Vizianagaramm, Andhra Pradesh: Pacer Duvvarapu Shivkumar ripped through Kerala's top order with a three-wicket burst as Andhra Pradesh reduced the visitors to 202 for seven in their first innings on the opening day of their Group C Ranji Trophy cricket match here on Sunday.
Put in to bat by Andhra, Kerala were reeling at 108 for seven before before tailender Raiphi Gomez and U Manukrishnan pulled things back with a 94-run partnership for the eighth wicket.
Gomez top-scored for the team with a 99-ball 74, which included seven fours and five sixes, while Manukrishnan held the other end with a 110-ball 28.
For Andhra, Shivkumar returned impressive figures of 3/43 in his 20 overs with C Stephen adding a couple of wickets which cost 40 runs in 23 overs.
Kerala 1st innings: 206/6 in 85 overs (Raiphi Gomez 74 batting, Shivkumar 3/43).