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Hyderabad scrape past Andhra

December 12, 2007 16:30 IST

Hyderabad scored a three-wicket victory over Andhra, helped by MP Arjun's haul of seven wickets in the Ranji Trophy Super League Group B match in Hyderabad on Wednesday.

Chasing a target of 155 and needing only 18 runs with three wickets in hand, Hyderabad lost the wicket of A Shinde, who returned to pavillion without making any addition to his overnight score of one run. He was brilliantly caught by Prasad in the bowling of D Kalyankrishna.

MP Arjun, who scripted the victory of his team with a seven-wicket haul, scored an unbeaten 10 wrapping up the match.

While Hyderabad obtained five points from the match, Andhra got none.

Scorecard:

Andhra (1st innings): 159
Hyderabad (1st innings): 132
Andhra (2nd innings): 127
Hyderabad (2nd innings, overnight 137/6):
D Manohar lbw b Kalyankrishna 4
D Ravi Teja c Prasad b Gnaneswara Rao 23
D Prince lbw b Kalyankrishna 0
S Shoaib c Prasad b Vijay Kumar 7
A Yadav c Sumanth b Shankara Rao 43
S Pai b Vijay Kumar 53
A Shinde c Prasad b Kalyankrishna 1
P Ojha not out 7
M Arjun not out 10
Extras: (b 1, lb 2, w 2, nb 2) 7
Total: (7 wickets in 67.1 overs) 155

Fall of wickets: 1-5, 2-13, 3-35, 4-35, 5-128, 6-136, 7-138

Bowling: D Kalyankrishna 18.1-4-41-3, P Vijay Kumar 20-5-48-2, G Shankara Rao 10-3-15-1, Y Gnaneswara Rao 9-4-17-1, H Watekar 5-0-18-0, A Varma 2-1-1-0, M Faiq 3-0-12-0

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