Danindu scores unbeaten 553 runs
Left hand opener Daninidu Chirath Sellapperuma of St. Joseph’s College Anuradhapura scored a mammoth 553 runs against Lyceum International School Anuradhapura in their first round fixture of the Under 15 division three inter schools cricket tournament match at Salgado ground Anuradhapura yesterday. His knock included 63 boundaries and 31 sixes facing 204 deliveries.
This is the highest individual score by any school cricket player in the country. St. Joseph’s College scored mammoth 722 runs for 1 wicket in 50 overs. Danindu Chirath Sellapperuma and Gaviru Hearth made 449 runs stand for their first wicket partnership.
Lyceum Anuradhapura bowled out for 105 runs in 29 overs. Josephian right arm off spinner Thimira Budditha claimed a hat-trick against Lyceum Anuradhapura. Imandiv Samarajeewa and Thimira Budditha claimed 4 wickets each.
St. Joseph’s Anuradhapura: 722/1 decl. (50) (Danindu Chirath Sellapperuma 553 n.o., Gaviru Herath 75, Rusith Wickramasinghe 22)
Lyceum International School Anuradhapura: 105 (29) (Risinu Sethmika 64, Imandiv Samarajeewa 4/15, Thimira Budditha 4/16)