Good sixties from Sachintha Senanayake and Dulaj Bandara gave the Rajans the impetus to challenge the Sylvetrian total of 281-9. However, the Sylvestrians were able to bowl them out forty runs short.
Number six batsman Sachintha Senanayake kept up his consistency with a 92-ball innings of 64. Bandara’s 67 contained 11 fours. Stumper Kavindu Tillekeratne, with 39, and Deshan Gunasinghe, 26, also contributed towards the Rajan total.
Off-spinner Vinod Yasintha topped the bowling with figures of 4-80. Left-arm Tusith Soysa and skipper Manuja Perera ended up with three apiece.
The Sylvestrians didn’t fare all that well in their second innings being reduced to 70-5. Kavindu Munaweera was the one bright spot with 28.
St. Sylvester’s 281-9 decl. and 70-5 in 38.1 overs (Kavindu Munaweera 28, Manuja Perera 12; Gihan Vitharana 2-6, Nivantha Herath 2-16)
Dharmaraja (43-3 contd.) 241 in 77.1 overs (Sachitta Senanayake 64, Kavinda Tillkeratne 39, Deshan Gunasinghe 26, Dulaj Bandara 67; Vinod Yasintha 4-80, Tusith Soysa 3-60, Manuja Perera 3-33).