Rasanjana, Wijesinghe shine as Nalanda win
February 4, 2018, 10:27 am
by Reemus Fernando
Lakshitha Rasanjana backed up his unbeaten century (100 n.o. in 136 balls, 10x4s, 1x6) with a four-wicket haul in the second innings and Chamindu Wijesinghe bagged six wickets as Nalanda beat Dharmaraja by an innings and 29 runs in their Under-19 tournament match at Campbell Place, Colombo on Saturday.
After forcing the visitors to follow on Rasanjana came up with a four-wicket haul for Nalanda to snatch their fourth outright victory of the season with just few mandatory overs remaining.
Earlier Wijesinghe shared seven wickets with Umeksha Dilshan to rattle Dharmaraja for 90 runs in the first innings.
Nalanda 301 for 8 decl in 69.3 overs (Avishka Perera 54, Ranindu de Silva 20, Dilhara Polgampola 22, Lakshitha Rasanjana 100 n.o., Suhanga Wijewardena 45; H.M.N. Dilshan 2/77, Virajith Ehelepola 2/45, Upendra Warnakulasuriya 2/64, Yasitha Samararatne 2/51)
Dharmaraja (67 for 3 overnight) 90 all out in 36 overs (Dulaj Bandara 20; Chamindu Wijesinghe 4/28, Umeksha Dilshan 3/10) and 182 all out in 70.2 overs (Bawantha Udangamuwa 46, Kasun Gunawardena 34, Sachintha Senanayake 31; Lakshitha Rasanjana 4/33, Chamindu Wijesinghe 2/17)