Andhra bowlers came up with a superb performance to defend a modest total and deny Hyderabad victory in a low-scoring thriller in the Vijay Hazare Trophy (South Zone) match at Margao(Goa) on Friday.
Chasing Andhra's 202, Hyderabad lost the plot as four of their top order batsmen returned to dressing room in just 11 overs with mere 40 runs on board.
Hyderabad eventually folded for 200 in 49.4 overs.
Andhra despite posting a low score, managed to defend it successfully as the pace duo of Syed Sahabuddin (4 for 46) and DP Vijaykumar (3 for 30) wreaked havoc.
For Hyderabad, Hanuma Vihari was the highest scorer with a 89-ball 61, which included seven boundaries.
Earlier, Andhra batsmen also failed to get the momentum going and the only notable contributor was Bodapati Sumanth, who scored a fine 63 off 74 balls, studded with five hits to the fence and a six. Pragyan Ojha (3 for 24) and Ashish Reddy (3 for 52) returned with impressive figures.
First Published: February 15, 2013, 8:29 pm