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Rajasthan-TN tie ends in tame draw, teams get 1 point each

Chennai, Dec 20(UNI) Tamil Nadu's chances of qualifying for the knock out semifinals as the second team from Elite Group A dimmed further with rain forcing a tame draw in their penultimate super league match against Rajasthan here today, with both the teams getting one point each.

On the fourth and final day's play at the M A Chidambaram stadium, Tamil Nadu declared their first innings closed at the overnight score of 324 for 4. Replying, Rajasthan scored 229-6 in 101 overs, helped by two bright knocks by Vineet Saxena(71, off 205 balls, six fours and a six and Robin Bist 79 not out off 175 balls with the help of nine fours. Tami Nadu's off spinner S Sureshkumar claimed two wickets for 50 runs, left arm spinner C Suresh 1-50 and off-spinner S Badrinath 1-20.

While the second day's play was washed out completely, the third day's play was also badly truncated due to heavy rains following a depression. The weather cleared today and a full day's play was possible.

Tamil Nadu, who had 12 points coming into this match, increased their tally to 13 and Rajasthan to four, from three hitherto.

While Tamil Nadu will take on Delhi in their last match here from December 25, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh will face each other at Dharmasala, in what would be the match to decide relegation from this group to Plate Group for the next season.

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Story first published: Thursday, December 20, 2007, 19:04 [IST]
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