V. Ganga Sridhar Raju hit 104 (147b, 15×4, 2×6), his second consecutive ton, and skipper R. Rohith made 121 (212b, 11×4, 5×6) as Grand Slam reached 315 for six against MCC on day one of the fifth round of the TNCA first division cricket league here on Monday.
The duo added 222 runs for the second wicket. Ganga Sridhar Raju now has 516 runs this season.
N. Jagadeesan scored 130 (194b, 9×4, 1×6), his first ton of the season, and was involved in a 181-run fourth wicket stand with R. Sai Kishore (73 batting, 226b, 1×4, 3×6) to help Vijay CC get to 254 for four against TI Cycles.
K. Vishal Vaidhya’s unbeaten 103 (199b, 11×4) took Alwarpet to 289 for six versus India Pistons at the CPT-IP(turf) ground.
Skipper Kaushik Gandhi’s first ton of the season (116, 207b, 12×4) helped Jolly Rovers run up 304 for three against Globe Trotters. Kaushik was involved in two partnerships — 118 for the second wicket with B. Aparajith (68, 88b, 8×4), and 104 for the third wicket with Ankeet Bawane (73 batting, 178b, 8×4).
The scores (round five, day one):
At VB Nest: MRC-A 118 in 51 overs (W. Antony Dhas four for 24) vs Nelson 147 for four in 37 overs (K.H. Gopinath 48). Toss: MRC-A.
At IC-Guru Nanak: Grand Slam 315 for six in 90 overs (V. Ganga Sridhar Raju 104, R. Rohith 121) vs MCC. Toss: MCC.
At TI-Murugappa: Vijay 254 for four in 90 overs (N. Jagadeesan 130, R. Sai Kishore 73 batting) vs TI Cycles. Toss: TI Cycles.
At CPT-IP(turf): Alwarpet 289 for six in 93 overs (K. Vishal Vaidhya 103 batting, U. Mukilesh 70) vs India Pistons. Toss: Alwarpet.
At SSN: CromBest 171 in 75.5 overs (M. Affan Khader 55 n.o., Wilkins Victor 60, S. Mohan Prasath four for 48) vs Young Stars 27 for no loss in 16 overs. Toss: CromBest.
At IIT-Chemplast: Jolly Rovers 304 for three in 91 overs (M. Kaushik Gandhi 116, B. Aparajith 68, Ankeet Bawane 73 batting) vs Globe Trotters.