Chennai: K.H. Gopinath, L.N. Prasad Reddy and X. Thalaivan Sargunam, all openers, came up with centuries on the opening day of the fourth round in the TNCA first division league here on Friday.
Gopinath was unbeaten on 170 (253b, 14x4, 1x6) for India Pistons against Indian Bank at the CPT-IP ground. The opener’s effort was the highlight in India Pistons’ close-of-the-day score of 259 for five.
L.N. Prasad Reddy was batting on 116 (296b, 14x4, 1x6) for IOB against UFCC (T. Nagar) at Chepauk. S. Vasanth Saravanan (69, 127b, 7x4, 1x6) and Prasad added 101 for the third wicket in 40.1 overs. IOB was 264 for three at stumps.
X. Thalaivan Sargunam notched up 110 (214b, 11x4), enabling Globe Trotters declare at 308 for seven against host Southern Railway. Y. Venugopala Rao (66, 94b, 8x4, 2x6) and Thalaivan put on 112 for the third wicket in 28.2 overs.
The scores: Round Four (Day One): At RKM-Viveka: Young Stars 237 for four in 90 overs (Wilkins Victor 84 batting, Sadagopan Ramesh 89 batting) vs Grand Slam.
At IIT-Chemplast: Jolly Rovers 305 for seven in 90.3 overs (R. Satish 42, D. Karthik 72, Gowjith Subash 67) vs Aruna.
At IC-Guru Nanak: Parry’s 142 in 56 overs (I.K. Rohit 53, R. Devendiran four for 51) vs Vijay 172 for no loss in 30 overs (Abhinav Mukund 93 batting, K.B. Arun Karthik 71 batting).
At S. Railway: Globe Trotters 308 for seven decl. in 84 overs (X. Thalaivan Sargunam 110, Y. Venugopal Rao 66) vs S. Railway 16 without loss in four overs.
AT MAC: IOB 264 for three in 91 overs (L.N. Prasad Reddy 116 batting, Vasanth Saravanan 69) vs UFCC (T. Nagar).
At CPT-IP: India Pistons 259 for five in 90 overs (K.H. Gopinath 170 batting) vs Indian Bank. — Special Correspondent