Battle of the Maroons ends in another stalemate

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By M. Shamil Amit

The 89th Battle of the Maroons Inter-School Big Match between the traditional rivals Ananda College and Nalanda College fizzled into another tame draw at the SSC Grounds in Maitland 
Place yesterday.

The highlight of the second day was a fine century from Kamesh Nirmal (brother of National skipper Dinesh Chandimal) who hammered exactly 100 not out which helped Ananda reach 252 for seven wickets in the second innings.  Earlier, Nalanda in reply to Ananda’s score of 141 runs went on to make 252 in their first innings with Skipper Rasanjana making a top score of 72 runs 
For Ananda, Asel Sigera and Gishan Vihwajith were the top bowlers sharing six wickets between them.

Ananda batting the second time lost their first wicket at 25 and then two more with the score on 85.