June 25, 2021
Home  »  Website  »  Sports  »  Duleep Trophy: Akshath Reddy's 146 Helps India Green Reach 308/4 On Day 1 Against India Red

Duleep Trophy: Akshath Reddy's 146 Helps India Green Reach 308/4 On Day 1 Against India Red

Reddy, who has 4,700 runs in 68 first-class matches with 14 tons, hit 17 fours and 3 sixes from the 248 balls he faced as India Green dominated the first day of their Duleep Trophy match against India Red

Google + Linkedin Whatsapp
Follow Outlook India On News
Duleep Trophy: Akshath Reddy's 146 Helps India Green Reach 308/4 On Day 1 Against India Red
Duleep Trophy 2019-20 is being played in Bengaluru from August 17 to September 8.
Courtesy: BCCI
Duleep Trophy: Akshath Reddy's 146 Helps India Green Reach 308/4 On Day 1 Against India Red
outlookindia.com
2019-08-29T19:34:03+05:30

Hyderabad right-hander P Akshath Reddy hit a superb 146 as India Green dominated proceedings on the opening day of their Duleep Trophy match against India Red, reaching 308 for 4 at stumps, at Bengaluru on Thursday. (More Cricket News)

Reddy, who has 4,700 runs in 68 first-class matches with 14 tons, hit 17 fours and 3 sixes from the 248 balls he faced.

India Green captain Faiz Fazal won the toss and opted to bat in the final league match and his side got off to a confident start.

Also Read: India Discard Karun Nair Hits 166 As Red Vs Blue Match Ends In A Draw

Reddy and Fazal put on 41 runs before the India Green captain fell to Avesh Khan, going for a pull to be caught at fine-leg by Sandeep Warrier for 18 (40 balls, 3x4).

Reddy, who was joined by Delhi batsman Dhruv Shorey, grew in confidence and the duo took India Green to 114 for one at lunch. Reddy reached his half-century from 90 balls.

Shorey (44 from 77 balls, 6X4s, 1X6) fell in the third over after lunch, nicking one from Khan to the 'keeper K S Bharat.

This brought Reddy and Mumbai's Siddhesh Lad together and they were involved in a fruitful 137-run partnership for the third wicket as both played lovely shots on both sides of the wicket.

Vidarbha off-spinner Akshay Wakhare gave India Green the much-needed breakthrough, getting Lad, caught by Karun Nair, for 64 (116 balls, 8X4s, 2X6s).

Reddy completed his 100 with a boundary off Aditya Sarwate and continued to keep the scoreboard moving, with some superb shots.

Wakhare struck again in the 84th over, by getting rid of the centurion Reddy, having him caught by Mahipal Lomor.

Uttar Pradesh youngster Priyam Garg (30 batting) and Akshay Wadkar (5 batting) ensured that India Green did not suffer any further losses.

For India Red, Avesh Khan and Wakhare finished with two wickets each among the six bowlers used by captain Priyank Panchal.

India Red (3 points before this game) have already booked a spot in the final to be played at the M Chinnaswamy stadium here from September 4.

Brief Scores:

India Green: 308 for 4 in 90 overs (Akshath Reddy 146, Siddhesh Lad 64, Dhruv Shorey 44; Avesh Khan 2/35, Akshay Wakhare 2/78) vs India Red. 


For in-depth, objective and more importantly balanced journalism, Click here to subscribe to Outlook Magazine
Next Story >>
Google + Linkedin Whatsapp

The Latest Issue

Outlook Videos