TN and Goa registers easy wins
Perinthalmanna (Ker): Inform batsman S Badrinath`s breezy 99 (100b, 9x4, 1x6) enabled Tamil Nadu to defeat Andhra by 24 runs in the limited-over P Subaiah Pillai Cricket Tournament at the Perinthalmanna stadium here on Tuesday.
Put into bat, Tamil Nadu scored a healthy 300 for 8 in the allotted 50 overs. Besides, Badinath, R Satish hit a quickfire 76 in just 53 balls with the help of 10 fours and a six.
For Andhra M Ajaykumar scalped 4 for 75.
In reply, Andhra scored 276 before being all out in 45.1 overs. V Lenin top scored with 65 not out(68b, 4x4, 1x6), while Shankar Rao 45 and V Manoj Sai 27 were the other scorers.
Brief score: TN 300/8 in 50 overs (S Badrinath 99, R Satish 76, S Aniruddh 46, M Ajaykumar 4/75) Andhra 276 (all out) in 49.1 overs (V Lenin 65 not out, G Shankar Rao 45, V Manoj Sai 27, Sunil Sam 53/3, M Prabhu 46/2).
In another match at Palakkad Fort Maidan, Goa surprised Hyderabad by 7 wickets.
Goa`s Rohit Asnodkar struck 74 in 85 deliveries hitting 8 boundaries and a six.
Brief Scores: Hyderabad 158 (all out) in 45.4 overs (Benjamin thomas 45, Amit Yadav 3/22, S Jakatti 2/28) Goa 162/3 (in 39.5 overs) (Rohit Asnodkar 74, R Pinto 37, A Shinde 2/28).