An unbeaten ton by Anirudh Singh helped Hyderabad pile up 254 for three against Maharashtra [ Images ] in a truncated first day of the Ranji Trophy match at the Chhatrapati Shivaji stadium in Karad on Thursday.
Hyderabad's top order responded splendidly after captain VVS Laxman [ Images ] elected to bat first on an untested track.
D Ravi Teja [ Images ] (81) and Singh posted a 121-run second wicket partnership to give the visitors a strong foundation.
But India [ Images ] batsman VVS Laxman failed to make the most of the opportunity as he was dismissed after a laboured knock of 31 off 75 balls.
Hyderabad (1st innings):
T Suman c Satbhai b Khadiwale 16
D Ravi Teja c Takawale b Burkul 84
Anirudh Singh not out 100
VVS Laxman st Satbhai b R Jadhav 31
A Rayudu not out 7
Extras: (lb 4, w 2, nb 5, pen 5) 16
Total: (3 wickets; 70 overs) 254
To bat: D Vinay Kumar, I Khaleel, PK Reddy, P Ojha, NP Singh, PIS Reddy
Fall of wickets: 1-46, 2-167, 3-230.
Bowling: S Burkul 19-1-72-1, A Sanclecha 11-4-30-0, H Khadiwale 6-2-20-1, R Jadhav 17-2-68-1, S Bahutule 10-0-34-0, S Sriram 7-0-21-0.