Jharkhand force draw against Hyderabad

Ranchi: Ishank Jaggi`s superb unbeaten double century scuttled Hyderabad`s hopes to force a win against Jharkhand as the home team forced a draw scoring 387 for four in their second innings on the fourth and final day of their Ranji Tropy plate group A tie here on Saturday.

Despite losing overnight partner Sourabh Tiwari, who failed to add any to his 32, and Rajiv Kumar (7) in the first two overs of the day, Jaggi (200 not out) crafted a magnificent 253-run partnership with Shiv Goutam (82 not out) for the fifth wicket to frustrate Hyderabad.

The visitors used as many as eight bowlers, but failed to separate the duo, and remained satisfied with three points they secured for taking the 292-run first innings lead.

Jharkhand got one point for the drawn match.

Jaggi, who has been scoring decent knocks in the last couple of years, played 333 balls and belted thirty boundaries in his unbeaten knock that enthralled the sparse crowd at the newly laid JSCA cricket stadium.

Goutam was more flamboyant hitting three sixes and nine boundaries to add to the delight of the home fans.


Jharkhand Ist innings: 200 all out

2nd innings: 387 for four (PKK Naidu 2/49)

Hyd: Ist innings: 492 all out.