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Peterites beat Thomians to advance to Twenty20 final

Posted on 05 April 2015 by admin

April 5, 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Chandula Jayamanne’s effort with both bat and ball helped St.Peters become one of the finalists of schools U19 T20 tournament when St.Peters over-powered high-riding St.Thomas, Mt.Lavinia in the first semi finals concluded today at Kettarama. St.Thomas opted to bat first after they won the toss hoping to give their opponents a bigger target, but St.Peters bowlers using the early morning conditions at Kettarama wicket for their advantage turned in niggardly spells keeping St.Thomas down to a modest total before Chandula Jayamanne’s  unbeaten 43 following his two wickets in Thomian’s innings and Savin Gunasekara’s 28 charged St.Peters to their third successive win in the tournament that ensured their place in the finals to be played on 9th April at the same venue.

In an innings all top-order batsmen failed, Sachitha Jayathilaka (26) and Dilendra Gunathilaka (20*) scored most runs for Thomians in their  total of 127 for 8 in 20 overs after taking the first lease and in reply Bambalapitiya boys reached the target with 6.2 overs and six wickets to spare.


Chief scores

 St.Thomas College, Mt.Lavinia

127-8 in 20 overs (Sachitha Jayathilaka 26, Dilendra Gunathilaka 20*, Vinu Mohotty 2-21, Ravindu Silva 2-25, Chandula Jayamanna 2-19)

St.Peters College, Bambalapitiya

130-4 in 13.4 overs (Chanduala Jayamanne 43*, Saveen Gunasekara 28, Nipuna Gamage 2-29

St. Peter’s booked a berth in the final of the Inter School Under-19 Twenty20 Tournament as Chandula Jayamanne led Petes’ reply with an unbeaten 43 runs to beat S. Thomas’ by six wickets in the semi-final, played at the R. Premadasa Stadium on Saturday. Chasing 128 runs to win Petes lost four wickets for 77 runs but Jayamanne’s quick knock of 43 runs, inclusive of four sixes and two fours, ensured that they reach the target with six overs to spare.


  • S. Thomas’ 127 for 8 in 20 overs (Sachitha Jayathilaka 26, Dilendra Gunathilaka 20 n.o.; Ravindu Silva 2/25, Chandula Jayamanna 2/19, Vinu Mohotty 2/21)
  • St. Peter’s 130 for 4 in 13.4 overs (Dineth Thimodya 19, Chanduala Jayamanne 43 n.o., Saveen Gunasekara 28; Nipuna Gamage 2/29). (RF)

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