OST Sports Bureau
Cuttack, Dec 22:
The hosts, after winning the toss, chose to bat first.
PB Behera failed to open his account. He was bowled by Aswin Hebbar.
With the score reading at 44 for 2, SP Senapati took charge and together with Khatua stitched a 146-run partnership before the latter was out, falling short of a well deserved century by six runs.
At close, the hosts were 197 for 3.
For Andhra Pradesh, Hebbar and D Naren Reddy took two and one wicket apiece.