Hyderabad: Services bowlers struck back to check Hyderabad's first innings lead to just 32 runs on Day 3 of the Group C Ranji Trophy cricket match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, here today.
Resuming on their overnight score of 210 for three in the four-day encounter, Hyderabad were bowled out 338 after losing seven wickets for just 117 runs.
Centurion Hanuma Vihari (119) added just five runs to his overnight score before being scalped by left-arm spinner Saurabh Kumar, who bagged four wickets in the innings.
The Hyderabad lower-order also resisted but new-ball bowler Roshan Raj and left-arm spinner Abhishek Sakuja bagging three wickets apiece, made sure the the hosts are not able to stretch their lead much.
Getting behind the trail, the visitors were 96 for four at stumps with Devender Lohchab (20 not out) and skipper Yashpal Singh (6 not out) battling on.
Leg-spinner Akash Bhandari (2-40) has been the destroyer-in-chief so far with pace spearhead Ravi Kiran and left-arm orthodox Mehdi Hasan bagging a wicket each.
Brief Scores: Services 1st Innings 306 and 96/4 in 34 overs (Nakul Verma 21, Devender Lohchab 20 not out; Akash Bhandari 2-40)
Hyderabad 338 in 132 overs (Hanuma Vihari 119, Akash Bhandari 36 not out; Saurabh Kumar 4-92).