Andhra pummel Goa into submission

Published: Thursday, January 27, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Chennai:Andhra secured five points after overwhelming Goa by an innings and 75 runs while Tamil Nadu-Hyderabad and Kerala-Karnataka matches were drawn on the third and final day of the round robin matches in the under-22 cricket tournament for the Ramachandra Rao trophy in Wednesday.

Andhra enforced the follow on after dismissing Goa for 107. Left arm spinner Laxman Kishore then claimed five for 88 for a match haul of 11/142, as Goa were bundled out for 174. Kishore was ably supported by off-spinner Kottieswara Rao who took 4/57. Andhra had declared at 356/9 in first innings.

For Goa, Rupes Sanankar (44) and S Dhuri (40) were the key contributors. Andhra's tally of 5 points also included a bonus point.

After Tamil Nadu declared their second innings at overnight score of 279/9, Hyderabad reached 224 for 4 in 83 overs when play was called off at the end of the eighth mandatory over. Tamil Nadu had made 245 in the first innings while Hyderabad 141.

Hyderabad captain and wicket keeper Ibrahim Kahleel made an unbeaten 103 (11x4) and put on 86 runs for the third wicket with Anup Pai (12) in 24.4 overs. The hosts collected two points for taking first innings lead.

Kerala, overnight 99 for 1, were all out for 187 in reply to Karnataka's 466/8 declared. Following on, Kerala were 193 for 6 in 59 overs at stumps.

Opener KK Manoj helped Kerala with a superb 107 (1x6, 15x4) and Jagadeesh made 50. Karnataka were awarded two points on first innings lead.

With two rounds of matches over, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh have five points each, while Tamil Nadu four. Karnataka and Hyderabad have two points each.

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