Hyderabad: Number three batsman Shreyas Vala scored a useful half-century (50) while the rest of the batsmen failed as Hyderabad were bowled out for 174 in their second innings and came back strongly to reduce Rajasthan to 35/3 as the match is heading towards a close finish on the third day of the Col CK Nayudu Trophy under-23 match at Gymkhana Grounds on Thursday.
Shreyas batted 179 balls and hit five boundaries while vice-captain Ajay Dev Goud (29) and M Samhith Reddy (28) made useful contributions. Rajasthan pacer SS Dhiwan ran through Hyderabad batting in the second innings to return with five wickets (5/71).
Defending a target of 179, Hyderabad bowlers showed good intent as pacer S Praneet Raj grabbed two early wickets while T Krishnacharit dismissed Shiva Chauhan (10) in the last over of the day to keep the match hanging in balance.
Brief scores: Hyderabad 241 & 174 in 92.3 overs (Shreyas Vala 50, SS Dhiwan 5/71) vs Rajasthan 35/3 in 8.5 overs (S Praneeth Raj 2/15).