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Ravi steers Sylvestrians to victory

CRICKET: A superb performance by Ravi Karunaratne who scored a blistering 94 with 12 fours and 4 sixes off 85 balls and also captured a match-bag of 14 for 93 helped St. Sylvester’s College to score a 183-run win over Sri Sumangala College, Kandy in their Schools Lemonade Cup cricket tournament match concluded at police grounds, Kandy yesterday.

This match got under way only at 12.15 p.m. on the first day and the master-in-charge of cricket at St. Sylvester’s College, C. J. Kalugampitiya explained that this was a hastily arranged match hence the late start. But was sufficient for the Sylvestrians to post and outright win.

Batting first the Sylvestrians totalled 336 for 8 declared with Ravi Karunaratne stroking an entertaining 94 with 12 fours and 4 sixes. Chanaka Silva scored 61 with 7 fours and 2 sixes off 72 balls.

Roshan Jayatissa scored an explosive 72 with 10 fours and 3 sixes off only 58 deliveries. Sri Sumangala College in their turn at the wickets were dismissed for 161 with Ravi Karunaratne bowling both pace and off spinners capturing 8 for 51 in a deadly spell.

Set a victory target of 79 Sri Sumangala College folded up for 95 in their second essay. Ravi Karunaratne once again turned wrecker to capture 6 for 42 and this brought his tally for the season to 81 wickets. He has also scored 578 runs.

St. Sylvester’s College 336 for 8 decl. in 64.1 overs (K. Alwis 14, C. Ranaweera 27, Ravi Karunaratne 94, Chanuka Silva 61, Roshan Jayatissa 72, Y. Chanuka 31, J. R. Priyankara 2 for 40, J. N. Dissanayake 4 for 83) and 103 for 3 decl. in 24 overs (Ravi Karunaratne 34, K. Alwis 20 not out, Roshan Jayatissa 30 not out, J. N. Dissanayake 2 for 28).

Sri Sumangala College 161 all out in 54 overs (P. D. Attanayake 20, L. Weerabahu 36, K. Kahawatte 41, P. C. B. Palihena 21, Ravi Karunaratne 8 for 51) and 95 all out in 40.1 overs (T. Dharmasiri 16, A. W. Rajapakse 20, L. Weerabahu 15, N. R. Ekanayake 17, Ravi Karunaratne 6 for 42, C. Ranaweera 2 for 8, R. Jayatissa 2 for 24).



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