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Ashan Fernando scores a double ton

Sri Lanka youth cap Lasith Croospulle scored his fourth century of the season and Ashan Fernando hit a superb double century – 203 off 201 balls for Maris Stella Negombo in their drawn ‘Singer Cup’ Under 19 inter-schools cricket match against De Mazenod Kandana at Kandana yesterday.

Fernando struck 21 fours and 2 sixes and shared an opening stand of 210 with Croospulle after Maris Stella had been forced to follow-on.

RESULTS:

*At Kandana: Match drawn.

De Mazenod: 342/8 decl.

Maris Stella Negombo: 139 (81/5 o/n) in 38.2 overs (Roshen Fernando 60 n.o., Mithila Aravinda 5/55, Asitha Silva 3/33, Thimothi Mathaya 2/12) and 411/6 in 76 overs (Ashan Fernando 203, Lasith Croospulle 102, Rashen Fernando 65, Romal Fernando 3/160, Krishan Sanjula 2/11)

At Jaffna. St. John’s Jaffna won by inns & 101 runs.

Jaffna College: 161 and 85 in 31 overs (M. Danistan 31, V. Kobiraj 23, V. Jathusan 3/20, T. Dinoshan 2/10, K. Kapilraj 2/13)

St. John’s Jaffna: 347/9 decl. (146/4 o/n) in 78.5 overs (V. Jathushan 153, S. Prashanth 71, M. Abhinash 39, E. Delushan 26, A. Kajeeban 4/49, M. Sindujan 2/67)

DAY ONE SCORES

Match will be continued today on day two.

*At Galle: Mahinda: 313/6 decl. in 69.1 overs (K. K. Kevin 83, Hansika Walihinda 72, Vinura Dulsara 39, Kavindu Ediriveera 38, Reshan Kavinda 38)

Dharmaraja 25/2 at close in 7 overs. - (YK)