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Hyderabad sight lead over Mumbai after Reddy, Vihari tons

November 26, 2012 19:02 IST

Akshath Reddy and Hanuma Vihari helped Hyderabad close in on Mumbai's first-innings total, but were unfortunate to miss what would have been well-deserved double centuries, in their Ranji Trophy match in Hyderabad on Monday.

Opener Reddy scored 196 after spending 576 minutes in the middle, while Vihari scored 191 during his 496-minute knock, as Hyderabad finished the third day on 423 for 3 in reply to Mumbai's 443 at the Rajiv Gandhi stadium.

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While Reddy hit 27 fours and six while facing 426 balls, Vihari's 331-ball knock was laced with 18 hits to the boundary.

Resuming at the overnight score of 138 for 1, Reddy and Vihari put up a monumental partnership of 386 runs for the second wicket, which pushed the visitors onto the backfoot in the Group A match.

With seven wickets remaining, the hosts are expected to make the required 20 runs and take the crucial first-innings lead.

None of the Mumbai bowlers could make an impact, and struggled to counter the challenge posed by the duo of Reddy and Vihari.

Reddy and one-down bat, Vihari, were overnight 63 and 53, respectively. Both were out in similar fashion, though to different bowlers.

Brief scores:

Mumbai: 443 in 126.3 overs

Hyderabad: 423 for 3 in 135 overs (Akshath Reddy 196, Hanuma Vihari 191).

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