Kanishka guides Anuradhapura to victory

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All-rounder Kanishka Lakshan (3/31 and 74* in 75 balls with 11 boundaries and a six) guided Anuradhapura District to a 7 wicket victory over Vavuniya District in their first-round fixture at Royal College ground Polonnaruwa yesterday. He is a student of Kekirawa Central College.

In other matches, Polonnaruwa District beat Mullativu District by 40 runs, and Puttalam District beat Jaffna District by 5 wickets.

In Anuradhapura (Polonnaruwa won by 40 runs)

Polonnaruwa: 171 (35.3) (Jinajith Dulmika 30, Manusha Heshan 23, Lahiru Bhawantha 20, V. Paruthi 6/56, K. Pavishan 3/16) 

Mullaitivu: 131 (30.4) (A. Sanujan 25, N. Dilaxshan 20, Udam Seelaka 4/25, Sonal Ashwin 3/30)

In Polonnaruwa (Anuradhapura
won by 7 wickets)

Vavuniya: 204 (49.4) (Sasimika Viduranka 48, C. Kithushan 28, M. Mayuran 27, K. Nilaxshan 26, Kavinda Dayarathne 3/27, Kanishka Lakshan 3/31) 

Anuradhapura: 208/3 (36.1) (Kanishka Lakshan 74 n.o., Thilina Chandeepa 43 n.o., Chathumina Kodikara 25, Ashan Isuranga 23, Yasoth Sankalana 22)

At Rangiri Dambulla
(Puttalam won by 5 wickets)

Jaffna: 143/9 (50) (Sritharan Sarangan 62, V. Kavitharshan 21, Chamal Hirushan 2/17, Kaushan Wijerathne 2/18, Chathumal Nimesh 2/20, Dhanuka Nirmal 2/29) 

Puttalam: 144/5 (31.4) (Thisara Madhushan 37, Chamath Fernando 24, Stephan  Ruwintha 21, Yogathas Vithushan 2/37)

 (IR)