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Tamil Nadu batsmen falter yet again as Railways take control

Press Trust of India  |  Bilaspur (HP) 

Tamil Nadu's batting woes continued as an unfancied seam attack skittled them for a lowly 121 before finishing the day at 87 for three in a group league encounter of the Ranji Trophy, here today.

Former seamer Deepak Bansal (4/48) and medium pacer Manjeet Singh (3/31) wreaked havoc as dida shade better at the picturesque ground located at a high altitude.

After being decimated for 87 in the first innings against in the lung opener, the batsmen failed yet again with only seasoned Abhinav Mukund (22) crossing the 20-run mark among the top-order.

were in danger of being bowled out for less than 100 as they were tottering at 84 for 8 but Malolan Rangarajan (36) off 50 balls hit some lusty blows to take the team total past 100-run mark.

With conditions aiding seam bowlers, the Tamil Nadu batsmen were exposed badly with boith left-arm seamer Bansal and right-armer Manjeet moving the ball appreciably.

There were leg before decisions with two against left-handers to incoming deliveries to left-handers Washington Sundar (17) and Mukund.

Dinesh Karthik got one from Bansal where he got the ball to shape in to trap him plumb in-front.

Mrunal Devdhar (47) was the top-scorer for as they require another 35 runs to get first innings lead.

Brief Scores: Tamil Nadu 121 in 42.2 overs (Malolan Rangarajan 36, Abhinav Mukund 22, Deepak Bansal 4/48, Manjeet Singh 3/31). 87/3 (Mrunal Devdhar 47, K Vignesh 1/8).

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First Published: Thu, October 13 2016. 20:07 IST