Batsmen struggle at Ananda-Nalanda big match
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The batsmen from both sides Ananda and Nalanda struggled for their runs on the opening day of the 82nd Battle of the Maroons encounter played at the SSC ground when 15 wickets tumbled for just 206 runs which showed how much difficult it was.

Ananda seemed on top of the hill when they bundled out Nalanda for a low score of 104 inside 45 overs but it was not to be as they too almost underwent the same fate facing 35 overs to make a score of 102 for 5 before bad light stopped play.

Nalanda 1st inning

Anjana Abeyrathna lbw S Perera 22   

Charith Kumarasinghe c Jayarathna b R Shamen 4      

Prashan Wickramasinghe c Jayarathna b S Samarasinghe 9     

Sineth Gunawardena lbw V Ashan 0   

Ishan Rangana  b S Samarasinghe 13

Koshan Danushka c Gunathilake b S Samarasinghe 12

Gayan Medawatta lbw S Perera 18    

Malinda Vimukthi b P Madushan 7     

Rangana Cooray lbw S Perera 5         

Nikila Weerasinghe not out 0  

Dasun Tharindra b S Perera 0 

Extras   (w3, nb5, lb6) 14                                           

Total (all out, 43.4 overs) 104   

 Fall of wickets: 1-7, 2-24, 3-42, 4-46, 5-59, 6-88, 7-91, 8-104, 9-104

Bowling: Ruvinda Shamen 12-0-44-1, Vinuka Ashen 9-2-19-1, Sisuru Samarasinghe 7-2-21-3, Sachithra Perera  12.4-7-9-4, Pasindu Madushan 3-2-5-1         

Ananda 1st inning

Danuka Madushan c Abeyratne b R Cooray 6

Geshan Wimaladharma b D Tharinda 26         

Rasith Jayarathna b Rangana 8

Pasindu Madushan b K Danushka 9

Ruvinda Shamen not out 34

Thushara Samarakoon c P Wickramasinghe b N W’singhe 9

Ushan Gunathilake not out 9   

Extras   (w1) 1                                    

Total (5 wickets, 35 overs) 102

Fall of wickets: 1-7, 2-27, 3-49, 4-57, 5-88

Bowling: Sineth Gunawardena 9-1-21-0, Rangana Cooray 5-1-15-2, Malinda Vimukthi 1-0-4-0, Koshan Danushka 12-1-34-1, Dasun Tharindra 6-3-19-1, Nikila Weerasinghe 2-0-9-1           

By M. Shamil Amit


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