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The high-voltage clash between Andhra and Services ended in a draw as the fourth and the final day came to an end. Services were placed at 27 for no loss at the end if fourth day. Services gained three points while Andhra had just one from this encounter. Day 1 started with some incredible batting performances by Services as Anshul Gupta got the ball rolling from the outset. Shamsher Yadav smashed a scintillating ton and weathered the early storm rahul Singh also made the most of his chances and remained unbeaten on 127 as Services were bowled out for 446 in the first innings. Andhra bowlers were having a tough time but Dwaraka Ravi Teja did well to have three wickets to his name. Cheepurapalli Stephen also bowled well and picked three wickets. Bhargav Bhatt chipped in with couple of wickets too. FULL Cricket Update Ranji Trophy 2016-17, Day 2, Round 5

In reply, Andhra managed to get a total of 341 riding on Prasanth Kumar’ century. Srikar Bharat played a good hand of 42 at the top while Hanuma Vihari also played well for his 54 at three. AG Pradeep played well fir his 76 before Azaruddin Bloch got the better of him. Bloch had a wonderful outing with the ball as he five wickets to his name while Vikas Yadav also chipped three key wickets. The second innings saw Services scoring 27 when the day ended. Shamsher Yadav, Rahul Singh fought hard and have made a name for themselves.

Brief Scores:

Services 446 (Anshul Gupta 72, Shamsher 136, Rahul Singh 127; Cheepurapalli Stephen 3 for 87, Bhargav Bhatt 2 for 136) and 27/0 drew against Andhra 341 (Prasanth Kumar 110, AG Pradeep 76; Azaruddin Bloch 5 for 92).