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After scoring 267 for four wickets on by Hyderabad on Day one of Group C, Round 7 match against Chhattisgarh in Ranji Trophy 2016-17 at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium, Valsad, they were bundled out for 351. Bavanaka Sandeep, who resumed Hyderabad ‘s batting along with Mehdi Hasan, missed his century by four run as he was dismissed by Abhishek Tamrakar at 96. Before his departure, Hasan had already walked back to pavilion after scoring 28, Sandeep was the only one to score something from that point. After Sandeep and Hasan, no other batsman from Hyderabad could touch even 15-run mark and their side were folded for 351. FULL Cricket Score, Ranji Trophy 2016-17, Day 2, Round 7

Pankaj Rao was the man to go for Chhattisgarh as he scalped five wickets for 89 runs from his spell of 36.3 overs, including nine maidens as well. Beside Pankaj, Tamrakar and Abhimanyu Chauhan got two wickets each, while Kant Singh bagged only one. Coming to Chhattisgarh’s batting, after bowling out Hyderabad for 351, they got a promising start by their openers with 121-run first wicket stand. Opener Sahil Gupta scored 55 before getting dismissed LBW by Mohammad Siraj. He was the only man to get out from Chhattisgarh’s batting line till the end of second day’s play. Chauhan also scored 55 and is still unbeaten at the crease along with Sumit Ruikar. Siraj was the only wicket-taker from Hyderabad’s side, while the most expensive bowler was Akash Bhandari, who conceded 21 runs from his five over spell. Chhattisgarh will resume their batting on third day with Chauhan and Ruikar at the crease and will eye to gain the innings lead.

Brief Scores:

Chhattisgarh 124 for 1 (Sahil Gupta 55, Abhimanyu Chauhan 55*; Mohammed Siraj 1 for 23) trail Hyderabad 351 (S Badrinath 134, Bavanaka Sandeep 96; Pankaj Rao 5 for 89) by 227 runs.