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Himachal Pradesh are 310 runs ahead of Andhra Pradesh Getty Images (Representational Photo)

Himachal Pradesh started the day on top and ended the day with being much more higher in the sky on the conclusion of Day 2 of the Ranji Trophy 2016-17. Day 2 started with Sumeet Verma secures the second hundred of the Himachal innings. Sumeet added 142 runs in 194 balls (17 four’s and 3 sixes) which enabled Himachal’s score past the 300 run mark. Prashant Chopra on Day 1 whipped a 152-ball 117 to help Himachal stay in the game. Andhra Pradesh bowlers were tight and kept bowling in the right areas, Stephen was the star with the ball with 3 for 74, alongside Siva Kumar and Ayyappa Bandaru’s two-wicket each.

In reply, Andhra Pradesh played just 14 overs, where most of the game was delayed due to bad outfield. Andhra were off to a poor start losing K S Bharat for just 6 runs, after Rishi Dhawan got him leg-before. It was the pair of Prashanth Kumar and Hanuma Vihari who steady their ship. The pair added 41 runs for the second wicket with Prashanth on 21 not-out and VIhari on 20 not-out.

Brief scores:

Himachal Pradesh: 357 (Prashant Chopra 117, Sumeet Verma 142; Stephen 3 for 74) lead Andhra Pradesh 47 for 1 (Prashant Kumar 21*, Hanuma Vihari 20*; Rishi Dhawan 9 for 1 )by 310 runs .