Stephen and Vijay Kumar were the two bowlers who acted majorly in bundling out Tripura    Getty Images
Stephen and Vijay Kumar were the two bowlers who acted majorly in bundling out Tripura Getty Images

Andhra are off to a steady start against Tripura who earlier put up a low score of 171 On Day of Round 6 of Ranji Trophy 2016-17. The match is being played at the Sardar Patel Stadium, Valsad. Andhra bowlers Vijay Kumar and Stephen ran through the Tripura batting as they bundled them out for a low score and ensured their team faces an achievable target while the batsmen replied with a better performance as the team loses only one wicket playing 21 overs and will look to continue with the momentum on Day Two of the match. FULL CRICKET SCORES AND UPDATES: Ranji Trophy 2016-17, Day 1, Round 6

Andhra won the toss and elected to bowl first. Bishal Ghosh and Udiyan Bose opened Tripura’s innings while Vijay Kumar opened bowling for Andhra. Bose was soon sent back for a 6-ball duck by Stephen. Ghosh and Smit Patel built up a brief partnership but the team kept on losing wickets afterwards. Bunti Roy emerged as the highest scorer of the innings with his 34 runs as the team put up 171 losing all their wickets. Vijay Kumar picked up 4 wickets, Stephen bagged 3 while Bhargav Bhatt contributed with 2 wickets.

In reply, Andhra batsmen did a better job putting up 47 runs with the loss of one wicket. Srikar Bharat got out for 8 runs but Prashant Kumar and Hanuma Vihari look set and will bat for the team on Day Two.

Brief score:

Tripura 171 (Bishal Ghosh 31, Bunti Roy 34; Vijay Kumar 4 for, Stephen 3 for ) lead against Andhra 47 for 1 (Prashant Kumar 19*, Hanuma Vihari 18*; Mura Singh 1 for 12) by 124 runs.