Jaffna big match ends in draw | Sunday Observer

Jaffna big match ends in draw

The 113th Battle of Jaffna between St. John’s College and Jaffna Central College played at the Central College ground ended in a draw yesterday.

St. John’s first innings total of 181 was boosted by a superb innings of 98 from D. Theivendran with Ilayarasa Kamalarsa taking bowling honors with 5 for 54.

Their second innings saw two half centuries bring them 242 runs. Jaffna Central scoring 194 had a slender lead of 14 runs in the first innings.

Chasing a target of 221 runs for victory the Centralites could muster only 176/7 at close with Mathusan Selvarasa scoring an unbeaten 53.


St. John’s College 181 (D. Theivendran 98, A. Abinash Murfin 24, Thanujan C. Prasanna 18, Ilayarasa Kamalarsa 5-54, V. V. Vijayakanth 3-4) and 245 for 9 dec. (T.C Prasanna 66, S. Nayanthiraj 50, A, Murfin 24, V. Vijayakanth 4-88 Mathusha Selvarasa 3-51)

Jaffna Central College 195 (I. Kamalarasa 77, V. Vijayakanth 41, J. Jeyatharsan 21, A. Selvathas 3-54, H. Mahendran 2-20, E. Denusan 2-11, A. Anton 2-25) and 176 for 7 at stumps (S Sritharan 25, I. Kamalarasa 27, I. Balarupan 23, Mathusan Selvarasa 53 n.o., Theivandran 1-17, A. Murfin 1-23, A. Selvathas 1-52)