Sp Sports Corr. In Kandy
Dharmaraja, who have had a poor season, came up with a stunner against Richmond at Lake View yesterday.
Eighties from skipper Bavantha Udangamuwe and Dulaj Bandara propelled them to a score of 234. Opener Kasun Gunawardene had earlier led off with a knock of 45.
Richmondís off-spinner Sandun Mendis, brother of the Under-19 skipper Kavindu, was easily the pick of the bowlers as he grabbed 6-60. Skipper Avidu Theekshane also snared two.
The visitors ran into trouble and ended the day on 92-2. Paceman Navindu Dilshan made early inroads. Left-armer Upendra Warnakulasuriya then took four four wickets.
Dharmaraja 234 in 59.3 overs.
(Kasun Goonawardene 45, Bavantha Udangamuwe 82, Dulaj Bandara 82, Saman Mendis 6-60, Avidu Theekshana 2-52)
Richmodn 92-7 in 28 overs.
(Aditya Siriwardena 39, n.o., Navindu Dilshan 3-25, Upendra Warnakulasuriya 4-30)