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With this win, Tamil Nadu has eight points from three matches © AFP

Chennai: Nov 20, 2012

 

Tamil Nadu took less than 10 overs to complete the formalities and notch up an emphatic 104-run win over Maharashtra on the fourth and concluding day of their Group B Ranji Trophy match in Chennai on Tuesday.

 

Having reduced Maharashtra to 75 for eight at stumps on Monday after setting a target of 193, the home team wrapped up the proceedings in just 53 deliveries on Tuesday.

 

For the visitors, Ankit Bawne was the top-scorer with an unbeaten 24 that came off 81 deliveries and included a couple of boundaries.

 

Bawne, in fact, was the lone bright spot in an otherwise listless batting display by Maharashtra against a disciplined bowling performance by the hosts.

 

The two wickets to fall on Tuesday morning were Akshay Darekar (3) and Samad Fallah (5).

 

Malolan Rangarajan, who got a half century in the first innings besides seven wickets in the game, was adjudged man of the match for his fine all-round display.

 

With this win, Tamil Nadu has eight points from three matches, while Maharashtra remains at one point from two games.

 

Brief scores: Tamil Nadu: 276 and 149 bt Maharashtra: 233 and 88 all out in 46.5 overs (Ankit Bawne 24, R Aushik Srinivas 3 for 15, M Rangarajan 3 for 34) by 104 runs.