Opener Vidyuth Sivaramakrishnan's unbeaten 97 propelled Tamil Nadu to 183 for one in reply to Hyderabad's first innings total of 163 at close on the second day of their four-day Ranji Trophy cricket Elite Group B league encounter in Chennai on Monday.
Earlier, Hyderabad, overnight 83 for 5, were bundled out for 163 with left arm spinner Ram Kumar being the destroyer-in-chief with six scalps.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Ibrahim Khaleel fell prey to M R Srinivas adding just one run to his overnight score of four and Anirudh Singh was also out leg before to Ramkumar for 24.
Shivaji Yadav (20), Venkatapathy Raju (25 not out) and Inder Sekar Reddy (12) could add 50 runs before the team ended their first innings. Srinivas claimed 3 for 33.
In reply, Tamil Nadu openers Vidyuth and Sadagopan Ramesh laid a solid foundation adding 77 runs before the latter was declared leg before to skipper Venkatapathy Raju. Ramesh made 29 with the help of four fours.
Vidyuth, in the company of S Badrinath, held the Hyderabad bowlers at bay pulling and driving the spinners, Shivaji Yadav Inder Sekar Reddy and Venkatapathy Raju, who operated in tandem.
Vidyuth (97) and Badrinath (56) were at the crease when stumps were drawn.
Hyderabad (1st innings):
Daniel Manohar C Badani B M R Srinivas 0
Nanda Kishore C and B Ram Kumar 20
D Vinay Kumar C Suresh Kumar B Ram Kumar 17
A T Rayyudu run out 13
Arjun Yadav C Dinesh Kaarthick B Ram Kumar 20
Anirudh Singh lbw Ram Kumar 24
Ibrahim Khaleel lbw M R Sriniva 5
Shivaji Yadav c H.Badani B Ram Kumar 20
Venkatapathy Raju not out 25
I S Reddy C Badrinath B Ram Kumar 12
N P Singh C Dinesh Karthik B M R Srinivas 3
Extras: (lb-2, nb-2) 4
Total: (al out in 74.2 overs) 163
Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-26, 3-51, 4-58, 5-78, 6-93, 7-113, 8-136, 9-152
Bowling: M R Srinivas 15.2-6-33-3; S Suresh 13-5-34-0, Ram Kumar 31-10-57-6, R Raghuram 9-4-18-0, S Badrinath 3-0-15-0, Vidyuth 3-0-4-0.
Tamil Nadu (1st innings):
Vidyuth batting 97
S Ramesh lbw V P Raju 29
S Badrinath batting 56
Extras: (b-1) 1
Total: (for one wkt in 59.5 overs) 183
Fall of wicket: 1-77
Bowling: N.P.Singh 10-4-16-0; Daniel Manohar 4-0-21-0, Shivaji Yadav 21-2-61-0, I.S.Reddy 13.5-2-40-0, V P Raju