TN in control

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu on Tuesday continued its dominance over Railways in the under-22 C.K. Nayudu Trophy four-day match being played here.

Having finished the first day on 329 for three, Tamil Nadu declared its innings on 536 for nine from 142 overs on Tuesday.

Opener M. Kaushik Gandhi progressed from his overnight score of 178 to register a double-century. His stay, which lasted nine minutes short of eight hours, realised 230 runs from 348 balls and contained 27 fours.

V. Maaruthi Raghav, Tamil Nadu’s other batting star from the first day, was dismissed for 124 (244b, 14x4). The partnership between Kaushik Gandhi and Maaruthi Raghav saw 276 runs added in 72.2 overs.

Malolan Rangarajan, batting at eight, struck eight fours and two sixes in an unbeaten 71-ball 62 to compound Railways’ misery.

Tamil Nadu off-spinner M. Prabhu claimed three wickets as Railways’ reply was reduced to 81 for four in 40 overs. Railways captain Karan Sharma, who had earlier taken four wickets with his leg-spin, made 40.

The scores:

At Chennai: Tamil Nadu 536 for nine decl. in 142 overs (M. Kaushik Gandhi 230, V. Maaruthi Raghav 124, K. Sriram 33, Malolan Rangarajan 62 n.o., Karan Sharma four for 164) vs. Railways 81 for four in 40 overs (Karan Sharma 40, M. Prabhu three for 15).

At Mumbai: Mumbai 392 (Aditya Tare 156, Sarvesh Damle 73, Aditya Sagar five for 58) vs. Karnataka 104 for two.

At Kolkata: Bengal 251 in 92.2 overs vs. Punjab 222 for six in 90 overs (K. Raina 88, Amitoz Singh 62; S.S. Mondal three for 50).

At Visakhapatnam: Tripura 98 and five for no loss in three overs vs. Andhra 421 for five decl. in 132 overs (B. Sumanth 200 n.o., D. Siva Kumar 65, D.B. Prasanth Kumar 51, K. Bharat Reddy 31 n.o.).