November 24, 2002

Sachdev ton secures draw for Tripura

Staff Reporter

A maiden century from 21-year-old Chetan Sachdev helped Tripura draw their four-day plate group match against Goa at Margao. Goa, though, had the satisfaction of earning one point for having secured a 170-run first-innings lead on the third day.

On Saturday, Sachdev and Ritesh Jaiswal (90) put on 157 runs for the fourth wicket as the visitors comfortably reached 246-5 in their second essay before play was called off. For Goa, medium-pacer Sanjay Dahad was yet again the most successful bowler, claiming three wickets.

At the end of two matches, then, Goa are yet to open their account while Tripura have one point to show for their efforts.