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Nuwanidu takes hat-trick for Sebastianites

The captain and Sri Lanka Under 19 player Nuwanidu Fernando set a record for the 69 year old Big Match series for St. Sebastians College when he took a hat-trick against Prince of Wales College at De Soysa Stadium Moratuwa.

His victims were Kavindu de Mel (3), Devaka Peiris (0) and Pasindu Pathum for no score and at the end of day one in reply to Cambrians total of 194 runs Sebs were 43 for 1.

Sebs skipper won the toss and invited Cambrians to take the first lease and his gamble paid off with three wickets falling for 50 runs and at this stage skipper Suwath Mendis joined Dinura Fernando and put on a valuable 78 runs for the fourth wicket and with the departure of Fernando for 44 runs the wickets tumbled at regular intervals and finally Naduka Fernando joined Mendis and brought the score to 194 runs with Skipper Mendis completing a well deserved 78 runs with five fours and the last pair added 40 runs and Fernando was unbeaten on 16 runs. Nuwanidu Fernando was the most successful bowler for Sebs with 4 for 24 runs.

Prince of Wales College - 1st innings

Tharindu Amarasinghe ct Vinuja b Mendis 06, Vinuja Ranpul ct Nuwanidu b Mendis 11, Omesh Mendis ct Bihanga b Cooray 17, Dinura Fernando ct Sukith b Cooray 44, Suwath Mendis LBW Perera 78, Kavinda de Mel ct Praveen b N. Fernando 03, Devaka Peiris ct Sukitha b N. Fernando 00, Pasindu Pathum ct Dunith b N. Fernando 02, Kaumal Nanayakkara ct Dunith b N. Fernando 02, Lakshan Perera run out 04, Naduka Fernando not out 16.

Extras – L/B 2, W/6, N/B 5 – 13

Total (all out in 78.5 overs) 194.

Fall of wickets – 1/18, 2/24, 3/50, 4/128, 5/145, 6/145, 7/145, 8/152, 9/154.

Bowling – Tashik Perera 10.5-1-39-1, Janishka Perera – 7-1-14-0, Bihanga Mendis 4-21-2, Praveen Cooray 12-1-32-2, Kalana Perera 14-3-28-0, Vinuja Ranasinghe 10-3-16-0, Nadeera Fernando 6-18-0, Nuwanidu Fernando 15-4-24-4.

St. Sebastians College 1st innings

Nisitha Abilash ct Peiris b Fernando 00, Dinuth Jayatunge not out 19, Nuwanidu Fernando not out 24. Extras 00, Fall of wickets –1/0 Total (for onewicket in 17 overs) 43.

Bowling – Naduka Fernando 5-1-22-1, Vinuja Ranpul 5-0-14-0, Suwath Mendis 4-0-4-0, Kaumal Nanayakkara 3-1-3-0. 


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