Battle of the Blues – Thomas Vs. Servatius

Thomians took the major honors in the 119th edition of the Battle of the Blues which ended in a draw at the Uyanwatta Stadium on Sunday. 940 runs were scored in the three days while only 18 wickets fell.

There were three centurions in the game namely Chihan Kalindu (114), Risira Lakwin (128 not out) of St Servatius and Harindu Jayasekera (105) of St Thomas College.

St Servatius who took full honors on day one by declaring their first essay at 351/6 and capturing two wickets for 28 runs but the gritty Thomians ruled the next two days by occupying the crease for over five sessions to declare their first essay at 428/8 at tea on day three.

Harindu Jayasekera who opened the Thomian innings scored 114 off an equal number of deliveries while the night watchmen at stumps on day two vice captain Gishanthika Jayaweera (85) and Hirantha Lakshan (74) figured in a 136 run partnership for the seventh wicket.

The Thomians declared their innings at the fall of Gishanthika with a 77 run lead.

The Servatians batting a second time declared their second essay on 151/4. Chethaka Denuwan, Risira Lakwin and Shashika Dulshan were the main contributors to the score.

The Thomians set an impossible target of 75 to get in two overs 10 runs for no loss at the end of play.

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