Viyaskanth, Thasopan restrict St. John’s to 217

112th Battle of the North

Spinners Viyayakanth Viyaskanth and skipper Sivalingam Thasopan shared seven wickets between them as Central restricted arch rivals St. John’s to 217 runs on day one of the 112th Battle of the North at Central College ground on Friday.

Devadas Sheropan top scored with 65 runs for the visitors as only three other batsmen made notable contributions.

In their essay Central were 43 for one wicket at stumps.


St. John’s 217 all out in 77.1 overs (Devadas Sheropan 65, Elshan Denushan 32, Theivendram Dinoshan 28, Naganthirarajah Sowmiyan 22, Joel Piraveen 21; Sivalingam Thasopan 3/34, Viyayakanth Viyaskanth 4/41)

Central 43 for 1 in 16 overs.

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