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Sadisha (166) puts Royal in command

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Sadisha Rajapaksa (Royal College)
Sadisha Rajapaksa (Royal College)

Sadisha Rajapaksa the experienced right-hander scored a fine knock of 166 in 144 balls with 25 fours and a six as Royal College piled up a massive total of 404 for 6 wickets declared in their Under 19 Inter-School Cricket fixture against Ananda College played at Ananda Mawatha, yesterday.

Anandians, at the close of day 1, were 103 for 1. The National Youth captain Sadisha Rajapaksa played an anchor role sharing a 192-run second-wicket stand with Sineth Jayawardena who scored an aggressive knock of 95 in 94 balls with 10 fours and 4 sixes. Jayawardena the opener was in good form but missed out on his second century again while Shakti Udara picked his prize wicket and also ended with the best figures for Ananda taking 3 for 82. Dasis Manchanayake also made a useful knock of 67 for Royal to pass their total for 400 mark.

Meanwhile, Isipatana were bowled out for 87 while Prince of Wales’ scored 186 for 9 at close in their game played at Moratuwa yesterday.

Chief scores

*At Ananda Mawatha (first day)

Royal: 404/6 declared (Sineth Jayawardena 95, Sadisha Rajapaksa 166, Dasis Manchanayake 67, Anush Polonnowita 20, Lahiru Gangewatte 32* Shakthi Udara 3/82)

Ananda: 103/1 at close (Nusal Dharmarathne 41, Iruth Gimshan 35*)

*At Moratuwa (first day)

Isipatana: 87 (Randunu Ganganath 41,Uneth Pieris 2/20,Mihiru Dhananjaya 5/41)

Prince of Wales’: 186/9 at close (Tharindu Amarasinghe 45,Ashen Shanaka 23,Uneth Pieris 53,Randunu Ganganath 4/22,Sithuka Gunawardena 2/40, Dinuka Anupamal 2/40)

Thursday, May 5, 2022 – 01:00

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