Ranji Trophy 2012-13: Round-up, Nov 18
Mumbai, Nov 18: After making waves with a triple-ton in the second round, Ravindra Jadeja claimed six wickets in the round three Ranji Trophy match against Hyderabad. Here is the round-up for the day:
MPCA vs Rajasthan in Jaipur: A century by Rashmi Parida propelled Rajasthan to a 306 for six against MP. Resuming on seven for one on Day 2, the hosts were leading by 50 runs when play ended today. Earlier Robin Bist contributed a valuable 85 runs.
Ishwar Pandey took four of the six Rajasthan wickets that fell today.
Saurashtra vs Hyderabad in Hyderabad: After wrapping up Saurashtra’s first innings for 260 earlier in the day, Hyderabad were bowled out for 186 by the visitors. Ravindra Jadeja who had impressed with the bat in the previous game claimed six wickets to bundle out the hosts, while Kamlesh Makvana and Nayan Doshi picked two apiece.
Railways vs Punjab in Bhubaneswar: Punjab had taken a 25-run first innings lead and had five wickets in hand at the end of Day 2 against Railways.
After ending the Railways’ innings for 205 in the first session, Punjab posted 230 for five on the second day. Uday Kaul was four runs short of his century with Bipul Sharma at the other end when play ended. Amitoze Singh scored a half-century, before being sent back by Anureet Singh.
Gujarat vs Bengal in Kolkata: Gujarat were bowled out for 260 earlier in the day, after adding just 30 runs to their overnight total. Sumit Sarkar took the last wicket of Faisal Dudhat to finish with a four-for.
In reply Bengal posted 220 for four on the second day of the four-day match. Although they lost both the openers early in the innings, Subhomoy Das and skipper Manoj Tiwary stitched a 101-run partnership to stem the fall the wickets and take the home team to a decent total. Tiwary was unbeaten on 102 with Anustup Majumdar on four when play ended today.
Tamil Nadu vs Maharashtra in Chennai: After losing the remaining one Tamil Nadu wicket in the morning the home team got out for 276. Maharashtra were bundled out for 233 by the end of second day’s play. Lakshmipathy Balaji and Malolan Rangarajan ran through the Maharashtra line-up claiming four wickets each to wrap up the visitors’ innings and take a 43-run lead.
After the top order toppled without offering much resistance, Kedar Jadhav (45), Rohit Motwani (44) and Shrikant Mundhe (61) put up a late fight, before returning to the hut.
Haryana vs Odisha in Rohtak: Odisha posted a first innings total of 219, after resuming on 177 for six on the second day. Mohit Sharma claimed a five-wicket haul, while Ashish Hooda picked three to bowl out Odisha today.
Putting up a better performance in the second innings, Haryana were 165 for five at the end of Day 2 with a 12-run lead when stumps were called. Abhimanyu Khod was batting on 56 with captain Amit Mishra on 12 at the end of day’s play. Basant Mohanty and Alok Mangaraj picked two wickets each for Odisha.
Baroda vs Delhi in Delhi: Abhimanyu Chauhan and skipper Ambati Rayudu posted centuries to help take Baroda to 525 on the second day of their match against host’s Delhi. Resuming on 82 and 83, Chauhan and Rayudu went on to score 113 and 131 respectively, before returning to the pavilion. When stumps were called Ketan Panchal (72*) and Gagandeep Singh (70*) were batting at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.
Delhi skipper Shikhar Dhawan used as many as nine bowlers to try and bowl out the visitors.
Andhra vs Himachal in Amtar: HP pacer Vikramjeet Malik helped wrap up the AP innings for 372 and finished with a fiver earlier in the day. In reply Paras Dogra powered HP to 224 with a century on Day 2 at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Stadium. The top-order batsman was not out on 109 with Rishi Dhawan on 40 at the other end when play was called off. HP is now trailing by 148 runs with five wickets in hand.
Kerala vs Assam in Malappuram: Trailing by 103 runs with six wickets in hand, Assam were 161 for the loss of four wickets in reply to Kerala’s 264.
After they lost Pallavkumar Das in the first over, Assam captain Dheeraj Jadhav anchored the innings with a 76 not out, while Tarjinder Singh was unbeaten on 55 when play ended today. Assam were 161 for four at stumps on Day 2.
SSCB vs Tripura in Agartala: After resuming Day 2 on 112, Anushal Gupta scored 147, before being bowled by Tushar Saha. Yashpal Singh, who was unbeaten on 110 when play was called off yesterday, remained not out on 250 along with Rajat Paliwal (104*) when services declared their innings at 563.
Chasing the mammoth first innings total, Tripura were 53 without loss at the end of day’s play. Subhrajit Roy (38*) was in the middle with Samrat Singha (13*) at the end of Day 2 of the Group C encounter.
Jharkhand vs Goa in Jamshedpur: After adding 138 runs to their overnight total, the Jharkhand innings ended for 360 on the second day on their ongoing match against Goa. In reply Goa were on 24 and had lost opener Amogh Desai when play ended at the Keenan Stadium on the second day. Swapnil Asnodkar was on 3 with Manvinder Bisla on 5 when play was called off.
UPCA vs Karnataka in Meerut: Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Imtiaz Ahmed ran through the Karnataka line-up to bundle them out for 181. Kumar claimed five, Ahmed took three, while Ankit Rajpoot and Piyush Chawla picked one scalp each. Manish Pandey top-scored for Karnataka with 54, while Amit Verma made 52.
UP who were bowled out for 283 in the morning were 55 for three in their second innings when play was called off on the second day, with Mohammad Kaif and Kumar at the crease.