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Ranji Trophy: Hyderabad tailenders frustrate Andhra Pradesh on Day 2

Elsewhere in Group C, Himachal take crucial lead against Services and Goa have upper hand against Kerala.

By: Press Trust of India | Updated: December 8, 2014 8:26:57 pm

Hyderabad tailenders frustrated Andhra Pradesh no end as Ashish Reddy and Chama Milind registered big fifties to help the Ravi Teja-led team post 522 on Day 2 of the Ranji Trophy match.

Starting the day on 281 for six in the four-day encounter, No.9 Reddy (95) and No.10 Milind (97 not out) dug in deep to stitch a 162-run ninth-wicket partnership and add to the Andhra woes after skipper Teja had troubled the hosts
with his well-made 96 on the opening day.

Overnight batsman Ibrahim Khaleel (40) also contributed with a well-made 40 before Reddy and Milind took over to smash the ball around.

The duo struck 29 fours and 3 sixes between themselves to help Hyderabad manage an overall run-rate of 3.51.

In reply to the mammoth first-innings score, the Mohammad Kaif-led Andhra ended Monday on 121 for no loss, trailing Hyderabad by 401 runs.

Openers Srikar Bharat (71) and Prasanth Kumar (50) remained unconquered after a dose of patience and aggression.

If pace spearhead Paidikalva Vijaykumar made his presence felt on Day 1 then medium-pacer Duvvarapu Shivkumar (4-84) was the pick of the Andhra bowlers in the innings.

Brief Scores: Hyderabad 522 all out (D Ravi Teja 96, Ashish Reddy 95, Chama Milind 97 not out; Duvvarapu Shivkumar 4-84) Andhra Pradesh 121/0 (Srikar Bharat 71 not out, Prasanth Kumar 50 not out; Ashish Reddy 0-8).

Bains, Parida half-centuries drive Himachal ahead

Fighting half-centuries from opener Ankush Bains and Rashmi Parida gave Himachal Pradesh a vital first-innings lead against Services on Day 2 of the Group C Ranji Trohpy match.

Responding to Serives’ 226 in the four-day encounter, the Bipul Sharma-led Himachal finished Monday on 255 for six – a lead of 29 runs.

Pace spearhead Suraj Yadav and left-arm spinner Abhishek Sakuja two wickets apiece to pull things back for the Yashpal Singh-led Services.

Brief Scores: Services 226 in 80.1 overs (Deepak Punia 64, Saumik Chatterjee 42; Vikramjit Malik 3/57. Rishi Dhawan 3-57) Himachal Pradesh 255/6 in 97 overs (Ankush Bains 67, Rashmi Parida 54 not out, Nikhil Gangta 10 not out; Suraj Yadav 2-55, Abhishek Sakuja 2-30).

Goa score 367; reduce Kerala to 60/2

Goa posted a competitive 367 all out in their first innings before reducing Kerala to 60 for two on a rain-curtailed second day of their Ranji Trophy Group C match.

Resuming on 313 for six, Sunday’s half-centurion Darshan Misal could add only nine runs to his overnight score
to be dismissed for 76.

Kerala’s Basil Thampi (4/110) was the pick of the bowlers, while Nizar Niyas (3/74) chipped in with three wickets.

In reply, Kerala lost opener VA Jagadeesh (8) and one-down batsman Rohan Prem (8) cheaply. At stumps, KB Pawan was unbeaten on 28 and Amit Verma was on nine.

Only 53 overs could be bowled on Monday.

Brief scores: Goa 1st innings: 367 all out (Darshan Misal 76; Basil Thampi 4/110, Nizar Niyas 3/74). Kerala: 60 for two in 32 overs.

Assam take firm grip

Assam took a firm grip over their Group C Ranji Trophy match as they registered 275 all out after bundling out Tripura for a paltry 135 on the second day.

At stumps, Tripura were two for no loss in four overs, still needing another 138 runs to make the hosts bat again at
the Nehru Stadium.

Kunal Saikia top-scored for Assam with a patient knock of 64, which came off 111 balls, and included 11 boundaries. J
Syed Mohammad made 51 with the help of four boundaries and a six. Tarjinder Singh and Abu Nechim Ahmed contributed 48 and 42 respectively.

Manisankar Murasingh was the most successful bowler for Tripura, returning figures of 5/70.

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