Kokuvil Hindu makes it three-in-a-row
A superb unbeaten century by skipper P. Pankujan helpedKokuvil Hindu to trounce Jaffna Hindu by seven wickets in their 5th annual one-dayencounter played at the Jaffna Hindu grounds on Tuesday.
This was Kokuvil Hindu's third successive win in the seriesafter losing the first two in 2008 and 2009.
Electing to bat first Jaffna Hindu was all out for 228 runsin 46.1 overs. Chasing a target of 229 runs for victory Kokuvil Hindu made itin 42 overs for the loss of only three wickets.
Skipper Pankujan continued his good form in batting byscoring an unbeaten 104 with 15 boundaries. He was also involved in an unbroken95 run partnership for the fourth wicket with K. Ragulan who scored an unbeaten32.
In the big match played over the weekend Pankujan had misseda ton by just two runs.
K. Thivahar and T. Sathiyan also contributed with 29 runsand 27 runs respectively. In Jaffna Hindu's bowling G. Mathushan took 2 wickets for34.
Earlier in the day V. Jasminan, the centurion in the bigmatch solely rescued Jaffna Hindu from collapse by scoring an almost run a ball84 runs which included 4 sixes and 7 fours. Amongst the others only S. Sjeehanbatted well to score 24.
In Kokuvil Hindu's bowling K. Januthas took 4 wickets for 47in 9 overs and R. Partheepan took 3 for 19 in 6 overs. K. Ragulan had 2 for 20.P. Pankujan of Kokuvil Hindu took the man of the match award.
By Tony Mike