Press Esc to close
Sunday 19 April 2015
News updated at 1:25 PM IST
Weather
Max: 33.4°C
Min : 21.6°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Tripura face uphill task

Samarth, Kapoor slam tons to power President's XI

R Samarth and skipper Kunal Kapoor made hundreds to put KSCA President’s XI on top against Tripura on the second day of their Safi Darashah match at the M Chinnaswamy stadium here on Tuesday.

KSCA President’s XI, resuming at 69/1, lost wickets in a heap at the end to be all out for 390 but not before building a commanding lead of 196 runs.

The visitors, though, did have something to cheer about as right-arm medium pacer Sanjay Majumdar returned with figures of 7-78 in 18.5 overs.

Some smart catching and fielding from the hosts then reduced Tripura to two for 35 in 10.2 overs before the day’s play was called off due to bad light at 5.05 pm. The visitors are still adrift of 161 runs. 

Samarth (119, 196b, 15x4) and Kapoor (120, 193b, 14x4) – both right-handed bats – dominated the morning session and did not allow any of the Tripura bowlers to settle into a rhythm.

The visitors were either too short or too full and frequently strayed down the leg which allowed both Samarth and Kapoor to gain the upper hand.

The classy Kapoor stamped his class early on as he bisected the deep midwicket boundary with two pulls even though the trap was set for him.

Soon Kapoor brought up the 100-run partnership with a stylish flick in front off square off Saha, who erred in line all too often. His final figures of 1-56 from 15 overs were on the expensive side compared to the control the hosts’ tweakers had exhibited on Monday.
After Samarth reached a well-deserved century, Kapoor emulated him when he dabbed to mid-on. This also took the partnership to 200.

The Tripura bowlers were looking listless and crying out for inspiration which came in the form of Majumdar, who ran through the middle-order.

But it was the part-time medium pace of Kaushal Acharjee that started the damage. He broke the partnership when a tired-looking Samarth edged him behind to ’keeper Nirupam Sen.
From two for 263, President’s XI slipped to seven for 318 as Majumdar ran riot in a period sandwiched between post-lunch and tea sessions.

The hosts looked in danger of falling well short of 400 but a few lusty blows from Stalin Hoover and Ronit More took the score past the 375 mark.

After an admirable fightback, Tripura needed a solid start to complement their bowlers’ efforts but were two down inside eight overs.

With the pitch starting to take turn, Tripura have a tough task on their hands to even take the affair into a fourth day, let alone save the match.

Brief scores: Tripura CA: 194 all out in 74.4 overs and 35/2 in 10.2 overs vs KSCA President’s XI: 390 all out in 95.5 overs (Kunal Kapoor 120, R Samarth 119; Sanjay Majumdar 7-78).


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Guru Sai Dutt of PSPB and Neha Pandit of Airport Athority Of India won the men and women title...

Guru Sai Dutt of PSPB and Neha Pandit of Airport Athority Of India won the men and women title...

Tibetan Spiritual Leader Dalai lama and Archbishop and Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu...

Tibetan Spiritual Leader Dalai lama and Archbishop and Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu...

Nuns of Missionaries of Charity wait in a queue to cast their vote infront of a polling centre...

Nuns of Missionaries of Charity wait in a queue to cast their vote infront of a polling centre...

A langur eats potatoes being sold by a roadside vendor in Ahmadabad...

A langur eats potatoes being sold by a roadside vendor in Ahmadabad...

Leopard seen in new glass enclosure at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Garden in Mysuru...

Leopard seen in new glass enclosure at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Garden in Mysuru...

KSRTC buses standstill due to the 'bundh' called by the Kannada Okkuta...

KSRTC buses standstill due to the 'bundh' called by the Kannada Okkuta...

Karanaji Lake in Mysuru...

Karanaji Lake in Mysuru...

A little boy of a migratory family walks freely at BMTC bus stand...

A little boy of a migratory family walks freely at BMTC bus stand...

.A tourist drinks water on the roadside during a visit to Jantar Mantar...

.A tourist drinks water on the roadside during a visit to Jantar Mantar...

Various kinds of articles attracting the viewers exhibited during Rajasthani Mela...

Various kinds of articles attracting the viewers exhibited during Rajasthani Mela...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523