Kaushik, Sai star for Rovers; UFCC’s Dharmendra shines

With the hundred, the in-form Sai Sudharsan became the first batter to breach the 500-run mark this season.
 B Sai Sudharsan
B Sai Sudharsan

CHENNAI: Openers Kaushik Gandhi (148 batting off 262 balls, 15 fours) and B Sai Sudharsan (138 off 200 balls, 18 fours, 1 six) smashed centuries as Jolly Rovers CC posted a mammoth 327 for two against India Pistons CC at stumps on the opening day of the TNCA First Division match at the CPT-IP (Turf) Ground here on Sunday.

The right-left combination was involved in a 255-run partnership for the first wicket. With the hundred, the in-form Sai Sudharsan became the first batter to breach the 500-run mark this season.

Meanwhile, left-arm spinner Dharmendra Jadeja (6/81) scalped six wickets to help UFCC (T Nagar) reduce Sea Hawks CC to 275 for nine.

Elsewhere, S Mohamed Ali remained unbeaten on 106 (265 balls, 9 fours) to propel Globe Trotters SC to 272 for three against Vijay CC.

The match between Nelson SC and Madras CC will begin on Monday at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.

BRIEF SCORES: At SSN College Ground: MRC ‘A’ 221 in 74.4 overs (ME Tamil Dhileepan 41, M Boopathi Vaishna Kumar 64, Sunny Sandhu 40, K Gowtham Thamarai Kannan 4/61) vs Alwarpet CC 20/2 in 6 overs.At Guru Nanak College Ground: Globe Trotters SC 272/3 on 90 overs (D Santhosh Kumar 47, S Mohamed Ali 106*, Prerak Mankad 74*) vs Vijay CC.At SRMC (Turf) Ground: Swaraj CC 239/5 in 90 overs (S Aravind 47, G Hemanth Kumar 86, R Nilesh Subramanian 52*, M Siddharth 3/52) vs Grand Slam CC.At CPT-IP (Turf) Ground: Jolly Rovers CC 327/2 in 90 overs (B Sai Sudharsan 138, Kaushik Gandhi 148*) vs India Pistons CC.At Murugappa Cricket Ground: Sea Hawks CC 275/9 in 90.2 overs (U Vishal 67, Ayush Badoni 72, Dharmendra Jadeja 6/81) vs UFCC (T Nagar).

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