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    Andhra crush Tripura in Plate Division

    A four-wicket haul by T Atchut Rao helped Andhra Pradesh defeat Tripura by 124 runs.

    Visakhapatnam: A four-wicket haul by T Atchut Rao helped Andhra Pradesh defeat Tripura by 124 runs on the last day of the Ranji Trophy Plate division Group A tie here on Sunday.

    Chasing a target of 333, Tripura, struggling at an overnight score of 24 for five, were bowled out for 208 in 54.2 overs in their second innings.

    Atchut Rao and K.S. Sahabuddin, who claimed three wickets, broke the back of Tripura's innings by taking wickets at regular intervals to help their team secure five points.

    G.V.S. Prasad took two wickets.

    Tailenders Udit Patel (59), Manishankar Morasingh (52) and Vinayak Samant (42) were the only ones to offer any resistance and enable the team to reach a respectable score.

    Brief scores:

    Plate Division:

    At Vijaywada: Andhra 235 and 271, Tripura 174 and 208 (Manisankar Murasingh 52, Udit Patel, Atchuti Rao 4 for 52).

    Result: Andhra won by 24 runs

    At Kochi: Services 253 and 148 (Muzzaffaruddin Khalid 32, Sony Cheruvathur 4 for 29, Kerala 249 and 130 for 9 (Sachin Baby 23, Karimuttathu Rakesh 22, Yashpal Singh (5 for 37).

    Result: Match Drawn

    Group B:

    At Guwahati: Assam 195 and 190 for 4 (Dheeraj Yadav 102 not out, Robin D' Souza 2 for 7), Goa 336 all out (Reagan Pinto 130, Amit Yadav 68, Abu Nechim Ahmad 5 for 97).

    Result: Match Drawn

    At Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir 274 for 4 decl.(Ian Dev Singh 121, Adil Rishi 88, Samar Quadri 2 for 95), Jharkhand 105 for 2 (Manish Vardhan 58 not out, Samiullah Beigh 2 for 39).

    Result: Match Drawn