|Ranji Trophy | Bad mild thwarts Tamil Nadu’s thrilling victory push in opposition to Hyderabad|
Hyderabad stared at a possible defeat within the face of a high-quality spell by left-arm spinner R. Sai Kishore after which a batting assault by openers B. Sai Sudarsan and N. Jagadeesan earlier than unhealthy mild prevented what may have been an exciting win for Tamil Nadu on the ultimate day of the four-day Ranji Trophy cricket championship Elite Group B match at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium right here on Friday.
Resuming on the in a single day rating of 28 for no loss after conceding a primary innings lead of 115, Hyderabad appeared good at 100 for no loss when captain Tanmay Agarwal (46, 76b, 5×4, 16) and Tanay Thyagarajan (69, 137b, 9×4)) had been on the crease.
But as soon as, Tanmay stepped out solely to gap out to the fielder within the deep off Sai Kishore, Tamil Nadu got here again strongly due to the spinner’s five-wicket haul as bowled a teasing line and size, getting the ball kicked off too. He even had the freedom of attacking batters with 9 fielders round them and the primary innings centurion Mickil Jaiswal was a sufferer of this ploy.
Once the well-set Thyagarajan was cleaned up by Sai Kishore with one which spun again sharply from exterior the off-stump and later Mir Jaweed Ali steer into the lone slip fielder’s arms in the identical over, Tamil Nadu was again on prime.
But, Tamil Nadu’s hopes for a fast finish had been thwarted by a gritty tenth wicket stand between Prateek Reddy and B. Punnaiah, by way of staying on the crease for eight overs.
Eventually, Tamil Nadu was set a frightening goal of 144 in 11 attainable overs to attain an outright win.
Then, Sudharsan (42, 20b, 5×4) and Jagadeesan (59, 22b, 8×6) gave some anxious moments to the house crew with some extraordinary strokes all around the wicket earlier than unhealthy mild stopped play at 108 for 1 in seven overs a lot to the aid of Hyderabad gamers.
The scores: Hyderabad – 1st innings: 395
Tamil Nadu – 1st innings: 510 for 4 decl
Hyderabad – 2nd innings: Tanmay Agarwal c Aparajith b Sai Kishore 46, Abhirath Reddy c Aparajith b Vijay 19, Tanay Thyagarajan b Sai Kishore 69, Ok. Rohit Rayudu c Jagadeesan b Warrier 45, Jaweed Ali c Indrajith b Sai Kishore 0, T. Ravi Teja c Aswin b Vignesh 12, Mickil Jaiswal c Indrajith b Sai Kishore 13, Prateek Reddy c Warrier b Aparajith 24, G. Anikethreddy lbw b Sai Kishore 19, Karthikeya Kak c Pradosh b Vignesh 0, Bhuvanagiri Punnaiah not out 0.
Extras: (b-5, lb-5, w-1) 11.
Tota: (all out in 85 overs) 258.
Fall of wickets: 1-90, 1-101, 3-158, 4-158, 5-175, 6-204, 7-208, 8-227, 9-232, 10-258.
Tamil Nadu bowling: Vignesh 19-3-71-2, Warrier 18-7-33-1, Aswin 7-0-20-0, Sai Kishore 28-5-101-5, Vijay 3-0-10-1, Aparajith 10-6-13-1.
Tamil Nadu – 2nd innings: B. Sai Sudharsan c Rohit b Karthikeya 42, N. Jagadeesan not out 59, B. Aparajith not out 1.
Extras: (b-3, w-2, nb-1) 6.
Total: (for one wkt in 7 overs) 108.
Fall of wickets: 1-93.
Hyderabad bowling: Karthikeya 3-0-41-1, Ravi Teja 3-0-42-0, Punnaiah 1-0-23-0.
Result: Match drawn.