By M. Shamil Amit
Pawan Sandesh of Devapathiraja MMV, Rathgama had the honour of making the first century of the Under-17 Inter-School Cricket Tournament when he slammed an unbeaten 120-ball 152 inclusive of six boundaries and 10 sixes to steer his side to a massive 254-run win over Rahula College, Matara at Rathgama yesterday.
Devapathiraja MMV batting first amassed a formidable 305 and in reply Rahula were bowled out for a paltry 51 runs.
Meanwhile, an unbeaten century by Ranudha Somaratne laid the foundation for Trinity College to record a comfortable 63-run win over their traditional rivals St. Anthony’s College, Katugastota in another match played at Asgiriya.
At Rathgama (Devapathiraja MMV, Rathgama won by 254 runs)
Devapathiraja MMV: 305/5 in 50 overs (Jeewaka Shasheen 48, Nithin Chamuda 28, Pawan Sandesh 152 n.o, Ovin Bopage 2/57)
Rahula, Matara: 51 in 19.2 overs (Anushka Shehan 5/18, Jeewaka
At Asgiriya (Trinity won by 63 runs)
Trinity: 287/7 in 50 overs (Pawan Pathiraja 44, Abishek Anandakumar 40, Umar Eaizan 36, Mohamed Akram 22, Ranudha Somaratne 102 n.o, Diviyesh Ramaia 2/62)
St. Anthony’s: 224/8 in 50 overs (Chamindu Wickramasinghe 36, Chandimal Herath 26, Kavindu Bandara 22, Gihan Ebert 55 n.o, Nimnaka Jayatileke 26 n.o, Theeraka Ranatunga 2/20, Umair Raizan 2/27).