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Kerala-Andhra tie ends in a draw

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GUWAHATI, Nov 24 - The Ranji Trophy Group C match between Kerala and Andhra at the Barsapara stadium here today ended in a draw.

Requiring 296 in the second innings, Andhra were 193 for four when the stumps were finally drawn. By virtue of the first innings lead, Andhra collected three points against Kerala�s one.

Kerala declared their second innings at the total of 302 for six. Resuming at the overnight total of 229 for five, Kerala added 73 runs before declaring. Sachin Baby remained unbeaten on 60.

Andhra batsmen hardly tried for an outright victory and thus playing it safe. Opener KS Bharat (73), GH Vihari (not out 53) and RK Bhui (44) were the main contributors for Andhra as the team batted for 80 overs.

SCORECARD

Kerala 1st innings 219

Andhra 1st innings 226

Kerala 2nd innings (overnight 229/5): Sachin Baby not out 60, Iqbal Abdulla b Prasanth 6, V Vinod Kumar not out 19. Extras: (b 13, lb 6, nb 7) 26; Total: (6 wickets dec; 71 overs) 302. Fall of wickets: 6-243. Bowling: DP Vijaykumar 16-2-67-3, B Ayyappa 11-0-42-0, K Ashwin Hebbar 3-0-11-0, KV Sasikanth 13-0-47-1, BA Bhatt 22-1-94-1, DB Prasanth 6-0-22-1.

Andhra 2nd innings: KS Bharat run out 73, DB Prasanth c Mohammed Azharuddeen b Vinod Kumar 11, DB Ravi Teja b Sandeep Warrier 0, GH Vihari not out 53, RK Bhui run out 44, AG Pradeep not out 2. Extras: (b 2, lb 5, w 1, nb 2) 10; Total: (4 wickets; 80 overs) 193. Fall of wickets: 1-29, 2-30, 3-138, 4-190. Bowling: S Sandeep Warrier 15-4-35-1, V Vinod Kumar 10-2-25-1, Basil Thampi 12-1-42-0, BJ Thakkar 2-0-4-0, Iqbal Abdulla 18-8-32-0, KS Monish 19-4-42-0, PR Prem 4-1-6-0.

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Kerala-Andhra tie ends in a draw

GUWAHATI, Nov 24 - The Ranji Trophy Group C match between Kerala and Andhra at the Barsapara stadium here today ended in a draw.

Requiring 296 in the second innings, Andhra were 193 for four when the stumps were finally drawn. By virtue of the first innings lead, Andhra collected three points against Kerala�s one.

Kerala declared their second innings at the total of 302 for six. Resuming at the overnight total of 229 for five, Kerala added 73 runs before declaring. Sachin Baby remained unbeaten on 60.

Andhra batsmen hardly tried for an outright victory and thus playing it safe. Opener KS Bharat (73), GH Vihari (not out 53) and RK Bhui (44) were the main contributors for Andhra as the team batted for 80 overs.

SCORECARD

Kerala 1st innings 219

Andhra 1st innings 226

Kerala 2nd innings (overnight 229/5): Sachin Baby not out 60, Iqbal Abdulla b Prasanth 6, V Vinod Kumar not out 19. Extras: (b 13, lb 6, nb 7) 26; Total: (6 wickets dec; 71 overs) 302. Fall of wickets: 6-243. Bowling: DP Vijaykumar 16-2-67-3, B Ayyappa 11-0-42-0, K Ashwin Hebbar 3-0-11-0, KV Sasikanth 13-0-47-1, BA Bhatt 22-1-94-1, DB Prasanth 6-0-22-1.

Andhra 2nd innings: KS Bharat run out 73, DB Prasanth c Mohammed Azharuddeen b Vinod Kumar 11, DB Ravi Teja b Sandeep Warrier 0, GH Vihari not out 53, RK Bhui run out 44, AG Pradeep not out 2. Extras: (b 2, lb 5, w 1, nb 2) 10; Total: (4 wickets; 80 overs) 193. Fall of wickets: 1-29, 2-30, 3-138, 4-190. Bowling: S Sandeep Warrier 15-4-35-1, V Vinod Kumar 10-2-25-1, Basil Thampi 12-1-42-0, BJ Thakkar 2-0-4-0, Iqbal Abdulla 18-8-32-0, KS Monish 19-4-42-0, PR Prem 4-1-6-0.