GUWAHATI, Oct 29 - After conceding a 90-run first innings lead, Himachal Pradesh staged a fightback scoring 232 for the loss of six wickets on the third day of the four-day Group C Ranji Trophy match at the Barsapara cricket stadium here today.
In reply to Himachal’s scanty 36 in the first innings Hyderabad, resuming at the overnight total of 99 for seven, were all out for 126. Himachal skipper Rishi Dhawan wrecked the Hyerabad innings removing seven scalps giving away 50 runs.
In the second innings the Himachal Pradesh batsmen got back their form as P Dogra (57), R Bist (not out 50) and Anirudh b Bhandari (39) had useful contributions.
Himachal Pradesh 1st innings 36.
Hyderabad (India) 1st innings (Overnight 99/7): CV Milind c Dogra b Gurvinder Singh 1, Mohammed Siraj lbw b Dagar 4, M Ravi Kiran not out 0. Extras (lb 1, w 2, nb 1) 4; Total (all out; 55.2 overs) 126. Fall of wickets: 8-106, 9-126, 10-126. Bowling: R Dhawan 22-6-50-7, S Nirmohi 7-1-12-0, MJ Dagar 8.2-1-17-1, PP Jaiswal 5-1-26-0, Gurvinder Singh 13-4-20-2.
Himachal Pradesh 2nd innings: AK Bains b Mohammed Siraj 35, P Chopra c Sandeep b Ravi Kiran 8, Sumeet Verma c Anirudh b Bhandari 39, P Dogra c Sumanth b Mohammed Siraj 57, R Bist not out 50, R Dhawan c Sumanth b Milind 20, N Gangta b Ravi Kiran 14, MJ Dagar not out 4. Extras: (lb 4, nb 1) 5; Total: (6 wickets; 64 overs) 232. Fall of wickets: 1-29, 2-47, 3-106, 4-171, 5-196, 6-228. Bowling: M Ravi Kiran 15-3-43-2, CV Milind 12-1-51-1, Mohammed Siraj 12-1-39-2, AA Bhandari 15-1-56-1, M Hassan 9-2-33-0, BP Sandeep 1-0-6-0.