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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 century.

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 Thurstanites.

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.

Chief scores:

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)

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