Centuries galore in Buchi Babu cricket tournament

August 19th, 2009 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) With the rains letting up, it poured runs on the opening day of the second round league matches of the All-India Buchi Babu cricket tournament here Wednesday.
Sahil Kukreja of Mumbai scored an unbeaten 157 against TNCA President XI. The opener’s knock off 248 balls that included 15 fours boosted Mumbai’s total to 313 all out.

Hyderabad’s Ambati Rayudu (133) and Abhinav Kumar (112) scored strokeful centuries against Orissa.

Rayudu scored at a more rapid rate for his 173-ball knock, including five fours and four sixes, after Abhinav laid the foundation (205b, 5 x 4, 2 x 6) as Hyderabad posted 373 for eight in their quota of 90 overs.

Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh dismissed Tamil Nadu for 176 with skipper Subramaniam Badrinath (89) being the top scorer while Shane Bond, on a comeback trail, bowled fast and straight in three spells to capture three wickets to round off an impressive performance against Tamil Nadu Districts XI.

For Tamil Nadu Districts XI, K.B. Arun Karthik (86) and S. Suresh Kumar (95) were the mainstays.

Assam’s Dhiraj Goswami (134) was another century maker on the first day of the two-day game.

Goswami’s innings of 134 (173b, 19 x 4, 2 x 6) was the cornerstone of Assam’s total of 254 all out as they struck back to reduce Himachal Pradesh to 11 for two at stumps on the first day.

Brief Scores:

Karnataka 226 (including 5 penalty runs) all out in 81.3 overs (KB Pavan 45, Deepak Chowgle 36, Amit Varma 60, Stuart Binny 27, Akshay Wakhare 4/77, Ravi Jangid 4/45) vs Vidarbha.

Mumbai 313 all out in 88.2 overs (Sahil Kukreja 157 not out, Vinayak Samant 38, Sushant Marathe 58, M.Prabhu 4/87, R.Naresh 3/52) vs TNCA President’s XI

Tamil Nadu Combined Districts 359 for 8 in 90 overs (KB Arun Karthick 86, S Suresh Kumar 95, K Sriram 48, MK Sivakumar 70 not out, Shane Bond 3/26) vs New Zealand A

Assam 254 all out in 81.5 overs (Deepak Sarmah 38, Dhiraj Goswami 134, Rishi Dhawan 3/46, Vishal Bhatia 3/59) vs Himachal Pradesh 11 for 2 in 6 overs (Abu Nazim Ahmed 2/2).

Baroda 213 for 9 in 90 overs (Sarthak Mundhva 57 not out, GVS Prasad 3/65) vs Andhra 26 for one in 5 overs.

Hyderabad 373 for 8 in 90 overs (Abhinav Kumar 112, Benjamin Thomas 48, Ambati Rayudu 133, Rakesh Mohanty 5/61) against Orissa.

Kerala 303 all out in 89.3 (Sambhasiva Sharma 53, Robert Fernandez 62, Srikumar Nair 58, Rohan Prem 82, Kamlesh Makwana 3/59, Ravindra Jadeja 3/60) against Saurashtra Cricket XI.

Tamil Nadu 176 all out in 59.3 overs (S Badrinath 89, Anandrajan 3/42, Shantanu Pitra 3/44) vs Madhya Pradesh 121 for 2 in 29.2 overs (Jalaj Saxena batting 68).

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