silences critics with Ranji century
Hyderabad: Opener Akshath Reddy quieted his pundits with a well-made 107 (235 balls, 13×4, 2×6) as he drove Hyderabad's battle back in the second innings against Delhi on the penultimate day of the 6th and last four-day Group A Ranji Trophy class coordinate at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, on Monday.
Made a request to take after on in the morning, Hyderabad, who trailed by 210 runs, achieved 233 for 2 out of 83 overs. The home group was ahead by 23 keeps running with eight wickets close by toward the finish of day's play.
Prior in the morning, Hyderabad included just 11 keeps running before being hard and fast for 205 of every 74.2 overs. This was in answer to Delhi's 415. The harmed Saaketh Sairam, who turned out to bat on Sunday evening, opposed the Delhi rocking the bowling alley and remained not out at 25. Pragyan Ojha was out to left-arm seamer to Kulwant Khejroliya while last man Ravi Kiran was expelled by left-arm spinner Vikas Mishra.
With Rishab Pant not taking the field on third day additionally, remain in captain Manan Sharma had no faltering in upholding the take after on. For Akshath, it was a major test. He has not been among runs and a century ago came in the last season against Goa. Akshath was speculative toward the begin.
He even battled against left-arm spinner Manan Sharma yet soon he got into a score. He hit a six off Sharma over long-on. Akshath alongside left-gave opener Tanmay Agarwal (42) played sensibly. The two put on 98 keeps running for the opening wicket. Delhi at long last broke the match by scalping the wicket of Tanamy, who was gotten behind off left-arm spinner Vikas Mishra.
Batting to a comfort, Akshath started to develop certainly as he raised his 50 years off 125 balls (7×4). Youthful Rohit Rayudu, as well, indicated great disposition and played second fiddle to Akshath. The opener at long last got to his century when he cover drove medium-pacer Akash Sudan. This was Akshath's twelfth Ranji Trophy century with 198 being his most elevated score that he posted against Mumbai in 2014-15 at this very ground.
Be that as it may, on finishing his century, Akshath was devoured in the slips off Lalit Yadav. Be that as it may, left-gave Rayudu (61 not out) batted relentlessly for his 50 years. Strikingly, previous Test opener Gautam Gambhir was prominently missing on the field for the second day as well.