Andhra 87 for 3 (Sriram 31, Sanklecha 2-31) trail Maharashtra 91 (Siva Kumar 6-41) by 4 runs
Duvvarapu Siva Kumar exploited the typically spicy Lahli pitch and bagged figures of 16.5-5-41-6 to rout Maharashtra for 91. In reply, the Andhra batsmen showed better application, losing only three wickets in trimming down the deficit to four runs to cap off a productive opening day.
Paidikalva Vijaykumar struck with the second ball of the game, dismissing Swapnil Gugale for a duck. Harshad Khadiwale soon followed, becoming Siva Kumar's first victim. Coming in at No.3, Rohit Motwani made 23 - the only Maharashtra batsman to cross 20. Kedar Jadhav and Ankit Bawne also failed as Maharashtra folded feebly, after having opted to bat. Siva Kumar dismissed Shrikant Mundhe and Samad Fallah off successive balls to perform the final rites on the Maharashtra innings. Vijaykumar and Cheepurapalli Stephen chipped in with two wickets apiece.
Fallah then came back with the ball and removed Srikar Bharat for 11. Opener DB Prasanth and Murumulla Sriram pieced together 44 for the second wicket to drive Andhra, before Anupam Sanklecha struck twice in the 32nd over to get rid of Sriram (31) and Mohammad Kaif (0). Prasanth (26*) and AG Pradeep (13*) remained unbeaten as Andhra finished on 87 for 3.