St. John’s beat Jaffna Central by 99 runs

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St. John’s College Jaffna beat Jaffna Central College by 99 runs in the 115th Encounter of the ‘Battle of the North’ played at the Jaffna Central College Grounds on Saturday, and recorded their 38th win in the series.

St. John’s scored 167 in the first innings to which Jaffna Central replied with 125. St. John’s scored 220 runs for 7 wickets declared in their second inning with Kamalapalan Sabesan, right hand batter of St. John’s scoring 105 runs in 116 balls with 9 boundaries and 5 sixes. Nesakumar Jezial (35), Antonypillai Sukethan (34) and Anton Abishek (22) helped to build their innings. Rajithkumar Newton claimed 3 wickets.

Chasing a target of 263 runs for victory, Jaffna Central were bowled out for 163 runs in 62.3 overs. Ananthan Kajan (53), Sritharan Sarankan (33) and Matheeswaran Sansayan (27) helped to build their innings. Jeyachandran Ashnath left arm orthodox, claimed 6 wickets for 70 runs.

Kamalapalan Sabesan was adjudicated man of the match.

St. John’s: 167 and 220/7 decl. (67) (Kamalapalan Sabesan 105, Nesakumar Jezial 35, Antonypillai Sukethan 34, Anton Abishek 22, Rajithkumar Newton 3/64, Ananthan Kajan 2/37, Thileapkumar Gowthem 2/36)

Jaffna Central: 125 and 163 (62.3) (Ananthan Kajan 53, Sritharan Sarankan 33, Matheeswaran Sansayan 27, Jeyachandran Ashnath 6/70, Kirupananthan Kajakarnan 2/05, Yogathas Vithushan 2/57)

(IR)