Ananda bid aborted
February 8, 2018, 11:05 pm
by Special Sport Correspondent in Kandy
Any idea that Ananda had of going past the modest Dharmaraja total of 187 and putting themselves in line for a win was aborted by wet conditions at Lake View.
Only 47 minutes of play was possible on day two and, thus, the match fizzled out into a no-decision.
Dharmaraja 187 in 25.4 overs
Ananda 127 for 2 in 21 overs (Kanishka Ranthilakage 72 n.o., Dushan Hettige 25, Asel Sigera 15 n.o.; Naveen Dilshan 1-49, Viranjith Ehelagoda 1-49).
NB. It is interesting to note that Rajans have scored 187 runs in 25.4 overs.
Earlier it was reported that play had to be stopped on the 1st day as the batting strip had deteriorated, which probably due to bad preparation of the wicket. a matter for concern.