Dharmapala in a strong position | Daily News

Dharmapala in a strong position

A century by vice captain Chamindu Samarasinghe and fifties by Navindu Naveen, skipper Amila Dayanaka, Avishka Hasarinda and Dulaj Egodage and a handful of grassed catches helped Dharmapala College Pannipitiya declare their first essay at 378/5 when they hosted Rahula College Matara in the 8th Battle of the Golden Lions at the P Sara Oval yesterday.

Rahula were in a spot losing three wickets with only 54 runs on the board at stumps.

Chamindu scored 104 off 151 balls while Amila Dayanaka scored 69 off 101 deliveries, Navindu Naveen 52 off 44 deliveries, Avishka Hasarinda 52 off 88 deliveries and Dulaj Egodage an unbeaten 51 off 26 deliveries to put Dharmapala in the box seat. Chamindu and Avishka figured in a 129 run third wicket partnership which took the host team to 300/3.

Rahula did not make much use of their spin attack with skipper Sasith Manuranga only bowling four overs. Pasindu Avishka captured two wickets.


Dharmapala : 378/5 in 71 overs (Navindu Naveen 55, Amila Dayanaka 69, Chamundu Samarasinghe 104, Avishka Lakshan 52, Dulaj Egodage 51 not out Pasindu Avishka 2/68, Sasith Manuranga 1/23, Ovin Bopage 1/76, Thimura Chandika 1/99)

Rahula: 54/3 in 22 overs (Binara Sanketh 21 not out, Sahan Bandara 24 Chamindu Samarasinghe 1/03, Dulaj Egodage 1/06)


Add new comment