Andhra suffers follow-on threat against Delhi

Published: Thursday, January 4, 2007, 2:44 [IST]
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Vijayawada:Hosts Andhra were fighting with their back to the wall to avoid follow-on and were 92 for four at stumps on the second day in reply to Delhi's first innings total of 355 in the super-league Ranji Trophy Elite-A Group match played against Delhi here today.

After bowling out Delhi for the addition of 98 runs to their overnight score of 257 for 5, with Mayank Tehlan scoring a brillant ton of 109 for his side, which was the highlight of the day, while Aditya Jain scored 72, which boosted the visitor's total. Andhra replied abysmally, losing four wickets for 45 runs.

At the end of the day's play, L N Prasad Reddy and R V C Prasad were at the crease with 35 and 29 respectively. Prasad Reddy had a partnership of 47 runs with Prasad for the fifth wicket.

The 6'4'' Delhi medium-pacer Ishant Sharma, who missed the bus to South Africa to join the Indian team at the last minute, was the most successful bowler, claiming two wickets in 12 overs by giving 25 runs.

Rajat Bhatia and Amit Bhandari claimed a wicket each giving one run in his six overs and the latter gave 25 runs in his nine overs.

Andhra still needs 114 runs to avoid the follow-on.


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