Rain plays in Andra-Baroda Ranji cricket match

Published: Wednesday, November 23, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Ananthapur:Baroda were 13 for the loss of two wickets at close on of the rain marred opening day of the Elite 'B' group Ranji Trophy cricket match against Andhra played here today.

Put into bat, Baroda started the innings at 3.45 pm under overcast conditions and lost two early wickets.

Irshad Sindhi (1) and Satyajit Parab (10) returned to pavilion as Andhra pace bowlers extracted good bounce from the wicket.

Play was stopped due to bad light after nine overs with skipper Connor Williams (1) and Jacob Martin (1) at the crease.

For hosts, speedster Shahbuddin and Kalyan Krishna claimed one wicket apiece.

Due to inclement weather triggered by a deep depression in Bay of Bengal, heavy rains lashed the town for the past two days and the field was covered.

With the sun opening up, there was a ray hope for play to begin but the wet outfield and sudden drizzle played spoilsport till noon.

After three rounds of inspection, umpires agreed that the play could be possible after the tea break.

With the outfield still wet, the Baroda bastmen faced some awkward bounce and seasoned Satyajit, going for a big hit off Shahbuddin, was stumped by wicketkeeper MSK Prasad for 10 runs.

Irshad Sindhi was trapped leg before by Kalyan Krishna when the score was 12 runs. Play was stopped due to bad light after the new batsman Jacob Martin scored a solitary run at the end of ninth over.

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