President Ranil Wickremesinghe was at SSC grounds in Colombo yesterday (17) to watch the first day’s play of the 144th Battle of the Blues.
In this encounter, Royal College batted first and declared their first innings at 326 for eight.
Skipper Dasis Manchanayake (137) and Rumiru Perera (128) shared 229 runs to rebuild their innings.
S. Thomas College, Mt. Lavinia managed only 153 all out, with Royal College closing the first day at 168 for four in their second essay.