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Indrajith, Shahrukh help TN recover from 31-4 to 249 for 6 vs

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Half-centuries by B Indrajith (87) and debutant M (82 batting) helped recover from 31 for 4 to a respectable 249 for 6 in 90 overs on the opening day of the Elite Group 'B' match here Thursday.

Electing to bat first, suffered an early jolt when the experienced Abhinav Mukund was leg-before wicket for a duck to off the second ball of the match.

B Aparajith (3), who made a ton in the last match against Bengal, didn't last too long and was done in by a beautiful delivery from Warrier.

Opener (19) and (4), who is back in the state squad after being part of the national T20 side in the series against Australia, were sent back by Basil Thampi to leave in a spot of bother.

was caught brilliantly by K B Arun Karthick.

Indrajith first put on 50 runs for the fifth wicket with N Jagadeesan (21) to lead the home team's recovery.

Later, the added 103 runs for the sixth wicket with Shahrukh Khah. It was a phase in which the duo mixed caution and some aggressive play. The two countered the pacemen well and displayed some good footwork to take on the spinners.

Indrajith looked good to score a century before being bowled by Warrier.

Shahrukh, who remained not out on 82 (7X4, 1X6) and M Mohammed (25 batting) added 65 runs for the seventh wicket to help Tamil Nadu's cause.

Brief scores: Tamil Nadu (B Indrajith 87, 82 batting, 3 for 42) vs (Toss: TN).

At Mohali: 244 for 5 in 90 overs (R R Dhawan 61, N R Gangta 58, A Kalsi 50 not out) vs (Toss: Punjab).

At Indore: 124 all out in 35.3 overs (Himalay Agarwal 69 not out, Avesh Khan 7 for 24) vs 168 for 1 in 46 overs (81 batting, 51 batting). (Toss: MP).

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 17:20 IST