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Ranji Trophy Group C, Round 3, Day 1: Mazumdar, Sumanth score tons

Himachal Pradesh's decision of opting to field back-fired, as Andhra posted 331 for 7 on day one of round 3 match.

Deborshi Chaki & Diptosh Majumdar |Cricketnext.com |November 17, 2012, 8:06 PM IST
Ranji Trophy Group C, Round 3, Day 1: Mazumdar, Sumanth score tons

Nadaun: Himachal Pradesh's decision of opting to field back-fired, as Andhra posted 331 for 7 on day one of the round three Ranji Trophy match here on Saturday.

Veteran Amol Mazumdar (101) and B Sumanth (102) scored centuries and took the Himachal bowlers to the cleaners and piled on runs. Himachal got three wickets early, but the fourth-wicket partnership between Mazumdar and Sumanth made things hard for the home team. For Himachal, Vikramjeet Malik and Rishi Dhawan took three wickets each.

Brief scores: Andhra 331 for 7 (Amol Mazumdar 101, B Sumanth 102, V Malik 3 for 58, R Dhawan 3 for 99) vs Himachal Pradesh.

In Malappuram, it was a mixed day for Kerala, as at the end of day one they were 211 for 5. Kerala's top-order batsmen got starts but failed to make it big and played a slow and steady game till stumps. Robert Fernandez (38) and Akshay Kodoth (22) were at the crease as Assam's Arlen Konwar returned with three wickets.

Brief scores: Kerala 211 for 5 (Abhisek Hegde 46, VA Jagadeesh 40, Arlen Konwar 3 for 49) vs Assam.

In Jamshedpur, Jharkhand made a decent 222 for 2 at stumps on day one against Goa. After electing to bat, Jharkhand openers did the job for their team by putting up a partnership of 123. Both the Jharkhand openers - MS Vardhan (73) and Sunny Gupta (53) kept the Goa bowlers at bay. Ishank Jaggi (56) and Saurabh Tiwary (34) were at the crease at the end of day's play.

Brief scores: Jharkhand 222 for 2 (MS Vardhan 73, Sunny Gupta 53, S Bandekar 1 for 42) vs Goa

In Agartala, Services after opting to bat ended first day's play for 277 for 3 at stumps against Tripura. Ansuhl Gupta and Yashpal Singh are batting on 112 and 110 respectively.

Brief scores: Services 277 for 3 (Ansuhl Gupta 112, Yashpal Singh 110, Rana Dutta 1 for 39) vs Tripura.

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