Ranji Trophy: Hyderabad in total control

Although opener P Shashank Nag returned to the pavilion early after hitting just five runs, Akshat Reddy went on to score 70 that had nine boundaries in it. Other batsmen D B Raviteja (23) and G H Vihari (39) also helped consolidate the innings, while Sandeep pushed the score further in partnership with SA Quadri.

Sandeep (76) and Quadri (54) were at the crease when the wickets were drawn for the day. For Tripura, Rana Dutta scalped two wickets, while J Debnath and RH Saha took one wicket each.

Earlier, Tripura were dismissed for 140 in their first innings, thanks to a brilliant bowling by Kanishk Naidu and Alfred Absolem who took four and three wickets respectively.

Brief Scores:

Tripura 1st innings 140 all out
Hyderabad 277 for 4 (BP Sandeep batting 76, SA Quadri batting 54).

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