Hyderbad pip Uttar Pradesh by 22 runs

Published: Thursday, December 16, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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Hyderabad:Hosts Hyderabad pulled a spectacular 22-run victory against Uttar Pradesh to log fullfour points on the final day of the Elite 'B' Ranji Trophy match played at Gymkhana grounds here today.

NP Singh came up with a match winning performance by claiming five wickets for 51 runs to give skipper Venkatapati Raju, who announced his retirement from first class cricket,a memorable victory.

Set to score 143 to win, UP batsmen tumbled like a pack of cards to some accurate bowling of Singh and his new ball partner Vishnuvardhan, who shared the spoils to bundle out thevisitors for 120 in just 36.3 overs.

With this win Hyderabad, aggregated eight points from four matches winning two and losing the other two.

Uttar Pradesh, after taking a first innings lead of 79 runs, bowled out hosts for 221 on the penultimate day and required to score 143 for an outright win in 90 overs.

Vishnuvardhan drew the first blood sending opener Rohit Prakash back for 9 and Singh acounted for Jyoti Yadav (5), Suresh Raina(36) and Rizwan Shamsahad(16).

In a rear guard action, Raina with his heroics stayed at the wicket for some time playing a quickfire knock of 36 off 46 balls with four hits to the fence while the first innings centurian Rizwan Shamsahad snicked behind the wickets for 16.

Ali Hamid Zaidi remained unbeaten on 21 off 48 balls he faced with one four while Ashish W Zaidi tried to accelerate the score and was run out for 16.

For hosts, NP Singh returned with 5 for 51 and Vishnuvardan claimed three wickets for the same number of runs while Daniel Manohar dismissed RP Singh for a naught.

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