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Josephians win by an innings and 35 runs against Antonians

Posted on 17 February 2014 by admin

imagesSt.Joseph's College, Colombo trounced St.Anthony's College by an innings and 35 runs in their Singer Under 19 division 1 cricket encounter played at Darley Road.

These two catholic schools play this traditional match for the 102nd time and this encounter is named after the two great Sri Lankan bowlers ; Muttiah Muralitharan and Chaminda Vaas. Muttiah Muralitharan was a past pupil at St.Anthony's College while Chaminda Vass was a Josephian in his school times.

Anthonians batting 1st were bowled out for a paltry 76 runs in their 1st innings. Mohammed Alfar was the highest runs scorer making 22 runs. Trishan Thanuja took 3 wickets for the hosts while Aravinda Akurugoda and Hashindra Perera took 2 wickets each. St.Joseph's in their batting essay made a match winning 207 runs for 9 wickets declared in 46.3 overs. Kalpa Ravihara scored a stunning 72 runs while Pathum Madusanka and Shammi Seneviratne chipped in with 30's. Right arm off spin bowler Nimesh Gunasinghe took 4 wickets. St.Anthony's in their 2nd innings were bowled out again below hundred as they were restricted to only 96 runs. Malshan Rodrigo and Hashindra Perera took 3 wickets to demolish the Anthonian batting line up.

This was the 2nd consecutive time, Josephians defeated Anthonians in their traditional fixture.

Brief Scores : SACK (1st inn) – 76 all out in 45.3 overs : Mohamed Aflaar 22, Nimesha Gunasinghe 16, Trishan Tanuja 3/7, Aravinda Akurugoda 2/3, Hashindra Perera 2/7. SJC (1st inn) – 207/9 declared in 46.3 overs : Kalpa Ravihara 72, Pethum Madhusanka 32, Shammi Seneviratne 31, Nimesh Gunasinghe 4/78, Kavinda Udapola 2/33. SACK (2nd inn) – 96 all out in 47 overs : Buwaneka Wijetunge 19, Malshan Rodrigo 3/10, Hashindra Perera 3/17, Shammi Seneviratne 2/15, Fabian Fernando 2/20. Match Result : St.Joseph's College won by an innings and 35 runs.

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