Quadri century extends Hyderabad domination

Goa had some early joy on the second morning when both of Hyderabad’s overnight batsmen, centurions Hanuma Vihari and Tanmay Agarwal, were dismissed without too much of an addition to their stumps score. Two more quick strikes meant Goa had taken 4 for 73 on the second day, after day one had been totally dominated by Hyderabad. That Hyderabad domination returned, though, when Syed Quadri and Ashish Reddy put on 138 for the seventh wicket. Reddy was dismissed for 66, but Quadri went on to his highest first-class score of 115*. Goa’s batsmen now face the challenge of batting almost two days in pursuit of Hyderabad’ mammoth first-innings score.
Tripura 267 for 5 (Takawale 89) v Services
After a lean start to the domestic season, Yogesh Takawale returned to form with an 89 to stabilise Tripura from 44 for 3. Poor weather had allowed no play on the first day, and on the second morning, Services took three wickets in little over an hour. Takawale and Abhijit Dey steadied the innings with a 107-run stand, after which both were dismissed in the space of three overs. That didn’t lead to a collapse, however, as Tripura captain Rajesh Banik and Kaushal Acharjee hit unbeaten forties.
Jharkhand surpassed Assam’s score of 191 and ended the second day with a lead of five runs and six wickets in hand. Assam added 58 to their overnight total of 133 for 6, before Ishan Kishan’s fifty led the visitors’ reply.

Assam added 25 before they lost their first wicket of the morning, Abu Nechim dismissed by Shahbaz Nadeem for 14. Arun Karthik was nearing his hundred at the other end but he was running out of partners, and was eventually the last man out, bowled by Nadeem for 97.

Jharkhand’s top order provided a strong start, and they were 109 for 1 before they lost three wickets for 35 runs. Kishan, the 16-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman, opened the innings and scored 60, putting on 63 with Rameez Nemat for the first wicket and 46 for the second with Virat Singh. Assam then dismissed Kishan and Ishank Jaggi before Kaushal Singh stabilised Jharkhand’s innings with an unbeaten 37, as they ended the day on 196 for 4.

Only 78 overs were possible on day two in Vizianagaram but that was enough for Kerala to establish what could be a vital lead over Andhra. Resuming on 206 for 7, Kerala lost two of their last three wickets to run-outs and were bowled out for 229.

In reply, Andhra only managed 141 as seamers Nizar Niyas and Unnikrishnan Manukrishnan picked up three wickets apiece. Wickets fell steadily for Andhra, with only their captain Mohammad Kaif – who made a 117-ball 44 – and No. 7 AG Pradeep – who scored 53 off 113 balls with nine fours – making significant contributions. Pradeep was last to go, lbw to Manukrishnan at the stroke of stumps.

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