Nair stars as President's XI claim innings honours

Karun Nair remained unbeaten on 154 as President’s XI claimed the innings lead on the opening day of their two-day SA Srinivasan Memorial Trophy (under-25) tournament against Raichur Zone at the IISC ground.

Raichur Zone batted first and were bundled out for a measly 97 in 49 overs after President’s Sinan Abdul Khader ran riot, scalping five wickets conceding a mere 19 runs.
Following their collapse, Raichur Zone hoped for a better show with the ball. Instead, they were taken to the cleaners.

Nair slammed 154 runs from 179 balls with 16 fours and five hits over the fence, while Abhinav Manohar scored 109 runs (139 balls, 14x4, 1x6) to lead President’s XI to 329 for three in 62 overs. With a day to go, they can push for win.

Brief scores: Group A: At BGS: Tumkur Zone: 115 all out in 55.1 overs (Deemanth Raj 35; Suhas S 3-22) vs Mysore Zone: 136/3 in 39 overs (Naveen MG 49, Bharath N 49; Raghuveer HB 2-4).

At HAL (M): Mangalore Zone: 115 all out in 43.5 overs (Pratik Jain 5-36, Shashi Shekar 3-18) vs Bangalore Zone: 245/3 in 55 overs (Pawan Deshpande (batting) 101, Abhishek Reddy (batting) 65, Arjun Hoysala 52; Darshan Machaiah 2-57).

At IISC (M): Raichur Zone: 97 all out in 49 overs (Abdul Numan 29; David Mathias 2-27, Sinan Abdul Khader 5-19) vs President’s XI: 329/3 in 62 overs (Karun Nair (batting) 154, Abhinav Manohar 106; Muralikrishna 2-75).

Group B: At NRA: Vice President’s XI: 119/1 in 46.1 overs (Prateeksh (batting) 67, Sharath (batting) 25) vs (rain cut short duration of innings) Bangalore City XI.

At Aditya: Shimoga Zone: 245 all out in 58.2 overs (Vikram Venkatesh 52, Hoysala 77, Rajesh M 50; Parappa Mordi 5-58, Neelesh Patil 2-33, Tanu B 3-47) vs Dharwad Zone: 83/5 in 30 overs (Tanu B 27; Hoysala 2-34, Vikram Venkatesh 2-9).

At JIRS: Combined City XI: 358/6 in 90 overs (Liyan Khan 177, Shashindra K 49, Chiranjeevi GS 38; Koushik V 2-59) vs Secretary’s XI: 54/1 in 15 overs.

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