Andhra’s R. Suraj Preetham (108 batting, 11x4, 2x6) made a century against Hyderabad on the first day of the league match in the Vijay Merchant Trophy (under-16) South Zone tournament here on Tuesday.

Suraj Preetham added 92 for the fourth wicket with U.M.S. Girinath and his fifth wicket stand with Sk. Noor Basha (28 batting) has been worth 74 runs so far.

Captain Ch. Gnaneswar laid a good foundation scoring 57 (12x4) for Andhra.

The scores: Andhra 302 for four in 101 overs (R. Suraj Preetham 108 batting, Ch. Gnaneshwar 57, U.M.S. Girinath 45, K. Maheep Kumar 36, Sk. Noor Basha 28 batting, S. Dhruva Kumar Reddy 25) vs. Hyderabad.

Goa 177 for nine in 99 overs (M.R. Naik 65, R. Sai Kishore six for 55) vs. Tamil Nadu.

Karnataka 179 for eight in 90 overs (Mashooq Hussain 64, Desmond Antony 31, Vyshak Vijay Kumar 30, Sijomon Joseph three for 36) vs. Kerala.

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