December 11, 2001

Vinay Kumar strikes century

Staff Reporter
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Hitting an unbeaten hundred, D Vinay Kumar took Hyderabad to a strong position at the end of Day Two of their Ranji Trophy league match against Tamil Nadu at Chennai.

Unbeaten overnight on 56, Vinay Kumar proceeded to compile runs slowly, batting primarily with Venkatapathy Raju (35). He completed his century and was not out on 103, made off 317 balls. He hit 11 fours and a six. For Tamil Nadu, Lakshmipathy Balaji and MR Shrinivas took three and four wickets respectively.

The home side opener, Sadagopan Ramesh, fell having made 16, but S Sriram and C Hemanth Kumar batted well before the former fell for 33. Hemanth Kumar was unbeaten on 42 off 84 balls at stumps, and he was accompanied by Hemang Badani, who was not out on 7.