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Royal College, Colombo vs Mahanama College, Colombo
The 4th Quarter finals of the Singer Schools U13 Division I Cricket Tournament between Royal College, Colombo and Mahanama College, Colombo was played at the Hanwella Rajasinghe Grounds. The match was a low scoring thriller where both teams couldn’t reach a team total of 100 runs.
The Mahanama College captain invited the Royal Juniors to bat first after winning the toss and managed to bowl them out for just 79 runs in 49.5 overs. Hiruna Hasarinda was the top scorer for Royal scoring only 20 runs. Duvindu Ranathuga grabbed 4 wickets for 17 runs while Chamika Jayananda chipped in with 3 wickets for 23 runs.
Even after scoring so low, the Royal Juniors didn’t give up the fight when they managed to bowl the opposition out for just 71 runs in 38.3 overs and take the lead on the first inning. Nethwin Dharmaraththne seized 4 wickets for 17 runs while Bulana Weerathunga took 3 wickets for 25 runs.
Batting their second innings Royal College scored 57 runs for no wickets in 9 overs when the match officials called it for the day. Ovin Abanpola notched 37 runs.
The match ended up a draw while Royal College, Colombo won the first innings point and went through to the Semi-Finals.
SINGER U13 DIVISION I TOURNAMENT 2018/19 – QUARTER FINALS
Royal College, Colombo 1st Inning 79 (49.5): Hiruna Hasarinda 20, Duvindu Ranathunga 4/17, Chamika Jayananda 3/23, Migara Ranasinghe 2/05 & 2nd Inning 57/0 (9): Ovina Abanpola 37
Mahanama College, Colombo 71 (38.3): Nethwin Dharmarathne 4/17, Bulana Weerathunga 3/25
MATCH DRAWN (ROYAL WON FIRST INNINGS POINTS & QUALIFIED TO SEMI FINALS)
1 Day 4-Innings Match At Hanwella Rajasinghe Ground (Toss: Mahanama won & field)