Rain plays spoilsport

Published: 05th November 2012 02:27 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th November 2012 02:27 PM   |  A+A-

Misery continued unabated for the four-day Ranji Trophy Group-B league match between host Odisha and last year’s runners-up Tamil Nadu as inclement weather restricted the penultimate day’s play to just 13 balls here at the DRIEMS Cricket Stadium on Sunday.

The day’s play started at 12.30 pm due to wet outfield and rain stopped the proceedings for the day 12 minutes later.

Within that short period, Tamil Nadu suffered another blow, losing opener Abhinav Mukund for 21. The former India left-hand batsman was trapped in front of the wicket by medium-pacer Alok Mangaraj in the last ball of his 11th over.

Resuming their first innings at the first day’s score of 66 for two, Tamil Nadu were 67 for three when umpires called off play for the day due to rain.

Earlier, the second day’s play was called off without a ball being bowled due to wet ground conditions.

With only 33.1 overs of play possible in the first three days and the sky still being overcast, the ill-fated match may end without the completion of first innings by both the sides.

In that case, both the sides will have to contend themselves one point each.

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