Mukund cracks double ton as TN take first innings lead

Chennai: Riding on a superb double century by opener Ahbinav Mukund, former champions Tamil Nadu gained a vital 55 run first innings lead over Haryana on the second day of the Elite Group-B Ranji Trophy match, on Saturday.

Mukund, resuming on overnight score of 110, continued from where he left and scored 204 runs to help Tamil Nadu post 403 all out in reply to Haryna`s 348 all out.

The left-hander occupied the crease for 526 minutes and 19 fours and two sixes in his 386-ball innings.

The hosts were all out in the penultimate over of the day and Haryana would commence their second essay on Sunday.

Mukund, before being adjudged leg before wicket to medium pacer Sachin Rana, was also involved in two valuable partnerships -- 99 runs for the second wicket with debutant Kaushik Gandhi (16) and 90 runs with Summy Gupta (37).

Rana (3/47) and leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal (3/73) were the main wicket takers for the visitors.


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