Visakhapatnam: Andhra lost to Mumbai in the first match of the Ranji Ball match with a day to spare, at the PVG Raju Sports Complex, Vizianagaram, on Friday. Mumbai won by nine wickets after bowling out the hosts for 131 in their second over.
Andhra did well to restrict Mumbai to 331 after the visitors started at 290 for six. Armaan Jaffer fell to an overnight score of 116 while Tanush Kotian completed a half-century. All-rounder Shoaib Md Khan who scored 84 on the first day did well with four wickets and medium pacer KV Sasikanth took three while left-arm spinner A. Lalith Mohan took three wickets, after hitting the batsmen many times. .
However, the Andhra swimmers ran into their second. No one could build on a good start and the Mumbai bowlers overwhelmed the batsmen with their solid bowling. Andhra managed to finish the innings beyond the break but quickly rose and left Mumbai with a target of 39 to win. Sasikanth claimed Prithiv Shaw for the second time in the match and Mumbai won by nine wickets. Andhra will play their match against Tamil Nadu in Coimbatore from December 20.
Brief scores: Andhra 238 and 131 in 47.4 overs (UMS Girinath 27; Tushar U Deshpande 3/34) lost to Mumbai 331 in 123 overs (Armaan Jaffer 116, Tanush Kotian 63 no, Yashasvi Jaiswal 45, M Khanna 4/44). 73, KV Sasikanth 3/56, A Lalith Mohan 3/113) and 40/1 in 6.1 overs. MoM: Tanush Kotian
Navya has six heads
Off-spinner B Navya took six wickets to power Andhra to a nine-wicket win over Gujarat in the C league of the BCCI under-19 women’s one-day tournament at the SSN College ground, Chennai, in the Wednesday. Andhra topped the group and qualified for the knockout stages of the tournament.
Brief scores: Gujarat 115 in 46.1 overs (B Navya 6/13) lost to Andhra 116/1 in 32.2 overs (Harshitha 52 no, Mahanthi Sree 31).
Players will be appreciated
Several sportspersons of the Waltair Division of East Coast Railway will be felicitated during Viskaha Uttkarsh, a sports and cultural festival, being organized by the ECoR Sports Association and the ECoR Women’s Welfare Organization on December 17.
Kadiri defeated Gooty
Kadiri defeated Gooty 3-1 in the under-18 division of the Anantapur Football League at the Anantapur Sports Village.
Results: Kadiri bt Gooty 3-1, Hindupur bt Kothacheruvu 1-0, Kothacheruvu bt Gooty 4-1.

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