Andhra recorded a advantageous 76-run victory over Kerala to place itself again in competition for the knockout levels of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, on the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium right here on Saturday.
Chasing 260, Kerala’s top-order was rocked by speedsters M. Harishankar Reddy (2/24) and B. Ayyappa (3/41). In-form batters, together with Rohan S. Kunnummal, perished cheaply as their facet was lowered to 26/4.
Sachin Child (35, 59b, 2×4) and Akshay Chandran (41, 72b, 1×4) stabilised the ship with a 63-run partnership for the fifth wicket. However Hanuma Vihari’s part-time off-spin fetched Andhra the breakthrough as Child dragged a large supply on to his stumps.
Ayyappa then got here up with a advantageous throw from deep backward square-leg to expire Akshay to knock the wind out of Kerala’s sails.
Earlier, after electing to area, Kerala appeared largely in management, having dismissed six Andhra batters for 184 by the thirty ninth over. However a late flourish from Ok. Nithish Kumar Reddy (31, 28b, 2×4, 1×6) and the bottom-four (48 mixed runs) took the overall previous 250, which finally proved greater than satisfactory.
At Alur, N. Jagadeesan scored his fourth successive Checklist A century (128, 123b, 6×4, 6×6) as Tamil Nadu handed table-topping Haryana its first lack of the marketing campaign – a complete 151-run defeat.
Wicketkeeper batter Jagadeesan then effected 5 dismissals to go along with the hundred, the second time he has achieved the dual distinction this season (first towards Andhra).
After being put into bat, the Tamil Nadu opening duo of Jagadeesan and B. Sai Sudharsan (67, 74b, 5×4, 1×6) placed on their fourth-century partnership in a row (151 runs).
A collapse ensued, because the facet misplaced 4 wickets for 35 runs. However M. Shahrukh Khan’s 46 (54b, 5×4) introduced Tamil Nadu again on observe earlier than the bowlers, like siblings who consider in sharing and caring, break up the wickets fairly evenly to usher within the defeat.