Kapaputugala among the runs again for Dharmaraja
An elegant knock of 86 with 14 fours off 97 balls by vice captain Viraj Karaputugala helped Dharmaraja College to declare at 226 for 7 wickets in their schools under 19 cricket tournament match against D.S Senanayake College which began at Lake View Grouds, Kandy yesterday. The match will be continued today at 9.30 a.m.
Viraj Karaputugala who has found form on the eve of the big match has been scoring heavily since of late and has twice missed getting into three figures. What is so important about his knocks is that he had been among the runs when the team was facing a crisis. He put on 96 for the third wicket with Sasith Gunasekera who made 63 with 6 fours and a six off 67 balls.
When D.S. Senanayake College batted spinner Arvinda Withanarachchi took 3 for 33 to bring his tally for the season to 85 wickets. At close D.S. Senanayake College had scored 116 for 5.
Dharmaraja College 226 for 7 declared in 60 overs (Viraj Karaputugala 86, Sasith Gunasekara 63, Deneth Lanka 25 not out, Rameesh Ranasinghe 16, Uvin Bandara 3 for 38)
D.S. Senanayake College 116 for 5 wickets in 35 overs (Uvin Bandara 44, Diluka Gahalmathmage 20, Haritha Maduwantha 17 not out, Savin Cyril 11, Deneth Lanka 2 for 37, Arvinda Withanarachchi 3 for 33).
-By U. J. Jezeem