Uthappa's triple ton puts KSCA XI in control

Cricket Safi Darashah Trophy

Uthappa's triple ton puts KSCA XI in control

Robin Uthappa struck his maiden triple hundred in first-class cricket to power KSCA XI to a position of strength against Jharkhand on the second day of the Safi Darashah Trophy tournament at Alur grounds here on Thursday.

Uthappa’s unbeaten 307 (358b, 29x4, 5x6) helped KSCA XI, overnight 393 for two in 94 overs, reach 550 for five in the stipulated 120 overs. KSCA added 156 runs in the remaining 26 overs to put the visitors under immense pressure.

Uthappa had good support at the other end as Manish Pandey extended his overnight 51 to a brisk 78 off 109 balls with eight hits to the fence and one six. Jharkhand were 124 for three in 41.5 overs when play was called off due to rain.

But the star of the day was unmistakably Uthappa. The 27-year Kodava lad was determined to add to his overnight 223, and he motored away in fine style to reach a major landmark that has also given his team a chance to push for full points.

Brief scores: ALUR (1): KSCA XI: 550/5 in 120 overs (Robin Uthappa 307 n.o., Manish Pandey 78) vs Jharkhand CA: 124/3 in 41.5 overs (Akash Verma 35, Manish Vardhan 38; K Gowtham 2-28).

In Alur (2): Cricket Association of Bengal: 262 all out in 79.4 overs vs KSCA President’s XI: 284/3 in 84.4 overs (R Samarth 150 batting, Pawan Deshpande 45 batting, Kunal Kapoor 39; Sandipan Das 1-42).

In Alur (3): Haryana Cricket Association: 448/9 in 120 overs (Prateek Panwar 103; Chirag Jani 4-103) vs Saurashtra Cricket Association: 146/4 in 47.4 overs (Jaydev Shah 67; Arhish Hooda 3-31).

In BGS (T): Tripura Cricket Association 190 all out in 96.1 overs vs Kerala Cricket Association: 273/7 in 85 overs (Jagadeesh VA 123 batting, Nikhilesh S 48; Abhijith 3-28, Mani Shankarmura 2-57).

In Aditya Global: Goa Cricket Association: 264/6 in 83 overs (Rohit Asnodjar 68 batting, Amit Yadav 45 batting; Raman Chahar 3-17) vs Rajasthan Cricket Association.

In SJCE: Assam Cricket Association: 309 all out in 108.4 overs (Rishav Das 119, Avijit Singha Roy 44; SK Mohd Basha 3-50, C Sneha Kishore 3-56, K Harish 2-83) vs Andhra Cricket Cricket Association: 165/2 in 54 overs (DB Prashanth 74, L Sreekanth 44).

In Gangothri Glades: KSCA Secretary’s XI: 177 all out in 83.5 overs (Gaurav Goel 51, Suchith J 42 n.o.; Sonit Singh 4-23, Babhkan Patel 2-48, Ketual Patel 2-50) vs Baroda Cricket Association: 194/6 in 75 overs (Aditya N 54, Kedar Devdhar 45; Aniruddha Joshi 2-17, Parappa Mordi 2-32).

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