Bengaluru: Rishi Bopanna scored a composed century as Combined City XI posted 347 against Moffusil XI on Day 1 of the KSCA Inter Zonal cricket tournament for U-19 here on Wednesday.
Batting first at the Alur 2 ground, Bopanna 141 (211b, 15x4, 2x6) powered Combined to a strong total on the board even as Abhilash Shetty scalped six for 35 to restrict the rivals’ charge. Bopanna and Akshay Ashok (60) shared a vital 153-run partnership off 213 balls for the third wicket.
En route, Adithya Reddy (37) and Sudhanshu Sonkar (35) came up with useful contributions. In reply, Moffusil XI were 32 for one at the end of day’s play.
In another clash, Ritesh Pandey and Likith Bannur picked up three wickets each as Combined Moffusil XI were bowled out for 240. In reply, President’s XI were 50 for one at close of play.
Alur 1: Combined Moffusil XI: 240 all out in 82.2 overs (Kishan S Bedare 71, Amey M Bhatkande 63, Yashash 39, Ritesh Pandey 3/22, Likith Bannur 3/90, Aditya S 2/35) vs President’s XI: 50 for 1 in 15 overs (Shivakumar BU 34 batting)
Alur 2: Combined City XI: 347 all out in 90 overs (Adithya Reddy 37, Rishi Bopanna 141, Akshay Ashok 60, Sudhanshu Sonkar 35, Abhilash Shetty 6/35, Nikin Jose 2/28) vs Moffusil XI: 32 for 1 in 8 overs
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