Ranji Trophy: Skipper Vihari, Anirudh put Hyderabad on top

Hyderabad: G.H. Vihari played a commander’s thump as Hyderabad gave a decent record of themselves with the bat on the opening day of their Group “C” Ranji Trophy match against Tripura at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in the city on Monday.

Put into bat, the hosts rode on half-hundreds of years from Vihari (94 batting) and B. Anirudh (75 batting) to end the day on an agreeable 263 for two off 90 overs. Hyderabad made a decent begin to their innings with openers Tanmay Agarwal (45) and Akshath Reddy (40) seeing off the new ball.

The opening-pair put on 70 keeps running before Akshath was gotten by wicketkeeper Nirupam Sen Chowdhary off M.B. Murasingh. Tanmay and Vihari then included 42 keeps running in 19.5 overs before the previous was sent back in comparable manner, this time off the knocking down some pins of Tushar Saha.

Vihari, who was strong as a stone, and Anirudh gave Tripura’s assault no further happiness as they went about their employments in a quiet way, sewing an unbroken 152-run organization for the third wicket.

Vihari was the stay while Anirudh was the assailant for the hosts. The youthful Hyderabad chief expended 202 keeps running for his unbeaten 94, with just six limits. He will hope to cross the 100-run mark at the most punctual when he takes the wrinkle again on the morning of the second day.

Interestingly, Anirudh played forcefully for his 75 not out, sending the ball to the wall eight times, and twice over it, throughout his 127-ball thump. Then again, Tripura will seek after a snappy change in fortunes when the second day’s play initiates on Tuesday.

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