New Delhi: In a brilliant spell of leg-break bowling, Akash Bhandhari of Hyderabad destroyed Himachal Preadesh win on day one their Ranji Trophy match on Friday at Guwahati.
After winning the toss at Guwahati's Played at Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad captain Subramaniam Badrinath put Himachal to put and in no time, the innings was over, for mere 36 runs.
And the chief architect for Hyderabad was 23-year-old spinner Bhandhari. In his three overs' spell, Bhandhari took four wickets without conceding a run.
He cleaned up the innings, taking the last four wickets.
Bhandari thus became the fourth and 11th bowler in First-class cricket to take four or more wickets without conceding a single run.
Earlier, Ravi Kishan provided Hyderabad with an inspired new ball spell. The 25-year-old pacer ended with figures of 9-5-12-3.
Not a single Himachal batsman managed to reach double figures, abd the innings' highest scorer was skipper Rishi Dhawan, who made nine off 16 balls, with two fours.
Himachal's total is the joint 23rd lowest in Ranji history, and interestingly, the lowest record belongs to Hyderebad. All of 21 runs.