Ranji Trophy: Andhra get three points from drawn match against Gujarat
Andhra collected three points on the back of their first innings lead as their Ranji Trophy Group B cricket match against Gujarat ended in a draw here on Sunday.
Vizianagaram: Andhra collected three points on the back of their first innings lead as their Ranji Trophy Group B cricket match against Gujarat ended in a draw here on Sunday.
Andhra could not bowled out Gujarat in their second innings as the visiting ended at 254 for 4 in 90 overs on the fourth and final day to end the match in a draw.
The home side, who had scored 421 all out in their first innings in reply to Gujarat's 308, ran away with three points on the basis of their 113-run first innings lead. Gujarat got one point.
Resuming the day on 24 for 1, Gujarat were held together by four half-centuries. Opener Priyank Kirit Panchal added 109 with Bhargav Merai before he became Bodapati Sumanth's maiden first-class victim.
Panchal was the next to fall when he was trapped lbw by Prasanth Kumar for 72 off 173 balls. Ruijul Bhatt and Parthiv Patel also hit fifties as Gujarat finished at 254 for 4 in 90 overs.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Srikar Bharat, who scored 127 in the first innings, was named man of the match.
Andhra: 421 (Srikar Bharat 127, Mohammad Kaif 76; Rush Kalaria 5/55) drew with Gujarat 308 (Parthiv Patel 122; D Siva Kumar 3/44) & 254 for 4 (Priyank Panchal 72, Bhargav Merai 54, Rujul Bhatt 50, Parthiv Patel 50)