Chennai: Grand Slam registered a six-wicket win over Indian Bank on the final day of the seventh round of the TNCA first division cricket league match, at RKM-Vivekananda, on Wednesday.
Set 164 for a win, Grand Slam eased to its first win in seven matches, in 51.3 overs. V. Arun Kumar, who had claimed his second five-wicket haul of the season, took his tally to 29 wickets in seven matches. Hemang Badani took his total run tally to 488 this season.
Aruna ensured it wouldn’t suffer an innings defeat against Globe Trotters, at MRF-Pachaiyappa’s. The side made 274 for the loss of five wickets in its second innings, with S. Anirudha making a 175-ball 131 — his fourth century in seven matches. His innings comprised 11 fours and three sixes. Globe Trotters earned five points.
Vijay scored at a healthy rate to edge ahead of IOB’s first-innings score, at IC-Gurunanak. Left-handers Abhinav Mukund and R. Prasanna made centuries for Vijay. Abhinav’s 136-ball 105 contained 15 fours, while Prasanna struck 12 fours and four sixes for his 163-ball 128. K.B. Arun Karthick made 42, to take his season tally to 533 runs. S. Suresh Kumar’s 54 took his tally to 534 runs.
At Murugappa, Parry’s gained five points from its match against Young Stars by virtue of its first-innings lead. Young Stars, which resumed its second innings at 24 for no loss, was 208 for four when play was called off at 2.55 p.m.
Opener M. Praveen Srivatsan scored 88 runs, which included 11 fours and a six. His partner R. Prashanth made 51 before retiring hurt because of a fever.
At Murugappa: Young Stars 139 & 208 for four in 74 overs (R. Prashanth 51 (retd.), M. Praveen Srivatsan 88) drew with Parry’s 321 for nine declared. Points: Parry’s: 5, Young Stars: 2.
At RKM-Viveka: Indian Bank 138 & 182 in 71.3 overs (S. Karthik 44, V. Arun Kumar five for 47) lost to Grand Slam 157 & 167 for four in 51.3 overs (M. Kaushik Gandhi 47). Grand Slam: 8, Indian Bank: 0.
At MRF-Pachaiyappa’s: Aruna 106 and 274 for five in 97 overs (S. Anirudha 131) drew with Globe Trotters 379. Globe Trotters: 5, Aruna: 2.
At IC-Guru Nanak: IOB 427 drew with Vijay 429 for five in 92.5 overs (Abhinav Mukund 105, K.B. Arun Karthick 42, R. Prasanna 128, S. Suresh Kumar 54, S. Badrinath 42). Vijay: 5, IOB: 2.