Wayamba Royal crushes Sir John Kotalawela MV
Royal College Wayamba crushed Sir John Kotalawala MV. Kurunegala by an innings and 34 runs in their 7th annual big match concluded at the Welagedera Stadium, Kurunegala on Saturday.
Sir John Kotalawela could manage only 65 in their first innings. Leg spinner Sanka Wanigasekera did most of the damage by taking 4 for 26.
In reply Wayamba Royal made 172 for 3 in 43 overs before declaring their innings. Skipper Dileepa Navaratne scored a superb unbeaten 67. Medium pacer Tarindra Ekanayake captured 5 for 15 for the winners.
With this win Wayamba Royalists leads the series 1-0. The first six encounters were drawn.
Tarindra Ekanayake was adjudged the Man of the Match.
Sir John Kotalawala M.V 65 in 41.3 overs (M.D. Madusanka 19, H. Nawaz 14, W.R.M. Rodrigo 13, Sanka Wanigasekera 4 for 26) and 73 in 49.3 overs. (M.Wasim 22, Tarindra Ekanayake 5 for 15, Kavimal Sirisena 2 for 18, Sanka Wanigasekera 2 for 0)
Royal College Wayamba 172 for 3 dec. in 43 overs (Tanuja Wimalasuriya 28, Dileepa Navaratne 67 n.o, Tarindra Ekanayake 25, Yasith Lakmalika 28 n.o, S.V. Dissanayake 2 for 57)
By Vijitha Senaratne – Kurunegala sports corr