Cricket: Royal Vs. Ananda

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Royal College completely dominated the first day’s play of their traditional fixture against Ananda College which commenced today at Ananda College grounds in Colombo. After winning the toss, the visitors opted to bat first and posted 373 runs for 2 wickets before declaring the innings.

Left-handed stroke maker Kamil Mishara who scored two centuries against the visiting Australia U19 team recently stroked a magnificent double century for the visitors. His knock of 250 runs came off 274 balls including 32 fours and 5 sixes. Incidentally, Mishara has notched up the highest individual score for Royal College in their cricketing history.

Ananda College will be devastated as this is the second 250+ individual score they have conceded this season.

In reply, the hosts were struggling at 48 runs for 5 wickets at the close of play on day one.

Brief scores

Royal College – 373/2d (81) Kamil Mishara 250, Ahan Wikramasinghe 69*, Isiwara Dissanayake 31

Ananda College – 48/5 (12) Lahiru Madusanka 4/20

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