Karnataka bowlers Rahul Pinto and Vyshak V. Kumar troubled Tamil Nadu but fourth wicket pair Washington Sunder (84, 11x4) and K. Vishal Vaidhya (76, 11x4,1x6) helped the team recover on the first day of the third round of league matches in the Vijay Merchant Trophy South Zone under-16 cricket tournament in Visakhapatnam on Saturday.

The duo put on 142 runs after Tamil Nadu was reduced to a precarious three for 23.

Later Darrel Perrier (58 batting, 10x4) continued the rescue act with a 45-run stand with S. Siddharth (17) as Tamil Nadu reached 263 for seven at stumps.

In another match, Jaya Surya (123, 17x4, 1x6, 194b) and Pranith (110 batting, 11x4, 210b) helped Hyderabad reach 300 for six against Goa.

The scores:

Andhra 287 for four in 89.5 overs (Maheep Kumar 101 batting, C. Gnaneswar 63, U.M.S. Girinath 54, S. Dhruva Kumar Reddy 41) vs. Kerala.

Tamil Nadu 263 for seven in 90 overs (Washington Sunder 84, K. Vishal Vaidhya 76, Daryl S. Ferrario 58 batting, Rahul Pinto three for 48, Vyshak V. Kumar three for 60) vs. Karnataka.

Hyderabad 300 for six in 90 overs (Jaya Surya 123, Pranith Reddy 110 batting, Abhirath Reddy 34, Manjunath three for 72) vs. Goa.