Ranji Trophy Roundup

Tamil Nadu and Hyderabad settled for one point each as the first innings remained unfinished resulting in their 2018-19 Ranji Trophy Elite Group B match ending in a tame draw on Day 4 at Tirunelveli on Thursday.

In reply to Hyderabad’s 565 for 8 declared, the home team was 409 for 4 in 154 overs riding on tons by Abhinav Mukund (178) and N Jagadeesan (131*, 16X4, 3X6) at close of play.

Resuming at 163 for 2 on the final day, Tamil Nadu lost skipper Baba Indrajith (33) for the addition of 15 runs.

Wicketkeer-batsman Jagadeesan, who joined the experienced Mukund in the middle, was his aggressive self and came up with some attractive shots. He added 171 runs with Mukund to dash any hopes Hyderabad would have entertained of obtaining a lead.

After the exit of the left-handed opener, Jagadeesan and B Anirudh Sitaram kept the rival bowlers at bay, adding 60 runs.

Play was called off before the start of the mandatory overs.

Earlier, Hyderabad had posted a massive first innings total of 565 for 8 declared thanks to captain P Akshath Reddy’s marathon knock of 250. Akshath was named man of the match.

Brief scores: Hyderabad 565 for 8 in 186 overs (Akshath Reddy 250, B Sandeep 130, M Mohammed 3 for 102, K Vignesh 2 for 102) vs Tamil Nadu 409 for 4 in 154 overs(Abhinav Mukund 178, N Jagadeesan 131 not out, C V Milind 2 for 46)

Points: TN: 1, Hyderabad: 1