Having taken a small first-innings lead, Tamil Nadu eked out three points from their Group B Ranji Trophy match against Baroda here today.

Tamil Nadu were 108 for two when stumps were drawn for the final time at the Moti Bagh Stadium.

Resuming on their overnight score of 116 for four, Baroda were bowled out for 260 in their second innings, with skipper Ambati Rayudu being the top scorer with a knock of 66 off 146 balls.

Medium pacer Jagannathan Kaushik was the wrecker in chief for Tamil Nadu, finishing with figures of four for 62, while his seam colleague Sunil Sam took three for 63.

In their second essay, Tamil Nadu’s Abhinav Mukund and Baba Aparajith got some batting practice as they remained unbeaten on 45 and 40, respectively.

Baroda had scored 208 in their first innings and Tamil Nadu replied with 230, giving them a lead of 22 runs, which proved to be crucial in the end.

Brief scores:

Baroda: 208 and 260 all out in 112.4 overs (Ambati Rayudu 66; Jagannathan Kaushik 4/62, Sunil Sam 3/63)

Tamil Nadu: 230 and 108 for 2 in 26 overs (Abhinav Mukund not out 45, Baba Aparajith not out 40 ).

(This article was published on December 18, 2012)
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