Rajasthan humiliate Hyderabad by innings and 256 runs

Jaipur: The miracle that Hyderabad were hoping for did not happen as they collapsed to a humiliating innings and 256 runs defeat against Rajasthan on the third day and penultimate day of their Ranji Trophy Plate League (Group A) match here on Wednesday.

Trailing by 318 runs overnight at a precarious 63 for six, Hyderabad`s second innings folded at 126 giving Rajasthan the massive win.

Hyderabad had recorded the lowest total in the Ranji history after being bowled out for 21 in the first innings. Rajasthan had, however, made merry scoring 403 on the same track.

Debutant pacer Deepak Chahar, who had snapped 11 wickets in the match till yesterday, added another one to his kitty today by trapping tailender A Lalith Mohan (4) in front of the wicket.

For Hyderabad, it was a hasty end to what had been a nightmarish match for them.

Syed Qadri (27) and Praneet Arjun (33) shared a 40-run stand to add give some respectability to Hyderabad`s second innings scorecard but the late effort was just not enough to spare them the humiliation.

Once Quadri departed, caught by Vineet Saxena of Pankaj Singh`s bowling, Hyderabad`s innings folded in no time with the next three wickets falling for just 32 runs.

Rajasthan`s bowling was all about the sensational pace duo of Chahar and Pankaj. Both of them picked up four wickets apiece in the second innings.

The win gave Rajasthan six points -- five regulation and a bonus point for recording an innings win.

Brief Score:

Rajasthan: 403

Hyderabad: 21 and 126 all out in 39 overs (Praneet Arjun 33, Deepak Chahar 4/54, Pankaj Singh 4/45.


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