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Andhra gives a strong reply to Haryana

December 26, 2005 20:33 IST

Andhra skipper Y Venugopala Rao and former Test star MSK Prasad lived up to their reputation by guiding Andhra to 192 for 4 after wrapping up Haryana for 206 on the second day of the Elite Group 'B' Ranji Trophy match in Ananthapur on Monday.

Prasad played with a good blend of caution and aggression after he lost his opening partner BBK Singh for a naught and went on to gather 79 runs in a space of 223 balls and picked five fours.

After Kumara Swamy was dismissed for 30, Prasad was joined by skipper Y Venugopala Rao and the duo added 115 for the third wicket before Sachin Rana dismissed Prasad through Mahesh Rawat for 79.

Venugopla Rao did not last long as he went down quickly after Prasad's departure for a well-made 70 with nine hits to the fence with Joginder Sharma claiming his wicket through Mahesh Rawat.

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A T Rayudu (4), who was fined 50 per cent match fee for a scuffle in the match against Hyderabad, and Gnaneswara Rao (1) were at crease when stumps were drawn.

Earlier, Andhra speedsters K S Sahabuddin and Kalyankrishna ripped through the Haryana tail.

Sahabuddin took two Haryana wickets to take his tally to four while Kalyan Krishna, debutant Israel Raju and Gnaneswara Rao claimed two wickets each as Haryana ended up at 206.


Haryana 1st innings
Sandeep Singh c Prasad b Sahabuddin 4
Sumit Sharma c Prasad b Raju 13
D Joon c Prasad b Sahabuddin 1
S Verma c Prasad b Gnaneswara Rao 45
S Rana c Prasad b Raju 52
P Sahu b Kalyankrishna 41
Joginder Sharma c Raju b Gnaneswara Rao 9
M Rawat lbw b Sahabuddin 25
A Mishra lbw b Sahabuddin 0
G Vashisht b Kalyankrishna 0
J Malik not out 0
Extras (lb 6, w 6, nb 4) 16
Total (all out, 96 overs, 403 mins) 206

FoW: 1-16, 2-25, 3-26, 4-109, 5-147, 6-161, 7-206, 8-206, 9-206, 10-206.

Sahabuddin 22.2-7-43-4 (4nb, 2w)
Kalyankrishna 20-5-47-2 (2w)
Raju 21.4-12-27-2 (1w)
Gnaneswara Rao 10-3-24-2 (1w)
Venugopal Rao 12-4-34-0
Faiq 10-1-25-0

Andhra 1st innings
MSK Prasad c Rawat b Rana 79
BBK Singh b Rana 0
K Kumarswamy run out (Rawat) 30
Y Venugopal Rao c Rawat b Joginder Sharma 70
AT Rayudu not out 4
Y Gnaneswara Rao not out 1
Extras (b 6, lb 2) 8
Total (4 wickets, 82 overs) 192

To Bat: KS Sahabuddin, M Faiq, D Kalyankrishna, I Raju, ASK Varma.

FoW: 1-0, 2-68, 3-183, 4-191.

Joginder Sharma 19-5-47-1
Rana 17-2-34-2
Malik 4-0-14-0
Mishra 21-3-54-0
Vashisht 13-2-21-0
Sahu 8-2-14-0

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