Goa restricted to 174, Andhra Pradesh 194, TN 208

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Margao, Nov 12 (UNI) A fine bowling spell by Karnataka off spinner Karun Nair (4 for 34) and Ashwin Toshniwal (2 for 36) restricted host Goa to 174 all out in the first day's play in the three-day South Zone Under-15 Polly Umrigar Trophy cricket tournament match played at MCC ground today.

In reply, the visitors were 129 for 2 off 27 overs.

At the close of play today, Karnataka's Rahul (41) and Shishil Bhavan (11) were at the crease.

Electing to bat first after winning the toss, Goa wickets started falling at regular intervals. Barring Rohit Naik (40,8x4), Reagan Pinto (25) and Murlidhar Talekar (33,5x4), no other batsman could make any significant contribution and Goa folded their first innings at the total score of 174 all out in 73 overs soon after tea.

Karnataka, in reply, were in a comfortable position and were 129 for 2 in 27 overs at the close of play on the strength of Munnir Mohammad's breezy knock of 64 which was studded with 12 hits to the fence.

Goa's Ganeshraj Narvekar claimed both the wickets giving away 38 runs.

At the Fatorda ground in Margao, M V B Shriram's brilliant knock of 62, which was laced with eight hits to the fence, and Y Jagdish's valuable 47 and his last wicket partership of 53 runs with Raghav Pritam (13 not out) enabled Andhra Pradesh pile up 194 all out in 61.3 overs against Kerala in the first innings on the opening day.

Kerala, in reply, were 39 for 5 in 28 overs at the close of the play with Jackson Cletus not out on 22 and Ashwin (0) at the crease.

Andhra Pradesh, after winning the toss, opted to bat but failed to negotiate the pace attack of Abhisek Mohan (6 for 59) and Saddam Das (3 for 60). Andhra Pradesh, who were 141 for 9 on the strength of Sririam's 62, brought some respectability to their total with a valuable 53-run partnership for the last wicket between Raghav Pritam (13 not out) and Y Jagdish (47) and score 194 at the end 0ff 61.3 overs.

In the third match of the day played at the Arlem ground, Tamil Nadu, after winning the toss, elected to bat and managed to score 208 all out in 83.4 overs against Hyderabad in the first innings.

Pradeep Kumar (41), R Vivek (36), V Vignesh (33), R Rohit (21), C Yeshwant (19) and R Sarvanan (18 not out) were the main contributors. Rohan Runnaut (3 for 53), Rohan Yadav (2 for 48) and Sandeep Gaud (2 for 38) were the most successful bowlers for Hyderabad. Hyderabad, in reply, were 17 for no loss in 9 overs.

Summant (9) and Nitin Sahi Reddy were at the crease at the draw of stumps.

Scores in brief: Goa: 174 all out in 73 overs (Rohit Naik 40, Murlidhar Talekar 33, Reagan Pinto 25, Amok Desai 23, Darshan M 17. Karun Nair 4/34, Ashwin Toshniwal 2/36, Arjun Bhandari, Bharat Kondji, Suhel Semeetha and Aman Raj one wicket each) Vs Karnataka: 129 for 2 in 27 overs (Mohd Munnir 64, Rahul not out 41, Shishal Bhavan not out 11. Ganesh Raj 2/38).

Andhra Pradesh: 194 (M V B Shriram 62, Y Jagdish 47, J Koteshwar Rao 32, Raghav Pritam not out 13. Abhishek Mohan 6/59, Saddam Das 3/60) Vs Kerala: 39 for 5 in 28 overs (Jackson Cletus not out 22. Jagdish 2/19, Raghav Pritam 2/5O).

Tamil Nadu: 208 (Pradeep Kumar 41, R Vivek 36, V Vignesh 33. Rohan Runnaut 3/53, Rohan Yadav 2/48, Sandeep Gaud 2/38) Vs Hyderabad: 17 for no loss in 9 overs (Summant 9).


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