Ranji Trophy 2012-13: Round-up, Nov 11
Mumbai, Nov 11: Himachal Pradesh’s Paras Dogra notched up a double-ton, while Hiken Shah, Devendra Bundela, Sagar Jogiyani, Ravindra Jadeja, Uday Kaul, Tanmay Srivastava and Mukul Dagar hit the three-figure mark amongst other centurions in the second round of the Ranji Trophy 2012-13 season. Here is the round up for the day:
Rajasthan vs Mumbai in Jaipur: Mumbai posted 360 for three at the end of Day 3 against Rajasthan. Opener Kaustubh Pawar made 53, while Aditya Tare scored 80. No.3 bat Hiken Shah was still at the crease on 118 when play ended today with Kshemal Waingankar on 7. Stand-in captain Rohit Sharma contributed 79, before being castled by Rituraj Singh.
Hyderabad vs MPCA in Hyderabad: Leading from the front, captain Devendra Bundela anchored the MP innings with an unbeaten century to finish the third day on 265 for five. After losing three wickets early on, the skipper coming in at No.4 helped rebuild the MPCA innings with support from Udit Birla (52) and Jalaj Saxena (61*) lower down the order.
Mohammed Khader and Pagadala Naidu picked two wickets each for the home team.
Gujarat vs Saurashtra in Surat: In reply to Gujarat’s first innings score of 600, Saurashtra were 323 for two at the end of Day 3 after resuming their innings on 42 for no loss today. Sagar Jogiyani and Ravindra Jadeja remained unbeaten on 116 and 119 respectively when play was called off.
Earlier in the day, Ishank Chaudhary claimed Chirag Pathak, while Rakesh Dhruv trapped Bhushan Chauhan leg before wicket.
Punjab vs Bengal in Mohali: Punjab opener Jiwanjot Singh went on to score 158, before being dismissed by Manoj Tiwary, while wicketkeeper Uday Kaul hammered an unbeaten 165 to become the third centurion for the home team against Bengal. The hosts then declared their innings for 579 later in the day.
In reply Bengal were 25 for one in the second innings with Jayojit Basu and Writam Porel in the middle.
Tamil Nadu vs Karnataka in Chennai: In reply to Tamil Nadu’s first innings total of 538 for four declared, Karnataka were 239 for three at the end of Day 3 with a day still remaining in the match. After the visitors resumed their innings on 26 without loss, Robin Uthappa was the first to be sent back for 53 by Malolan Rangarajan, who also removed Manish Pandey a while later.
Ganesh Satish (65) and Amit Verma (18) were at the crease at stumps on Day 3.
Maharashtra vs UPCA in Pune: Maharashtra captain Rohit Motwani added just one run to his overnight score, before being sent back for 147 earlier on Day 3. Resuming on the 738 for five, the hosts declared their first innings on 764 for six.
In reply the UP openers hammered centuries and got the visitors off to a fantastic start with a 248-run opening stand. While Tanmay Srivastava was not out on 134, his opening partner Mukul Dagar was the only UP wicket to fall. Dagar was sent back by triple-centurion Kedar Jadhav for 126. Mohammed Kaif (23*) was batting with Srivastava when play was called off.
Delhi vs Odisha in Delhi: Odisha were 229 for the loss of six wickets at the end of Day 3 of their match against Delhi. Govind Podder was the highest run-getter for the visitors with 85 in their first innings so far. When stumps were called, at the Feroz Shah Kotla, captain Natraj Behera was at the crease with Deepak Behera.
Sumit Narwal claimed three wickets, while Pawan Suyal and Parvinder Awana took two and one respectively.
Himachal vs SSCB in Amtar: Resuming the day on 56 not out, Paras Dogra slammed a double-ton to take HP to a first innings total of 554, before declaring the innings. The middle-order bat’s 334-ball innings was ended by Muzzaffaruddin Khalid who took four of the six HP wickets in the first innings.
In reply Services were 46 for two at the end of third day’s play. HP pacer Rishi Dhawan claimed both the wickets that fell today.
Goa vs J&K in Goa: Goa were 288 for two in their first innings at the end of third day’s play at the District Institute of Education and Training Ground in Porvorim against J&K. The openers got the hosts off to a good start with a 178-run stand for the first wicket. Amogh Desai scored 85, while Swapnil Asnodkar made 103, before returning to the dressing room. Manvinder Bisla was batting on 74 with Sagun Kamat (13*) when play ended today.
Jharkhand vs Assam in Jamshedpur: After beginning the day at 27 for two in the second innings, Assam were bowled out for 207 in 74.5 overs. Amit Sinha and Tarjinder Singh made half-centuries for the visitors. Jharkhand skipper, Shahbaz Nadeem claimed a four-for and Sunny Gupta picked three wickets to wrap up the opposition.
In response the home team was 56 for two and requires 157 runs to win with eight wickets in hand and a day remaining. At stumps Rameez Nemat and Saurabh Tiwary were at the crease.
Baroda in Vidarbha in Vadodara: Centurions Abhimanyu Chauhan (118) and Rakesh Solanki (120) propelled Baroda to 514, before the home team declared its first innings.
Having lost a wicket with just three runs on the board in their second innings, Vidrabha are now trailing by 247 runs with nine wickets in hand. With a day still remaining in the match, the hosts are in a commanding position with an opportunity to pull off an outright win.