Rajans cannot be faulted for not trying, but ultimatey the defensive tactics employed by Vidyartha, who fought back to the wall, batting for 46 overs losing 7 wicktes for 53 runs to avert an innings defeat against the Rajans massive First innings total of 302 for 9 dec.
Vidyartha totalled a decent 189 runs in their first innings bolstered by 2 half centuries. But following on, they collapsed to 53 runs, but held on tenaciously for 46 overs losing 7 wickets by the end of the day. A commendable effort by Vidyartha in disaster. Heady spin bowling by Rajan captian Dineth Lanka 3/27 and Venula Galahitiyawa 3/5 caused the collapse.
Dahrmaraja - 302for 9 decl.
Vidyartha - 189 ( Isuru weerasinghe 52, Krishantha Jayasuriya 54) and 53 for 7 in 46 overs.
The next match on the coming week end agianst St.Sylvesters who have a strong team this year, is bound to be interesting.