S. Thomas’ end day one on 207/6


S. Thomas’ had scored 207 runs for 6 wickets in 90 overs at stumps on day One of the 143rd ‘Battle of the Blues’ cricket encounter at SSC yesterday (21). Royal invited the Thomians to take first lease of the wicket after winning the toss. Thomian openers Senadhi Bulankulame (18) and Janindu Abeygoonawardene (28) gave them a good start with 53 runs partnership. Left hand middle order batter Senesh Hettiarachchi (55 in 118 deliveries with 7 boundaries) and right-hand low order batter Charuka Pieris (51* in 143 deliveries with 5 boundaries) consolidated the middle order with a stand of 94 runs for the 6th wicket.

Ramiru Perera and Gishan Balasooriya claimed 2 wickets each.

Match continues today (22) for day two.

S. Thomas’: 207/6 (90) (Senesh Hettiarachchi 55, Charuka Peiris 51 n.o., Janindu Abeygoonawardena 28, Ramiru Perera 2/36, Gishan Balasooriya 2/52)