November 23, 2001

Tejinder Pal Singh and S Raza Ali make merry

Staff Reporter

Winning the toss, Railways ensured that they took full advantage of it, reaching 381/4 by the close of play on Day One of their Ranji Trophy league match against Madhya Pradesh at Indore.

Although the Railways openers fell soon, followed by the in-form Yere Goud, S Raza Ali and Tejinder Pal Singh put on 326 runs for the fourth wicket, both scoring centuries in the process.

Raza Ali, the first to fall, made 148 off 210 balls, with 19 fours and three sixes. His partner, however, continued in the presence of skipper Abhay Sharma. Both batsmen were unbeaten at stumps, with Sharma making 10 and Tejinder Pal Singh on 186 off 280 balls, with 23 fours and three sixes.