Opening day fireworks from Jaffna and St. Peter's

Day 1 - Murali Harmony Cup 2013
By Staff Writers | November 1, 2013

Mahela Jayawardene and Sir Ian Botham toss the coin on the opening day of the Murali Harmony Cup 2013. © Murali Cup

St Peter's College chased down Jaffna Combined Schools' impressive 200/6 in 20 overs, and started their 2013 Murali Harmony Cup campaign with a crushing seven-wicket victory.

Defending champions St Peter's cruised home with an incredible 5.4 overs to spare thanks to Dinith Timidya and his opening partner Hashan Upendra. Timidya smashed 58 from just 17 balls (3x4s, 7x6s) and Upendra, the man of the match, made 77 from 34 balls (10x4s, 4x6s).

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The second game in Jaffna too was a high-scoring affair, with Anuradhapura Central amassing 235/4 in their allotted 20 overs against a combined Mannar-Vavuniya XI, thanks to Kasun Weeranga's 35-ball unbeaten 107 that included 10 sixes.

Mannar-Vavuniya Combined struggled in reply, and they were bowled out for 118 in 18.1 overs.

There were easy wins for Cricket Seenigama and Trinity College in Kilinochchi and also for Dharmasoka College and St. Sebastians College Katuneriya at the IODR Oval in Oddusudan.


Kilinochchi Combined v Cricket Seenigama
Cricket Seenigama 70/1 in 10.1 overs (Y. Tharindu 30 not out) defeated Kilinochchi Combined 67 all out in 13.4 overs (J. Jenushan 28, C. Lakshan 4-16, P. Nishantha 3-16)
MOM: C. Lakshan

Trinity College v Trinco-Batti Combined
Trinity College 82/2 in 9.1 overs (R. Chandraguptha 41) defeated Trinco-Batti Combined 80 all out in 18.2 overs (M. Dicksan 20, C. Sudaraka 2-10)
MOM: R. Chandraguptha

Mullaitivu Combined Schools v Dharmasoka College
Dharmasoka College 102/5 in 13.2 overs (H. Vidarshan 32) beat Mullaitivu Combined 101/9 in 20 overs (SM. Ifrash 33, S. Jayamal 3-17)
MOM: S. Jayamal

Uva Combined Schools v St. Sebastian Katunariya
St. Sebastian 87/5 in 14.5 overs (NL. Fernando 28 not out) beat Uva Combined 80 all out in 15.3 overs (L. Pradeep 19, S. Tharaka 3-7)
MOM: S. Tharaka

Jaffna Combined v St. Peter's College
St. Peter's College 202/2 in 14.2 overs (D. Timidya 58, H. Upendra 77, J. Liyanage 46) beat Jaffna Combined 200/6 in 20 overs (J. Jenathan 57, T. Sathiyan 37, C. Obeyesekere 4-30)
MOM: H. Upendra

Mannar-Vavuniya Combined v Anuradhapura Central
Anuradhapura Central 235/4 in 20 overs (K. Weeranga 107 not out) defeated Mannar-Vavuniya 118 all out in 18.1 overs (K. Thanushan 28, C. Shaminda 3-19)
MOM: K. Weeranga

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Very happy about this tournament it will help these people in north so much. Need sports to get their life back to normal.

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