Devind, Chamika put Royal in command
A fine bowling performance by skipper Devind Pathmanthan ( five for
17) and Chamika Karunaratne (three for nine) helped Royal College to
restrict Nalanda College to a mere 79 runs in their under 19 division
one cricket match commenced at Campbell Place yesterday.
Sent in to bat first, Royal College were all out for 145 in 38.3
overs. Right hander Poorna Aluthge (33) and Hashen Ramanayake (24) were
the main contributors for Royal. Left arm leg spinner Pramud Hettiwatte
captured four wickets for 20 while right arm fast bowler Kushal Dias
bagged three wickets for 43.
Nalanda College were skittled out for a paltry 79 runs in 38.5 overs.
Devind Pathmanathan was the most impressive among the bowlers with five
wickets for 17. Right arm fast bowler Chamika Karunaratne took three
wickets for nine runs. Royal College were 0 for no loss in their second
innings at stumps. The match will resume today at 9.30.
Royal : 145 in
38.3 overs (Naveen Dinesh 20, Hashen Ramanayake 24, Milan Abeysekara 20,
Poorna Aluthge 33,Pramud Hettiwatte, Kushal Dias three for 43, Malinga
de Silva two for 27)
Nalanda : 79 in
38.5 overs (Pramud Hettiwatte 18, Devind Pathmanathan five for 17,
Chamika Karunaratne three for nine).