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Splendid century by Lakshina Sasindu

A splendid 128 runs by Lakshina Sasindu of St. John’s College Panadura was of no avail as they drew with Texila Central in their inter school first eleven cricket match worked off at Horana. However Panadura Johhnians were able to take the major honours at this encounter.

Lakshina had nineteen hits to the ropes and three over and occupied the crease for 256 minutes and faced 194 balls. Also he was associated in a valuable partnership of 88 runs for the fourth wicket with Reshan Malith who contributed 45 runs.

Taking the first lease Horana Centralains were bowled out for 119 runs with Manupriya Karunarathne claiming 4 for 35 and Panadura Johnians replied with 303 runs with Thisara Saclinthana capturing 5 for 73. In their second essay homesters bounced back and scored 266 runs with Eranga Jayakody scoring 82 runs and chasing a target of 83 runs for an outright victory Johnians were 42 for 3 at stumps.

Taxila Central 119 in 41.5 overs (Binupa Sandevu 40 Eranga Jayakody 28, Manupriya Karunaratne 4/35, Thuruwan Perera 2/4, Sumudu Udara 2/101 and 266 Eranga Jayakody 82, Sasanka Adeepa 35, Dilshan Dilmik 21, Seneth Vinuwan 23, Chamindu Ranmiu 37, Thuruwan Perera 3/32, Ashan Dilhara 2/46.

St. John’s 303 in 72 overs (Lakshina Sasindu 128, Reshan Malith 45, Ashan Dilhara 33, Thamod Aponso 24, Madushan Prasanna 22 n/o, Thisara Sachinthana 5/73, Seneth Vinvinu 3/74 and 42/3 Reshan Malith 32, Vidushan yasitha 2/17.

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