TNCA league: Grand Slam tail anchors innings to draw with Vijay CC

Chennai: Defending champion Grand Slam held its nerve to avoid losing to Vijay CC in the TNCA First Division League here Tuesday.

Set a target of 281, Grand Slam looked to be heading towards defeat before its tail managed to hold firm to finish at 193 for eight in 88 overs. Vijay’s left-arm spinner Rahil Shah scalped four for 50 while off-spinner Malolan Rangarajan took three for 53.

Scores:

Vijay 170 and 287 for 7 decl. in 62 overs (KB Arun Karthick 105, J Kousik 51, Malolan Rangarajan 53, B Arun 4/119) drew with Grand Slam 177 and 193 for eight in 88 overs (V Ganga Sridhar Raju 50, Rahil Shah 4/50, Malolan Rangarajan 3/53).

Nelson 160 and 257 in 82 overs (K H Gopinath 40, S Karthik 42, Shoaib Md Khan 70, L Kiran Akash 4/10) lost to Jolly Rovers 399 for 9 decl. and 22 for no loss in 1.2 overs.

Young Stars 148 and 280 in 92.5 overs (U Vishal 56, M Kamalesh 89, R Sanjay Yadav 4/52) drew with Alwarpet 129 and 112 for 4 in 54 overs (K Vishal Vaidhya 50*).

CromBest 566 for 9 decl. drew with TI Cycles 348 for 5 in 105 overs (Adhithya Giridhar 45, M U B Sriram 124*, Kunal Chandela 77).

Globe Trotters 387 beat MRC ‘A’ 147 and 154 in 51.3 overs (Sunny Gupta 4/32, Monish Satish 3/31, L Sathiyannaarayan 3/58).

MCC 496 for 7 decl. drew with India Pistons 368 for 7 in 108 overs (G V Vignesh 55, S Guru Raghavendran 51, Rajat Paliwal 68, Maan K Bafna 61, Ganapathi Chandrasekar 90*, P Sakthi 3/71).

NT Bureau