Colombo South 'A' win by 279 runs
Colombo South 'A' picked up their second successive win in their
under 19 inter district cricket tournament when they trounced Ratnapura
district by 279 runs, played at De Soysa Stadium, Moratuwa.
In the gloomy weather, Colombo South was very lucky to call the coin
correctly and had no hesitation to take the first least of the damp
pitch and piled up a formidable score of 336 for 7 in their allotted 47
Peterite Akshu Fernando was in fine form and hit up a scintilating
117 runs with eighteen hits to the rope in only 88 balls.
Visitors had no clue to the wily bowling attack of the opponents and
were bundled out for a paltry 57 runs in just under seventeen overs.
Colombo South 'A' 336 for 7 in 47 overs (Akshu Fernando 117, Gihan
Hondamunige 45, Charith Jayampathy 37, Maduka Liyanapathirana 39 n.o.,
Rasitha Gamage 37 n.o., Yasoda Eranjith 2 for 68).
Ratnapura district 57 in 16.2 overs (Maduka Liyanapathirana 3 for 7,
Malith Wickramasinghe 2 for 16, Charith Jayampathy 2 for 13).