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Mobitel powers ‘Battle of the Northern Blues’

KMMV and Kilinochchi Hindu College captains with the trophy.
KMMV and Kilinochchi Hindu College captains with the trophy.

Mobitel, facilitated ‘The Battle of the Northern Blues’ as the Main Sponsor recently. ‘Battle of the Northern Blues’ is the biggest cricketing encounter played in the north between KMMV and Kilinochchi Hindu College (KHC).

The two teams locked horns in a two-day match, where both teams displayed great skills and talent. KHC won the toss and electing to bowl. KMMV batsmen took to the crease, ending their innings after scoring 226/9 in 65.2 overs.

Some of the scorers in the team were Jukenthiran who scored 70 runs in 136 balls; Kirishanth 48 runs 105 balls; Pirathap 31 runs off 56 balls; Thikshan - 24 runs off 13 balls; Abiraj 22 runs off 42 balls.

The bowlers from K.H.C demonstrated their prowess – with Babyshan taking 4 wickets for 76 runs; Thamilmaran 3 wickets for 60 runs; Vinith 1 wicket for 34 runs; and Thamiliniyan 1 wicket for 20 runs.

Chasing, K.H.C scored 39/5 in 33 overs, with Lookerician scoring 12 runs from 100 balls; Komukilan scored 7 runs from 62 balls; and Babyshan 6 runs from 13 balls.

The Battle of the Northern Blues threw up some wonderful talent and solid performances. The Man of the Match award went to KMMV’s Jukenthiran who also bagged the Best Batsman of the match award. KHC’s Babyshan walked away with the Best Bowler award while the Best All rounder award went to KMMV’s Thikshan.

The Best Fielder award was bagged by KHC’s Darshan who took two thrilling catches. The match was well attended by students, teachers, parents and cricket enthusiasts.

The Battle of the Northern Blues is marking its 10th consecutive year, supported strongly by Mobitel for the last two consecutive years. By supporting such events, Mobitel is empowering youth to access equal opportunities in sports across all levels while driving a generation of sporting talent in the country.

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