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Ranji Trophy 2012: Tamil Nadu in complete command against Maharashtra

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Four Tamil Nadu bowlers claimed two wickets each © AFP

Chennai: Nov 19, 2012

 

With a full day to spare, Tamil Nadu were well on their way to achieve an outright win over Maharashtra, who were reeling at 75 for eight while facing a target of 193, on the penultimate day of their Group B Ranji Trophy match.

 

Tamil Nadu started their second essay with a cushion of 43 runs, but Maharashtra bowlers put paid to their aspirations and dismissed them for a mere 149 in 49.1 overs, thanks to good efforts by spinners Akshay Darekar (4/64) and Chirag Khurana (4/27).

 

Baba Aparajith (35) and wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik (35) were the ones who resisted for sometime, before losing their wickets.

 

However, the Tamil Nadu bowlers did a shade better than their rivals, bowling to a good line and length, which troubled the Maharashtra batsmen throughout at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.

 

Four of the six bowlers who operated — L Balaji, R Aushik Srinivas, M Rangarajan and Yo Mahesh — claimed two wickets each.

 

Brief scores: Tamil Nadu 276 and 149, Maharsashtra 233 and 75 for 8

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