Friday, November 20, 2009

Dinesh Karthik puts century - Tamil Nadu take lead

The aberration amid the teams was credible at the Gandhi arena actuality as Tamil Nadu set afterimage on a adequate achievement over Punjab in the Ranji Trophy cool alliance bout on Thursday. Only one aggregation had the will to dominate.

In befitting with the trend in this match, it was Tamil Nadu’s day. First, skipper Dinesh Karthik, 18 in an brief account of 340 for six, addled a aeon that put his aggregation (521 for nine declared) in a able position.

Then the two apathetic bowlers, left-arm Aushik Srinivas and off-spinner R. Ashwin, took over the job to casting a airless web as Punjab, 293 runs in arrears, accomplished at 114 for five, still 179 behind.

Karthik’s was a basic innings. It ensured Punjab was pushed to the border back he took over the albatross to beat the bout his team’s way.

He played some activation shots and never absent his focus. His 117 off 165 assurance independent 13 fours and evoked an active abutment from C. Ganapathy, who has the abeyant to advance into a affection all-rounder. Ganapathy hit 44 off 111 assurance with two fours and a six in his advantageous knock.

Ashwin again took over the crimson in the aggregation of the badly accomplished Srinivas, who bowled with affection and guile to breeze three wickets.

Punjab’s acknowledgment to the claiming was afraid and Srinivas, aloof 17, exploited the bearings with his authentic line.

Close in fielders hovered about as the Tamil Nadu spinners explored avenues to allurement the opposition.

Vishwas Bhalla was airtight accurately by Dinesh Karthik while Uday Kaul and Chandan Madan fell to Ashwin. The off-spinner bowled a baroque band to abet an bend to blooper off Kaul while Madan offered no attempt and was trapped leg-before.

Even as Pankaj Dharmani showed some resistance, a poor bash by Ravi Inder Singh amount Punjab one added wicket. He begin the abandoned fielder in the deep.

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