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STC Matara in a strong position at Uyanwatta

A five-wicket haul by Maleesha de Seram and unbeaten half tons by Hirantha Lakshan and Mihisal Amoda saw St Thomas College, Matara in a strong position on the first day of the under 19 division one group A encounter against Bandaranayake College, Gampaha commenced at the Uyanwatta stadium on Thursday.

STC elected to bowl first and Maleesha de Seram 5/23 and Sineth Sithara 3/08 restricted Bandaranayake College to a first innings score of 70 before lunch. Skipper Hacitha Madushan scored 29 off 41 balls with seven boundaries. Arosha Madushan put STC in a spot capturing the wickets of both openers with the score on five. But an unbroken 119 third wicket partnrrship between Hirantha Lakshan (51 not out) and Mihisal Amoda (63 not out) saw them reach 124/2 at tea. The third session of day one was called off due to rain. Play was resumed at 9.25 yesterday.

Bandaranayaike 70 in 28.5 overs - Hacintha Thimal 29, Maleesha de Seram 5/23, Sineth Sithara 3/08

STC Matara 124/2 in 33 overs - Hirantha Lakshan 51 not out, Mihisal Amoda 66 not out, Arosha Madushan 2/22


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