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Batsmen put Andhra in command

December 19, 2007 19:58 IST

Unbeaten half-centuries by captain Connor Williams (75) and Rakesh Solanki (51) helped Baroda score 136 for two, in reply to Andhra Pradesh's mammoth 469 for nine declared on the penultimate day of the four-day Ranji Trophy Super League Group B match in Vishakhapatnam on Wednesday.

Though, Baroda received a jolt in the initial overs with opener S S Parab and A A Bilakhia returning to the pavillion for ducks, Wiliams and Solanki played steady knocks.

Resuming at overnight score of 434 for eight, Andhra added 35 runs to their total.

Captain MSK Prasad made a superb 121 not out which included ten boundaries and two sixers.

Rajesh Pawar claimed three wickets for 144 runs, while Sumit Singh and Hamid Ali took two wickets each.

Williams and Solanki were at the crease when the stumps were drawn.


Andhra 1st Innings (overnight 434/8)
H Watekar c Pathan b Hamid Ali 24
LNP Reddy run out (Gaekwad) 67
A Varma c Parab b Pawar 29
Y Gnaneswara Rao c Shah b Hamid Ali 57
A Pradeep c Shah b Sumit Singh 30
MSK Prasad not out 121
B Sumanth st Shah b Pawar 72
M Suresh c Solanki b Sumit Singh 19
G Shankara Rao lbw b Pathan 13
D Kalyankrishna c Solanki b Pawar 27
P Vijay Kumar (not out) 1

Extras (b 5, lb 3, nb 1) 9

Total (9 wickets Decl: 185 overs) 469

Fall of wickets: 1-45, 2-95, 3-136, 4-212, 5-214, 6-329, 7-364, 8-394, 9-455

Bowling: Sumit Singh 27-7-70-2, SD Vohra 27-5-78-0, S Hamid Ali 32-10-67-2, R Pawar 58-16-144-3, Y Pathan 41-7-102-1.

Baroda 1st Innings:
S Parab c Watekar b Kalyankrishna 0
C Williams (not out) 75
A Bilakhia c Suresh b Kalyankrishna 0
R Solanki (not out) 51

Extras (lb 3, w 2, nb 5 ) 10

Total (2 wickets, 77 overs) 136

Fall of Wickets: 1-1, 2-3

Bowling: D Kalyankrishna 16-7-25-2, G Shankara Rao 12-3-22-0, P Vijay Kumar 10-7-15-0, H Watekar 25-6-45-0, M Suresh 6-1-10-0, ASK Varma 4-1-7-0, Y Gnaneswara Rao 4-1-9-0.

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