England clinch one-day series
England beat Bangladesh by two wickets in the
second one-day international on Tuesday to gain an unbeatable 2-0
lead in the three-match series. Mushfiqur Rahim and Imrul Kayes
cracked half-centuries to help Bangladesh post a competitive 260-6
against England in the second one-day international on Tuesday.
The coming to be of the ‘Davis Cup’
Cricket, rugger and soccer in that order, do
enjoy quite a backing here in this country. Especially from the
indispensable sponsors, along with the print as well as the
electronic media. They give these sports a lift as well as a boost,
for perhaps the greater cause for the common good.
Royal take major honours
Royal College, Colombo gained a first innings
win over St. Sebastian’s College in their inter-school Under 19
cricket match played at De Soysa Stadium, Moratuwa yesterday.
Batting first visitors piled up 294 runs for 8 declared with Sri
Lanka Schools cricketer Banuka Rajapakse hitting a scincilating 132
runs including fourteen hits to the ropes and five over in 139
balls. He was associated in a 154 run partnership for the third
wicket with Chanaka Bogoda who made 84 runs.