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U.P. bowlers call the shots

By Our Sports Reporter

HYDERABAD, DEC. 13. Comeback man D. Vinay Kumar and an out-of-form N.S. Arjun Yadav hit half-centuries to help Hyderabad finish the first day at 236 for eight against Uttar Pradesh in the Ranji Trophy Elite Group `B' match at Gymkhana Grounds here on Monday.

Put in to bat, the host was off to a decent start with S. Daniel Manohar and P. Sashank Nag playing sensibly to put on 61 in 138 balls with the emphasis being on circumspection rather than on flamboyance.

After Shalab Srivastava sent back Nag, Hyderabad slipped into a mini crisis with Manohar snicking R.P. Singh to the 'keeper and Anirudh Singh being caught brilliantly by Rizwan Shamshad in the slips.

A.T. Rayudu failed to make an impact for the seventh innings in a row and perished when his attempted on-drive, off left-arm spinner Praveen Gupta, went straight to mid-on. Ambati's poor stroke selection saw Hyderabad in trouble at 82 for four.

Arjun Yadav (55, 132 mins, 114 balls, 6 x 4, 1 x 6), who survived a return chance to veteran left-arm spinner Gyanendra Pandey, and Vinay Kumar (66, 203 mins, 167 balls, 7 x 4) put on 91 for the fifth wicket.

Two straight drives by Arjun, off R.P. Singh, showed that he was in good nick and later he hit a superb six over long-on off Gupta. But, unfortunately, in the same over, he misread the flight and the attempted off-drive went straight to short extra-cover.

Vinay opened up, after the dismissal of his partner, to come up with pleasing strokes.

The pull off Gupta, the delectable late-cut off Pandey and a couple of fluent onside strokes off Singh and Zaidi gave the hint that Vinay had got back the confidence. He perished soon, bowled by Srivastava, after missing the line of the ball.

Uttar Pradesh captain Jyothi Yadav's decision to take the new ball, when the score read 211 for five, paid dividends as Hyderabad lost three more wickets before the close of play.

The scoreboard:

Hyderabad — 1st innings: Daniel Manohar c Amir Khan bt Singh 28, Sashank Nag c Shamshad b Srivastava 26, Anirudh Singh c Shamshad b Gupta 10, A.T. Rayudu c Singh b Gupta 6, Vinay Kumar b Srivastava 66, Arjun Yadav c Jyothi Yadav b Gupta 55, Ibrahim Khaleel c Jyothi Yadav b Zaidi 13, S. Vishnuvardhan c Suresh Raina b Srivastava 9, Fahad Shahnawaz (batting) 3, Extras (b-1, lb-7, w-1, nb-11) 20.

Total (for eight wkts in 89.4 overs) 236.

Fall of wickets: 1-61, 2-63, 3-81, 4-82, 5-173, 6-222, 7-232, 8-236

Uttar Pradesh bowling: A.W. Zaidi 20.4-5-37-1, S. Srivastava 24-7-63-3, R.P. Singh 16-1-60-1, Praveen Gupta 18-4-40-3, Gyanendra Pandey 11-2-28-0.

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