Hemang K. Badani (94 batting, 194b, 12x4) and K.B. Arun Karthick (66 batting, 8x4) staged a fine rearguard action to guide Grand Slam to 247 for five against Jolly Rovers at stumps on the first day of a fourth-round TNCA first division cricket league match here on Sunday.
Opting to bat, Grand Slam was reduced to 94 for five before Badani and Karthick resuscitated the innings with an undefeated sixth-wicket stand of 153 runs. S. Suresh Kumar (46, 5x4, 1x6) played a good hand as well.
Vijay CC was in for a rude shock after it was bowled out for 199 by Young Stars at IC-Guru Nanak. Vijay Shankar (48, 4x4, 2x6) was the only one to offer some resistance even as the spin duo of R. Malolan Rangarajan (four for 85) and M. Suresh Babu (four for 36) wreaked havoc. In reply, Young Stars finished the day on 36 for one.
Riding on crucial knocks from captain R. Prasanna (68 batting (186b, 9x4,2x6) and veteran batsman S. Sharath (47 batting, 7x4), UFCC (T. Nagar) went to stumps at 217 for four against Aruna. Prasanna and Sharath have added 74 for the fifth wicket.
Indian Bank finished the day on 226 for seven after electing to bat against Globe Trotters. N.S. Chaturved (70, 170b, 8x4) and I.K. Rohit (56, 9x4) hoisted 100 runs for the third wicket. Opener S. Dinesh (40, 6x4) made a useful contribution. Off-spinner Prashanth Chandran bowled 35 parsimonious overs giving away 45 runs for his four wickets.
Y. Sunny Kumar Singh (75 batting, 103b, 7x4, 1x6) steered ICF to 263 for six at close on the first day against Falcon. Along with R. Amit Singh (47, 8x4), he raised 70 runs for the fifth wicket. M. Vignesh (42, 6x4) and R.M. Karthik got the team off to a good start notching up an opening partnership of 67 runs.
India Pistons shot out Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) for 122 after the latter decided to bat. Aided by opener V. Devendran's knock (51, 64b, 3x4, 3x6), Pistons responded with 111 for one in 45 overs at stumps.
The scores (Round four, day one): At MRF-Pachaiyappa's: Indian Bank 226 for seven in 90 overs (S. Dinesh 40, N.S. Chaturved 70, I.K. Rohit 56, Prashanth Chandran four for 48) vs. Globe Trotters.
At RKM-Viveka: UFCC (T. Nagar) 217 for four in 90 overs (R. Prasanna 68 batting, S. Sharath 47 batting) vs. Aruna.
At Murugappa: ICF 263 for six in 90 overs (M. Vignesh 42, R. Amit Singh 47, Y. Sunny Kumar Singh 75 batting) vs. Falcon.
At IIT-Chemplast: Grand Slam 247 for five in 90 overs (Hemang K. Badani 94 batting, K.B. Arun Karthick 66 batting, S. Suresh Kumar 46) vs. Jolly Rovers.
At IC-Guru Nanak: Vijay 199 in 76 overs (Vijay Shankar 48, R. Malolan Rangarajan four for 85, M. Suresh Babu four for 36) vs. Young Stars 36 for one in 12 overs.
At CPT-IP: IOB 122 in 42.2 overs vs. India Pistons 111 for one in 45 overs (V. Devendran 51) .
Suryakanth's ton in vain
Suryakanth's ton went in vain as Jawahar Vidyalaya defeated Chettinad Vidyashram by seven wickets to bag the Chockalingam Memorial trophy in an under-12 cricket tournament here.
The scores: Final: Chettinad Vidyashram 175 for nine in 25 overs (Suryakanth 122, G. Hemanth three for 26) lost to Jawahar Vidyalaya 176 for three in 21 overs (G. Hemanth 72 n.o., A.N. Adithiya 58).
Semifinal: Chettinad Vidyashram 176 for eight in 25 overs (Suryakanth 85, Advait 25, Kishan three for 34) bt Unique 115 in 20 overs (Kishan 36, Shaskrit three for two).
Jawahar Vidyalaya 152 for eight in 25 overs (M.N. Adithiya 67 n.o.) bt Mars 106 in 23 overs (Sachin 31, Krishna three for 12).
SRMC & RI posts win
SRMC & RI registered a one-run victory over Korattur in a second division match of the TNCA-Thiruvallur DCA league here at Chennai.
The scores: SRMC & RI 188 for six in 28 overs (Lavith 55 n.o., Vivek 53, Ashwin 31, K. Saroj Dhakal three for 64, D. Mukund three for 22) bt Korattur 187 for eight in 28 overs (R. Prasath 71, G. Bala Murugan 51, M. Ganesh three for 38) .