Hyderabad: Dec 30, 2013
Put in to bat by Kerala, Hyderabad managed to go past 200 only because of some late contributions after being reduced to 78 for six.
Ashish Reddy’s 65-ball 55, including seven fours and a six, and Habeeb Ahmed’s 100-ball 39 were the crucial contributions which gave some respectability to Hyderabad’s scorecard.
Warrier ended the day with brilliant figures of five for 38 in 19 overs, including eight maidens.
Kerala’s reply was no better as both their openers departed without disturbing the scoreboard. At stumps, Robert Fernandez (14) and skipper Sachin Baby (19) were holding fort for the visitors. pacer Anwar Ahmed picked up two wickets.
Hyderabad 201 (A Ashish Reddy 55, S Sandeep Warrier 5 for 38) lead Kerala 45 for 3 (Rohan Prem 19*, Anwar Ahmed 2 for 13) by 156 runs.
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