Kerala have a good lead at hand against Andhra    Getty Images
Kerala have a good lead at hand against Andhra Getty Images

Kerala are in a dominating position as they play Andhra in the Round 7 match on Day Three of Ranji Trophy 2016-17. The match is being played at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati. Kerala, batting in the first innings, had put up 219 on Day Two while that was replied by a 226 by Andhra on Day 4. batting again, Kerala put up 229 for the loss of 5 wickets, taking possession of the game. With five batsmen yet to come out, Kerala surely look to have the edge and be in a comfortable position as they end Day Three against Andhra. FULL Cricket Scores and updates: Ranji Trophy 2016-17, Day 3, Round 7

Andhra had 173 for 6 on the board at the end of Day Two. The Kerala bowler ended things soon on the morning of Day Three as they restricted their opponent at 226. Bhavin Thakkar and Vishnu Vinod opened the innings for Kerala but Vishnu soon departed for 3 runs. It was No. 3 Rohan Prem who put up a big partnership with Thakkar. Prem scored 89 while Bhavin added 56 to the scorecard. Their dependable batsman Sanju Samson fell early for 7 but Mohammed Azharuddeen played a good 36-run knock as Kerala finished with a 222-run lead on Day Three. Ranji Trophy 2016-17 Points Table & team standings

With the ball, Vijay Kumar was the most successful for Andhra, picking up 3 wickets. KV Sasikanth and and Bhargav Bhatt bagged a wicket each.

Brief scores:

Kerala 219 and 229 for 5 (Bhavin Thakkar 56, Rohan Prem 89; Vijay Kumar 3 for 48) lead against Andhra 226 (Srikar Bharat 54, Prashanth Kumar 61, Ricky Bhui 62; Basil Thampi 3 for 33, Iqbal Abdullah 3 for 63) by 222 runs.