Hyderabad fought back well to strike early blows to leave Andhra at 48 for four in the second innings on the third day of the Col. C.K. Nayudu Trophy Plate Group play-off match for third place here on Tuesday.

After scoring 228 in reply to Andhra’s 262, the home team claimed early wickets to stay in the game.

The scores: Andhra 262 & 48 for four vs. Hyderabad 228 (Parth Jhala 69, Praneeth Kumar 37, B. Sudhakar four for 50, G. Chiranjeevi three for 18).

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