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Salgado Century Gives Thurstan Narrow First Innings Win

  • Thurstan – Isipathana 49th Encounter

Skipper Sajeewa Salgado struck 114 to anchor Thurstan’s innings and give his side a narrow first innings win over arch rivals Isipathana in their Big Match which concluded in yet another draw at the SSC grounds yesterday.
With both sides not interested in playing positively, the game was destined to end in another high scoring draw which has been the feature of this series so far.
On Friday, Isipathana taking first lease of the wicket had batted out the entire day to crawl to 256 for 5 in 99 overs and virtually kill the game. Resuming on Saturday Isipathana were finally dismissed for 307 with Deshan Jayakumar top-scoring with 126 and Sanka Thabrew making 85.

Chief Scores:
Isipathana: 307 (D. Jayakumar 126, S. Thabrew 85, M.K. Silva 2/46, M. Jaleel 3/63)
Thurstan: 331/9 (S. Salgado 114, K. Kulasekera 51, C. Rajapaksa 2/43, H. Wanigarachchi 4/84)

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