Hyderabad got three points from this contest    Getty Images
Hyderabad got three points from this contest Getty Images

Himachal Pradesh returned from the dead and managed to save the day against Hyderabad as the game ended in a draw. They were bowled out for a mere total of 36 runs in the first innings and a defeat looked on the cards. Ravi Kiran bowled beautifully to have five wickets to his name while Akash Bhandari had just three. Hyderabad in return managed to get just managed to get 126 runs to their name with Balchander Anirudh scoring a much needed 64. Rishi Dhawan steamed in and had seven scalps to his name whereas Gurvinder Singh picked two wickets. LIVE SCORE UPDATES: Ranji Trophy 2016-17, Round 4, Day

Himachal Pradesh made a solid comeback in the second innings as they got 301 runs with Robin Bist getting some crucial runs Paras Dogra also played well for his fifty as their side gave themselves a chance. Hyderabad had a target of 212 runs to be chased but were unfortunate to end up on the losing side. They managed to get 200 runs on the board but the day called off with Hyderabad needing more 12 runs to win. Himachal Pradesh got a single point from this encounter while Hyderabad had three. Pankaj Jaiswal bowled well for his three wickets while Rishi Dhawan managed a solitary wicket. Mayank Dagar also chipped in with a wicket.

Brief scores:

Himachal Pradesh 36 all out (Rishi Dhawan 9, NR Gangta 8; Aakash Bhandari 4 for 0, Ravi Kiran 3 for 5) and 301 all out (Robin Bist 84*, Paras Dogra 57; Mohammed Siraj 3 for 50) drew against Hyderabad 126 all out and 200 for 6 (Kolla Sumanth 67, Balchander Anirudh 63; Pankaj Jaiswal 3 for 49).