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113th Kandy Battle of the Maroons:

Rajans take upper hand on opening day

Dharmaraja were well placed at the end of the first day of the 113th Big Match Kandy Battle of the Maroons against Kingswood College at the Pallekelle International Cricket Stadium yesterday.

After getting Kingswood all out for 142 the Rajans were 125 for the loss of two wickets by the close. Vinuka Pussapitiya was Kingswood’s top scorer with 30.

For Rajans left-arm spinner Upendra Warnakulasuriya claimed 3 for 44, Thushan Herath 3 for 29 and off-spinner Yasis Samararatne 3 for 27.

The Rajans lost their first wicket at seven but skipper Sachintha Senanayake and Dulaj Bandara

associated themselves in a century partnership for the second wicket.

Senanayake was unbeaten on 71 scored off 121 balls with 10 boundaries but Bandara was out to the last ball of the day after scoring 37 off 120 balls with 7 fours.

The match continues today.

Scores:

Kingswood College 142 in 50.3 overs (Vinuk Pussapitiya 30, Hasika Gamage 21, Harshana Wickremasinghe 21, Deegayu Bandara 19, Upendra Warnakulasuriya 3/44,Thushan Herath 3/29, Yasis Samararatne 3/27)

Dharmaraja College 125-2 at close in 41.5 overs (Sachintha Senanayake 71 n.o., Dulaj Bandara 37, Deegayu Bandara 1/25, Devinda Dissanayake 1/25)


 

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