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Published: Monday, March 15, 2004, 1:00 [IST]
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Sriram resurrects Tamil Nadu innings
Sunday, March 14 2004 19:30 Hrs (IST)

Chennai:Sridharan Sriram rescued former champions, Tamil Nadu with a masterly unbeaten 81 as the hosts managed to score 244 for six at close on the first day of their five day semi final match against Indian Railways for the Ranji Trophy in Chennai on Sunday.

Tamil Nadu openers, captain S Suresh and Sadagopan Ramesh provided a good start making 54 for the first wicket before the later was out to a catch at silly point of Siddarth Varma. Ramesh made 23 with four fours. With Suresh also making his exit nicking to wicketkeeper S Wankhade of J P Yadav for 44 (7 fours and a six in 139 minutes), the hosts lost two quick wickets.

While Sridharan Sriram kept his end intact keeping the Railway bowlers at bay on a docile pitch, Badrinath was out cheaply offering an easy catch at second slip to Yere Goud of J P Yadav. Sharath, who was shaping well to resurrect the hosts innings went for wild swipe and paid the penalty.

Sharath, who made 26 and added 50 runs for the fourth wicket, was caught at fine leg by Madan Yadav of medium pacer, Harvinder Singh.

Yet another good stand between Sriram and K Vasudeva Das yielded 56 runs for the fifth wicket in 23 overs before the later walked back to the pavilion. Das went for a heave of spinner Parida but offered top edge to his shot and the skier was held brilliantly by Yadav, who covered about 15 yards to collect it.

The hosts lost the wicket of Vidyuth, who was ran out by Parida from point area. He made 22 (four fours).

At close, Sriram (81-- 8 fours in 270 min) and Dinesh Karthik (13) were at the crease.

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