Ranji Trophy: Sasikanth's six-wicket haul floors Madhya Pradesh

K.V. Sasikanth took six wickets as Andhra blew away Madhya Pradesh, who collapsed from 35 fopr three to be bowled out without any addition to the score.

K.V. Sasikanth took six wickets and helped Andhra record a huge win.   -  V.V. SUBRAHMANYAM

It was all over for Madhya Pradesh in the space of 16.5 overs. Chasing a daunting victory target of 343, Madhya Pradesh was bowled out for 35 with pace bowler K.V. Sasikanth producing a dream spell of 8-4-8-6.

This was after Karan Shinde struck a brilliant, unbeaten century on debut in the morning session to help Andhra record a thumping 307-run win in the Ranji Trophy Group-B match at the Holkar Stadium on Wednesday.

Earlier, resuming at the overnight score of 198 for seven, Andhra scored 301 thanks to Shinde's (103 not out, 215b, 16 x 4), who was actually called in as a last-minute addition to the squad for this match.

As it Happened

And, Madhya Pradesh began hot chase with one player short as injured opener Gaurav Yadav could not take field.

Andhra's Karan Shinde hit a brilliant unbeaten century.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

 

Madhya Pradesh collapsed in dramatic fashion from 35 for four, at one stage, to be bowled out without any addition to the score as there were six ducks in all. This was Sasikanth’s third consecutive, five-wicket haul of the season.

With this win Andhra and Madhya Pradesh finished the league with 17 and 24 points respectively from eight games each.

Brief scores:

Andhra 132 & 301 (Karan Shinde 103 n o, D.B. Prashant Kumar 44, Ishwar Pandey 3/55) vs Madhya Pradesh 91 & 35 (Yash Dubey 16, K.V. Sasikanth 6/18)

Result: Andhra won by 307 runs. Points: Andhra 6 Madhya Pradesh 0

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