Exchanges even at SSC ground
Sahan Amarasinghe’s excellent bowling figures of 4/40 was the
highlight on the opening day as the D S Senanayake College skittled out
Mahanama College for just 148 runs in their first innings during the
fifth annual Big Match match at the Sinhalese Sports Club ground
DSS’s skipper Thusith Silva won the toss and invited Mahanama College
to bat first.
The DSS bowlers kept the batsmen under control and never let them to
go for big partnerships. Hashan Perera was the only Mahanama batsman who
posed a threat by hammering four boundaries and a one six was confined
to 25 runs as Sahan trapped him through a catch.
Mahanama College were 88/7 at lunch. None of the batsmen went beyond
the 25-run mark and the highest partnership was the last wicket stand of
DS Senanayake College too did not fare well with the bat and were
67/4 as bad light halted the play early in their first innings.
Thusith Silva scored 36 not out while Duleeka Brahmanage remained
without scoring. Janaka Dayananda picked up 2/20.
Mahanama 1st innings 148 all out (Chathura Jayasinghe 3,
Hashan Perera 25, Duleeka Tissakuttige 19, Chathura Wanniarachchi 2,
Dilshan Rusiru 10, Pawan Devinda 11, Dayan Perera 21, Janaka Dayananda
10, Malith Sahendra 20 n/o, Danidu Parinda 16, Nayana Prabath 4, extras
16, Sahan Amarasinghe 4/40, Akila Weerasinghe 2/28, Binura Fernando
1/14, Mohamed Ijaz 1/11, Heshan Perera 1/11).
D S Senanayake 67/4 (Thusith Silva 36 n/o, Saveen Cyril 4,
Lasith Abeyratne 8, Akila Weerasinghe 0, Duleeka Brahmanage 0 n/o,
Janaka Dayananda 2/20, Nayana Perera 1/12, Chathura Wanniarachchi 1/10)