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Saxena fiver gives Kerala edge over HP

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Off-spinner Jalaj Saxena grabbed five wickets for 53 runs to give a slight edge over on the second day of their Group C clash here today.

resumed their first innings at 163 for 4 but were all out for 248 with Sachin Baby top-scoring with an agonisingly slow 61 which came from 209 balls.

None of the other batsmen could contribute with substantial scores.

Saxena then led the Kerala bowling charge to restrict Himachal to 198 for 8 at stumps.

Himachal now trail by 50 runs with two first innings wickets in hand.

Opener was the main contribute for Himachal with a 79-ball 60 while none of his colleagues could make a substantial contribution.

Brief Scores:

Kerala: 248 all out in 107.1 overs (Sachin Baby 61; 4/66).

Himachal Pradesh: 198 for 8 in 56 overs (60; Jalaj Saxena 5/53).

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First Published: Fri, October 14 2016. 18:57 IST