Osanda (5/14) guides Nalanda to semi-final   

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Skipper Osanda Pamuditha (5/14) helped Nalanda Colombo beat St. Sebastian’s Moratuwa on the first inning in the quarter-final and advance to the semi-final of the Under-15 Division 1 inter schools cricket tournament at Reid Avenue yesterday.

 St. Sebastian’s won the toss and elected to bat. They were bowled out for 88 runs in 48.5 overs. Koshendra Fernando top scored 26 runs. Apart from Osanda, Santhul Wijerathne claimed 3/23.

 Nalanda were bowled out for 188 runs in 34.1 overs. Left hand middle order Yasas Sandaruwan top scored with 62, while Ranuga Waththuhawa (33), Nadul Jayalath (32) and Nemindu Akmeemana (25) helped build their innings. St. Sebastian skipper and right arm off spinner Koshendra Fernando claimed 6 for 42.

 St. Sebastian’s: 88 (48.5) (Koshendra Fernando 26, Osanda Pamuditha 5/14, Santhul Wijerathne 3/23) 

Nalanda: 188 (34.1) (Yasas Sandaruwan 62, Ranuga Waththuhawa 33, Nadul Jayalath 32, Nemindu Akmeemana 25, Koshendra Fernando 6/42, Risinu Praben 2/41)

 (IR)