Ranji Trophy: Railways beat Andhra by 148 runs on day 3

Pace-spin duo of Anureet (4/32) and Ashish (3/36) wrecked havoc.

Ranji Trophy: Railways beat Andhra by 148 runs on day 3

New Delhi: Anureet Singh and Ashish Yadav shared seven wickets between them as Railways dismissed Andhra Pradesh for 124 in their second innings to notch up a 148-run win in their Group B Ranji Trophy match here on Wednesday.

The pace-spin duo of Anureet (4/32) and Ashish (3/36) wrecked havoc on the Andhra batsmen after setting them a target of 273 on the penultimate day.

The win helped Railways to pocket six points.

Resuming at 194 for eight, Railways' second innings folded for 204 runs in 69.2 overs after B Sudhakar and DB Prashanth dismissed overnight batsmen Ashish (62) and SS Mishra (12).

Chasing 273 to win, Andhra found the going tough as they kept losing wicket regularly with only three batsmen -- KS Bharat (32), Mohammad Kaif (15) and K Ashwin Hebbar (30) -- reaching double figures.

Anureet dealt the first blow when he trapped opener Prasanth (8) infront of wicket in the 8th over, before cleaning up Murumulla Sriram (2) in the 14th over.

Ashish then claimed the next three batsmen dismissing Bharat, A G Pradeep and Kaif as Andra lost their half their side in 33rd over at the score of 66.

Karn Sharma then got rid of Sudhakar (9), while Anureet returned to remove K Sreekanth (7) and D Siva Kumar (4). Next two batsmen fall prey to run outs as Hebber was left stranded at the other end.

Brief Score:

Railways 182 & 204 allout in 69.2 overs (Ashish Yadav 62; B Sudhakar 5/49)

Andhra 114 & 124 in 64.2 overs (K S Bharat 32; Anureet Singh 4/32).

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