Dhanuja and Kushan guide Mahinda

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Mahinda College Galle beat Richmond College Galle by 17 runs in their Annual One Day Cricket encounter played at Mahinda College ground Galle on Sunday.

Deputy skipper Danuja Induwara and skipper Kushan Madhusha were the architects of Mahinda’s victory.

Mahinda won the toss and elected to bat. They scored 226 runs in 49.5 overs. Dhanuja scored a brilliant century (100 in 101 balls) with 8 fours and 6 sixes. Dinura Kalupahana scored 49 runs. Pramesh Madubashana (31) also made a useful contribution. Tharinda Nirmal claimed 3 wickets for 43 runs. Sharon Abhishek and Hansamana de Silva claimed 2 wickets each.

Richmond were bowled out for 209 runs in 50 overs. Hansamana de Silva (45), Tharinda Nirmal (41), Kalpa Nethsara (37), Sharon Abhishek (20*), Bhanuka Manohara (18), Malsha Tharupathi (18) and Maheesha Vethmin (10) helped to build their innings. Skipper Kushan Madhusha claimed 4 wickets for 29 runs, while Shehan Hasaranga claimed 2 wickets.

Brief scores:

Mahinda: 226 (49.5) (Dhanuja Induwara 100, Dinura Kalupahana 49, Pramesh Madubashana 31, Tharinda Nirmal 3/43, Sharon Abhishek 2/31, Hansamana de Silva 2/44) 

Richmond: 209 (50) (Hansamana de Silva 45, Tharinda Nirmal 41, Kalpa Nethsara 37, Kushan Madhusha 4/29, Shehan Hasaranga 2/32)

Man of the match: Dhanuja Induwara (Mahinda)

Best batter: Dhanuja Induwara (Mahinda)

Best bowler: Kushan Madhusha (Mahinda)

Best fielder: Sharon Abhishek (Richmond)

(IR)