At stumps, left-handed opening batsman Ahbinav Mukund (above) and Baba Aprajith were at the crease © Getty Images (File Photo)
At stumps, left-handed opening batsman Ahbinav Mukund (above) and Baba Aprajith were at the crease © Getty Images (File Photo)

Chennai: Jan 13, 2015

Tamil Nadu replied with 53 for the loss of two wickets after bowling out Uttar Pradesh for just 182 on the first day of their Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match here today.

The Uttar Pradesh first innings lasted 74.4 overs at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.

At stumps, left-handed opening batsman Ahbinav Mukund (26) and Baba Aprajith (1) were at the crease.

Earlier, electing to bat, Uttar Pradesh opening batsman Tanmay Srivastava offered a straightforward catch to medium pacer Vijay Shankar in the fourth over of the day.

With the other opener Akash Varma (16) also back in the pavilion after being caught at short leg by Baba Indrajit off M Prabhu’s bowling, the visitors were struggling at 36 for two, before slipping to 89 for five in the 40th over.

Middle-order batsmen Harish Alam (47) and Ekalavya (19) added 34 runs for the sixth wicket before the latter fell to off-spinner Rahil Shah.

In Tamil Nadu’s innings, spinner Piyush Chawla who came on to bowl in the eighth over, dismissed opening batsmen Umasharnkar Sushil.

Mukund and Shankar (17) seemed to be steadying the innings, but the latter stepped out against Harish Alam and was stumped by wicketkeeper Ekalavya Dwivedi. The two had put on 47 runs in 14.2 overs for the second wicket.

Brief Scores:

Uttar Pradesh 182 in 74.4 overs (Arish Alam 47; Rahil Shah 5 for 63) lead Tamil Nadu 53 (Abhinav Mukund 26; Arish Alam 1 for 1) by 129 runs.