TN, Goa register easy wins

Perinthalmanna (Kerala), Feb 15 (PTI) S Badrinath''sbreezy 100-ball 99 helped Tamil Nadu defeat Andhra by 24 runsin the P Subaiah Pillai Cricket Tournament here today.

Put into bat, Tamil Nadu scored 300 for 8 in theirallotted 50 overs. Besides Badrinath, R Satish hit a quickfire76 in just 53 balls with the help of 10 fours and a six.

For Andhra, M Ajaykumar scalped 4 for 75.

In reply, Andhra were 276 all out in 45.1 overs. V Lenintop-scored with an unbeaten 65 off 68 balls while Shankar Rao(45) and V Manoj Sai (27) were the other main contributors.

Brief Scores:

Tamil Nadu: 300/8 in 50 overs (S Badrinath 99, R Satish76, S Aniruddh 46, M Ajaykumar 4/75)

Andhra Pradesh: 276 all out in 49.1 overs (V Lenin 65 notout, G Shankar Rao 45, V Manoj Sai 27, Sunil Sam 53/3, MPrabhu 2/46).

In another match at Palakkad, Goa surprised Hyderabadwith a seven wicket win.

Goa''s Rohit Asnodkar struck 74 in 85 deliveries, witheight boundaries and a six.

Brief Scores:

Hyderabad: 158 all out in 45.4 overs (Benjamin Thomas 45,Amit Yadav 3/22, S Jakatti 2/28)

Goa: 162/3 in 39.5 overs (Rohit Asnodkar 74, R Pinto 37,A Shinde 2/28).

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