December 5, 2000

Hyderabad edge out Andhra

Hyderabad defeated Andhra Pradesh by seven wickets in the South Zone Ranji One Day tournament at the Guru Nanak College ground on Tuesday.

The match was reduced to 25 overs due wet ground conditions. Hyderabad Skipper VVS Laxman won the toss and put Andhra in to bat. Opener Amit Pathak played a swash buckling innings of 68 off 62 deliveries with six hits to the fence. Shahabuddin (33) and KSV Prasad (21) chipped in with useful contributions. Shahabuddin had two boundaries and two massive sixes to his credit. Andhra made a healthy 150 for five off 25 overs.

In reply, openers Daneil Manohar (58) and M Srinivas (18) put on a 43 run partnership off 6 overs. Skipper VVS Laxman chipped in with 43 off 47 balls. Parth Satwalkar played a swash buckling innings hitting 24 runs off 12 deliveries. Hyderabad reached the target in the 24th over and earned two points.