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Isipathana and Thurstan in tame draw

Isipathana batsman Ravindu Ratnayake sweeps a ball to the boundary on his way to a half century during their drawn inter school big match against Thurstan at the SSC ground yesterday. The match ended in a tame draw (Pic by Nissanka de Silva)
Isipathana batsman Ravindu Ratnayake sweeps a ball to the boundary on his way to a half century during their drawn inter school big match against Thurstan at the SSC ground yesterday. The match ended in a tame draw (Pic by Nissanka de Silva)

The 57th Battle of Brothers big match cricket encounter between Thurstan College and Isipathana College ended in a tame draw at the SSC ground yesterday. With this draw Thurstan retained the Blakham Wijewardena Trophy.

Resuming their first innings on 131 for five, Thurstan went on to score 284 for nine wickets at the end of the 60th over as Pawantha Jayasinghe batted well to top score with 137 that included two sixes and 12 boundaries.

He wrote the history books by following in his father Chaminda Jayasinghe’s footsteps of scoring centuries in the big match.

Batting in their second innings with a deficit of 74 runs Isipathana’s batsmen were intent on drawing the game as Ravindu Ratnayake batted patiently to score 87 runs.

Pawantha Jayasinghe took major honours by being adjudged as the best bowler, best batsman, best striker, best all rounder and man of the match. He also received two cash prizes and a motor cycle.

Isipathana skipper Leshan Amarasinghe received the best fielder’s award.

Chief Scores:

Isipathana: 210 and 205/4 at stumps (Ravindu Ratnayake 87, Lisura Vinath 38, Leshan Amarasinghe 25, Savindu Uthsara 24, Punthila Kumara 2/36)

Thurstan: 284/9 dec (Bhawantha Jayasinghe 137, Thineth Prabuddha 36 n.o., Vihanga Jayanama 33, Sanuth Nandinu 18, Ranesh Silva 17, Ravindu Ratnayake 3/59, Dinath Dissanayake 3/61)

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