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Dinoshan saves the day for St. John’s

113th Battle of the North

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A brilliant back-to-the-wall innings by Theivendram Dinoshan helped St John’s College gain the upper hand on Day 1 of the 113th Battle of the North at the Jaffna Central College grounds.

After winning the toss, Jaffna Central skipper Selvarasa Mathusan decided to put the visitors in to bat first. His decision proved to be the right one, as his bowlers managed to keep picking up wickets at regular intervals. Iyalarasan Kamalarsa stuck repeatedly with the new ball as the Johnian batting line-up crumbled under the pressure.

Amongst the top 5, only Christy Thanujan got to double figures (18). However, Murfin Abinash and Dinoshan put together a resurrecting act but Abinash lost his patience at the brink of lunch and skied a slog sweep off the bowling of Viyasakanth to give the hosts the breakthrough they wanted. The very next ball cost them another wicket, which had them in big trouble, having lost 7 wickets going into lunch.

Photos: Jaffna Central College vs St. John’s College | 113th Battle of the North – Day 1

Dinoshan was the only hope for the visitors but he was running out of partners at the other end. Soon he was forced to face most of the deliveries with the last man by his side. Once he reached his half century, he started to up the ante. Just like how, Vishwa Fernando supported Kusal Perera in the recent Sri Lanka v South Africa Test matches, Anton Saraan gave solid support to Dinoshan who batted with utmost ease. He stroked 11 boundaries and 2 sixes in his innings. Unfortunately, he missed out on a big match ton when he edged one to the keeper off Viyaskanth, just 2 runs short of the milestone.

The Johnians had the ideal start to the post tea session, with their hero with the bat, Dinoshan striking with the very first ball of the innings. Jaffna Central straight away went on to the back foot as they began a ‘blockathon’, trying to get through the day. Balarupan Inthujan and Iyalarasan blocked and blocked until Inthujan finally tried to cut and edged one straight to first slip off the bowling of Dinoshan. Even though the visitors got the opening they couldn’t find another breakthrough before stumps.

