Chennai: Jan 1, 2013
Haryana and Tamil Nadu shared the honours as their rain-curtailed Group B Ranji Trophy match ended in a tame draw on Tuesday.
Haryana’s middle-order fired in unison as they reached 180 for three in their first innings at stumps on the final day.
Batting first, Tamil Nadu had scored 571 for six declared after the opening day was washed off at the India Cement Limited Guru Nanak College Ground here.
Rahul Dalal was the top-scorer for Haryana with an unbeaten 56 off 179 balls, which was laced with nine hits to the fence.
Opener Rahul Dewan (43) and Abhimanyu Khod (45) were the other two notable contributors for the visitors.
For the hosts, Sunil Sam, Yo Mahesh and Baba Aparajith took one wicket each.
Tamil Nadu and Haryana bagged one point each from the drawn tie.
Resuming at seven for 0, openers Nitin Saini and Dewan added 40 runs when the former was caught by Arun Karthik off Yo Mahesh in the 13th over.
Dewan and Khod then forged a 33-run partnership for the second wicket but the former was dismissed in the 27th over.
Khod then added 42 runs with Dalal for the third wicket before being dismissed by Sunil Sam in the 51st over.
Brief Score: Tamil Nadu 571 for 6 decl vs Haryana 180 for 3 (R Dalal 56; Baba Aparajith 1 for 18)
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