Hyderabad sitting pretty against TN

Published: Thursday, December 18, 2003, 23:53 [IST]
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Hyderabad: Hosts Hyderabad amassed 447 in first innings against Tamil Nadu who were 87 for three at close on the second day of the Elite B Ranji Trophy match played at the Gymkhana grounds in Hyderabad on Thursday.

Resuming at 237 for four, overnight batsmen Vinay Kumar and Ibrahim Kaleel made light of the Tamil Nadu bowling attack and added 40 more runs for fifth wicket before Vinay snicked to wicket keeper Karthik a faster delivery off Gokulkrishna missing his century by seven runs.

Vinay's 93 was the result of his 408-minute stay at the wicket facing 296 deliveries with 13 hits to the fence. Kaleel accelerated the pace and was caught in the slips for 75 (9x4).

Tailenders made merry with Shivaji Yadav (20), Vishnuvardhan (59), NP Singh (49) and V Raju (29) helping hosts coast to 447. For Tamil Nadu, speedsters Gokulkrishna and Thiru Kumaran took two wickets apiece.

Tamil Nadu innings started on a disastrous note with medium pacer Vishnuvardhan dismissing openers S Suresh (9) and K Dinesh Karthik (2) reducing the side score to 13 for two.

S Sriram and S Badrinath tried to stem the rot and played with caution picking up singles. Fiaz trapped Badrinath leg before wicket for 14.

Sriram, playing sheet anchor role to perfection, was on 48 and S S Viswanathan on 11 were at crease when stumps were drawn

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