Basha's seven-wicket haul puts South on top

After restricting Combined to a modest 161 all out in 71.3 overs, South consolidated further through their openers, who added 131 for the undefeated first wicket.

Combined’s decision to bat first backfired with Basha running amok with an impressive seven-wicket (7/81) haul. Only Kuldeep Yadav (52 n.o.) and S Aparjith (47) withstood Basha’s test to give semblance of respect to Combined’s innings.

The excellent work by the bowlers was complemented by batsmen Mayank Agarwal (68 n.o.) and Akshath Reddy (48 n.o.).

Brief scores: At Hosur: Combined U-16: 161 all out in 71.3 overs (Kuldeep Yadav 52 n.o., B Aparjith 47; SM Basha 7-81) vs ZCA South: 131/0 in 25 overs (Mayank Agarwal 68 n.o., Akshath Reddy 48 n.o.).

At Anantapur: ZCA West 238/8 in 90 overs (Rohan Kerkar 60, Gaurav Jathar 31, Harshal Patel 30; Ashwin Kumar 2-31) vs AIU.

At Mysore (Infosys): President’s XI: 147 all out in 61overs (Avilin Ghosh 58; Sandeep Sharma 3-52, Vikram Dahiya 3-30) vs ZCA North: 98/1 in 29 overs (Mukul Dagar 47 n.o., Manan Sharma 33 n.o.)

At Mysore (Gangotri Glades): ZCA Central: 316/4 in 90 overs (Ankit Lamba 102, Satyam Chaudhury 97 n.o., Harpreet Singh 59, Manoj Singh 44; Kundan Singh 2-103) vs ZCA East.

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