An attractive, unbeaten 76 (4x9, 6x2) by youngsters Kasun Gunawardena took his team to an exciting six-wicket win over St. Anne’s, Kurunegala in their Under 17 match played at Lake View.
Dharmaraja was set a revised target of 150 in 43 overs. However, thanks to Gunawardena and Senanayake, they knocked off the runs with twelve overs to spare.
Earlier, spinners Rukmal Dissanaike and Gayantha Ratnayake bowled a restrictive line to keep the Annites down to 159. Chandimal and Dushan Silva were the main scorer.
St. Anne’s 159 in 50 overs
(Dineth Chandimal 27, Dushan Silva 24, Ravindu Amerasinghe 14, Ahmed Shafui 14, Dhananjaya Bandara 14, Rukmal Dissanaike 3-21, Gayantha Ratnayake 2-18).
Dharmaraja 155-4 in 30.5 overs
(Kasun Gunawardena 76 n.o., Sachinta Senanayake 32, Bhavantha Udangamuwe 16, Dhananjaya Bandara 2-29).