Amandeep Khare hit 194 (240b, 22×4), and added 178 for the third wicket with Mohammad Kaif (53, 103b, 3×4) as Chhattisgarh reached 383 for nine against UPCA on day one of the second-round Group-A match in the Kalpathi AGS Buchi Babu all-India tournament on Monday.
M.S. Washington Sundar’s 130 (215b, 13×4, 1×6) helped TNCA President’s XI post 366 for nine against Jharkhand. He added 165 with B. Aparajith (89, 121b, 10×4, 1×6) for the third wicket.
Hyderabad posted 409 against TNCA Districts XI in a Group-B contest, with P. Akshath Reddy scoring 123 (123b, 17×4, 4×6), and K. Sumanth, 109 (179b, 7×4, 2×6). The pair, which came together at two for two, put on 204 for the third wicket. V. Ganga Sridhar Raju’s 126 (217b, 13×4) took TNCA XI to 285 against Railways. Raju and M. Ashwin (51 n.o., 108b, 3×4) forged a 108-run stand for the sixth wicket.
The scores (round two, day one): Group-A: TNCA President’s XI 366 for nine in 90 overs (M.S. Washington Sundar 130, B. Aparajith 89, M. Shahrukh Khan 62, Shahbaz Nadeem four for 137) vs. Jharkhand; Toss: President’s XI.
Chhattisgarh 383 for nine in 90 overs (Sahil Gupta 51, Amandeep Khare 194, Mohammad Kaif 53, Kuldeep Yadav four for 117) vs. UPCA; Toss: Chhattisgarh.
Group-B: Hyderabad 409 in 89 overs (P. Akshath Reddy 123, K. Sumanth 109, A. Ashish Reddy 47, Akash Bhandari 64) vs. TNCA Districts XI; Toss: Districts XI.
TNCA XI 285 in 86.2 overs (K. Mukunth 44, M. Ashwin 51 n.o., V. Ganga Sridhar Raju 126) vs. Railways two for no loss in one over; Toss: TNCA XI. — Sports Reporter