Sparkling 108 by Tilina
Tilina Rupasena smashed a brilliant 108 not out with 13 fours and
three sixes off 84 balls for Vidyartha College in their inter-school
cricket match against Royal College, Panadura, which ended in a tame
draw at Police Grounds, Kandy yesterday.
Vidyartha College continuing from their overnight score of 143 for 3
ran into trouble early losing Randeeve Bandara for 56.
But the rest of the inning belonged to Tilina Rupasena who is
essentially a bowler tore the opponents bowling apart despite losing
partners at the other end.
When he was nearing his hundred the last man was in and fearing that
he may not reach three figures, clouted a six over long on to reach his
The bowling honours were shared by the two spinners Kavindu Ashane (5
for 91) and Thenuke Dissanayake (5 for 55.)
At close Royal College Panadura had made a strong reply in making 192
for 5. S Akila 56 (9 fours) and A Harshana 51 (8 fours were the main
Vidyartha College 253 all out in 68 overs (Ruwan Bandara 56, Nilusha
Galapitage 20, Muditha Elpitiya 18, Tilina Rupasena 108 not out, Thenuka
Dissanayake 5 for 55, Kavindu Ashane 5 for 91)
Royal College Panadura 192 for 5 in 44 overs (S Dulith 27, K Ashane
19, S Rasithra 13, A Harshana 51, S Akila 56, Isuru Weerasinghe 2 for
40, Tharindu Ranaweera 2 for 20)