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Elite B in command

Vijayawada: A solid allround performance helped Elite B reach a commanding position on the second day of their four-day Duleep Trophy match against Elite C Friday.

Resuming at 248 for 4, Elite B extended their innings to 390, thanks to a 69-run solid ninth-wicket stand between Sairaj Bahutule and Amit Uniyal. Valiant efforts to end the stand proved futile.

Bowlers ensured a good day in office for Elite B by reducing Elite C to 49 for three at stumps. Harvinder Singh dismissed openers Satyajit Parab and Shiv Sundar Das.

In Bangalore, Devendra Bundela became the third Plate B player to score a century as his team piled up a massive 569 in the first innings against Elite A. Bundela’s ton came after centuries by openers Sujith Somasundar and J. Arun Kumar.

Elite A reached 52 for the loss of Sadagopan Ramesh. Skipper S. Sriram (16) and Daniel Manohar (28) were at the wicket.

Plate B resumed at 344 for two and headed for a big total.

SUMMARISED SCORES

n In Bangalore: Plate B 569 (J. Arun Kumar 106, Sujith Somasundar 153, Devendra Bundela 101, Vijay Bharadwaj 69, Sarandeep Singh 8/180). Elite A 52/1.

n In Vijayawada: Elite B 390 (Wasim Jaffer 76, Sairaj Bahutule 61 n.o., Nilesh Kulkarni 5/115). Elite C 49/3 (Harvinder Singh 2/11).

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