Himachal Pradesh bowlers Rishi Dhawan and R K Singh have ripped through Kerala batting line up leaving the hosts in a miserable position of eight wickets down for 84 runs on the first day of the Ranji Trophy Group C match at Malappuram on Tuesday.
Captain Sanju Samson ( 25) is fighting with the support of Monish for the ninth wicket, which has so far added 24 runs.
This match is crucial to determine which team will qualify for the quarter final. Kerala is placed at No. 2 on the points table while Himachal Pradesh is at No. 4.
Winning the toss, Kerala chose to bat but did not manage to have a great start. Besides the skipper, only opener Mohammed Azharuddeen (15) could reach double digit for Kerala.
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