December 9, 1999

Tamil Nadu complete the formalities

Tamil Nadu did not take very long to wrap up their South Zone Vijay Merchant Trophy (under-16) match against Goa in Chennai on Wednesday. Goa, who were 13 runs behind on the first innings were 83 for eight at stumps on the second day. They were all out for 88 on the final morning. Sivakumar finished with the excellent figures of 5-2-5-3 while Arun, Varun and Kumaran took two wickets each. Requiring only 76 runs for victory, Tamil Nadu coasted to victory losing three wickets with skipper Adityaa Srikkanth who top scored in the first innings with 74, hastening the end by hitting an unbeaten 21 off just ten balls with a six and a four.