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4 December, 2022

Asian Schools Chess in Kalutara

The Asian Schools Chess Championship organized by Chess Federation of Sri Lanka will be held from December 4 to10 at Citrus Hotel, Waskaduwa, Kalutara,

The event will be held for boys and girls Under -7, 9,11,13,15 and 17.

Chess players from India, Pakistan, Iran, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Maldives, Turkmenistan, Mongolia and Uzbekistan have confirmed their participation.

A Sri Lanka contingent of 200 players will be seen at this Championship.


Aussies close in on Test win

West Indies have a daunting task to score 306 runs more to win on the final day today over Australia in their first cricket Test match being played in Perth.

West Indies were 192 for three wickets at the close with Karigg Brathwaite unbeaten on 101 runs.


Australia: 598/4 dec (Manus Labuschagne 204, Steven Smith 200 not out, Travis Head 99) and 182/2 dec. (M. Labuschangne 104 n.o.)

West Indies: 283 (Kraigg Brathwaite 64, M Starch 3 for 51, P Cummins 3 for 34) and 192/3 (Kraigg Brathwaite 101 n.o. Tagenarine Chanderpaul 45, N. Lyon 2/54)


Thomians struggle

Rain and bad light forced a draw in the cricket encounter between Nalanda College and S. Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia in their Under 19 schools two-day tournament match played at Campbell Place yesterday.

When the match ended the Thomians were reeling at 51 for 5 after Nalanda declared at 285 for 4.

Nalanda College: 285/4 (238/4 o/n) (Rusiru Vilochana 95, Yasiru Samarakoon 37, Chanul Athukorala 50, Eranga Jayakody 35 n.o., Kushmitha Silva 33 n.o)

S. Thomas’ College: 51/5 (Romesh Mendis 18, Sajitha Withanage 2/7) (YK)


Pakistan hit back

Pakistan scored 499 for seven wickets at the close on the third day of their first Test match against England being played in Rawalpindi yesterday.

England batted first and scored 657 all out in their first inning with four centurions.

Pakistan’s reply also had three centurions in their first innings but are still trailing by 158 runs.

England: 657 (Zak Crawley 122, Ben Duckett 107, Ollie Pope 108, Harry Brook 153, Ben Stokes 41, Zahid Mahmood 4/235)

Pakistan: 181/0 o/n 499/7 at close (Abdullah Shafique 114, Imam-ul-Haq 121, Babar Asam 136, Saud Shakeel 37, Jack Leach 2/160, Will Jacks 3/132