Vimal Khumar smashes ton

Chennai: Opener R Vimal Khumar smashed a century as Tamilnadu registered a huge lead over Andhra in the Vijay Merchant Trophy (Under-16) South Zone match at the WYRE Sports Park in Tirupur.

Vimal scored 148 runs in a knock which included 12 fours and four maximums. He was involved in a 175 run partnership with his skipper, Manav Parakh, who fell six runs short of a century. The home side declared its innings at 342 for five in 84 overs. Andhra was 65 for three in the second innings at stumps on day two.

Brief scores: Andhra 139 and 65 for three in 35.3 overs (KSN Raju 35, B Aaditya 2/13) vs Tamilnadu 342 for five declared in 84 overs (R Vimal Khumar 148, Manav Parakh 94, S Sri Abisek 32*)

NT Bureau