Tamil Nadu skipper Abhinav Mukund on Thursday said there is no shame to lose to champions Karnataka in the final of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament but vowed to come back strongly in the next season of the premier domestic event.
Looking to retain the title, defending champions Karnataka will face an uphill task against the formidable Tamil Nadu in the final of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament at the Wankhede Stadium, here on Sunday.
Skipper Abhinav Mukund led from the front with a patient century to help Tamil Nadu reach a strong position on the second day of their Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match against Uttar Pradesh here today.
Opener Abhinav Mukund scored a half-century as former champions Tamil Nadu reached 144 for four on a weather-hit opening day of their Elite Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match against Railways, here on Sunday.
R Prasanna`s unbeaten half-century took Tamil Nadu to 200 for eight after Railways bowlers Anureet Singh and Ranjitkumar Mali took three wickets each on the opening day of their Group `B` Ranji Trophy match, here today.
Tamil Nadu`s reached 101 for three in their first innings as persistent rain here resulted in only one session of play was possible on the second day of their Ranji Trophy Group B match against Baroda here today
Piyush Chawla led from the front with an unbeaten century to give Uttar Pradesh the crucial first innings lead over Tamil Nadu at the end of the third and penultimate day`s play in a Group B match of the Ranji Trophy, here on Saturday.
Skipper Abhinav Mukund and Baba Aparajith smashed hundreds as South Zone took a firm grip of the Duleep trophy semifinal against Central Zone by reaching 479/9, which gave them a 258-run lead on the third and penultimate day of the match on Saturday.
After notching up a massive win over West Zone last week, South Zone will look for an encore when they clash with last year`s finalists, Central Zone in the second semifinal of the Duleep Trophy here on Thursday.
Determined to make an impression against mighty Australia, Board President`s XI skipper Abhinav Mukund today said that he and his teammates are looking forward to put up a good fight when they take on the visitors in a two-day warm-up match, starting here tomorrow.
A few emerging players along with some tried and tested ones will face a tough test when India `A` take on England in trying conditions in the first of the two warm-up games, at the Palam Airforce ground here on Sunday.
Promising all-rounder from Jammu and Kashmir Parvez Rassol was today rewarded for his brilliant performance in this season`s Ranji Trophy after he was named in the 14-member India A squad for the practice game against England here on January 6.