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Abhinav Mukund scores century on debut
November 23, 2007 19:19 IST
A brilliant century by 19-year-old debutant Abhinav Mukund,who scored 108 runs,and an unbeaten 93 by skipper S Badrinath enabled Tamil Nadu score of 289 for 5 in the first innings on the first day of the Ranji Trophy match against Karnataka, at the M A Chidambaram stadium in Chennai on Friday.
Tamil Nadu, who went into the match under pressure -- with just one point from two matches, won the toss and put up a confident show with the bat as Mukund and Badri combined well.
Abhinav, the new talent discovered on the India Under-19 tour to Sri Lanka [Images] recently where he caught the attention of the talent spotters with a double ton and a ton in the same match, compiled his score in 266 minutes off 176 balls with the help of 13 fours before being run out.
With Badrinath, who is batting on 93 off 212 balls hitting seven fours and two sixes, Abhinav added 139 runs for the third wicket in 161 minutes.
Abhinav thus joined six other Tamil Nadu batsmen to score a century on debut in Ranji trophy.
The list includes P Ramesh, Tony Adams, Mujibur Rehman, Sadagopan Ramesh, Reuben Paul and Hemant Kumar.
Badri was at the wicket with another debutant C H Gopinath (3), the wicket-keeper picked in place of Dinesh Karthick who is representing India in the ongoing first Test against Pakistan.
For Karnataka , medium pacer N C Ayappa (2-52), R Vinaykuma (1-37) and left arm spinner Sunil Joshi (1-67) picked up the wickets.
Tamil Nadu (1st innings):
To bat: R Ramkumar, VY Mahesh, P Amarnath, C Suresh.
Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-67, 3-206, 4-223, 5-282.
Bowling: R Vinay Kumar 19-6-37-1, N Aiyappa 15-1-52-2, B Akhil 12-2-43-0, S Joshi 22-6-7-1, K Appanna 13-0-51-0, C Raghu 9-1-28-0.