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Andhra have a good start

December 17, 2007 22:07 IST

Hosts Andhra were in a comfortable position at the end of the opening day of the Ranji Trophy Super League Group B tie in Visakhapatnam on Monday.

Electing to bat after winning the toss, the hosts accumulated 214/4, largely due to impressive batting efforts by L Reddy (67) and Y Gnaneswara Rao (57 not out).

Scorecard:

Andhra (1st innings):
H Watekar c Pathan b H Ali 24
L Reddy run out (Gaekwad) 67
A Varma c Parab b Pawar 29
Y Gnaneswara Rao not out 57
A Pradeep c Shah b S Singh 30
M Prasad not out 2
Extras: (b 4, lb 1) 5
Total: (for 4 wickets in 90 overs) 214

Fall of wickets: 1-45, 2-95, 3-136, 4-212

Bowling: S Singh 16-5-27-1, S Vohra 17-2-48-0, S Hamid Ali 17-7-32-1, R Pawar 23-8-47-1, Y Pathan 17-2-55-0