Tamilnadu takes crucial lead

Chennai: Tamil Nadu took a crucial first-innings lead of 89 runs against Delhi in the Col. CK Nayudu U-23 Trophy Elite Group ‘A’ match in Dindigul on Thursday.

At stumps on day one, TN looked to be in danger of being bowled out for a cheap score with it being placed at 39 for five.

But things changed thanks to a useful 136-run association between R Kavin 92 (144b, 10×4) and captain S Swaminathan 93 (206b, 7×4) for the fifth wicket. Towards the end, M Siddharth contributed 51 (88b, 3×4). For the visitor, right-arm medium pacer Kunwar Bidhuri scalped six wickets for 63. At the close of the second day’s play, Delhi was 17 for two.

Brief scores: Delhi 197 &17 for two in 12 overs vs Tamilnadu 286 in 96 overs (R Kavin 92, S Swaminathan 93, M Siddharth 51, Kunwar Bidhuri 6/63)

NT Bureau