Lasith’s ton and Dileep’s ten wicket haul helps STC Matara to nine wicket win
Friday, 17 January 2014 00:00
Text and pictures by P.D. De Silva
Lasith Lakshan scored 103 runs off 91 balls with sixteen boundaries and a six while right arm off spinner Dileep Tharaka was rewarded with two five wicket hauls to help St. Thomas’ College Matara register a nine wicket win against St. Johns’ College Panadura at the Uyanwatte stadium (13).
STC batting first declared their innings at 276/6. Openers Dilum Krishan 67 off 111 balls with ten boundaries and Lasith Lakshan shared a 156 run partnership for the first wicket. Ayesh Madhusanka and Harsha Salgado captured two wickets each.
Dileep Tharaka captured 5 for 44 to restrict the visitors to 143 runs in their first essay. Nadun Darshana topped the batting with 43 runs. Following on St. Johns’ were bowled out for an almost identical score of 142 by Dileep Tharaka (5 for 50) and Nevindu Udesh (4 for 45). Isuru Lakpriya scored 45 runs.
With ten runs needed for victory STC scored it for the loss of one wicket in 5.3 overs.
Scores: STC Matara 276/6 Dec 58.3 overs
Dilum Krishan 67, Lasith Lakshan 103, Prince Dalugoda 49, Vidath Jayanidu 39 not out Ayesh Madhusanka 2/39, Harsha Salgado 2/72
And 11/1 in 5.3 overs
Dilum Krishan 10 not out
Isuru Lakpriya 1/03
St. Johns 143 in 52.1 overs
Nadun Darshana 43, Tharindu Silva 21, Thanuja Akalanka 20 Dileep Tharaka 5/44, Nevindu Udesh 1/02
And 142 in 50.2 overs
Nadun Darshana 21, Sithum Pramod 28, Isuru Lakpriya 45 Dileep Tharaka 5/50, Nevindu Udesh 4/45