Akshath Reddy scored 99 off 191 balls for Hyderabad © AFP (File Photo)
Akshath Reddy scored 99 off 191 balls for Hyderabad © AFP (File Photo)

Porvorim: Dec 14, 2013

 

Opener Akshath Reddy missed out on a century as Hyderabad scored 234 for three against Goa on the opening day of their Group C Ranji Trophy match, in Porvorim on Saturday.

 

Reddy was unlucky to be dismissed for 99 by medium pacer Hanumant Gadekar in the 65th over. Reddy’s 191-ball innings was decorated with 14 fours and one six.

 

Electing to bat first after winning the toss at Academy Ground, Hyderabad got off to a poor start when medium pacer Buddhadev Mangaldas had T Suman caught by Sagun Kanat for 13.

 

Next man-in Ravi Teja and Reddy added 101 runs for the second-wicket partnership to steady the innings before Mangaldas returned to dismiss the former for 54. Teja was caught by Sagun Kamat.

 

Reddy, who looked all set to complete his much-deserved century, edged the ball that drifted in and turned away while looking for a single.

 

Hanuma Vihari (44 batting) and BP Sandeep (23 batting) played cautiously thereafter, adding 47 runs for the unbeaten fourth wicket when the play ended for the day.

 

For Goa, Mangaldas was the most successful bowler with two for 40.