Hyderabad completed a 71 run out-right victory against Baroda in the Ranji Trophy Super League Group B match at the Gymkhana Ground in Secunderabad on Wednesday. Hyderabad, by virtue of this win, collected the necessary 8 points to qualify for the knock-out stage of the tournament. Thus, Hyderabad and Baroda ended their Super league engagements with 21 points and 18 points respectively.
Earlier, Baroda resuming at 24 for 2, were allout for 163. There were only three significant partnerships. First, Jacob Martin (30 runs of 94 balls) with Tushar Arothe (10 runs of 41 balls) added 40 runs of 16.4 overs for the fourth wicket. Then Atul Bedade (22 runs of 45 balls) and Nayan Mongia (34 runs of 123 balls) put on 32 runs in 14.5 overs for the sixth wicket. But after that Baroda lost three more wickets with only 33 runs being added to the total. Baroda prolonged the inevitable thanks to a last wicket stand between Valmik Buck and Zaheer Khan who added 28 runs in 8.4 overs.
Hyderabad saw some disciplined bowling by their spinners Venkatapathy Raju and Kanwaljit Singh as they picked up three wickets each. But the man of the moment for Hyderabad was Satwalkar (4 for 41) as he dismissed three of Baroda's top order batsmen in the morning to set Hyderabad on the course to victory.