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Ranji Trophy: Sreesanth opens batting for Kerala as tie against Andhra ends in thrilling draw

Ranji Trophy: Sreesanth opens batting for Kerala as tie against Andhra ends in thrilling draw

Kerala needed 17 more runs to win with six wickets in hand on the final day © AFP

Cuddapah: Jan 1, 2013

In an unusual move, out-of-favour India pacer S Sreesanth was on Tuesday promoted to open the innings for Kerala on the final day of their Group ‘C’ Ranji Trophy match against Andhra.

The maverick though, could not score more than seven runs.

Kerala got three points on the basis of earning a slender first-innings lead as the match ended in a thrilling draw.

Chasing 209 for victory, Kerala smashed 192 for four in only 23 overs and fell short of the target by 19 runs at the at the YS Raja Reddy Stadium.

Opener V A Jagadeesh scored a brisk 70 off 61 balls while Sanju Samson slammed 51 off a mere 36 balls for the visitors.

Kerala had in their first innings scored 312 in reply to Andhra’s 329. The hosts, in their second innings, were all out for 191 after resuming on 38 for no loss on the fourth and final day.

Chovvakkaran Shahid was the wrecker in chief for Kerala, returning impressive figures of five for 52.

Brief scores: Andhra 329 and 191 (K Bharat Reddy 43; Chovvakkaran Shahid 5 for 52) drew with Kerala 312 and 192 for 4 (VA Jagadeesh 70, Sanju Samson 51)

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