Uthappa slams double ton

Bangalore: Robin Uthappa warmed up for the new season with an unbeaten 223 (276b, 25x4, 4x6) as KSCA XI piled up 393 for two in 94 overs against Jharkhand CA on the opening day of the Safi Darashah trophy all-India cricket tournament here on Wednesday.

Elsewhere, Haryana CA scored 358 for five in 100.5 overs against KSCA President’s XI with half-centuries by Abhimanyu Kooda (80), Sunnay Singh (74), Prateek Panwar (61 batting) and Jayanth Yadav (50) against Saurashtra CA.

As per the new format of the tournament, all matches will be played over four days. Each team gets to bat 120 overs in the first innings and 60 in the second. In case a team is all out in the first innings within the allotted quota, the remaining overs will be carried forward to the second.

Points are also on offer for first innings lead and outright wins in a bid to sustain interest over all the four days.

Brief scores:

KSCA XI 393 for 2 in 94 overs (Robin Uthappa 223 batting, KL Rahul 68, Ganesh Satish 38, Manish Pandey 51 batting) vs Jharkhand Cricket Association.

Cricket Association of Bengal 262 all out in 79.4 overs (Rohan Banarjee 47, Wriddhiman Saha 34, Sandipan Das 40, Saurashish Lahiri 59 not out, Veer Prathap 31, Ronit More 3-57, Salin Hoover 3-57, SK Moinuddin 2-54] vs KSCA President’s XI 55 for 1 in 13 overs (R Samarth 30 batting).

Harayana Cricket Association 358 for 5 in 100.5 overs (Abhimanyu Kooda 80, Sunnay Singh 74, Prateek Panwar 61 batting, Jayanth Yadav 50, Chirag Jani 2-64, Damendra Jadeja 2-114) vs Saurashtra Cricket Association.

Tripura Cricket Association 190 all out in 96.1 overs (Samrat Singha 56, Sayeed Abbas Ali 36, Nirupam Sen Chohd 40, N Niyas 3-41, P Prashanth 3-12) vs Kerala Cricket Association.

KSCA Colts 204 all out in 91.1 overs (KV Siddharth 77, Abar Kazi 52, Basat Mohanty 3-46, Suryakant Pradhan 4-50, Jayant Behara 2-39) vs Odisha Cricket Association.

At Mysore: Assam Cricket Association 182 for 2 in 75 overs (Parviz Aziz 58, Rishav Das 89 batting, Avijit Singha Roy 21 batting) vs Andhra Cricket Association.

KSCA Secretary’s XI 135 for 6 in 68 overs (Gaural Goel 51 batting, Suchith J 27 batting, Sonit Singh 2/16) vs Baroda Cricket Association.