Another tame draw at Isipathana-Thurstan
The 53rd edition of the Isipathana-Thurstan Big Match cricket
encounter ended in a tame draw at the SSC ground, Colombo yesterday.
In reply to Thurstan College's 291-8 declared, Isipathana College
made 222-8 at close.
Isipathana College batsman Sanjula Abeywickrema pulls a ball
to the boundary during his knock of 75 on the second and
final day of their big match against Thurstan College at the
SSC ground yesterday. The match ended in a draw
(Picture by Thilak Perera)
The second day's highlights were Kasun Abeyratne's best knock for
Thurstan College and Isipathana batsman Sanjula Abeywickrema's half
Resuming from the overnight score of 252-3, century maker Kasun
Abeyratne scored the highest big match innings for Thurstan College when
he made 147 surpassing the previous best knock of 146 not out by Kamal
Mahendra in the 1990 encounter.
Abeyratne hit 17 boundaries with three fruitful partnerships for the
After Thurstan declared their first innings at 291-8, their bowlers
had three quick wickets for 15 runs.
Opening bowlers Nipun Lakshan and Isitha Wijesundera attacked the top
order batsmen sharing two wickets each.
Left arm leg spinner Dilan Madusanka was the pick for Thurstan
College with a three-wicket haul.
The 36th one-day encounter will be played on March 13 (Sunday) at the
P Sara Oval.
Thurstan College: 291-8 dec (Kasun Abeyratne 147, Sajith
Gunatilleke 35, Charana Nanayakkara 27, Imesh Viranga 27, Pramod
Maduwantha 4-60, Lahiru Dilshan 3-86)
Isipathana College: 222-8 (Sanjula Abeywickrema 75, Pramod
Maduwantha 44 n.o, Vishard Randhika 43, Ayana Siriwardene 19, Dilan
Madusanka 3-63, Isitha Wijesundera 2-33, Nipun Lakshan 2-36)