runs with Banuka de Silva who contributed 63 runs and another partnership worth 180 runs for the third wicket with Ranmith Jayasena who scored 80 runs which helped the Peterites to declare at 423 for 3 wickets. Incidentally this is Santhush’s third century in the on going inter school first eleven cricket season and so far he has scored 670 runs in seven matches with two fifties. Perhaps 252 runs may be the highest score made by a Peterite against Ananda College.

Batting first Ananda were all out for 213 runs with Kavidu Gimhana scoring 53 runs and Ruwin Senevirathne and Santhush Gunathilake claimed 4 for 48 and 3 for 46 respectively. In their second essay at stumps homesters were 167 for 7 with Kavishka Ranthilake missing a well deserved century by ten runs and Ranmith Jayasena captured 3 for 13

Ananda College - 213 in 63.3 overs - Kavindu Gimhana 53, Janidu Jayawardene 48, Kalana Wijesiri 33, Daminda Reshan 28, Ruvin Jayawardene 4/48, Santhush Gunathilake 3/46 and 166/7 - Kanishka Ranthilake 90, Kavinda Gimhana 31, Avishka Maduwantha 2/49, Ranmith Jayasena 3/13, Ruvin Senevirathne 2/5

St. Peter’s College - 423/3 dec. in 74 overs - Santhush Gunathilake 252 n/o, Ranmith Jayasena 80, Banuka de Silva 63 


 

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