Hyderabad: Skipper G Anikethreddy (5/14) and Bhuvangagiri Punnaiah (5/14) stole the show as Hyderabad defeated hosts Kerala by 93 runs on the penultimate day of the four-day Cooch Behar Trophy under-19 match at SD College Ground, Alappuzha on Monday.
Aniketh and Punnaiah strangled the Kerala batsmen and helped the visitors defend a modest target of 171 runs. This was Hyderabad’s first win from seven matches in the Elite Group A & B. The match was over in the morning session itself as Hyderabad took nine wickets to skittle out Kerala for 77 in 40.1 overs to grab six points. Hyderabad will next meet Gujarat in the next match from on January 18.
Brief Scores: Hyderabad 209 & 136 bt Kerala 176 & 77 in 40.1 overs (Bhuvangagiri Punnaiah 5/19, G Anikethreddy 5/14).