Trinity rally well to win
By Aubrey Kuruppu
Trinity rallied well to pull off a close 19 run first innings win over Vidyartha in their Div. Two Lemonade Trophy match at the Asgiriya Stadium. Having huffed and puffed for much of the first day to eke out 183 runs in 83 overs, Trinity fought back chiefly through their regular wicket - takes Muneer and Munaweera.

Vidyartha's front -liners, Wekadapola, Gangoda and Narankotuwa made useful, but not substantial contributions. Hard-hitting Hasantha Mendis ( a bowler turned top-order batsman) struck on aggressive unbeaten fifty's second time round.

Trinity - 183 -9 decl. (I. Rtanayake 30, A. Udumulla 18, C. Punchihewa 45, A. Ariyaratne 17, Munaweera 21, S. Chandrasena 3-13, E. Gangoda 2-20) and 110-3 at the close I. Ratnayake 19, C. Fernando 17, H. Mendis 50 not out, A. Ariyaratne 15 not out.

Vidyartha - 164 (J. Ganepolaarachchi 30, D. Wekadapola 26, E. Gangoda 34, S. Narankotuwa 38, S. Chandrasena 12, M. Muneer 3-50, M. Munaweera 3-50, H. Mendis 2-20)


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