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Kerala earn two points from drawn match

Published: Tuesday, December 5, 2006, 9:28 [IST]
 
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Palakkad, Dec 4: Riding on a 38-run first innings lead, hosts Kerala earned vital two points against Madhya Pradesh in the Ranji cricket tournament in the plate 'A' group which ended in a tame draw here today.

Captains of both the teams agreed to stop the play, when mandatory overs started at the Fort Maidan Ground here.

Kerala, after adding 22 runs to their overnight score of 323 for eight, were all out for 345 against the visitor's first innings score of 307 runs.

While S Aneesh's score of 51 runs steered Kerala to safety, the unbeaten 53 and 69 runs scored by Madhya Pradesh's Jalaj Saxena and Monish Mishra respectively helped the visitors to pile up 172 runs for the loss of two wickets at the close of the play.

Madhya Pradesh's offspinner Yogesh Golwalkar claimed four wickets conceding 72 runs.

For Kerala, Pacer Anil Kumar and offspinner S Aneesh took one wicket each.

In the third match in the Plate A Group, Kerala will meet Assam at the same venue on December 9.

Scoreboard Kerala First Innings Jagadeesh C Abasali B yogesh 29 S Ramesh Lbw Sudhindra 118 Sebastian Antony Lbw AbasAli 09 S Suresh bowled Yogesh 09 S K Nair Lbw sudhindra 24 Deepak C Tomar B Anand Raj 15 Vipin Lal Lbw Dolpure 37 Anil Kumar C Bundela B Anand Raj 07 S Aneesh c Dholpure B Yogesh 51 Tinu Yohannan C Naman Ojha B Yogesh 07 Prasanth Chandran 01 Extras 38 Allout for 345 Fall of wickets 1/103, 2/123, 3/148, 4/195, 5/223, 6/233, 7/241 8/312, 9/332, 10/345.

Bowling: Sundhindra 41 16 75 2 Anad Raj 28 9 59 2 Dolpure 18 5 51 1 Yogesh 41.2 4 72 4 Saxena 19 4 44 0 Abbasali 12 6 14 1 Madhya Pradesh Second Innings Naman Ojha c Deepak B Anil 11 Saxena C Prasanth B Aneesh 53 Monisha Mishra notout 69 Brijesh Tomar not out 26 Extras 13 Total 172 /2.

Fall of wickets: 1/18, 2/123 Bowling P Chandran 11 2 33 0 Anil 11.2 3 37 1 Suresh 10.4 2 34 0 Aneesh 14 4 29 1 S K Nair 11 2 28 0

UNI

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