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St. John’s College registers an innings win in the 114th Battle of the North

114th Battle of the North –Jaffna Central vs St. John’s, Day 3

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St. John’s College registered a comprehensive innings victory over Jaffna Central College in the 114th Battle of the North, which ended today at Jaffna Central College Grounds. Anton Saraan of St. John’s College was the star performer of the day as he ran through the hosts’ batting lineup, taking a 5-wicket haul. 

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The Jaffna Central College batsmen Sansajan Matheeswaran (15*) and Inthujan Balarupan (13*), who remained unbeaten at the crease overnight, resumed day three on 51 runs for 3 wickets expecting to go past the deficit and set a reasonable target for the visitors. 

They were well on the path to achieve this objective as they managed to steady the innings well for a while. However, after adding 57 more runs to the scoreboard, Balarupan lost his patience and threw away his wicket for 56 runs.

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His knock came off 76 balls, which included 5 fours and 3 sixes at a strike rate of 73.68. Straight after his dismissal, the visitors managed to dismiss the set batsman Matheeswaran for 27 runs, which opened the doors for them to finish things off quickly. 

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As expected after those two dismissals, the hosts’ innings collapsed and they were eventually bowled out for just 124 runs in 45.4 overs, handing a comprehensive innings victory for the visitors. Anton Saraan, who gave St. John’s College the late impetus with the bat, showed his tricks with the ball by picking up 5 wickets for 32 runs in his 12-over bowling spell. 

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In addition to that, Vithushan Yogathas and Dinoshan Theivendram shone with the ball for St. John’s College, picking up the remaining 5 wickets.  

Result

St. John’s College, Jaffna
291/10 (106)
Jaffna Central College
150/10 (57.3) & 124/10 (45.4)
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Thivakaran Nakeswaran run out (Sabesan Kamalapalan) 2 19 0 0 10.53
Iyalarasan Kamalarasa run out (Sabesan Kamalapalan) 9 20 2 0 45.00
Sansajan Matheeswaran c Sabesan Kamalapalan b Abishek Anton 20 44 2 0 45.45
Sarangan Sritharan run out (Sabesan Kamalapalan) 25 48 4 0 52.08
Nithusan Aniston c Sowmiyan Naganthirarajah b Vithushan Yogathas 20 43 2 0 46.51
Vijayakanth Viyaskanth lbw b Dinoshan Theivendram 30 38 3 1 78.95
Kajan Ananthan st Piranavan Sivarajah b Vithushan Yogathas 0 1 0 0 0.00
Rajclinton Rajaratnam c & b Karishan Kuganesaran 18 66 3 0 27.27
Inthujan Balarupan c Dinoshan Theivendram b Karishan Kuganesaran 6 30 0 0 20.00
Vinayagaselvam Kavitharsan not out 2 41 0 0 4.88
Vithusan Theesan c Abishek Anton b Karishan Kuganesaran 0 7 0 0 0.00
Extras 18 (b 7 , lb 1 , nb 10, w 0, pen 0)
Total 150/10 (57.3 Overs, RR: 2.61)
Fall of Wickets 1-16 (5.1) Iyalarasan Kamalarasa, 2-16 (5.3) Thivakaran Nakeswaran, 3-55 (15.2) Sarangan Sritharan, 4-67 (21.6) Sansajan Matheeswaran, 5-100 (30.4) Nithusan Aniston, 6-100 (30.5) Kajan Ananthan, 7-118 (35.6) Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, 8-132 (45.2) Inthujan Balarupan, 9-150 (55.2) Rajclinton Rajaratnam, 10-150 (57.3) Vithusan Theesan,
Bowling O M R W Econ
Dinoshan Theivendram 15 3 46 1 3.07
Abishek Anton 11 4 22 1 2.00
Sukethan Antonypillai 3 1 8 0 2.67
Vithushan Yogathas 13 2 42 2 3.23
Anton Saraan 8 3 13 0 1.62
Karishan Kuganesaran 5.3 1 10 3 1.89
Vinojan Thiyagarajah 2 1 1 0 0.50
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Sowmiyan Naganthirarajah c Inthujan Balarupan b Vithusan Theesan 16 36 2 0 44.44
Thanujan Christy c Sansajan Matheeswaran b Vithusan Theesan 6 7 0 1 85.71
Sukethan Antonypillai lbw b Vijayakanth Viyaskanth 49 51 8 1 96.08
Vinojan Thiyagarajah c Sansajan Matheeswaran b Iyalarasan Kamalarasa 27 79 5 0 34.18
Dinoshan Theivendram c & b Vithusan Theesan 44 70 5 0 62.86
Sabesan Kamalapalan b Vijayakanth Viyaskanth 43 121 4 0 35.54
Karishan Kuganesaran c & b Vijayakanth Viyaskanth 5 25 0 0 20.00
Abishek Anton c Sansajan Matheeswaran b Vithusan Theesan 25 67 3 0 37.31
Piranavan Sivarajah b Vithusan Theesan 18 30 2 0 60.00
Anton Saraan not out 24 88 3 0 27.27
Vithushan Yogathas c Rajclinton Rajaratnam b Vinayagaselvam Kavitharsan 7 65 1 0 10.77
Extras 27 (b 20 , lb 4 , nb 3, w 0, pen 0)
Total 291/10 (106 Overs, RR: 2.75)
Fall of Wickets 1-16 (3.4) Thanujan Christy, 2-43 (9.4) Sowmiyan Naganthirarajah, 3-87 (19.6) Sukethan Antonypillai, 4-136 (37.2) Vinojan Thiyagarajah, 5-156 (44.1) Dinoshan Theivendram, 6-173 (53.4) Karishan Kuganesaran, 7-228 (75.1) Sabesan Kamalapalan, 8-230 (76.3) Abishek Anton, 9-254 (85.6) Piranavan Sivarajah, 10-291 (105.6) Vithushan Yogathas,
Bowling O M R W Econ
Iyalarasan Kamalarasa 20 3 62 1 3.10
Vithusan Theesan 31 8 79 5 2.55
Vijayakanth Viyaskanth 31 4 80 3 2.58
Nithusan Aniston 10 1 35 0 3.50
Kajan Ananthan 6 2 6 0 1.00
Vinayagaselvam Kavitharsan 8 2 15 1 1.88


