St. Anthony’s 288/9, Trinity 21/0

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St. Anthony’s College Katugastota scored 288 runs for 9 wickets in the 103rd encounter of the “Hill Country Battle of the Blues” against Trinity College Kandy at Asgiriya Stadium Kandy on Friday. Match started late due to wet ground conditions.

Trinity won the toss and elected to field. St. Anthony scored 288 runs for 9 wickets in 75 overs. Right hand opener Mohamed Aaqil scored 86 runs in 175 balls with one boundary. Right hand middle order Lahiru Abeysinghe scored 73 runs in 65 balls with 7 boundaries and 3 sixes. Right hander Chandimal Herath scored 61 runs in 76 deliveries with 3 boundaries and 3 sixes. Other useful contributions came from Kavindu Shehan (29) and Divyesh Ramiah (16). Tharana Wimaladharma and Theeraka Ranathunga claimed 3 wickets each.

Trinity Kandy scored 21 runs for no loss at close on day one. Sri Lanka youth cap Matheesha Pathirana, vice captain of Trinity, did not play the big match as he has been selected to the National T20 squad for the Australian tour.

St. Anthony’s: 288/9d (75) (Mohamed Aaqil 86, Lahiru Abeysinghe 73, Chandimal Herath 61, Kavindu Shehan 29, Tharana Wimaladharma 3/67, Theeraka Ranathunga 3/68) 

Trinity: 21/0 (7)

 (IR)