Richmond College recorded a convincing 8 wicket win over Mahinda College during their annual one day limite dover match played at Galle International Cricket Stadium yesterday. Having won the toss Mahinda captain decided to bat first, but lost few early wickets on their way. It was young Navod Paranavithana who stood against Richmond bowlers scoring a half century. Navod scored 66 runs to enable Mahinda College to score a respectable score but was not enough aganst strong Richmond batting line up.
In pursuit of a target of 170, Richmond College got there with more than 16 overs to spare as Sri Lanka youth cap Kamindu Mendis led the run chase with a composed 84 to remain unbeaten when his team reached the victory target.Adithya Siriwardana also chipped in with a useful 38 as the Mahinda College bowlers failed to make inroads to the strong Richmond College batting line up.Sandun Mendis was the most successful bowler picking up three wickets while Avindu Theekshana chipped in with two.
Mahinda College 169 (46.4)
Navod Paranavithana 66, Prameeth Hansika 31, Vinura Dulsara 21, Sandun Mendis 3/30, Avindu Theekshana 2/29
Richmond College 172/2 (33.3)
Kamindu Mendis 84*, Adithya Siriwardena 38
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