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Prashant Chopra registered his eighth first-class century to drive Himachal Pradesh to 231/4 against Hyderabad on the opening day of their Round 4 Elite B Ranji Trophy 2018-19 match on Wednesday.

Opting to bat at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, Himachal were off to a good start with openers Chopra and Priyanshu Khanduri stitching 178 runs.

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Chopra clobbered 16 boundaries and one six in his 110 off 190, before Tanay Thyagarajan ended the impending partnership with Chopra caught by Mohammad Muddassir. Khanduri, who smashed five boundaries and one six, brought up his third first-class fifty before departing to Ravi Kiran.

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Ankush Bains and Nikhil Gangta were off colour and added just 13 and 21 respectively. Bains was caught behind off Mehdi Hasan, while Gangta was castled by Ravi Teja.

Brief scores: Himachal Pradesh 231/4 (Prashant Chopra 110) versus Hyderabad