AG’s Office’s spin duo — offie J. Vignesh (four for 43) and left-armer R. Alexander (three for 23) — helped skittle out TSC for 132 at RKM-Viveka, where play started at 12.40 p.m. due to a wet outfield, on the first day of round four in the TNCA first division league.
Asked to bat on Wednesday, TSC lost its way after being on 52 for no loss at one stage. AG’s Office, in reply, ended the day on 21 for no loss.
At CPT-IP, where play began after an hour’s delay owing to overnight rain, Wilkins Victor (68, 1x4, 2 x 6) notched up his fourth consecutive 50-plus score even as Young Stars was bowled out for 181 against India Pistons.
Leg-spinner M. Ashwin (four for 51) and seamer M. Mohammed (three for 46) were the wreckers-in-chief. India Pistons went to stumps at 18 for no loss.
Anand Subramanian’s knock (90, 165b, 15x4) was largely instrumental in Jolly Rovers posting 254 for six after opting to bat against Globe Trotters.
Vijay Shankar (52, 7x4) and R. Rohith (54 batting, 3x4) raised 80 runs after Vijay CC found itself in a spot of bother at 85 for four against TI Cycles. Vijay finished the day on 225 for six.
Electing to bowl, Alwarpet reduced UFCC (T. Nagar) to 213 for eight. Left-arm spinner D.T. Chandrasekhar, who picked up five wickets on debut last week, scalped three batsmen.
The scores (round four, day one): At IIT-Chemplast: Jolly Rovers 254 for six in 90 overs (K. Bharath Shankar 48, Anand Subramanian 90, Ashwin Venkataraman 46 batting) vs Globe Trotters. Toss: Rovers.
At Murugappa: Grand Slam 235 for four in 91 overs (K. Varun Kumar 43, B. Indrajith 70, S. Suresh Kumar 67 batting) vs IOB. Toss: Slam.
At IC-Guru Nanak: Vijay 225 for six in 90 overs (Vijay Shankar 52, R. Rohith 54 batting) vs TI Cycles. Toss: Vijay.
At MAC: UFCC (T. Nagar) 213 for eight in 90 overs (V. Ganga Sridhar Raju 53) vs Alwarpet. Toss: Alwarpet.
At RKM-Viveka: TSC 132 in 61.3 overs (J. Vignesh four for 43) vs AG’s Office 21 for no loss in four overs. Toss: AG’s Office.
At CPT-IP: Young Stars 181 in 79.4 overs (Wilkins Victor 68, T. Selvaganapathy 44, M. Ashwin four for 51) vs India Pistons 18 for no loss in eight overs. Toss: Pistons.