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Bowler's day out

December 09, 2007 21:04 IST

Andhra fought back after being dismissed for 159 in the Ranji Trophy Super League match against Hyderabad taking five wickets on the opening day in Hyderabad on Sunday.

Hyderabad were reduced to 52 for five at close.

Electing to bat, Andhra lost wickets of LNP Reddy (0), ASK Varma (1) and captain MSK Prasad (6) quickly.

Opener HH Watekar (38), Y Gnaneswara Rao (42), AG Pradeep (22) and B Sumanth (25) were the only batsmen to make a decent score.

However, the Hyderabad innings too failed to take off with Andhra bowler P Vijay Kumar claiming the wickets of promising batsmen Daniel Manohar (7), DB Ravi Teja (0) and S Anoop Pai (0).

Captain Arjun Yadav and A Shinde, who scored 15 and 12 respectively, were at the crease when stumps were drawn.

Scorecard:

Andhra (1st innings):
H Watekar b Shoaib 38
L Reddy lbw b Shoaib 0
A Varma c Yadav b Arjun 1
M Prasad b Arjun 6
Y Gnaneswara Rao st Ahmed b Ojha 42
A Pradeep c Ahmed b A Yadav 22
G Shankar Rao b Ojha 0
B Sumanth c A Yadav b Shinde 25
M Faiq lbw b A Yadav 0
D Kalyankrishna c Prince b Ojha 11
P Vijay Kumar not out 1
Extras: (lb 4, nb 9) 13
Total: (all out; 54.4 overs) 159

Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-7, 3-21, 4-96, 5-102, 6-104, 7-147, 8-147, 9-147, 10-159

Bowling: S Shoaib 11-5-19-2, M Arjun 12-2-40-2, A Yadav 13-3-49-2, P Ojha 13.4-1-43-3, A Shinde 5-3-4-1

Hyderabad (1st innings):
D Prince lbw b Kalyankrishna 8
D Manohar c Pradeep b Vijay Kumar 7
D Ravi Teja c Prasad b Vijay Kumar 0
S Pai c Prasad b Vijay Kumar 0
A Yadav not out 15
M Arjun c Sumanth b Kalyankrishna 9
A Shinde not out 12
Extras: (nb 1) 1
Total: (5 wickets; 25 overs) 52

Fall of wickets: 1-8, 2-8, 3-8, 4-18, 5-29

Bowling: D Kalyankrishna 10-3-19-2, P Vijay Kumar 8-2-23-3, Y Gnaneswara Rao 4-1-7-0, G Shankar Rao 2-0-3-0, H Watekar 1-1-0-0

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