RAJANS beat Kingswood in 109th Battle of Maroons (2015)

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The 109th battle of the maroons also known as the Big Match between Dharmaraja Vs Kingswood is one of the oldest big matches in the island. This year Rajans got into the game with clear favorites. Rajans batted the first innings and put a massive target of 306/6 ahead of our brothers who struggled with the pace and lift of Lahiru Samarakoon and scored 79 for the loss of 5 wickets at the end of day one. They were bowled out for 152 runs and had to bat for the second innings as they could not put a reasonable score to avoid follow on. The Second day was not so bright for the Kingswoodians and they fell for 104 runs giving the 4th win to Rajans during last five years
Score Board :
At the end of Day 01 (2015-3-20)

Dharmaraja College : 306/6 decl
Kingswood College : 79/5

Final Score :

Dharmaraja First Innings 306 for 6 (Ruchira Pupulewatte 109, Kavishka Dissanaike 43, Deshan Gunasinghe 42, Niwantha Herath 57 n.o, Kavinda Ratnayake 18; Tharindu Liyanage 3 for 95)

Kingswood  First Innings 152 (Dilshan Walisundera 41, Ruwantha Hathurusinghe 30, Vimukthi Wijesiriwardena 15, ; L. Samarakoon 6 for 56, Upulitha Rajapakse 1 for 30, Venuka Galhitiyawa 1 for 28) 
Second Innings 104 (Meedum Weerasunghe 15, Avishka Chandrasiri 22, Vimukthi Wijesiriwardena 17; Lahiru Samarakoon 4 for 52, Kavishka Dissanaike 3 for 23, Ruchira Pupulewatte 3 for 0)

Dharmaraja College won by an innings and 50 runs!

This is how our group celebrated this historical moment ...

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Limited Overs Encounter 2015 - Rajans Vs Kingswood

Dharmaraja College : 242/7 in 50 overs
Kingswood College : 140/6 41 overs
Dharmaraja College won (Duckworth-Lewis method)