Coimbatore: M. Hari Prasad (five for 17) and Aushik Srinivas (three for 3 & 62 not out) saw host Coimbatore in a commanding position against Kanyakumari on the opening day of the two-day TNCA under-16 inter-district cricket pre-quarterfinal here on Saturday.

At stumps, Kanyakumari was tottering at 36 for five.

The scores: Kanyakumari 52 (M. Hari Prasad five for 17, Aushik Srinivas three for 3) & 36 for five in 12 overs (Bharath Chezian four for 19) vs. Coimbatore 255 for four decl. in 48 overs (G. Sri Vardhan 86, Dheer Bhimani 48, Aushik Srinivas 62 not out). — Sports Reporter

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