Arun Karthik ton fetches draw
Arun Karthik’s 121* off 217b helped Tamil Nadu cling on for a draw in their Ranji Trophy game against Delhi at the Feroze Shah Kotla Stadium on Tuesday.
With centuries from Unmukt Chand (138), Shikhar Dhawan (104), Mohit Sharma (175) and Vaibhav Rawal (100*), Delhi piled on 555/4 before declaring in their first innings.
Only Dinesh Karthik (75) and Ramaswamy Prasanna (58) could muster runs in Tamil Nadu’s first innings reply as Parvinder Awana (4/53) and Pawan Suyal (3/76) bowled them out for 226.
Shikhar Dhawan enforced the follow on only to see Arun Karthik defy his bowlers rigidly on Day 4. The batsman received support from Abhinav Mukund who made 38 (104b, 4x7) in a 101 run opening partnership. Young allrounder Baba Aparajith fell for just 9 but Delhi took no more wickets as Subramaniam Badrinath joined Arun Karthik in the middle.
Badrinath was on 45* (121b, 4x6) and Arun Karthik was on 121* (217b, 4x18, 6x2) when the skippers of the two teams decided to shake hands and call it a draw.
Delhi took 3 points from the game while TN escaped with 1 point.