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Trinity fight back to beat Holy Cross by eight wickets

Trinity College, Kandy staged a good rally to defeat Holy Cross College, Kalutara by eight wickets in their schools under 19 cricket tournament match concluded at the Kalutara Esplanade yesterday.

Trinity College surprisingly conceded a first innings lead of 24 runs to their weaker opponents whose innings was propped up by a fine knock of 97 with 5 fours and a six by Nuwan Maduwantha. If not for this solid innings Holy Cross would have been in deep trouble.

Trinity College having lost on first innings, hit back strongly in the second innings by dismissing their opponents for 125. Left arm spinner Aamil Anaz once again bowled well to capture a match bag of 6 for 65 following his match haul of 8 wickets in their last match against Dharamaraja College over the weakened. Right arm leg spinner Akila Jayasundera had the fine figures of 7 for 64.

The Lions were set a victory target of 150 in 42 overs. They went for the kill and reached their target in just 20.2 overs.

Sixteen year old opener Niroshan Dickwella was in spanking form scoring an unbeaten 83 which included 4 sixes and 9 fours off 67 balls.

Holy Cross College 185 all out in 61.1 overs (Nuwan Maduwantha 97, Nisash Chandika 19, Akila Jayasundera 4 for 41, Tissa Sanajeewa 2 for 44, Aamil Anaz 3 for 41), and 125 all out in 54.1 overs (Nisash Chandika 27, Tharindu Heshan 21, Aamil Anaz 3 for 24, Akila Jayasundera 3 for 23, Heshan Wanniarachchi 2 for 25).

Trinity College 161 all out in 36 overs (Kavinda Jayasuriya 50, Akila Jayasundera 17, Kithmal Wimalaweera 19, Keheliya Athugoda 21 not out, Nuwan Maduwantha 2 for 29, Shan Hishara 2 for 30) and 150 for 2 wickets in 20.2 overs (Kithmal Wimalaweera 16, Niroshan Dickwella 83 not out, Kavinda Jayasuriya 39).



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