Sylvestrian skipper Hansamal Perera (110 with 16 fours, 3 sixes) and Parakrama Tennekoon (100 with 7 fours and 6 sixes) associated in a massive 197 runs stand for the fifth wicket to humble the Rajans by 94 runs in their limited-over match played at Lake View.
Opener Malith Prematilleka set the pace with 67 that included four fours and three sixes. The Rajan bowlers found it virtually impossible to stem the tide.
The Rajans started off well, with Kavishka Dissanaike making a forceful 51 (4x9, 6x1). Leading run-maker Kavindu Ratnayake made the top-score of 77 (4x11, 6x3). There were good knocks from Pupulewatte and Nivantha Herath.
Left-armer Nimesha Mendis took four wickets to hasten the Rajans’ defeat.
St. Sylvester’s 370-6 in 50 overs (Malith Prematilleka 60, Parakrama Tennekoon 100, Hansamal Perera 110, Harsha Madushan 34, Thenuka Liyanage 20; Tarusha Weragoda 2-38, Ashmita Rajapakse 2-75)
Dharmaraja 276 in 35.4 overs (Kavishka Dissanaike 51, Kavinda Ratnayake 77, Ruchira Pupulewatte 42, Nivantha Herath 31, Tanisha Weragoda 25, Gihan Seneviratne 20; Pabasara Perera 3-48, Nimesha Mendis 4-50, Sivakumar Tyron 2-64).