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Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Hyderabad beat Haryana by 35 runs to register 2nd win

Nagpur: Hyderabad registered a comfortable 35-run win over Haryana to record their second win in Group A of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 cricket tournament, here today.

Opting to bat, the top four Hyderabad batsmen scored double digit scores to help their side post a competitive 173 for eight in their alloted 20 overs.

Opening duo of Annabathula Akash (25) and Akshath Reddy (43) got Hyderabad off to a quick start stitching 64 runs in 6.3 overs. Later on, skipper Hanuma Vihari, who top-scored with a 28-ball 44, and Tanmay Agarwal (20) too made useful contributions with the bat to help Hyderabad post a competitive total.

Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal (3/43) picked up three wickets for Haryana, while Amit Mishra scalped (2/27) two. Chasing the target, Haryana lacked partnerships as they could only manage 138 for the loss of seven wickets. Wicket-keeping opener Nitin Saini (30) got off to a start before being run out.

The other notable contributors for Haryana were Amit Mishra (28 not out), Rahul Dagar (21) and Mohit Hooda (20). Coming on to bat at the middle of the order, Haryana captain Virender Sehwag (9) disappointed his fans.

Vihari (2/13) and Mohammed Siraj (2/23) picked up two wickets apiece for Hyderabad.

Brief Scores:
Hyderabad: 173 for eight in 20 overs (Hanuma Vihari 44; Yuzvendra Chahahl 3/43).
Haryana: 138 for seven in 20 overs (Nitin Saini 30; Hanuma Vihari 2/13).

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