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Ranji Trophy: Tanay’s 7-for helps Hyderabad enforce the follow-on against Nagaland

Nagaland News

Hyderabad, February 10: Left-arm spinner Tanay Thyagarajan returned career-best figures of seven for 63 as Hyderabad enforced follow-on against Nagaland on the second day of the Ranji Trophy Plate Group semifinal at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here on Saturday.
Resuming at 385 for five, Hyderabad declared its innings at 462 for eight after 79 minutes in the morning session, scoring 79 runs and losing three wickets.
When Nagaland batted first, it was jolted very early by pace-bowling all-rounder T. Ravi Teja, who swung the ball late to removed opener Yugandhar Singh, edging to wicketkeeper Pragnay Reddy, and then had Sedezhalie Rupero dismissed in similar fashion.
An 84 run stand for the third wicket between the free-stroking Joshua Ozukum (50, 91b, 6×4, 1×6) and captain Rongsen Jonathan (41,50b, 6×4, 1×6) gave Nagaland some hope.
But, Tanay struck the big blow, forcing Jonathan to snick to Nitesh Reddy at silly-point in the 23rd over. Soon, Joshua nicked one which kicked off from the good length spot off Tanay to give a simple catch in the slips to make it 109 for four.
When Tanay struck a double blow, removing Sumit Kumar (38, 60b, 5×4), who was bowled trying to swing, and Moakumzuk Tzudir in the 52nd over, the writing was on the wall. Later, Tanay sent back the dangerous-looking R.S. Jaganath Srinivas (44, 100b, 6×4), also bowled trying to swing a length delivery.
The left-arm spinner ensured that the Nagaland tail did not wag as he completed a splendid seven-wicket haul to bundle out Nagaland for 206.
In the second essay, Nagaland’s Joshua was run out in the first over and finished the day at 21 for one.
(Courtesy: The Hindu)