TN earn three points over Mumbai

Updated: Dec 11, 2010, 20:55 PM IST

Chennai: Tamil Nadu gained three points on the basis of 109-run first innings lead over Mumbai as their rain-affected Ranji Trophy Elite Group A match ended in a draw here today.

Tamil Nadu, overnight 149 for 4, ended their first innings at 347 all out and at close Mumbai were 13 for two in 15 overs.

The three points took Tamil Nadu`s tally to 14, while Mumbai lead the table with 21 after six outings.

A 115-run partnership between K Shrivasudevadas (99) and Rajagopal Sathish (44) proved to be the cornerstone of Tamil Nadu innings as the duo batted steadily to take their team within striking distance of a first innings lead.

Shrivasudevadas missed a deserving century, but his knock of 99 of 173-ball (11x4) helped Tamil Nadu hold the initiative for obtaining the first innings lead.

Lakshmipathy Balaji chipped in with a solid 41 of 56 balls (4x4, 1x6).

18-year old left-arm Mumbai spinner Harmeet Singh bowled impressively to claim 5 for 86.