Ranji Trophy: Delhi in control against Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Nov 12 (IANS) Seventeen-year-old left-arm spinner Vikas Mishra took four for 50 to help Delhi take a decisive 110-run first innings lead against Tamil Nadu on the third and penultimate day of the Ranji Trophy Elite Group A league match here Friday.

Tamil Nadu were bundled out for 208 despite a painstaking century by Subramaniam Badrinath (104, 2 x 6, 6 x 4) and his 91-run sixth wicket partnership with night watchman Chandrasekar Ganapathy (23) as Delhi took control of the match.

In their second innings, Delhi were 122 for two at stumps for an overall lead of 232 and appeared certain to grab crucial points.

In the morning, Tamil Nadu batsmen did not show much of a fight once the Badrinath-Ganapathy partnership was broken as the rest simply yielded ground while Delhi bowlers asserted themselves.

Delhi then went on the aggressive with opener Shikhar Dhawan belting an unbeaten 76 (10 x 4) to put his team in control.


Delhi (1st Innings): 318 all out

Tamil Nadu (1st Innings): Abhinav Mukund c and b Suyal 2; Srikkanth Anirudha c Sharma b Mishra 28; Arun Karthik c Bisht b Awana 18; Subramaniam Badrinath b Suyal 104; Dinesh Karthik c Tehlan b Mishra 6; Rajagopal Sathish b Mishra 2; Chandrasekar Ganapathy (run out – Suyal) 23; Ravichandran Ashwin c Dhawan b Chauhan 3; Murthy Prabhu lbw Mishra 3; Aushik Srinivas c Bisht b Suyal 4; Sunil Sam (not out) 1. Extras (b-7, lb-3, nb-4): 14. Total (all out, 100.2 overs): 208

Fall of wickets: 1-3, 2-48, 3-50, 4-60, 5-82, 6-171, 7-177, 8-192, 9-203, 10-208.

Bowling: Parvinder Awana 14-3-34-1, Pawan Suyal 18.2-7-37-3, Vikas Mishra 38-11-50-4, Virat Kohli 1-0-3-0, Manoj Chauhan 22-5-63-1, Yogesh Nagar 3-1-7-0,

Mithun Manhas 4-2-4-0.

Delhi (2nd innings): Chetan Sharma b Ashwin 22; Shikhar Dhawan (batting) 76; Yogesh Nagar c Badrinath b Ashwin 23; Manoj Chauhan (batting) 0. Extras (b-1): 1. Total (for 2 wkts, 41 overs): 122

Fall of wickets: 1-46, 2-105.

Bowling: Chandrasekar Ganapathy 6-0-27-0, Sunil Sam 1-0-2-0, Aushik Srinivas 9-1-30-0, Ravichandran Ashwin 17-4-39-2, Murthy Prabhu 7-0-23-0, Abhinav Mukund 1-1-0-0.

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