Rain steals Rajans' victory
Dharmaraja College, Kandy, should consider themselves as most unlucky
as rain robbed them of a certain outright victory in their schools
under-19 cricket tournament match against Kalutara Vidyalaya which ended
in a draw at Lake View, Kandy on Tuesday.
Rajans were set a victory target of 98 in nearly 35 overs. But when
they had reached 44 for 2 in 10 overs, a heavy shower which came down
halted the victory march of the Rajans.
They were 54 runs away from victory with 8 wickets in hand. Viraj
Karaputugala was batting well unbeaten on 26.
Kalutara Vidyalaya 94 all out in 20 overs (Vinod Pasindu 59, Arvinda
Withanarachchi 4 for 24, Nuwan Karunaratne 5 for 23) and 124 all out in
50 overs, Isuru Buddhika 38, Ruchira Pupulewatte 4 for 29, Danuka
Prabath 3 for 20).
Dharmaraja College 121 all out in 34 overs. (Viraj Karaputugala 21,
Sasith Gunasekera 36, Chandimal Silva 35, D J Manatunga 8 for 31) and 44
for 2 in 10 overs (Viraj Karaputugala 26 not out, Deneth Lanka 11)