VVS Laxman slams ton for Hyderabad in Shafi Darashah Trophy

VVS Laxman slammed 15 boundaries in the course of his unbeaten 102 Getty Images

Mysore: Aug 7, 2012

Veteran VVS Laxman warmed up for the new season with an unbeaten 102 and along with Akshath Reddy (105) helped Hyderabad make 253 for 4 in reply to KSCA President XI’s first innings total of 278 at stumps on the second day of the Shafi Darashah Trophy cricket tournament on Tuesday.

Laxman slammed 15 boundaries in the course of his unfinished 154-ball innings while Reddy’s knock lasted 201 deliveries and comprised 13 fours and two sixes.

At the Gangothri Glades grounds, Mumbai Cricket Association (CA), thanks to an unbeaten 115 (142b, 18×4, 1×6) by Swapnil Salvi, were 154 for no loss in reply to Rajasthan CA’s 277 at the end of a truncated day’s play with the match beginning later due to overnight rains. The other opener, Kaustubha Pawar, was batting on 34.

In Bangalore, KSCA Colts were on 279 for nine against Baroda CA on a day when the proceedings began late and ended at 3 p.m. due to bad light with just about 20 overs being possible. Overnight not out batsman Mayank Agarwal (91) could not add to his total.

At Alur, Bangladesh ‘A’ batsmen fared rather poorly and were 188 for seven against KSCA XI, who were dismissed for 284 with left-arm spinner Enamul Haque Jr. taking six for 119. Mominul Haque Sowrab (52) was the top scorer for Bangladesh.

Brief Scores:

In Mysore: KSCA President’s XI 278 for 9 in 90 overs (Ravi Kiran 4/35, M Hasan 2/81, K Naidu 2/45) vs Hyderabad CA 253 for 4 in 78 overs (Akshath Reddy 105, VVS Laxman 102 batting, Ryan Ninan 2/43).

Rajasthan CA 277 all out in 83.3 overs (Ankit Lamba 56, Azim Akhtar 32, Kshemal Waingankar 5/76, Balawinder Singh Sandhu Jr 2/52, Rakesh Prabhu 2/87) vs Mumbai CA 154 for no loss in 50 overs (Swapnil Salvi 115 batting, Kaustubha Pawar 34 batting).

In Alur: KSCA XI 284 all out in 89.1 overs (CM Gautham 63, Enamul Haque Jr 6/119) vs Bangladesh ‘A’ 188 for 7 in 62 overs (Md. Imrul Kayes 37, Md Shamsur Rehman Shuvo 35, Mominul Haque Sowrab 52 Md. Mithun 35 batting, K Gowtham 4/59).

In Bangalore: KSCA Colts 279 for 9 in 100.3 overs (Manyank Agarwal 91, Pawan Deshpande 46, Anirudh Joshi 35 batting, Pirdaush Bhaja 5/90, Murtuja Vohora 2/56) vs Baroda CA. (IANS)