Orissa-Hyderabad match ends in a draw

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Cuttack, Nov 6 (UNI) Hyderabad grabbed three points against Orissa as the four-day Ranji trophy Elite Group A match played at the Barabati stadium here today ended in a tame draw.

The visitors continued to bat for the entire day and scored 263 runs for five at close of the play.

By virtue of their first innings lead of 27 runs Hyderabad grabbed three points while host Orissa took one point.

The final day play was a dull affair with Hyderabad batsmen making it clear that they were not going to declare and set a target for Orissa.

D Rushi Raj scored 56 runs, the highest for the visitors followed by S Anoop Pai and D Ravi Teja who scored 53 and 42 respectively. Arjun Yadav made 41 before being bowled by Saurabh Sehgal.

For Orissa Debasis Mohanty and Saurav Sehgal took two wickets each while Pritamjeet Das claimed one wicket.

Brief Score : Hyderabad (Ist innings)296 Orissa (Ist Innings) 269 Hyderabad (2nd innings)263 for 5 D Rushi Raj 56, S Anoop Pai 53 Debashish Mohanty 2 for 24, Saurav Sehgal 2 for 69) UNI BD SJC RKM AS2055

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