Ranji Trophy: Tamil Nadu take big lead against Assam

November 2nd, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, Nov 2 (IANS) Opener Anirudha Srikkanth survived an attack of cramps as Tamil Nadu rode on his unbeaten 87 to score 300 for four in reply to Assam’s first innings total of 184 at stumps on the second day of the Ranji Trophy Elite Group A match here Tuesday.

Srikkanth was on 71 and Tamil Nadu 132 for two when he left the field after an attack of cramps, but returned after the fall of Subramaniam Badrinath who missed out on a possible century while getting out on 83 (2 x 6, 5 x 4).

But by then, Tamil Nadu had eased past Assam’s total as Badrinath and Satish Rajagopal (74 batting, 1 x 6, 7 x 4) added 135 runs for the fourth wicket.

Anirudda’s innings included two sixes and six fours.

The Assam bowlers did well to at least check Tamil Nadu’s scoring with off-spinner Arlen Konwar being the pick of them as he picked up two for 91 in 31 overs.

Scoreboard:
Assam (1st innings): 184
Tamil Nadu (1st innings): Abhinav Mukund c Mazumdar b Konwar 32; Anirudha Srikkanth (batting) 87; Arun Karthik b Konwar 15; Subramaniam Badrinath lbw Tarjinder Singh 83; Dinesh Karthi c Saikia b Mali 4; Sathish Rajagopal (batting) 74. Extras (b-6, lb-3, nb-4, w-2): 15. Total (for 4 wkts, 103 overs, stumps): 300.
Fall of wickets: 1-52; 2-94; 3-146; 4-281.
Bowling: Sujay Tarafdar 16-3-42-0; Ranjitkumar Mali 20-6-64-1; Dhiraj Goswami 14-3-42-0; Arlen Konwar 31-5-91-2; Sridharan Sriram 14-2-38-0; Tarjinder Singh 6-1-13-1; Parvez Aziz 2-1-1-0.

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