Hyderabad, Dec 10: Opener Abhinav Mukund smashed a strokeful century to help Tamil Nadu thrash Assam by six wickets in the Group A Vijay Hazare cricket match here today.Chasing a modest 210 for a win at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, TN rode Mukund’s run-a-ball 104 to canter home in 41.4 overs and gather four crucial points.(Also Read: Suresh Raina to lead Uttar Pradesh in Vijay Hazare Trophy)

Earlier put into bat, Assam lost regular wickets to get bundled for 210 in 49.4 overs.Jamalluddin Syed Mohammad’s gutsy 59 was not enough as all the other Assam batsmen withered away decent starts to fall against a disciplined TN attack.Premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who his fresh from his recent success against the Test win against South Africa, bagged three wickets as J Kousik and M Mohammed bagged two wickets apiece.

Brief Scores:
Assam 210 all out 49.4 overs (Jamalluddin Syed Mohammad 59, Amit Verma 24; Ravichandran Ashwin 3-31)
Tamil Nadu 214/4 in 41.4 overs (Abhinav Mukund 104, V Shankar retired hurt 42; Krishna Das 1-21).