Two fighting half centuries from Sahan Peiris (57) and Niduka Welikala (51) helped Mahanama College to force a draw to their 10th Annual Battle of the Golds Inter-School Big Match against the traditional rivals D. S. Senanayake College which concluded at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo yesterday.
Mahanama reached 124 for three wickets in their second innings after D. S. Senanayake had earlier declared their first innings at 194 for seven.
Special Awards: Man of the Match – Thimila Vidyasekara (D.S. Senanayake), Best Batsman – Kavin Bandara (D.S. Senanayake), Best Bowler – Harsha Vithanarachchi (Mahanama), Best Fielder – Thanula Sandesh (Mahanama).
Mahanama: 168/9 decl in 85 overs and 124/3 in 29.3 overs (Sahan Peiris 57, Niduka Welikala 51)
D.S. Senanayake: 194/7 decl (24/1 o/n) in 69 overs (Kaveen Bandara 65, Thimila Vidyasekara 55, Harsha Vithanarachchi 2/30).