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Navod Paranavithana breaks batting records, scores epic 409

Mahinda College skipper Navod Paranavithana first schoolboy to score a quadruple century.
Mahinda College skipper Navod Paranavithana first schoolboy to score a quadruple century.

Navod Paranavithana the Sri Lanka under 19 World Cup opener and captain of Mahinda College, Galle shattered batting records when he became the first schoolboy to score a quadruple century in a school match yesterday.

The 17-year-old left-hander from Galle scored 409 off 327 balls inclusive of 39 fours and 19 sixes against Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda in their ‘Singer Trophy’ Under 19 inter-schools cricket match played at Mahinda College grounds, Galle which ended in a draw.

Resuming at his overnight score of 119, Paranavithana went onto compile his monumental innings that helped Mahinda to a massive total of 679. Dharmasoka dismissed for 185 in their first innings made 25/4 in their second innings.

Interestingly it was only last month on February 18 that Avishka Tharindu of St Anthony’s College Wattala had broken the highest individual score in schools cricket scoring 350 against Lumbini College.

Dhammika Vaas of Maris Stella College Negombo (310 v St Peter’s College Negombo) in 1996 and Indika de Saram of St Thomas’ College Matara (304 v Devananda College Ambalangoda) in 1993 were the other players to score more than 300 runs in an innings in school cricket according to available records.

 

Scores:

Dharmasoka Ambalangoda: 185 and 25/4 (14) (Subhanu Rajapaksha 2/8, Kushan Madusha 2/13)

Mahinda Galle: 679 (222/3 (132) (Navod Paranavithana 409, Kaushitha Kodithuwakku 48, Osindu Kavindya 47, Subhanu Rajapaksha 42, Sandew Induwara 38, Kaveesha Maliiyawadu 31, Rashmka Maduhsanka 24, Chanaka Jananga 3/129, Maneesha Rashmika 2/145, Lohan Aroshana 2/184) -YK


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