Andhra bounces back

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Hyderabad, Dec 9 (UNI) Andhra bounced back pushing Hyderabad to brink at 53 for 5 in their first innings in the Ranji Trophy Super League Elite Group B match against hosts Hyderabad here today.

Electing to bat, Andhra were bundled out for a paltry 159 in 54.4 overs, with junior India batsman Gnaneshwar Rao hitting 42 including seven fours, being the top scorer. Opener Hemal Watekar chiped in with a useful 38 with four boundaries. B Sumanth, 25 with three fours and Pradeep, 22 also contributed.

India-A spinner Pragyan Ojha was pick of the Hyderabad bowlers taking three wickets for 43 while Shoeb, M P Arjun and Ashwin Yadav took two apiece.

Later, Andhra bounced back into the match picking trapping half of the Hyderabad side for just 52 runs. Medium pacers Vijay Kumar (3-23) and Kalyana Krishna (2-19) did much damage to the hosts.

The scores: Andhra first innings H H Watekar b Shoaib 38 L N P Reddy lbw b Shoaib 0 A S K Varma c Yadav b Arjun 1 M S K Prasad b Arjun 6 Y Gnaneswara Rao st Ahmed b Ojha 42 A G Pradeep c Ahmed b Ashwin Yadav22 G Shankara Rao b Ojha 0 B Sumanth c Ashwin Yadav b Shinde 25 M Faiq lbw b Ashwin Yadav 0 D Kalyankrishna c Prince b Ojha 11 P Vijay Kumar not out 1 Extras (lb 4, nb 9) 13 Total (all out, 54.4 overs) 159 Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-7, 3-21, 4-96, 5-102, 6-104, 7-147, 8-147, 9-147.

Bowling S M Shoaib 11-5-19-2 M P Arjun 12-2-40-2 (8nb) Ashwin Yadav 13-3-49-2 (1nb) P P Ojha 13.4-1-43-3 A Shinde 5-3-04-1 Hyderabad first innings D D Prince lbw b Kalyankrishna 8 D S Manohar c Pradeep b Vijay Kumar 7 D B Ravi Teja c Prasad b Vijay Kumar 0 S A Pai c Prasad b Vijay Kumar 0 A S Yadav not out 15 M P Arjun c Sumanth b Kalyankrishna 9 A Shinde not out 12 Extras (nb 1) 1 Total (5 wickets, 25 overs) 52 Fall of wickets: 1-8, 2-8, 3-8, 4-18, 5-29.

Bowling D Kalyankrishna 10-3-19-2 (1nb) P Vijay Kumar 8-2-23-3 Y Gnaneswara Rao 4-1- 7-0 G Shankara Rao 2-0- 3-0 H H Watekar 1-1- 0-0 UNI

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