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Kerala skipper Rohan Prem scored 170 to take his team’s total to 400 against Tripura © AFP

Agartala: Dec 16, 2012

Centurion Rohan Prem and Unnikrishnan Manukrishnan were the stars of the day as Kerala took control of their Group C Ranji Trophy match against Tripura at Agartala on Sunday.

Prem scored 170 off 364 balls while left-arm medium pacer Manukrishnan picked four for 20 as Kerala, after posting 400 in their first innings, reduced the hosts to 55 for four at the Maharaja Bir Bikram College Stadium.

Resuming on 275 for five, Kerala rode on Prem’s knock, which contained 20 fours, to make a big total.

Tripura trailed the hosts by another 345 runs with six wickets remaining.

Brief scores: Kerala 400 (Rohan Prem 170; Timir Chanda 4 for 77, Manisankar Murasingh 3 for 79) lead Tripura 55 for 4 (Unnikrishnan Manukrishnan 4 for 20) by 345 runs