Nethma, Shakthi spearhead Ananda win

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Ananda Colombo beat Maliyadeva Kurunegala by 153 runs in their traditional Under-19 fixture at Ananda Mawatha yesterday.

Right-hander Nethma Karunarathne scored an unbeaten 102 runs with 3 boundaries and 6 sixes, while Shakthi Udara, slow left arm orthodox, had a match bag of 11 wickets for 89 runs.

At Ananda Mawatha (Ananda won by 153 runs)

Ananda: 175 (47.1) (Hansaja Jayasinghe 55, Nethma Karunarathne 42, Nushal Dharmarathna 40, Sakindu Wijerathne 5/45, Rishi Adishtan 2/5) and 272/2d (52.3) (Nethma Karunarathne 102 n.o., Nushal Dharmarathna 84, Hansaja Jayasinghe 51 n.o.) 

Maliyadeva: 78 (20) (Charuka Herath 22, Tehaan Perera 5/29, Shakthi Udara 3/12, Nethma Samaraweera 2/33) and 216 (59.4) (Amesh Thennakoon 34,
Chamath Hettiarachchi 34, Gayana Weerasinghe 31, Shakthi Udara 8/77, Ayesh Sashimal 2/37)

(IR)