De Mazenod beat Nalanda to advance to semi-final

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De Mazenod College Kandana beat Nalanda College Colombo by 8 wickets in the quarter-final played at S. Thomas’ College Mt. Lavinia yesterday to advance to the semi-final.

De Mazenod won the toss and elected to field. Nalanda were bowled out 120 runs in 34 overs. Sajitha Vithanage (33), Chanul Athukorala (20), Kushmitha Silva (16), Eranga Jayakody (10) helped to build their innings. Senash Fernando claimed 4 wickets for 22 runs.

De Mazenod reached the target for the loss of 2 wickets in 32.2 overs. Skipper Ruveen Fonseka scored 51 runs in 114 balls with 3 boundaries. Mithul Senarath scored an unbeaten 41 runs in 57 balls with a boundary and 3 sixes, while Lester Jayaweera chipped in with 21 runs. 

Fonseka and Senarath were involved in a valuable partnership of 71 runs stand for the second wicket.

Nalanda: 120 (34) (Sajitha Vithanage 33, Senash Fernando 4/22) 

De Mazenod: 121/2 (32.2) (Ruveen Fonseka 51, Mithul Senerath 41 n.o.)

 (IR)