Maharashtra score 308 in Buchi Babu Memorial tournament

In Group-d tie, the match was reduced to 80 overs from originally 90 overs in first innings and Gujarat, put in to bat first by Assam, made 161 for 2 in 51 overs Getty Images

Chennai: Aug 11, 2011

Nikhil Paradkar and Rohit Motwani made fluent half centuries to help Maharashtra end their first innings at 308 in 85.3 overs, while Prabal Pratap Singh starred with an elegant 90 in Madhya Pradesh’s first innings total of 179 on the opening day of the BCCI All India Buchi Babu Memorial cricket tournament on Thursday.

Electing to bat, Madhya Pradesh in Group-A match against Hyderabad lost wicket at regular intervals to be in a pathetic position of 78 for 8 at one stage but Prabal stood to his crease and came up with a valuable 90 of 86 balls (four fours and six sixes).

He had Eswar Pande (302 sixes) as his able ally as they put on 89 runs for the ninth wicket in 86 balls.

Earlier, Shan-e-Alam chipped in with 29.

For Hyderabad, Left arm spinner, Lalith Mohan took four for 56 and medium pacer Anwar Ahmed Khan claimed three for 45.

In reply, Hyderabad were 101 for 3 in 32 overs.

In the match between Maharashtra and Andhra, the former were able to put up a solid total of 308 of 85.3 overs thanks to 64 runs each by Nikhil (118 b, 6×4) and Rohit (100 b, 8X4) and Deepak Shilamkar remained unbeaten with 52 (66 b, 4X4), while Ganesh Gaikwad made useful 24.

Andhra medium pacers D Kalyankrishna (4 for 50) and Vijkaykumar (3 for 57) were successful. In reply, Andhra were 11 for one in two overs.

In Group-d tie, the match was reduced to 80 overs from originally 90 overs in first innings and Gujarat, put in to bat first by Assam, made 161 for 2 in 51 overs.

At close, Avi Barot was batting with 80 (148b, 8×4) and Priyank Panchal chipped in with 67 (139 b, 11×4). These two have made 129 runs for the opening wicket in 41.1 overs.

In the match between Orissa and Himachal Pradesh, the former opting to bat first, made 197 all out in 80.1 overs.

Top order batsmen, Sudip Biswal (88-204b-1 x 6, 7 x 4) and Haldar Das (38) were the main scorers and added 71 runs for the third wicket from 25.3 overs. For H.P., left arm spinner Abhinav Bali claimed 5 for 47. In reply, H.P. were 26 without loss in 7 overs. (PTI)