Shavin and Dissanayake lead Maliyadeva U13-C to triumph over Wickramashila

Sachithra

Polgahawela, Jan 9, 9AM – In a thrilling Under-13 Division III Tournament Second Round match at Polgahawela Public Ground on January 7, Maliyadeva College Under-13 ‘C’ team secured a first innings victory over Wickramashila National School Giriulla U13 ‘B’ team, thanks to remarkable performances from Shavin Rajapaksha and SS Dissanayake.

Wickramashila National School U13-B faced a tough challenge in their reply, as they were bowled out for 85 runs in 34.2 overs. Devans opening bowler Shavin Rajapaksha displayed exceptional skills, claiming 4 wickets for 22 runs with four maiden overs in his 10-over spell. SS Dissanayake also contributed brilliantly to the bowling effort for Devans, taking three wickets and conceding only four runs with two maiden overs in his 4.2 overs.

Earlier in the match, Devans U13-C, led by captain Theekshana Senarathne, batted first and posted a total of 121/8 in 40 overs before declaring. Wicket-keeper batsman Gimhan Fernando was the top scorer for Devans, contributing 17 runs with a six and a couple of fours off nine balls.

The opening partnership between Menula Jayaweera and Sachithra Bandara set the tone for Maliyadeva U13-C, putting on a solid 34-run stand within the first 11 overs. However, wickets fell at regular intervals thereafter, with Wickramashila U13-B bowler Dasun Sankalpa taking three crucial wickets. Matheesha Denuwan and Geethma Randinu also shared two wickets each in their bowling effort. The match highlighted some outstanding performances, making it an exciting contest between the two teams.

Chief scores:

Maliyadeva College U13-C: 121/8d in 40 overs (Gimhan Fernando 17, TB Bandara 15, Menula Jayaweera 13, Sachithra Bandara 8, Didula Dayarathna 6, Dasun Sankalpa 3/14, Geethma Randinu 2/16, Matheesha Denuwan 2/21, Bihandu Senhas 1/14).

Wickramashila National School U13-B: 85 all out in 34.2 overs (Ayesh Pramuditha 27, Dasun Sankalpa 15, Bihandu Senhas 13, Shavin Rajapaksha 4/22, SS Dissanayaka 3/4, Matheesha Jayalath 1/14, Hasaru Weerasooriya 1/19, Theekshana Senarathne 1/23).

Sachithra
The jubilant Maliyadeva College U13-C Team:
Second Row (from left): Sanuka, Sashmika Ahangama, Punchihewa, Geecith, Coach Muditha, Gimhan Fernando, Sachithra Bandara, Menula Jayaweera, Theekshana Senarathna (captain), Kalana.
First Row (from left): Didula Dayarathna, Thinuka Bandara, Shareen, Hashen, Hasaru Weerasooriya, Sandul.
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