Ranji Trophy: Another batting crisis leaves Kerala in trouble against Hyderabad
Hyderabad: Kerala faced yet another batting crisis in the fourth match of the Ranji Trophy season against Hyderabad here on Friday.
Kerala, who chose to bat first after winning the toss, are struggling at 126/7 at the end of day one. The visitors lost opener Rahul .P. and Rohan Prem before they could open their account. Jalaj Saxsena returned for 10 runs while Robin Uthappa only scored 9 runs.
Sachin Baby (29), Vishnu Vinod (19) and Salman Nizar (37) helped keep the scoreboard ticking. Hyderabad bowlers were also generous providing 20 runs in extras.
For Hyderabad, Ravi Kiran took three wickets while Md Siraj dismissed two.
Kerala is playing without Sanju Samson, who was selected to the Indian team for the T20 series against Sri Lanka.
Kerala is yet to register a victory in the season. After securing a draw against favourites Delhi, Kerala ost to West Bengal and Gujarat.