Result
Match drawn

Jaffna Central College
195/10 (79.2) & 176/7 (40)
St. John’s College, Jaffna
181/10 (46.5) & 245/9 (89)
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Sowmiyan Naganthirarajah c Nitharan Saravanamuththu b Iyalarasan Kamalarasa 9 12 2 0 75.00
Thanujan Christy Prasanna c Nitharan Saravanamuththu b Iyalarasan Kamalarasa 18 28 3 0 64.29
Vinojan Thiyagarajah c Viyaskanth Vijayakanth b Mathusan Selvarasa 0 2 0 0 0.00
Elshan Denushan c Viyaskanth Vijayakanth b Iyalarasan Kamalarasa 9 12 2 0 75.00
Hemathushan Mahendran c Vithusan Theesan b Iyalarasan Kamalarasa 1 14 0 0 7.14
Abinash Murfin c Inthujan Balarupan b Viyaskanth Vijayakanth 24 30 1 1 80.00
Dinoshan Theivendram c Rajclinton Rajaratnam b Viyaskanth Vijayakanth 98 134 11 2 73.13
Rathushan Nageswaran c Vithusan Theesan b Braveenraj Kamalarajkurukkal 0 1 0 0 0.00
Sabesan Kamalapalan b Viyaskanth Vijayakanth 4 7 1 0 57.14
Abishek Anton c Viyaskanth Vijayakanth b Iyalarasan Kamalarasa 5 17 0 0 29.41
Saraan Anton Selvathas not out 0 26 0 0 0.00
Extras 13 (b 2 , lb 2 , nb 2, w 7, pen 0)
Total 181/10 (46.5 Overs, RR: 3.86)
Fall of Wickets 1-23 (3) Sowmiyan Naganthirarajah, 2-23 (3.2) Vinojan Thiyagarajah, 3-40 (6.5) Elshan Denushan, 4-45 (10.1) Thanujan Christy Prasanna, 5-52 (12.4) Hemathushan Mahendran, 6-89 (20.5) Abinash Murfin, 7-89 (21.1) Rathushan Nageswaran, 8-101 (24.1) Sabesan Kamalapalan, 9-128 (32.3) Abishek Anton, 10-181 (46.5) Dinoshan Theivendram,
Bowling O M R W Econ
Iyalarasan Kamalarasa 15 2 54 5 3.60
Mathusan Selvarasa 4 2 12 1 3.00
Nitharan Saravanamuththu 1 0 5 0 5.00
Vithusan Theesan 7 0 38 0 5.43
Viyaskanth Vijayakanth 11.5 3 43 3 3.74
Braveenraj Kamalarajkurukkal 6 0 20 1 3.33
Nithusan Aniston 2 1 5 0 2.50
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Sarangan Sritharan c Rathushan Nageswaran b Dinoshan Theivendram 0 1 0 0 0.00
Iyalarasan Kamalarasa c Sabesan Kamalapalan b E.Denushan 77 239 8 0 32.22
Inthujan Balarupan c Abinash Murfin b Dinoshan Theivendram 15 67 3 0 22.39
Jeyatharsan Antony Dias lbw b Saraan Anton Selvathas 21 54 3 0 38.89
Rajclinton Rajaratnam c & b Abinash Murfin 10 40 2 0 25.00
Viyaskanth Vijayakanth b Hemathushan Mahendran 41 35 1 3 117.14
Mathusan Selvarasa lbw b E.Denushan 2 6 0 0 33.33
Nithusan Aniston b Saraan Anton Selvathas 10 21 1 0 47.62
Nitharsan Saravanamuththu c Sabesan Kamalapalan b Saraan Anton Selvathas 0 2 0 0 0.00
Braveenraj Kamalarajkurukkal b Hemathushan Mahendran 0 7 0 0 0.00
Vithusan Theesan not out 1 10 0 0 10.00
Extras 18 (b 11 , lb 0 , nb 6, w 1, pen 0)
Total 195/10 (79.2 Overs, RR: 2.46)
Fall of Wickets 1-0 (0.1) Sarangan Sritharan, 2-43 (22.4) Inthujan Balarupan, 3-77 (40.5) Jeyatharsan Antony Dias, 4-96 (51.2) Rajclinton Rajaratnam, 5-168 (64.3) Mathusan Selvarasa, 6-165 (66.3) Viyaskanth Vijayakanth, 7-184 (73.1) Nithusan Aniston, 8-184 (73.3) Nitharsan Saravanamuththu, 9-185 (75) Braveenraj Kamalarajkurukkal, 10-195 (79.2) Iyalarasan Kamalarasa,
Bowling O M R W Econ
Dinoshan Theivendram 13 6 25 2 1.92
Abishek Anton 12 3 18 0 1.50
Sowmiyan Naganthirarajah 1 0 2 0 2.00
Rathushan Nageswaran 10 6 13 0 1.30
Abinash Murfin 11 2 41 1 3.73
Saraan Anton Selvathas 20 4 54 3 2.70
Hemathushan Mahendran 8 2 20 2 2.50
Elshan Denushan 4.2 0 11 2 2.62
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Sowmiyan Naganthirarajah c & b Mathusan Selvarasa 50 117 2 3 42.74
Thanujan Christy Prasanna c Sarangan Sritharan b Mathusan Selvarasa 66 163 11 0 40.49
Vinojan Thiyagarajah c Iyalarasan Kamalarasa b Viyaskanth Vijayakanth 1 16 0 0 6.25
Elshan Denushan c Iyalarasan Kamalarasa b Viyaskanth Vijayakanth 5 19 0 0 26.32
Hemathushan Mahendran c Sarangan Sritharan b Mathusan Selvarasa 3 14 0 0 21.43
Abinash Murfin run out (Mathusan Selvarasa) 14 34 1 0 41.18
Dinoshan Theivendram c Sarangan Sritharan b Viyaskanth Vijayakanth 24 61 3 0 39.34
Rathushan Nageswaran run out (Mathusan Selvarasa) 0 2 0 0 0.00
Sabesan Kamalapalan b Viyaskanth Vijayakanth 14 42 3 0 33.33
Abishek Anton not out 31 57 5 0 54.39
Saraan Anton Selvathas not out 4 14 1 0 28.57
Extras 33 (b 26 , lb 1 , nb 5, w 1, pen 0)
Total 245/9 (89 Overs, RR: 2.75)
Fall of Wickets 1-134 (44.3) Sowmiyan Naganthirarajah, 2-144 (48.4) Thanujan Christy Prasanna, 3-145 (49.1) Vinojan Thiyagarajah, 4-150 (52.5) Hemathushan Mahendran, 5-162 (57.1) Elshan Denushan, 6-185 (66) Abinash Murfin, 7-186 (68.2) Rathushan Nageswaran, 8-200 (71.1) Dinoshan Theivendram, 9-235 (83.4) Sabesan Kamalapalan,
Bowling O M R W Econ
Mathusan Selvarasa 22 6 51 3 2.32
Iyalarasan Kamalarasa 12 5 24 0 2.00
Viyaskanth Vijayakanth 38 8 88 4 2.32
Braveenraj Kamalarajkurukkal 2 0 5 0 2.50
Vithusan Theesan 11 3 39 0 3.55
Nithusan Aniston 3 0 8 0 2.67
Jeyatharsan Antony Dias 1 0 3 0 3.00


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Sarangan Sritharan c Sabesan Kamalapalan b Abinash Murfin 25 52 5 0 48.08
Iyalarasan Kamalarasa st Sabesan Kamalapalan b Saraan Anton Selvathas 27 45 4 0 60.00
Inthujan Balarupan run out (Vinojan Thiyagarajah) 7 28 1 0 25.00
Jeyatharsan Antony Dias c Abinash Murfin b Dinoshan Theivendram 23 52 1 0 44.23
Mathusan Selvarasa c Hemathushan Mahendran b Abinash Murfin 65 36 5 4 180.56
Viyaskanth Vijayakanth run out (Vinojan Thiyagarajah) 14 15 0 1 93.33
Rajclinton Rajaratnam lbw b Abishek Anton 0 4 0 0 0.00
Nithusan Aniston not out 1 8 0 0 12.50
Nitharsan Saravanamuththu not out 0 0 0 0 0.00
Extras 14 (b 10 , lb 2 , nb 1, w 1, pen 0)
Total 176/7 (40 Overs, RR: 4.4)
Fall of Wickets 1-57 (15.3) Iyalarasan Kamalarasa, 2-80 (24.5) Jeyatharsan Antony Dias, 3-134 (32.3) Inthujan Balarupan, 4-166 (36.4) Viyaskanth Vijayakanth, 5-167 (37.5) Rajclinton Rajaratnam, 6-176 (39.2) Mathusan Selvarasa, 7-59 (61.1) Sarangan Sritharan,
Bowling O M R W Econ
Dinoshan Theivendram 7 1 26 1 3.71
Abishek Anton 5 0 24 1 4.80
Abinash Murfin 11 2 29 2 2.64
Sowmiyan Naganthirarajah 5 1 23 0 4.60
Saraan Anton Selvathas 10 1 52 1 5.20
Elshan Denushan 1 0 6 0 6.00
Rathushan Nageswaran 1 0 3 0 3.00