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February 29, 2008
The following are the summary of results from the fourth day of the Ranji Trophy one-day tournament
Gnaneswara Rao slammed an unbeaten 159 to lead Andhra to a seven-wicket win over Kerala at the MRF Pachyappas Ground in Chennai. Rao also picked up three wickets as Kerala powered to 317 for 5 in their 50 overs. PV Manikantan top scored for Kerala with 84 and added 104 with PR Prem (76).
Andhra's openers began the chase positively, adding 59 together. But two quick wickets fell and Rao came to the crease with his side still needing 255 more to win. He added 152 with D Kalyankrishna and another 105 with ASK Varma and chased the target with 15 balls to spare. Rao hit 11 fours and five sixes in his 122-ball knock.
Despite centuries from J Arunkumar and Ajay Ratra, Goa fell five runs short in chasing Karnataka's 312 at the Guru Nanak College Ground in Chennai. R Vinaykumar top scored for Karnataka with 84 and then took four wickets as Goa were bowled out in the penultimate ball of the match.
Ratra joined Arunkumar at the crease with Goa at 82 for 3. The two added 141 together off just 134 balls. Goa were comfortably placed at 291 for 4 when they lost five wickets for six runs. The required 15 was too much for the last-wicket pair and Vinaykumar bowled Rohit Asnodkar for a duck to wrap of the game.
M Vijay scored 108 in Tamil Nadu's two-wicket win over Hyderabad at the Sri Ramachandra Medical College Ground in Chennai. TN lost eight wickets and took 49 overs to chase Hyderabad's modest 236, which was built upon Abhinav Kumar's 93. TN's second highest score was R Ramkumar's 37. C Ganapathy and R Ashiwn picked up three wickets each in Hyderabad's innings.
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