City takes trophy as match ends in draw

CHENNAI OCT. 3. V. Maruthi Raghav's century (111 retd. hurt, 238m, 188b, 14x4) notwithstanding, the three-day R.K. Venkatachalam Trophy under-15 return match between City and Combined Districts ended in a draw at the ICL-Guru Nanak College Ground, here, on Thursday.

Resuming at 45 for one, City piled up 336 for six. Apart from Raghav's exploits, useful contributions also came from Abhinav Mukund (66 retd. hurt, 211b, 5x4), Vijay Rahul (41, 134b, 2x4), and D.R. Anbu Ezhil (41, 50b, 5x4). Both teams shared two points each.

However, City by virtue of winning the first match lifted the Trophy.

The scores: Combined Districts 400 for nine decl. in 169.2 overs (J. Prashanth 210 not out, Jayanth Seshagiri 34, E. Sivram 36, E.M. Jose Mithun 34, Malolan Rangarajan three for 122) drew with City 336 for six in 116 overs (V. Maruthi Raghav 111 retd. hurt, Abhinav Mukund 66 retd. hurt, Vijay Rahul 41, D.R. Anbu Ezhil 41).

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