Thatscricket- Cricket News - Rao slams ton, Indian colts take control

Published: Friday, January 5, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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Mumbai: Andhra middle order batsman Y D Rao's unbeaten 123 enabled the Rest of India gain a 111-run lead over England under-19 on the second day at the MIG club ground on Friday.The Rest capped the splendid day by grabbing two quick English wickets in their second knock for mere eight runs at the close and should be pressing for a win on the morrow.Rao, coming at number six, slammed the British attack for 17 fours and two sixes in his team"s total of 321 for seven declared. He compiled his innings off 242 minutes and played 205 balls.Dhamichand, the Karnataka off-spinner, who had tormented the English batsmen with five for 65 in the first knock, was given the new ball and he struck two blows bowling opener Garry Pratt and dismissing Andrew Mccarry both for noughts. UNI

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