V. Maaruthi Raghav’s unbeaten 203 (340b, 15x4, 3x6) was the highlight as Tamil Nadu ‘A’ gained a massive lead over Odisha ‘A’ on the third day of their C.K. Nayudu Trophy match here on Monday.

The host finished the day at 493 for eight in its first innings, replying to Odisha’s 293. Vijay Shankar contributed 76 (144b, 9x4), while M. Prabhu chipped in with 49.

At Bangalore, Punjab grabbed a massive first-innings lead after bowling Karnataka out for 266. Having taken a 227-run lead, the visitor enforced the follow-on. Karnataka finished the day on 106 for one in the second innings, Mayank Agarwal scoring an unbeaten 69.

At Visakhapatnam, Andhra was 72 for two in its second innings after Hyderabad declared its first essay at 461 for six.

At Kalyani, Bengal ‘A’ ensured three points against Mumbai ‘A’ after ending its first innings at 384 in reply to Mumbai’s 212. The visitor was 194 for three in the second innings, thanks to S.D. Lad’s 95.

The scores:

At Chennai: Odisha ‘A’ 293 vs. Tamil Nadu ‘A’ 493 for eight in 155.3 overs (Vijay Shankar 76, V. Maaruthi Raghav 203 batting, M. Prabhu 49).

At Bangalore: Punjab 493 vs. Karnataka 266 in 79.2 overs (Abrar Kazi 72, Mayank Agarwal 70, Aditya Sagar 35, Jaskaran Singh four for 66) and 106 for one in 34 overs (Mayank Agarwal 69 n.o., R. Samarth 25).

At Visakhapatnam: Andhra ‘A’ 135 and 72 for two in 30 overs (Ahmed Syed 28 batting) vs. Hyderabad ‘A’ 461 for six decl. in 167 overs (K. Sumanth 185, Parth Jhala 95, Paramveer Singh 59, Sandeep Rajan 47, Praneeth Kumar 42, M. Ajay Kumar three for 94).

At Kalyani: Mumbai ‘A’ 212 and 194 for three in 51 overs (S.D. Lad 95) vs. Bengal 384 in 136.3 overs (S. Murmu 55, Arunlal Yadav 43, S.D. Lad four for 42).

At Barwala: Jharkhand 398 and 162 for six in 55 overs vs. Haryana 219 in 88.3 overs (Y. Tomar 47, R. Tewatla 46, R. Prasad four for 49, M. Mukherjee three for 60).

At Raipur: Assam 515 for nine decl. in 166 overs vs. Chhattisgarh 252 for five in 102 overs (Chhabi Jaikshatri 63, Imran Khan 51, P. Roy 45 batting, V. Rajput 36 batting).

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