Andhra Pradesh managed to take 153-run lead in the first innings against Jharkhand © AFP
Dhanbad: Dec 18, 2012
Andhra Pradesh pockted three points by virtue of first innings lead after their Ranji Trophy Group C match against Jharkhand ended in a draw at Dhanbad on Tuesday.
Needing to chase an improbable 143-run target for an outright win at the fag end of the day, Andhra finished at 32 for four in 10 overs in their second innings.
The outcome of the match was already decided after Jharkhand, resuming at 20 for no loss, declared their second innings at 295 for nine, thereby setting the improbable target in front of the visitors.
However, Andhra will take home three points from the match because of a vital 153-run first innings lead.
Andhra scored 410 in their first innings in reply to Jharkhand’s 257 all out.
Brief Scores: Jharkhand 257 and 295 (Saurabh Tiwary 99, Akash Verma 82; Shaik Basha 6 for 74) drew with Andhra Pradesh 410 and 32 fof 4