[size=14pt]Maliyadeva openers in century stand[/size]
By Vijitha Senarante - Kurunegala Sports Corr.
An opening partnership of 104 runs between Gayan Manishan (39) and Tusitha Kumara (52) helped Maliyadeva College to post 270 for 6 and declare against their home town rivals St. AnneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s College in their 28th 'Battle of the Rocks' cricket encounter which began at the Welagedera Stadium, Kurunegala yesterday.
Sri Lanka junior under 19 captain Vimanga Perera (52 not out) and Dasun Madumal 47 added 90 runs for the sixth wicket. Tusitha Kumara hit six fours in his 118 ball innings while Vimanga Perera scored an unbeaten 52 with 2 fours in 18 balls. The Annites were 36 for no loss at close on the first day. The match will be continued today.
Malyadeva - 270 for 6 wickets in 83 overs (G. Manishan 39, T.Kumara 52, G. Ayantha 39, V.Perera 52 n.o, D.Madumal 47; L. Lankeswara 2 for 45)
St.AnneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s - 36 for no loss in 10 overs (Y. Kanumale 14 n.o, M.Perera 18 n.o.)