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Anti-climax! The umpires have called bad light and it’s stumps! MATCH DRAWN. Tamil Nadu wins by first-innings lead.
Tamil Nadu 108/1 in 7 overs: Sai Sudharsan falls to Kartikeya as he holes out to deep mid-wicket. Baba Aparajith walks in. Meanwhile, N Jagadeesan cruises to a 20-ball fifty and powers Tamil Nadu past 100.
Tamil Nadu 93/0 in 6 0vers: 25 runs from the over! Sai Sudharsan and Jagadeesan plunder Ravi Teja for another massive over. 51 runs in 5 overs!
Tamil Nadu 68/0 in 5 overs: A sensational chase from N Jagadeesan and Sai Sudharsan. Tamil Nadu is actually going for a 144-run chase from 11 overs. Needs 76 runs in 6 overs.
Hyderabad vs Tamil Nadu, Day 4 Updates: R Sai Kishore picks up his fourth wicket as Hyderabad enters the Tea break with a slender lead and six wickets down. Top effort from Tamil Nadu bowlers, especially from Kishore and Vignesh to chip away with crucial wickets with the lead just 89. First innings centurion Mickil Jaiswal falls as Rohit Rayudu with an unbeaten 43 holds the key for Hyderabad. With still another session to go, Tamil Nadu will look to pick the remaining four wickets and then take a shot at the target.
Hyderabad vs Tamil Nadu, Day 4 Updates: R Sai Kishore takes a three-wicket haul as Tanay Thyagarajan departs for a well-constructed 137-ball 69 with nine boundaries. The spinner then removed Jaweed Ali for a duck as Hyderabad lost two quick wickets and suffered a setback. Rohit Rayudu and T Ravi Teja are in the middle with the lead crossing the 60-run mark.
Hyderabad vs Tamil Nadu, Day 4 Updates: R Tanay Thyagarajan hits a fine half-century as Hyderabad takes a slender lead but Vijay Shankar provides Tamil Nadu the second breakthrough by removing Abhirath Reddy. Rohit Reddy has joined Tanay and the duo will look to forge a partnership and keep Tamil Nadu at bay.
Hyderabad vs Tamil Nadu, Day 4 Updates: R Sai Kishore strikes and the spinner removes Hyderabad skipper Tanmay Agarwal, who falls for a 76-ball 46 with five boundaries and a six as Tamil Nadu makes its first breakthrough of the day. Abhirath Reddy who got retired hut is back in the middle to partner Tanay Thyagarajan as the duo aim to polish off the deficit and take the lead.
Hyderabad vs Tamil Nadu, Day 4 Updates: Tanmay Agarwal and Tanay Thyagarajan are batting well, negotiating the Tamil Nadu fast bowlers and slicing the deficit with an unbeaten 68-run stand. The track is good for batting and both batsmen will look to build on the fine partnership and bat deep and as long as possible. Tamil Nadu, meanwhile is searching for the opening break of the final day.
Hyderabad vs Tamil Nadu, Day 4 Updates: Tanmay Agarwal and Tanay Thyagarajan begin Hyderabad’s quest of salvaging a draw but Tamil Nadu will look to force the advantage and pick early wickets. Hyderabad’s first mission will be to erase the deficit and take the lead with the skipper leading from the front. Sandeep Warrier, L Vignesh and Aswin Crist are the three bowlers used by Tamil Nadu so far and Warrier, who picked a five-wicket haul in the first innings will aim to make an early breakthrough.
Hyderabad vs Tamil Nadu, Day 4 Updates: Massive day for the home side as Tanmay Agarwal and Tanay Thyagarajan aim to wipe out the trail and take the lead. Abhirath Reddy is retired hurt as Hyderabad still trails Tamil Nadu by 87 runs. Tanmay again has to lead from the front and ensure his team bats the entire four sessions on a bright and sunny final day in Hyderabad.
Day Three Report: Debutant S. Sai Sudharsan cracked an impressive century (179, 273b, 18x4, 1x6) and Baba Aparajith notched up a brilliant ton (115 n.o.,165b, 11x4, 3x6) to help Tamil Nadu declare at 510 for four in reply to Hyderabad’s 395 and pile on the agony for Hyderabad on the penultimate day of the four-day Ranji Trophy championship Elite Group B match at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium on Thursday.
In reply, the home team scored 28 for no loss at close of play. Opener Abhirath Reddy retired hurt after being hit on the forearm when he was in line with a throw from the wicketkeeper.
Earlier, resuming at 203 for no loss, Tamil Nadu lost overnight centurion N. Jagadeesan (116) to the third ball of the day when pacer Kartikeya Kak saw the batter fend a rising ball straight to the slip fielder.
But, Sudharsan stayed put at one end. Understandably, he was cautious– scoring 48 runs off 96 balls with three fours and one six. It was, perhaps, a reflection of the task given to him – to keep Hyderabad bowlers at bay.
Just when looking good for a double century, Sudharsan couldn’t resist the temptation of playing a loose stroke on off-stump off left-arm spinner Tanay Thyagarajan only to be caught behind.
Then, it was the turn of Aparajith to toy with the bowling attack. The way he laid back to late cut twice in one over and later stepped out to loft over long-on – all off Thyagarajan – was a delight to watch.
Aparajith was lucky on 92 to see Aniketh Reddy drop a catch, near deep mid-wicket fence when he pulled pacer B. Punnaiah. But, he soon reached the coveted mark with a beautiful on-drive off Kak.
Once captain Baba Indrajith (48, 52b, 5x4)was run-out, Tamil Nadu declared the innings. In the final session, Hyderabad pacers Punnaiah and Kak bowled well but without luck.
Chandran duo puts Kerala in command against Jharkhand
He had made a promising debut in the Ranji Trophy nearly eight years ago, but was of the team for a long time. Akshay Chandran could not have hoped for a more triumphant return.
The left-arm spin all-rounder scored 150 (268b, 13x4, 1x6) to help Kerala move into a strong position on the second day of the Ranji Trophy match against Jharkhand at the JSCA Stadium in Ranchi. The visitor made 475 in its first innings and reduced the host to 87 for three at Stumps.
Kerala had resumed at the overnight at 276 for six and Chandran’s seventh-wicket stand with Sijomon Joseph (83, 153b, 10x4, 3x6) continued to frustrate the bowlers. By the time Joseph became one of the five victims of left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem, the duo had added 171. Akshay then batted with the tail to take Kerala to a big total.