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Superb century by Nishan Madushka

The first eleven cricket captain and Sri Lanka Under 19 player Nishan Madushka proved his class when he notched up an unbeaten chanceless 105 runs in their second essay and fought a lone battle to bring his alma mater within sight of victory against the mighty Thomians in their inter school first eleven cricket match worked off at Moratuwa.

Chasing a target of 213 runs for an outright victory Vidyalians fell short by 47 runs with their chief run getter Nishan occupying the create and four wickets intact. Nishan hit six boundaries and two sixes and occupied the crease for 205 minutes and faced 207 balls. Also he was associated in a valuable seventh wicket unbroken partnership of 62 runs with Niraj Kavishka who was unbeaten on 21 runs.

Batting first formidable and more fancied Thomains where Shot out for 147 runs with Eran Hansamal claiming 5 for 41 and in reply Vidyalains were Skilled out for a paltry 57 runs with Nishan making the top score of 26 runs and in their second essay at one stage visitors were reeling at 36 for 6 and Sithara Hapuhinne and Dellon Peiris put a halt to the havoc and brought the score to 122 runs with Vishva Didulana capturing 4 for 45. Set to make 213 runs for an outright victory hoemsters were 165 for 6 at stumps.

S. Thomas 147 in 47.5 overs (Sithara Hapuhinne 26, Shalin de Mel 25, Eran Hansamal 5/41, Janitha Sewmith 2/18 Vishva Dudulana 2/28 and 122 (Dellon Peiris 54, Sithara Hapuhinne 31, Vishva Didulana 4/45, Hashen Adithya 3/19, Eran Hansamal 2/47.

Moratu Vidyalaya 57 in 31.1 overs (Nishan Madushaka 26, Dellon Peiris 3/2, Shanon (Fernando 3/7, Dilmin Rathnayake 3/6 and 166/6 (Nishan Madushka 105 not out Niraj Kavishka 21 not out Kalana Perera 3/31, Dellon Peiris 2/45). 


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