Mukund, Arun Karthik guide TN to 242/2 against Saurashtra

Rajkot: Abhinav Mukund (102 not out) and K B Arun Karthik (107) struck classy centuries to guide Tamil Nadu to 242 for two against Saurasthra at stumps on day one of their Ranji Trophy Super League Group A match here on Wednesday.

Mukund and Arun Karthik shared 194 runs for the second wicket before the latter fell prey to a run out.

Mukund faced 229 deliveries and struck 12 boundaries during his unbeaten innings, while Arun Karthik decorated his 179-ball knock with 13 fours and a six.

At stumps, S Badrinath was giving Mukund company at the crease on 18.

The Saurashtra bowlers toiled hard all throughout the day with only pacer Sandip Maniar (1/52) registering his name in the wicket list.

Opting to bat, Tamil Nadu did not have a great start to their innings as they lost opener Srikkanth Anirudha (2) early, bowled by Maniar at the team score of nine.

But after that Mukund and Arun Karthik batted flawlessly and mixed caution with aggression to take the visitors to 242 in 73 overs.

Brief Scores:

Tamil Nadu 1st innings: 242 for two in 73 overs (Abhinav Mukund 102 not out, KB Arun Karthik 107; Sandip Maniar (1/52).


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