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Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Vijay breaks run-drought with century

Murali Vijay drives off the back foot on his way to a half-century Getty Images

M Vijay's 21st first-class ton and his century-stands with N Jagadeesan and Baba Indrajith took Tamil Nadu to 292 for 3 against Odisha on the opening day in Cuttack.

Having elected to bat first, Tamil Nadu lost opener Abhinav Mukund early to a run out. Vijay battled through to add 145 for the second wicket with Jagadeesan, who contributed 88, before Govinda Poddar sent back the wicketkeeper. Tamil Nadu didn't let the momentum slip as Vijay then found an ally in Indrajith. Vijay was set on 140 before being caught and bowled by fast bowler Suryakant Pradhan late in the day. Indrajith (41*) and Vijay Shankar (8*) were set to resume batting on the second day.

DB Prasanth's unbeaten 120 lifted Andhra, the current group toppers, to 252 for 2 at stumps as the visitors started strongly against Tripura in Agartala. Andhra, put in to bat first, lost opener KS Bharat early for 18. This brought Prasanth together with Hanuma Vihari (62*) as the pair put on 108 for the second-wicket. Vihari, the captain, was dismissed post lunch, following which Prashant put up a century-stand with Ricky Bhui (49*).

Odisha 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st128Natraj BeheraSP Pattnaik
2nd48Natraj BeheraGB Poddar
3rd4Natraj BeheraSP Senapati
4th28Natraj BeheraShantanu Mishra
5th102BB SamantrayShantanu Mishra
6th42RR DhuperShantanu Mishra
7th62AK SahooRR Dhuper
8th58SB PradhanRR Dhuper
9th53B MohantyRR Dhuper
10th8B MohantyDhiraj Singh

Ranji Trophy

Elite, Group A
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
SAU520319-0.035
GUJ5203170.311
BRODA5113130.392
VIDAR4103120.134
KNTKA411212-0.039
MAHA40137-0.175
RLYS40137-0.181
MUM40135-0.074
CGARH50233-0.392
Elite, Group B
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
MP520318-0.353
KER5221130.222
BENG4112120.12
HYD511312-0.162
TN5113110.075
PNJB411290.457
HP41129-0.332
DELHI401370.009
AP40135-0.074
Elite, Group C
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
RAJ540128-0.267
UP5302240.506
JKAND5311210.348
HRYNA5221150.188
ASSAM522114-0.157
ODSH5221130.002
SVCS511390.097
J + K513170.211
GOA50326-0.656
TPURA50413-0.222
Plate Group
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
UKHND5500330.68
MEGHA5311190.483
PONDI4201180.898
Bihar4210141.14
SIKM523013-0.286
MNPR523012-0.124
NAGA41307-0.069
ARPR40313-1.506
MIZOR40311-1.105