Ranji Trophy 2012: Hyderabad make strong start after Mumbai restricted to 443

Rohit Sharma was dismissed early in the morning for 112 AFP

Hyderabad: Nov 25, 2012

Hyderabad made a spirited reply after Mumbai posted a formidable 443 in their Group A Ranji Trophy match on Sunday.

At close of play on the second day, Hyderabad were 138 for one with opener Akshath Reddy batting on 63 and Hanuma Vihari giving him company on 53, at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.

Earlier, resuming on an overnight score of 325 for two, Mumbai were bowled out for 443 with A Ashish Reddy taking four wickets for 77 runs.

Both overnight centurions — Hiken Shah and Rohit Sharma — could not add much to their scores.

Shah was dismissed for 156 while Sharma got out after scoring 112.

Shah hit 17 fours during his 267-ball knock while Sharma smashed nine fours and three sixes while facing 176 deliveries.

Abhishek Nayar contributed 64 while there were some runs for Kshemal Waingankar down the order.

Brief scores: Mumbai 443 (Hiken Shah 156, Rohit Sharma 112; A Ashish Reddy 4 for 77) lead Hyderabad 138 for 1 (Akshath Reddy 63*, Hanuma Vihari 53*)