Mukund steals the limelight in drawn Second Test
CRICKET: Seventeen-year-old Tamil Nadu cricketer Abhinav
Mukund stole the limelight scoring 205 and 108 for India Under-19
Cricket Team in the second cricket Test against Sri Lanka which ended in
a draw at the Asgiriya Stadium in Kandy yesterday.
The Indian team were struggling at one stage with the score at 50 for
4, but Mukund and Saurabhi Tiwaragi (77) steered them to safety with a
useful start of 145 for the fifth wicket. Abhinav Mukund in scoring his
second hundred of the match hit 14 fours and faced 134 balls.
Saurabhi Tiwargi hit 7 fours in his 88 ball knock. Left-arm spinner
Sachith Pathirana bowled best to capture 3 for 65. Earlier in the day
skipper Pathirana batted brightly to score 62 with the aid of 10 run and
a six to help Sri Lanka avoid the follow on.
The match was called off with 14 of the mandatory overs remaining.
(492 for 3 decl.)
SRI LANKA UNDER-19
(overnight 336 for 8 contd.)
Sachith Pathirana st. S. Gaswarni
b S. Singh 62
Ishan Jayaratna c S. Tiwaryi b A. Mukund 22
Naveen Kavikara not out 00
Extras (b-2, nb-2, lb-4, w-2) 10
TOTAL (all out, 107.1 overs) 387
FALL OF WICKETS: 8th at 317, 287, 387.
BOWLING: Dhawal Kulkarni 20-1-93-3 (2nb, 1w), Aman Preet Singh 26-1-92-2 (1w),
Ravindra Jadeja 20-8-39-2, Swapnil Singh 14-2-43-1,
G.V.S. Prasad 22-1-91-1, Abhinov Mukund 4.1-0-17-1, Viraj Kohil 1-0-6-0.
Shrevats Gaswamni lbw Jayaratne 1
Ravindra Jadeja c Thisara Perera
b Pathirana 24
Ankit Tiwaryi c Pathirana b Jayaratne 8
Saurabhi Tiwaryi c D. Chandimal
b Pathirana 77
Dhawal Kulkarni lbw Pathirana 2
Abhinav Mukund c Janith b Kavikara 108
Swapnil Singh not out 22
Aman Preet Singh not out 00
Extras (2-1, lbw-2) 03
TOTAL (for 6 wkts) 245
FALL OF WICKETS: 3, 19, 40, 50, 195, 245.
BOWLING: Tisara Perera 13-2-46-0 (1w), Ashan Priyanjana 1-1-0-0,
Ishan Jayaratne 9-0-33-2, Imesh Udayanga 10-0-47-0.
Sachith Pathirana 15-2-65-3, Naveen Kavikara 12-0-52-1.