Hyderabad: Promising batsman N. Thakur Tilak Varma smashed an unbeaten century as the Hyderabad Under 19 team made 255 for 7 on the first day of their Cooch Behar Trophy four-day league match against Rajasthan in Jaipur on Monday.
Opener Tilak’s 133 that came off 241 balls was the only knock of prominence in the Hyderabad innings. The left-hander slammed 18 boundaries during his authoritative essay.
Captain A. Varun Goud was next best with 37 runs to his credit.
Back home, the Hyderabad Under 16 boys hit back after conceding the first innings lead to Tamil Nadu in their Vijay Merchant Trophy league match at the Gymkhana ground but the three-day game ended in a draw.
Hyderabad managed to reduce the visitors to 110 for 9 on the third day after being bowled out for 215 in reply to TN’s 269, courtesy left-arm spinner B. Adtiya’s 6 for 59.
Cooch behar Trophy (U-19)
Day 1: Hyderabad 255 for 7 in 90 overs (Thakur Tilak Varma batting 133 — 241b, 18x4, A. Varun Goud 37, A. M. Singh 2 for 52, R. A. Choudary 2 for 56, R. M. Bishnoi 2 for 52) vs Team Rajasthan
Vijay Merchant Trophy (U-16)
Day 3: Tamil Nadu 269 in 102.4 overs and 110 for 9 in in 55 overs (Bhoopathi Vaishna 57, Pranav Varma 3 for 37, Aryan Cariappa 2 for 16) drew with Hyderabad 215 in 114.2 overs (Pranav Varma 39, V. P. Diran 2 for 48, B. Aditya 6 for 59 — 35.2-15-59-6). Points: Tamil Nadu 3, Hyderabad 1....