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Vinayagaselvam Kavitharsan lbw b Dinoshan Theivendram 4 19 1 0 21.05
Iyalarasan Kamalarasa b Dinoshan Theivendram 0 10 0 0 0.00
Sansajan Matheeswaran c Sowmiyan Naganthirarajah b Anton Saraan 27 103 2 0 26.21
Sarangan Sritharan c Abishek Anton b Anton Saraan 16 18 4 0 88.89
Inthujan Balarupan c Thanujan Christy b Vithushan Yogathas 56 76 5 3 73.68
Vijayakanth Viyaskanth c Dinoshan Theivendram b Anton Saraan 2 3 0 0 66.67
Nithusan Aniston c Dinoshan Theivendram b Anton Saraan 7 19 1 0 36.84
Rajclinton Rajaratnam c Dinoshan Theivendram b Vithushan Yogathas 2 22 0 0 9.09
Kajan Ananthan c Vinojan Thiyagarajah b Vithushan Yogathas 2 6 0 0 33.33
Thivakaran Nakeswaran c Sabesan Kamalapalan b Anton Saraan 0 3 0 0 0.00
Vithusan Theesan not out 0 0 0 0 0.00
Extras 8 (b 3 , lb 1 , nb 4, w 0, pen 0)
Total 124/10 (45.4 Overs, RR: 2.72)
Fall of Wickets 1-5 (4.2) Iyalarasan Kamalarasa, 2-6 (6.1) Vinayagaselvam Kavitharsan, 3-26 (11.4) Sarangan Sritharan, 4-108 (35.5) Inthujan Balarupan, 5-11 (36.4) Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, 6-115 (38.4) Sansajan Matheeswaran, 7-102 (42.1) Nithusan Aniston, 8-123 (43.5) Kajan Ananthan, 9-123 (44.3) Thivakaran Nakeswaran, 10-124 (45.4) Rajclinton Rajaratnam,
Bowling O M R W Econ
Dinoshan Theivendram 8 1 13 2 1.62
Abishek Anton 10 7 14 0 1.40
Anton Saraan 12 1 32 5 2.67
Vithushan Yogathas 8.4 1 21 3 2.50
Vinojan Thiyagarajah 4 1 29 0 7.25
Karishan Kuganesaran 3 0 11 0 3.67