Visakhapatnam gained a lead of 149 runs in the first innings over Srikakulam in the ACA North Zone under-22 inter-District tournament league match at Srikakulam on Tuesday.

M. Praneeth (64, 9x4) and P. Mahesh Babu (59, 6x4) scored half-centuries in Srikakulam's total of 274. Brahmananda Reddy picked up three wickets and GVL Harsha, Gaurav Bajaj and DSKS Nikhil two each for Visakhapatnam to restrict Srikakulam.

The match, all set to end in a draw, would be played till lunch on Wednesday to compensate for the time lost on the first day due to rain.

The scores: Visakhapatnam 423 for seven decl. and 78 for two in 12 overs (M.U.B. Sriram 43 batting) vs. Srikakulam 274 in 105.5 overs (M. Praneeth 64, P. Mahesh Babu 59, Sk. Abdullah 36, S.J. Vamsi 30, P. Dinesh 26, Brahmananda Reddy three for 52) .

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