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Unbeaten opening stand puts Johnians in control

113th Battle of the North

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After conceding a slender lead of just 14 runs, St John’s College stamped their authority through an unbeaten opening stand of 121 runs in their second innings on Day 2 of the 113th Battle of the North at the Jaffna Central grounds.

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The 2nd day’s play resumed with Jaffna Central on 81 for 3 in their first innings. Their hero with the ball on day 1, Kamalarasa Iyalarasan continued his ‘blockathon’ on the second day too but the rest perished with not much of a contribution in terms of runs. Even though the batters failed to contribute with runs, they managed to hang on to their wickets for long periods of time, which helped Jaffna Central to eat up enough time.

The only batsman who played with a positive frame of mind was U19 National Cap, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth. He came out with intent and scored a brisk 41 with 3 sixes and 1 four. After the fall of Vijayakanth, Iyalarasan tried to be more proactive and he finally reached a hard fought half century. He was losing partners from the other end and ultimately he came to a situation where he had to score the runs all by himself. He somehow managed to get his team over the deficit and was ultimately stumped after a marathon knock of 77 off a whopping 239 deliveries.

Photos: Jaffna Central College vs St. John’s College – 113th Battle of the North | Day 2

Jaffna Central once again had the opportunity to seal the game in the third session with some quick wickets. But, their bowling and fielding let them down. The two opening batsmen of the visitors Sawmiyan and Thanujan put together an unbeaten stand to see off the day and put St John’s College in the lead by 107 runs.

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