Cooch Behar Trophy: Malla, Behera hit tons

Cuttack, Dec 27, 2017 (Team OCA): 

Captain Raghunath Malla and Jyoti Ranjan Behera scored a century each to empower Odisha give a strong reply to a mammoth first-innings total of 600 for four declared by host Tamil Nadu in their four-day Cooch Behar Trophy U-19 Group-A match at TNCA Academy in Theni today. Odisha were 334 for three at stumps on the penultimate day with Malla going strong on 135 and Binit Mohanty giving him company on 19.

Resuming their first innings at the overnight score of 131 for two, Odisha added 203 runs in the day, losing only one wicket in the process. Jyoti Ranjan Behera was bowled after hitting a 203-ball 118 with the help of 17 boundaries. Skipper Malla faced 383 balls for his unbeaten knock, which was studded with 15 hits to the rope. Malla and Behera compiled 209 runs in their third-wicket stand.


TAMIL NADU(1st innings): Aditya Barooah c Mohanty b Majhi 176, S Nidhish Rajagopal b S Behera 89, Pradosh Ranjan Paul (not out) 229, Adithya Raghuraman (run out) Palai 5, Abishiek Selvakumar c Gouda b Palai 27, R Sonu Yadav (not out) 69; Extras (nb-2, w-3) 5 Total(4 wickets declared; 136 overs) 600
Fall of wickets:1-212 (Rajagopal, 55.1 ov), 2-332 (Barooah, 92.2), 3-358 (Raghuraman, 99.3), 4-421 (Selvakumar, 113.2)
Bowling:Shibasish Sahoo 16-3-67-0, Shekhar Majhi 11.2-2-48-1, Swastik Samal 11-1-37-0, Krishna Palai 40-0-189-1, Pritam Jena 29-1-124-0, Binit Mohanty 1-0-5-0, Sisir Behera 18-1-80-1, Raghunath Malla 2.4-0-12-0, Jyoti R Behera 7-0-38-0.

ODISHA(1st innings): Kunal Mallick c Yadav b Jaganathsinivas 5, Binit Mohanty (batting) 19, Swastik Samal b Arunmozhi 36, Raghunath Malla (batting) 135, Jyoti Ranjan Behera b Ajith 118; Extras (b-14, lb-2, nb-3, w-2) 21
Total(3 wickets; 134 overs)334
Fall of wickets:1-7 (Mallick, 5.2 ov), 2-85 (Samal, 33.1), 3-294 (J Behera, 98.3)
Bowling:R Sonu Yadav 10-1-35-0, RS Jaganathsinivas 22-2-52-1, Ajith Ram 44-19-70-1, S Kishankumar 30-10-73-0, E Yazh Arunmozhi 25-8-77-1, Pradosh Ranjan Paul 1-0-3-0, Nidhish Rajagopal 1-0-4-0, Aditya Barooah 1-0-4-0.