Hyderabad will look to cross the 400-run mark when play resumes on Day Two    Getty Images (Representational Image)
Hyderabad will look to cross the 400-run mark when play resumes on Day Two Getty Images (Representational Image)

Hyderabad have reached 303 for 7 in their Ranji Trophy 2016-17 Round 6 match against Services on Day One at Bandra-Kurla Complex, Mumbai. Bavanaka Sandeep and Chama Milind are the two unbeaten batsmen. Sandeep is currently the top-scorer for his team with an unbeaten 83, while Milind is batting on 14. Opener Akahath Reddy and middle-order batsman Mehdi Hasan too struck crucial fifties to put their team in a good position at the end of the first day s play. As far as Services bowling is concerned, it was medium pacer Raushan raj, who hogged the limelight with figures of 4 for 52. Left-arm orthodox bowler Vikas Singh picked up the one wicket, while the other two wickets came in the form of run outs. LIVE Cricket Score Ranji Trophy 2016-17, Day 1, Round 6

Hyderabad will look to get as close to 400 as possible when play resumes on Day Two. Services on the other hand, will be eager to get the remaining three wickets and have their batsmen have a crack at it. Hyderabad currently lie in the fifth position of Group C in the points table with 10 points from four games, whereas Services lie right at the bottom of the group with six points from five matches.

Sandeep will look to get to his ton as early on Day Two as possible and then use the long handle. If the tail can fire, there is no reason why Hyderabad cannot post a score well in excess of 400. It was however Services, who had won the toss earlier in the day and decided to bowl first.

Brief Scores:

Hyderabad 303 for 7 (Akshath Reddy 64, Bavanaka Sandeep 83*; Raushan Raj 4 for 52, Vikas Yadav 1 for 70) vs Services