Ranji Trophy 2012-13: Round-up, Nov 25
Mumbai, Nov 25: In the fourth round of the Ranjii Trophy 2012-13 season, Shami Ahmed claimed seven wickets for Bengal against MPCA, while Mohit Sharma one of the four centurions for Delhi made 175 against Tamil Nadu. Here is the round-up of the day:
Hyderabad vs Mumbai in Hyderabad: Mumbai’s Hiken Shah who was not out on 154 yesterday was the first to depart in the morning after adding just two runs to his overnight total, while skipper Rohit Sharma added 10 runs to his overnight score to return for 112. Abhishek Nayar then added 64 runs, before the visitors were all out for 443 without much contribution from the lower-order. Suryakumar Yadav was absent hurt.
In response Hyderabad posted 138 for one at their home ground, Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal. Kshemal Waingankar picked the wicket of opener Abhinav Kumar, while Akshath Reddy (63*) and Hanuma Vihari (53*) remained unbeaten when play was called off.
MPCA vs Bengal in Indore: The MPCA innings was wrapped up for 342 after adding just 20 runs to their overnight total. Resuming on 322 for five, Bengal ran through MP’s lower order quickly. Shami Ahmed finished with seven wickets for Bengal.
Batting second Bengal were 200 for six in the first innings at the end of Day 2. Skipper Wriddhiman Saha scored 87, before departing, while Abhishek Jhunjhunwala was not out on 41 at the end of the day’s play. Ishwar Pandey claimed three wickets, while Anand Rajan took two.
Saurashtra vs Punjab in Punjab: After wrapping up Punjab’s first innings for 205 earlier on the second day, Saurashtra put a better performance with the bat in the second innings led by 97 runs with three wickets in hand at the end of day’s play.
Sagar Jogiyani led the batting with an unbeaten 72 to take the visitors to 212 for seven at stumps, while Siddarth Kaul claimed four wickets and Sandeep Sharma picked three. Earlier Siddharth Trivedi picked five while Jaydev Unadkat and Sandip Maniar picked two wickets apiece to bowl out the home team.
Gujarat vs Railways in Bhubaneswar: Gujarat were trailing by 137 runs with all wickets intact at the end of second day’s play against host’s Railways.
After bowling the visitor’s out for 117 yesterday, Railways made 308 despite four ducks in the innings. At stumps Gujarat were 54 for no loss in the second innings.
Delhi vs Tamil Nadu in Delhi: After Delhi declared their innings for a mammoth 555 for four courtesy centuries by Unmukt Chand, Shikhar Dhawan, Mohit Sharma and Vaibhav Rawal, Tamil Nadu were 31 for one at the end of Day 2 at the Feroz Shah Kotla.
Chand was the first to return to the dressing room today for 138, while Sharma who was unbeaten overnight went on to score 175 before being castled by L Balaji. Rawal remained not out on 100 when the host’s declared their innings. Tamil Nadu now trail in the first innings by 524 runs with nine wickets in hand.
Haryana vs Baroda in Rohtak: Resuming on 221 for five, Haryana were bowled out for 295. Rahul Dalal completed his century before departing for 104 while Utkarsh Patel claimed five wickets for Baroda.
In response Baroda posted 197 for three propelled by an unbeaten century from Saurabh Wakaskar. The opening bat was not out on 100 with Rakesh Solanki yet to open his account at the end of day’s play.
Maharashtra vs Vidarbha in Nagpur: The Maharashtra innings ended for 282 earlier on Day 2 at the VCA ground. Vidarbha’s Shrikant Wagh finished with a fiver in the first innings playing at his home ground.
In reply the home team were 123 for three opener Faiz Fazal and Hemang Badani batting on 59 and 123 when stumps were called.
Odisha vs Karnataka in Bangalore: Resuming the day on 16 without loss, Karnataka were bowled out for 213 on the second day of the ongoing match. Robin Uthappa top-scored with 43 runs for the Vinay Kumar-led team. Deepak Behera claimed three, BB Samantray and LL Samal picked two wickets each while BC Mohanty and Alok Sahoo chipped in with one wicket apiece.
Odisha were 30 for the loss of two wickets in their second innings when the match was called off.
Jharkhand vs Himachal in Ranchi: After bowling Jharkhand out for 236, Himachal posted 201 for four at the end of Day 2 in Ranchi.
Aakash Chopra (61) and Prashant Chopra (101) got HPCA off to a flying start until Sunny Gupta broke the partnership for 154. Hemanth Kumar and Amit Kumar were batting on 2 and 5 respectively when play ended today at the HEC International Cricket Stadium Complex.
Goa vs Kerala in Malappuram: Kerala trail by 465 runs in the first innings with nine wickets in hand at the Perintalmanna Cricket Stadium after Goa declared their innings for 512.
Resuming on the second day on 281 for four, Goa piled on runs before declaring their innings later in the day at the loss of eight wickets. Batting at No.7, Rohit Asnodkar was not on 100 when they declared their innings.
In reply, Kerala were 47 for one opener Abhishek Hedge (26*) and PU Anthaf (0*) in the middle when stumps were called.
J & K vs Andhra in Jammu: After bowling out Andhra for 390, J&K posted 13 without less at the end of Day 2 of the four-day game. AG Pradeep made 136 while lower-order bats Syed Shahbuddin and Rajesh Pawar struck half-centuries for Andhra. Ram Dayal picked five wickets for J&K.
Assam vs SSCB Delhi (Palam): With an unbeaten 143, Rajat Paliway powered the SSCB to 302 for eight at the end of Day 2 against Assam. When play was called off he was batting with Nishan Singh (15*). Services now lead by 120 runs in the first innings with two wickets in hand.
Arup Das took three wickets for Assam while Abu Nechim Ahmed and Dhiraj Goswami took two each.