Kaushik, Anirudh hit tons

Chennai: M Kaushik Gandhi (113) and B Anirudh Sitaram (120) struck centuries as Jolly Rovers posted 400 against Nelson in the TNCA First Division fifth round match at the Nelson – Wahe Guru Ground here on Saturday.

While Kaushik’s knock included nine boundaries, Anirudh’s ton was laced with seven fours and two maximums. M Prabhu (5/112) was Nelson’s best bowler, taking five wickets. Elsewhere, Cheteshwar Pujara (177) and R Srinivasan (118) scored tons to power MRC ‘A’ to 381 for six against Grand Slam. This was India international Pujara’s second successive ton in the competition.

Brief scores:

AG’s Office 255 in 75.3 overs (Himanshu Chawla 94, V Athisayaraj Davidson 5/76, Sunil Sam 3/85) vs Globe Trotters 81 for 2 in 22 overs

Alwarpet 350 in 98.5 overs (B Sai Sudharsan 77, R Kavin 102, Manprit Juneja 52, Ashwin Venkataraman 41, R Sai Kishore 5/104) vs Vijay

MRC ‘A’ 381 for six in 84 overs (Cheteshwar Pujara 177, R Srinivasan 118, M Raja 3/33) vs Grand Slam

Young Stars 343 in 97 overs (Kunal Chandela 141, Adithya Ganesh 107, M Suresh Babu 4/93) vs India Pistons 6 for no loss in 1 over

Jolly Rovers 400 in 99.5 overs (M Kaushik Gandhi 113, B Anirudh Sitaram 120, R Nilesh Subramanian 61, M Prabhu 5/112, W Antony Dhas 3/66) vs Nelson

MCC 347 in 95.3 overs (KH Gopinath 94, S Sureshkumar 133, J Syed Mohammed 42, R Vivek 3/43) vs Swaraj zero for no loss in 2 overs.

NT Bureau