Hyderabad send Himachal crashing to 36 all out

File photo – Rishi Dhawan’s 6 for 35 led Himachal Pradesh’s fightback after they were bowled out for 36 by Hyderabad © Shailesh Bhatnagar

Fifteen wickets fell on day two at the Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati, where Hyderabad bowled Himachal Pradesh out for 36, the fourth-lowest total in the Ranji Trophy since 2000. None of Himachal’s batsmen got into double figures as seamers M Ravi Kiran and Chama Milind cut through the top order before legspinner Akash Bhandari snared four wickets to demolish the tail. Himachal, on 8 for 2 overnight, were bowled out in 25 overs.

Hyderabad got into the lead with only a wicket down, thanks to a 38-run second-wicket partnership between Akshath Reddy and B Anirudh, but Rishi Dhawan ensured they didn’t run away with the game. The allrounder grabbed six wickets as Hyderabad ended the day seven down for 99, only 63 ahead. Anirudh was still at the crease at stumps, on 44 off 111 balls, having hit seven fours.

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