Nataraj awarded Rs one lakh for scoring double ton

Cuttack: Orissa opener Nataraj Behera was awarded a cash prize of Rs one lakh for scoring a double ton in the Ranji Trophy Elite Group A match against Saurashtra at the Barabati stadium.

"Nataraj Behera has been awarded a cash prize of Rs one lakh for his brilliant double century against Saurashtra", Orissa Cricket Association (OCA) secretary Asirbad Behera said.

"I am happy after scoring the double ton. I am looking forward towards repeating the feat in the coming matches as well", a beaming Nataraj said.

Hosts Orissa and Saurashtra failed to get any point from their opening Ranji Trophy tie which ended in a draw today.

Meanwhile, Nataraj joined a select club of six Orissa cricketers who had earlier scored a double ton or more in the first class match.

The six cricketers are: Shiv Sunder Das, Sanjay Raul, Ranjib Biswal, Rashmi Ranjan Parida and Asjit Jayaprakash.

PTI

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. You can find out more by clicking this link

Close