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One-sided contests will never go out of fashion. In the Group C encounter between Kerala and Hyderabad, the former have so far scored 506 for 9 in two days. Yes, they batted for 180 overs at a run rate of 2.81. Traditional cricket, it reminds us of. Rohan Prem-led side won the toss and elected to bat first, expecting to put up a mammoth total. However, opener VA Jagadeesh fell for 5, edging Chama Milind’s delivery to wicketkeeper Sumanth. The scorecard read 5 for 1. Then began the domination, as Bhavin Thakkar along with captain Prem, added 75 for the second wicket. Full Updates: Ranji Trophy 2016-17, Round 3, Day 2

It was an absolute belter of a track at KIIT Stadium, Bhubaneswar. And the track has absolutely nothing to offer for the bowlers. To be honest, no kid would aspire to become a bowler after looking at the scoreboard. However, IPL star batsman Sanju Samson could amass only 15 runs in the run fest. All the same, the damage was done by the middle-order batters Sachin Baby and Jalaj Saxena, as the duo scored 80 and 79 respectively. Amidst all this rampage, Iqbal Abdullah stole the lime light, scoring an unbeaten 157 on Day Two, inclusive of 20 boundaries. With two more days to go, Kerala are likely to let Hyderabad bat on Day Three and look to bundle them out twice.

Brief scores

Kerala 506 for 9 (Iqbal Abdullah 157*, Sachin Baby 80; Mehdi Hasan 3 for 134) vs Hyderabad