Ranji Trophy: Piyush Chawla scores century to rescue Uttar Pradesh against Tamil Nadu

With UP already taking 114 runs first innings lead and just one full day's play remaining, the match is heading for a tame draw.

updated: November 23, 2013 21:48 IST
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Meerut: Piyush Chawla led from the front with an unbeaten century to give Uttar Pradesh the crucial first innings lead over Tamil Nadu at the end of the third and penultimate day's play in a Group B match of the Ranji Trophy, here on Saturday.

Leg-spinner Chawla showcased his batting abilities during his 114-run unconquered knock and together with wicket-keeper Eklavya Dwivedi (70) added 97 vital runs for the seventh wicket to bail UP out from trouble.

Chawla, who got a reprieve on 9 when Abhinav Mukund put down a fairly straightforward chance at point, laced his 236-ball knock with 12 boundaries and three huge sixes, while Dwivedi struck 10 fours and one six during his 174-ball stay.

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