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Pavan rescues Mahanama with fighting century

Pavan Ratnayake  (Mahanama)
Pavan Ratnayake (Mahanama)

Skipper Pavan Ratnayake stole the limelight once again with a fine knock of 104 as Mahanama College made 228 all out in their first innings on the opening day of their Inter-Schools Under-19 traditional fixture against Thurstan College, which commenced at Thurstan Grounds yesterday.

Mahanama were struggling at 52 for three at one stage, but experienced right-hander Ratnayake and Vinuka Rubasinghe added 78 valuable runs for the fourth wicket to rebuild the innings.

Ratnayake hammered 15 fours and one six in his 133 ball innings, while Rubasinghe provided good support with 33 inclusive of four fours.

Chief scores

* At Thurstan Grounds

Mahanama: 228 (Pavan Ratnayake 104, Vinuka Rubasinghe 33, Chamath Chamupathi 34, Bhawantha Jayasinghe 4/42, Punthila Samantha 5/71)

Thurstan: 40/2.

* At Gampaha (Bandaranayake College won by 30 runs)

Bandaranayake College: 221 in 49.3 overs (Navod Silva 40, Rusith Kavishka 36, Hasitha Hishan 5/41)

Sri Jayewardenepura MV, Kotte: 191 in 43. 3 overs (Kavishka Gihan 68, Janith Akash 31, Thishakya Wimalawickrama 4/37, D. R. T Jayawardena 3/23).

* At Galle (Mahinda won by 183 runs)

Mahinda: 341/4 in 50 overs (Kawsitha Kodituwakku 141, Sandev Induwara 96, Rashmika Madushanka 53 n.o)

Moratu MV: 158/8 in 50 overs (Kushan Madusha 4/32).

* At Kalutara (Anuradhapura Central won by five wickets)

Tissa Central: 152 in 50 overs (Thilina Chandeepa 3/24, Lahiru Geethanjana 3/30)

Anuradhapura Central: 156/5 in 33.4 overs (Lahiru Geethanjana 35 n.o, Dahnushka Madushan 30, Vishva Lahiru 5/20).

* At Panadura (Sri Sumangala won by 100 runs)

Sri Sumangala: 253/9 in 50 overs (Mihiranga Fernando 122, Prabash Jayasekara 38, Imeth Gampola 35, Kalanjith Ranawaka 4/33, Shamod Aponsu 3/54)

St. John’s, Panadura: 153 in 44 overs (Dinushka Madushan 70, Vishawa Lahiru 5/20).

* At Dehiwala (President’s College, Maharagama won by two wickets)

S. de S Jayasinghe Central: 160 in 46 overs (Jayuka Kandanarachchi 4/28, Inusha Umayanagana 3/23)

President’s College: 162/8 in 31.3 overs Vihanga Pathirana 39, Nidul Dulnath 4/36, Mohammd Akif 3/47).

* At Horana (Taxila won by five wickets)

Asoka Vidyalaya: 105 in 41.2 overs (Kusal Gunawardena 30, Anjana Jayalath 3/16)

Taxila Central: 106/5 in 26.4 overs (Deshan Dilmith 52 n.o).