Spinner Mateesha guides Ananda to eighth victory

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Spinner Mateesha guides Ananda to eighth victory Under 19 Cricket
By M. Shamil Amit of Sunday Times(LK)

Ananda off spinner Mateesha Perera with a match bag of 11 for 108 helped his side to pull off a five wicket win over S. Thomas’ in their Under 19 inter-school cricket encounter concluded at Ananda Mawatha yesterday.

This was Ananda’s eighth outright win for the season and the sixth in-a-row.

His match figures of 5 for 45 in the first innings followed by figures of 6 for 63 in the second innings wrecked the Thomian innings to an identical scores of 126 in both innings.

In the low scoring match the scales were in favour of a draw when the Thomians were 57 for 3 just after lunch. But as the Anandians had been doing in their earlier matches they rallied to make the maximum during the two final sessions of play.

This left the home team a tough target of 90 runs to win in 14 overs which they reached it in the first ball of the 13th over

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