Hyderabad: Batsman D.B. Ravi Teja and left-arm spinner Praveen Kumar stood out among a clutch of performers in Tuesday’s action at the Hyderabad Cricket Association’s Premier League cricket here.
On day five batsmen slammed centuries, Ravi Teja hit the highest score of 170 to guide Deccan Chronicle to 383 for 6 on the first day of their three-day match against Sporting XI.
In another match, Praveen took 6 for 33 as Dayanand bowled out Ensconce for 131. This, after Mehdi Hasan had taken his second successive five-wicket haul for Ensconse, a 5 for 52 that bundled Dayanand out for 128 in their second innings. Ensconse were 22 for 1, still needing 212 to win.
The match between Evergreen and Continental threw up performers on either side. While A. Lalith Mohan scored 122 for the former, pacer Ramakrishna took 5 for 81 for Continental.
Cambridge and Charminar too traded performances. B. Chandrashekar hit 117 to guide Cambridge to 260 even as Md Siraj took 5 wickets while conceding 65 runs.
Rohit Rayudu was the other big centurion. He hit 14 boundaries in his unbeaten 130 that came off 215 balls as Jai Hanuman replied to Andhra Bank’s 332 with 268 for 4. Rohit’s teammate Shashidhar Reddy (90) was the second batsman this season after Benjamin Thomas to fall in the nervous nineties. Earlier, resuming at his overnight score of 146, Andhra Bank’s Abhinav Kumar remained undefeated on 151.
Shaik Sohail of EMCC also hit a century. His 121 boosted the Marredpally side to declare their innings at a mammoth 550 for 9. Gemini Friends had replied with 115 for 4 by close of play. Leg-spinner Akash Bhandari also took a fiver, his 5/35 being instrumental in SBH bowling out Railways for a mere 124....