Ranji Trophy 2012-13: Round-up, Nov 10
Mumbai, Nov 10: Day 2 of the second round on the Ranji Trophy 2012-13 witnessed the first triple-ton of the season as Maharashtra’s Kedar Jadhav made 327 in Pune against Uttar Pradesh. Here is the round-up for the day:
Rajasthan vs Mumbai in Jaipur: After Rajasthan opener Vineet Saxena returned to the pavilion without adding to his first day’s score of 114, the home team went on to score 478, before being bowled out. Dhawal Kulkarni claimed three wickets, while Suryakumar Yadav and Kaustubh Pawar picked two each.
In reply Mumbai were 76 without loss with Pawar and Aditya Tare at the crease.
Hyderabad vs MPCA in Hyderabad: Scoring 120 runs, captain VVS Laxman helped Hyderabad post a first innings total of 341 on Day 2 in their second game of the tournament against MP. Ishwar Pandey and Anand Rajan each picked four-fors for MP, while Ankit Sharma and Jalaj Saxena took a wicket apiece.
In reply the visitors were 44 for three in 22 overs at the end of the day. Mohammed Khader, Pagadala Naidu and Hanuma Vihari claimed a wicket each to give the home team early breakthroughs.
Gujarat vs Saurashtra in Surat: Manprit Juneja (159) and Rajul Bhatt (160*) powered Gujarat to a mammoth 600 for nine decl. in the first innings after resuming on the overnight score of 278 for five.
In reply Suarashtra were 42 for no loss at the end of the second day’s play at the Lalabhai Contractor Stadium.
Punjab vs Bengal in Mohali: Resuming Day 2 on 280 for seven, Bengal’s first innings ended at 326 earlier today. Rahul Sharma claimed a four-wicket haul as he ran through the tail.
Although the home team lost opener Karan Goel early in the innings, Jiwanjot Singh and Mayank Sidhana propelled Punjab to 229 with unbeaten centuries. Singh was on 102 and Sidhana on 107 when stumps were called on the second day.
Tamil Nadu vs Karnataka in Chennai: Youngster Baba Aparajith (112) and Dinesh Karthik posted centuries to take the hosts to 538 for four, before TN declared their first innings earlier today. Karthik remained not-out on 154 with Ramaswamy Prasanna (74*) when the innings ended.
In response Karnataka were 26 for no loss with KB Pawan and Robin Uthappa at the crease at the end of day’s play.
Maharashtra vs UPCA in Pune: Posting the first triple-century of the season, Kedar Jadhav (327) powered Maharashtra to a commanding position against UP on Day 2. The middle-order batsman found an able ally in skipper Rohit Motwani who scored 146* as the hosts reached a mountainous 738 for five at the end of the day at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium.
At stumps Nikhil Paradkar was in the middle with the Maharashtra captain.
Delhi vs Odisha in Delhi: Resuming on their overnight score of 62 for the loss of three wickets, Delhi posted a first innings total of 331 earlier today courtesy a brilliant unbeaten century Mithun Manhas. The middle-order batsman anchored the hosts’ innings with 161 not-out, while Sumit Narwal contributed 66 runs lower down the order.
Odisha were seven for no loss when stumps were called today with Abilash Mallick and Paresh Patel at the crease.
Himachal vs SSCB in Amtar: Services were able to add only 22 runs to their total, before being bowled out earlier today. In reply HP scored 252 for two, before the play was called off, and they now trail by 60 runs in the first innings with eight wickets in hand.
Paras Dogra and Hemanth Kumar were batting on 56 and 29 respectively at the close of second day’s play at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Stadium in Nadaun.
Andhra vs Tripura in Anantapur: In reply to Tripura’s first innings total of 260 AP posted 154 without losing a wicket on Day 2 of the ongoing match at the Rural Development Trust Stadium in Anantapur.
Openers Prasanth Kumar and Hemal Watekar were batting on 80 and 57 respectively when play ended today. AP trail by 106 runs in the first innings with all wickets intact.
Goa vs J&K in Goa: J&K’s middle-order batsman Parvez Rassol who resumed his innings on 90 on Day 2 went on to score 171 and take the visitors to 338, before being bowled out. Lower down the order, skipper Samiullah Beigh added 57 off 213 balls to help the team a competitive first innings total. Goa’s Amogh Desai who helped wrap up the tail finished with a four-for.
In response Goa were 48 for no loss when stumps were called on Day 2.
Jharkhand vs Assam in Jamshedpur: At the end of second day's play at the Keenan Stadium, Assam were leading by 32 runs with eight wickets in hand. Off-spinner Arlen Konwar claimed six victims to help end Jharkhand’s first innings for 174. J Syed Mohammad and Abu Nechim Ahmed chipped in with two wickets each. Rameez Nemat was the top scorer for Jharkhand with 53.
Samar Quadri and Shahbaz Nadeem claimed early wickets to leave Assam on 27 for two in the second innings when play was called off.
Baroda in Vidarbha in Vadodara: Hemang Badani took Vidarbha to 264 with a 111 not-out in the first innings against hosts Baroda. Murtuja Vahora and Firdaush Bhaja picked up three wickets each.
The home team was at 192 for two when play ended on the second day. Abhimanyu Chauhan and Rakesh Solanki were batting on 58 and 39 respectively at the end of day’s play.