A defiant last wicket stand of 51 between Yasindu Hewanadugala and Pasan Samaratunga helped Rahula, Matara to avert the follow on and spoil whatever chance the Rajans had of putting off an outright win at Lake View.
After the Rajan skipper Deneth Lanka had made an attractive 80 with nine fours and two sixes, Rahula slid to 55 for eight and 81 for nine. Off-spinner Sapumal Tennekoon was the wrecker with 5-59. Hewanadugala top-scored with a priceless 48, batting under great pressure.
Once again the Rajan batsmen did not face too well second time round. Hewanadugala completed a five-wicket haul to go with his 48.
Dharmaraja 200 in 65 overs (Kalinda Ratnayake 37, Deneth Lanka 80, Kavishka Dissanaike 13, Jayapadma Tennekoon 13; Pasan Samaratunga 3-44, Yasiru Hewanadugala 3-68) and 76-6 in 27.3 overs (Kavishka Dissanaike 17, Romesh Ranasinghe 13, Nivantha Herath 11, Yasiru Hewanadugala 5-24)
Rahula 132 in 45 overs (Nuwan Chaminda 13, Yasiru Hewanadugala 48, Nimesh Hettiarachchi 28; Sapumal Tennekoon 5-59, Sachita Weerasekera 2-14, Rajitha Lahiru 2-14).