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Riding on Amandeep Khare's unbeaten century, Chhattisgarh reached 261 for four in their first innings at stumps on day one of their Ranji Trophy Group C match against Andhra here today. Put in to bat by Andhra, Chhattisgarh lost an early wicket but one-down batsman Khare played a responsible knock of 136 not out with the help of 18 boundaries, while opener Sahil Gupta (30) also made important contribution at the top. The two also put on a solid 67-run stand for the second wicket before Gupta got out. Khare, however, continued to play his shots and shared an unbroken 169-run partnership for the fifth wicket with Abhimanyu Chauhan (73 not out) to put Chhattisgarh in command. Andhra's CV Stephen took two wickets while giving away 44 runs. Brief scores: Chhattisgarh 1st innings: 261 for four in 90 overs (Amandeep Khare 136 batting, Abhimanyu Chauhan 73 batting).
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