On day three of the third-round Group-C match in the Ranji Trophy at the Sri Ramakrishna College of Arts and Science ground, spinners claimed fifteen wickets to help Tamil Nadu bowl out Railways for 246 and 114, securing a victory by an innings and 129 runs. Let’s delve into the key moments of the match.
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Railways Struggle Against Spin Attack
Pratham Singh was the first wicket to fall on the day, followed by Nishant Kushwah. Railways then lost three quick wickets in 17 balls, causing a significant reduction in their score. Left-arm spinner Ajith Ram and off-spinner Mohamed Ali played pivotal roles, dismissing key Railways batters and contributing to their downfall.
Outstanding Performance by Tamil Nadu Bowlers
The combination of Sai Kishore and Ajith Ram proved to be too much for Railways, as they claimed a total of eight wickets in the second innings. Shivam Chaudhary’s absence due to a back spasm further added to Railways’ woes. The exceptional bowling performance by Tamil Nadu’s spinners was the highlight of the match.
The first innings saw Tamil Nadu amass a massive total of 489, while Railways struggled to put up a strong batting performance. In the second innings, Railways faltered, managing only 114 runs, ultimately succumbing to the prowess of Tamil Nadu’s bowling attack. The comprehensive victory showcased Tamil Nadu’s dominance in the match.
Pratham Singh’s aggressive batting and Nishant Kushwah’s resilience were notable features of Railways’ innings. However, they were unable to sustain their partnership, leading to a collapse in the middle order. On the bowling front, the spin trio of Sai Kishore, Ajith Ram, and Mohamed Ali shone brightly, delivering exceptional performances and spearheading Tamil Nadu’s victory.
Tamil Nadu – 1st innings: 489
Railways – 1st innings: 246
Railways – 2nd innings: 114
Tamil Nadu Bowling: Warrier 3/61, Sai Kishore 3/72, Ajith Ram 2/46, Mohamed Ali 2/33
Railways Bowling: Sai Kishore 4/43, Ajith Ram 4/40
In essence, Tamil Nadu’s dominant performance in both batting and bowling secured them a resounding victory over Railways. The spinners’ exceptional display of skill and strategy played a pivotal role in their triumph. This win reaffirms Tamil Nadu’s position as a strong contender in the tournament.
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