Dharmaraja batted well down the line to go past the 300-run mark and claim a sizeable lead over the Anthonians at Lake View yesterday.
Kavishka Dissanaike 68 (4x9-6x2) and Ruchira Pupulewatte set the pace with a big opening stand. Kavinda Ratnayake cashed in with an attacking 79 (4x4-6x2). Anthonian spinners Dilan Bandara and Uditha Mahindaratne captured four wickets each, while leggie Wijetunga had two.
Pulasthi Bandara (45) and Mohamed Aflar (31) had good knocks in the second innings. Pupulewatte displayed his all-round prowess with two wickets.
St. Anthony’s 174 and 149-6 in 55 overs (Pulasthi Bandara 45, Mohamed Aflar 31, Buvaneka Wijetunga 22 n.o., Kanishka Ukgalpaya 14, Dilan Bandara 13; Ruchaira Pupulewatte 2-34)
Dharmaraja 103 for no loss contd. (Kavishka Dissanaike 68, Ruchira Pupulewatte 59, Kavinda Ratnayake 79, Deshan Gunasinghe 18, Ashmita Rajapakse 28, Nivantha Herath 15, Tarusha Weragoda 12; Dilan Bandara 4-92, Uditha Mahindaratne 4-73, Buvaneka Wijetunga 2-85)