Batsmen make merry in Darashah cricket

Bangalore, July 30 (IANS) It rained runs in the Safi Darashah All-India cricket tournament with as many as 10 players scoring a century on the second day of third round of league matches on Tuesday.

Samarth R (119, 196b, 15x4) and Kunal Kapoor (120, 193b, 14x4) were involved in a 202-run partnership (314b) for second wicket for KSCA President's XI who were all out for 390 in reply to Tripura's first innings tally of 194. The visitors were 35 for two in their second essay.

Orissa were in a commanding position against Saurashtra as centuries by Girija Rount (132 batting, 304b, 16x4, 1x6) and Biplab Samantray (116 batting, 205b, 14x4, 1x6) who had added 213 off 441 balls for the unbroken fourth wicket helped them to score 273 for three in 98 overs in their first innings replying to 266 all out.

Haryana, after dismissing KSCA Colts for 363 replied strongly by making 351 for three in 88 overs thanks to Sachin Rana (116 batting, 160b, 12x4, 3x6) and Rahul Dalal (105 batting, 155b, 15x4) and their unbroken fourth wicket partnership of 206 in 289 balls.

Sudip Chatterjee's 136 (241b, 15x4) powered Bengal to 445 for eight against Kerala who responded spiritedly with 292 for 1 in 75 overs at stumps after Nikhilesh (119, 195b, 13x4,1x6) and Jagadeesh VA (146 batting, 224b, 18x4) put on 257 runs for the first wicket.

In Mysore, Karun Nair (101, 133b, 11x4, 3x6) helped KSCA Secretary's XI reach 267 for six in 88.1 overs in reply to Assam's first innings total of 314.

Brief scores:

Tripura CA 194 all out in 74.4 overs and 35 for 2 in 10.2 overs vs KSCA President's XI 390 all out in 95.5 overs (Samarth R 119, Kunal Kapoor 120, Stalin Hoover 33, Sanjay Majumdar 7-78).

Saurashtra CA 266 all out in 96.3 overs vs Orissa CA 273 for 3 in 98 overs (Girija Rount 132 batting, Biplab Samantray 116 batting).

Rajasthan CA 234 all out in 63.2 overs and 169 all out in 49.3 overs (Dishant Yagnik 32, Vineet Saxena 30, KP Appanna 4-39, Gowtham 2-9, Mithun A 2-39) vs KSCA XI 122 all out in 34.4 overs (Amit Verma 43, CM Gautam 35, Vivek Yadav 4-15, Rituraj Singh 3-52, Tanveer Ul-Haq 2-34] and 16 for no loss in 4 overs.

KSCA Colts 363 all out in 99.1 overs (Harshal Patel 3-83, Jayant Yadav 2-79, Jayesh Yadav 2-61) vs Haryana CA 351 for 3 in 88 overs (Nitin Saini 64, Nitin Saini 64, Sachin Rana 116 batting, Rahul Dalal 105 batting, Abhimanya Khod 57).

CA of Bengal 445 for 8 in 120 overs (Sudip Chatterjee 136, Sourasish Lahiri 61, Veer Pratap Singh 61, Sandeep Warrior 2-71, Sreejith KR 3-67) vs Kerala CA 292 for 1 in 75 overs (Nikhilesh 119, Jagadeesh VA 146 batting).

Goa CA 289 all out in 100 overs (Swapnil Asnodjar 114 not out, Jaskaran Singh 5-47, Prakash Sheet 4-78] and 7 for no loss in 2 overs vs Jharkhand CA 254 all out in 89.3 overs (Bhawin Thakar 39, Saurabh Tiwary 61, Bhawik Thakar 35, Gautam SP 50, Amit Yadav 4-82, Buddhadev Mangaldas 2-36, Darshan Misal 2-41).

At Mysore: Assam CA 314 all out in 103.4 overs vs KSCA Secretary's XI 267 for 6 in 88.1 overs (Karun Nair 101, Arjun Hoysala 30, Gourav Goel 31, Sadiq Kirman 43, Krishna Das 2-51). Early stumps due to rains.

Baroda CA 257 all out in 97.5 overs (Ajay Kumar 3-53, Basha 2-80, Sneha Kishore 3-34) and 6 for no loss in 3 overs vs Andhra CA 211 all out in 85 overs (Sri Ram 32, Jyothi Sai 32, Ajay Kumar 38, Basha 59, Sunit Singh 2-29, Swapnil Singh 6-36).

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