Pratyush, Vaishnav lead Hyderabad reply

Resuming the day at 338/5, Jharkhand lost their remaining wickets for 80 runs, thanks to G Aniketh Reddy (4/106) who returned with four wickets.

By Author  |  Sports Bureau  |  Published: 7th Dec 2019  8:46 pmUpdated: 7th Dec 2019  9:58 pm

Hyderabad: Openers Vaishnav Reddy (51) and M Pratush Kumar (60 batting) provided a solid start as Hyderabad finished Day Two at 142/2 against Jharkhand’s 408 in the first innings of the four-day Cooch Behar Trophy Elite Group C cricket match at NFC Ground on Saturday.

Resuming the day at 338/5, Jharkhand lost their remaining wickets for 80 runs, thanks to G Aniketh Reddy (4/106) who returned with four wickets. Overnight centurion Sharandeep Bhatia (120) and Ayush A Avinash (67) didn’t last long while their number eight batsman and skipper M Tarkeshwar Singh scored a vital 42-run-knock to get his team past the 400 mark.

Brief scores: Jharkhand 408 in 117 overs (Sharandeep Bhatia 120, Ayush A Avinash 67, G Aniketh Reddy 4/106, Trishank Gupta 3/86) vs Hyderabad 142/2 in 45 overs (M Pratysh Kumar 60 batting, Vaishnav Reddy 51)