Visakhapatnam beat Vizianagaram by an innings and 241 runs, with a day to spare, in a league match of the ACA North Zone seniors’ inter-district tournament at Srikakulam on Tuesday.
S. Kranthi Kumar completed an unbeaten double century (201, 260b, 32x4, 2x6), B. Sumanth came up with a century (108, 122b, 13x4, 4x6) and K. Bharat Reddy followed it up with a five-wicket haul in Visakhapatnam’s win.
Srikakulam off-spinner S.H. Srinivas, with a five-for, and another offie M.S. Deepak Kumar supporting him, restricted East Godavari to 171 and earned his team a handsome first innings lead in another match. After Srikakulam resumed on the second day, R. Suraj Preetham who completed his century the previous day, remained unbeaten on 140 (221b, 19x4, 2x4). The host was on 80 for one at stumps on the second day.
The scores: Srikakulam 391 in 98.5 overs (M. Pranith 144, R. Suraj Preetham 140 n.o., S.H. Srinivas 45, Ch. Stephen four for 73) and 80 for one in 25 overs (Pranith 46 n.o.) vs East Godavari 171 in 55 overs (Sk. Bazid Shah 41, M. Satyanarayana 32, K. Srikanth 31, S.H. Srinivas five for 65, M.S. Deepak Kumar four for 49).
Vizianagaram 93 and 126 in 35 overs (P. Praveeth 58, K. Bharath Reddy five for 52, G.V.S. Prasad three for 17) lost to Visakhapatnam 460 for seven decl. (S. Kranthi Kumar 201 n.o., B. Sumanth 108, K.S. Bharath 50, M.U.B. Sriram 26).
Next round of matches: Visakhapatnam vs Srikakulam; Vizianagaram vs East Godavari, on June 21.