Himachal v Hyderabad: Bad light plays spoilsport

After being inserted in by Hyderabad, Himachal was at eight for the loss of its openers, Ankush Bains and Prashant Chopra, when gloomy overcast conditions halted play. Only 23 minutes of play was possible on Day 1.

Ranji Trophy

The pitch at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati remained under covers for most part of the day due to bad weather on the first day of the Ranji Trophy Group C match between Hyderabad and Himachal Pradesh on Thursday.   -  Y.B. Sarangi

Bad light played spoilsport as only 4.1 overs of play was possible on the opening day of the Ranji Trophy Group C match between Hyderabad and Himachal Pradesh at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium here on Thursday.

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Following a delayed start of two hours and 45 minutes due to poor light and wet patches on the ground, the match could be played for 23 minutes. After being inserted in, Himachal was at eight for the loss of its openers, Ankush Bains and Prashant Chopra, when gloomy overcast conditions halted play.

Opening the bowling, Ravi Kiran tasted success in his second delivery by breaching Ankush Bains' defence through a well-directed full toss. He continued to keep it on the stumps to build pressure on the Himachal batsmen.

Left-armer C.V. Milind generated fine movement from the surface and troubled the batsmen outside the off-stump. He achieved success in his second over by surprising Prashant Chopra with a fuller delivery.

With no improvement in light, the umpires, who waited on the ground for long hours, finally called off the day's play at 3.15 p.m. after witnessing a bout of drizzle.