Hyd gains two points from drawn encounter

Published: Saturday, December 20, 2003, 23:30 [IST]
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Hyderabad: Hosts Hyderabad picked up two points by virtue of first innings lead as the Elite B Group Ranji Trophy cricket match against Tamil Nadu ended in a draw at the Gymkhana grounds in Hyderabad on Saturday.

Starting with a deficit of 170 runs Tamil Nadu, in the course of follow-on, played on the back foot and had seen the day off with little damage as the play was called off after the eighth mandatory over.

Tamil Nadu, after being bundled out for 240 in reply to hosts first innings total of 447, resumed the final day play at 87 for 3 and treaded a cautious path to coast to 239 for four when the play was called off.

Middle order batsmen Badrinath and S Vishwanath played with caution and guided the team to safety by scripting a 103 run partnership for the fourth wicket.

Badrinath compiled a patient 56 facing 208 balls with three fours and one six while Vishwanath notched up an unbeaten on 70 with seven hits to the fence and took the team to safety.

For Hyderabad Vishnuvardhan and Shivaji Yadav claimed two wickets each.

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