Prince of Wales crush P. de S. Kularatne
Kusal Mendis along with skipper Tharindu Dilshan and Shanuka Dulaj steered Prince of Wales to a massive 283 run win over P. de S. Kularatne MV Ambalangoda in their Under 19 inter-school limited over encounter played at Moratuwa yesterday.
Kusal was unfortunate to miss out on a ton by two runs in his 92 ball knock which comprised 12 boundaries and a six while Tharindu made a quick fire 67 in 52 balls with six boundaries and three sixes.
Prince of Wales taking first lease of the wicket were given a flying start by openers Suchira Fernando and Kusal who together put on 71 while Kusal added a further 59 runs for the second with Ashen Mendis and another 61 runs for the third wicket with Tharindu.
This followed with Tharindu putting on a 61 runs for the fourth wicket Shanuka Dulaj helping the side amass a mammoth score of 329.
Later left arm spinner Shanuka Dulaj ran through the P. de S. Kularatne MV batting that lasted only 17.2 overs. Shanuka ended with impressive figures of 8 for 21.
Prince of Wales 329 in 44.3 overs (Kusal Mendis 98, Tharindu Dilshan 67, Suchira Fernando 44, Chamika Sansaka 31, Shanuka Dulaj 25, Ashen Mendis 24: Sachitha Hiran 2 for 40, Kelum Madusanka 2 for 44, Kasun Tharaka 2 for 51)
P. de S. Kularatne MV 46 in 17.2 overs (Shanuka Dulaj 8 for 21, Thilan Nimesh 2 for 10)
By M Shamil Amith