Agartala: Riding on a brilliant ton by Akshath Reddy and half-centuries by DB Ravi Teja (96 not out) and Hanuma Vihari (70), Hyderabad reached 487 for nine on day two, taking a 303-run first innings lead over Tripura in a Group C Ranji Trophy cricket match here on Tuesday.
Having bundled out Tripura for 184 in their first innings, Hyderabad extended the lead over 300 runs.
At stumps, Ravi Teja was just four runs short of his hundred, while Anwar Ahmed was yet to open his account.
It would be interesting to see if last man, Ahmed could help Ravi Teja complete his century tomorrow.
Resuming on 116 for one, overnight batsman Reddy went on to score 174 off 265 balls, studded with 25 fours and two sixes.
He also put on 171 runs with Vihari for the third wicket and by the time Vihari's superb knock off 161 balls was cut short, Hyderabad had already reached 300 runs.
After Reddy's dismissal, Ravi Teja continued in the company of the lower-order batsmen. A Ashish Reddy (39) and Syed Quadri (22) chipped in with crucial runs.
For Tripura, Manisankar Murasingh (3/110) and Tushar Saha (3/106) took three wickets each.
Tripura 1st inngs: 184 all out
Hyderabad 1st inngs: 487 for nine in 126 overs (Akshath Reddy 174, DB Ravi Teja 96 not out, Hanuma Vihari 70; Tushar Saha 3/106 Manisankar Murasingh 3/110).