Vinod (107) mauls Trinity
Right hander Vinod Perera batting at No. 9 for St. Peterís College,
Bambalapitiya blasted Trinity Collegeís attack to score 107 off only 65
balls on the opening of their inter-school cricket match which began at
the Asgiriya Stadium in Kandy yesterday. The match will be continued
today at 9.30 a.m.
The Peterites in reply to Trinityís total of 128 were reeling at 106
for 7 and were in danger of conceding a first innings lead. It was at
this stage that Vinod Perera arrived at the crease and tore into the
Lions attack, a type of belligerent batting not seen here for a long
He reached his hundred in just 57 balls and in all faced 65 balls
hitting 7 sixes and 4 fours. Last week he scored 71 against Joseph Vaz
College in just 35 balls, hitting 7 sixes and 3 fours.
Vinod Perera put on 93 for the 8th wicket with Akshu Fernando (24)
and a further 42 for the ninth wicket with G. Iftikar (12). The Lions
will face an uphill task in saving the match today.
Trinity College 128 all out in 37.4 overs (Dilan Gangoda 59, Suresh
Wickrema 22, Mohamed Sajid 17, Chathura Peiris 3 for 14, Akshu Fernando
2 for 8) and 11 for no loss in 4 overs.
St. Peterís College 243 all out in 50.2 overs (Shivanga Ransuriya 18,
Isuru Peiris 25, Angelo Emmanuel 31, Akshu Fernando 24, Vinod Perera
107, Ghazali Iftikar 12, M. Jaleel 3 for 74, Suresh Wickrema 4 for 57,
C. Umadantha 2 for 34).