Royal march by Thomians By Shamil Amit Royal fight back, but fail to prevent Thomians from recording easy 7-wicket win after 12 years View(s): View(s):140th Battle of the Blues S. Thomas’s College pulled off a convincing 7-wicket win over archrival Royal College in their 140th Battle of Blues big match which ended at Sinhalese Sports Club ground last afternoon. Thomians got off to a flying start with skipper Sithara Hapuhinna and de Mel sharing 56 runs for the first wicket in just 49 balls. Thomians were badly placed at 169 for eight on day two when Perera and Swaris came together and put on a brave stand. Resuming from their overnight score of 148 for 4, Royal lost three quick wickets before lunch with Kalana Perera and Dellon Peiris doing the damage. Kalana Perera was rightly adjudged the Man of the Match and Best Bowler of the 140th encounter while Umayanga Suwaris was named Best Batsman of the tournament.
Source: Sunday Times March 09, 2019 19:05 UTC