Ranji Trophy 2012-13: Round-up, Nov 27
Mumbai, Nov 27: Odisha beat hosts Karnataka and visitors Baroda defeated Haryana, while MPCA won by 138 runs against Bengal on the final day of the fourth round of the Ranji Trophy 2012-13 season. Punjab, Services and Andhra had registered wins on the penultimate day itself. Here is the round-up of the day:
Hyderabad vs Mumbai in Hyderabad: Bowled out for a mammoth 699 in the second innings on the final day of their match against Mumbai, Hyderabad claimed three points from the clash on the basis of their first innings lead.
Bavanaka Sandeep (117) was the third centurion for the home-team in drawn game.
MPCA vs Bengal in Indore: Host’s MPCA picked six points from their win over Bengal at the Holkar Cricket Stadium. After starting the final day on 135 for three, MPCA were bowled out for 233 in the second innings earlier in the day setting a 277-run target for Bengal.
Bengal pacer Shami Ahmed who finished with a four-for in the innings took a hat-trick with the wickets of Anand Rajan, Amarjeet Singh and IC Pandey. Veer Pratap Singh claimed three wickets, while Sourav Sarkar took two and Laxmi Ratan Shukla picked one scalp.
The home team then skittled out Bengal for 138 in the second innings to seal a 138-run victory and claim six points. Ishwar Pandey caused the downfall of the opposition innings with a fiver. Amarjeet Singh and Anand Rajan picked two and one wickets respectively.
Gujarat vs Railways in Bhubaneswar: Railways got three points from their match against Gujarat on the basis of a first innings lead at the East Coast Railway Sports Association Stadium. Resuming their second innings on 288 for six, Manprit Juneja (153*) and tailender Rush Kalaria (100) propelled the visitors to 551 for eight in the second innings on the final day of the drawn match.
Earlier, put in to bat, Gujarat were bowled out for 117 in the first innings, while host Railways had posted 308.
Delhi vs Tamil Nadu in Delhi: Delhi picked three points on the basis of their first innings lead at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium against Tamil Nadu.
After posting a mountainous 555-run total Delhi bowled the opposition out for 226 and asked them to follow on. An unbeaten century by KB Arun Karthik (121) in the second innings took the visitors to 220 for two when stumps were called on Day 4 in the drawn match.
Haryana vs Baroda in Rohtak: Baroda registered a thrilling one-wicket win over Haryana on the last day of the fourth round Ranji Trophy encounter to claim six points from the match.
Haryana who resumed their innings on 127 for two in morning were bundled out for 160 earlier today to set Baroda a 132-run target on the final day of the match. Abhimanyu Khod was the first to depart; run out without adding to his overnight score of 38. Sunny Singh (57) then returned after adding just one run to his total. But, the rest of the batsmen failed to reach double-digit scores as the Baroda bowling attack ran through the Haryana line-up. Bharghav Bhatt, Murtuja Vahora and Gagandeep Singh claimed three wickets each to bowl the opponents out.
Defending the small total, the Mohit Sharma-led Haryana bowling attack dismantled the opposition’s top order to leave them reeling on 48 for six. However, the lower order steadied the innings to take Baroda across the line with one wicket in hand.
Maharashtra vs Vidarbha in Nagpur: Maharashtra received three points on the basis of their first innings lead, while Vidarbha got one point from the match.
Resuming on 95 for three on the fourth day Maharashtra declared their innings on 261 for seven, while Vidarbha were 105 for one when the match was called off. Maharashtra’s 31-year old Ranji Trophy debutant, Virag Awate, scored a century in each innings of the drawn match. The opener scored 126 in the first innings and followed it up with 108 in the second at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground.
Odisha vs Karnataka in Bangalore: Chasing 245, Karnataka lost to Odisha by 65 runs in the fourth round. Odisha receive six points from the win at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Playing on their home ground, Karnataka needed 202 to win with nine wickets in hand on the last day. But the Odisha bowlers ran through the home team’s line-up with clinical precision to bowl them out for 179 to seal the victory. Alok Sahoo claimed three wickets, while Basant Mohanty, Biplab Samantray and Deepak Behera took two wickets each to wrap up the innings today, after Alok Mangaraj claimed opener KB Pawan yesterday.
Jharkhand vs Himachal in Ranchi: Himachal claimed three points from the drawn match against Jharkhand on the basis of their first innings lead, while the home team got one point from the match.
Playing at the HEC International Cricket Stadium Complex, Jharkhand were 244 for two when the match was called off. Resuming his innings on 18 on the final day of the game, opener Akash Verma made 117 before being dismissed by Gurvinder Singh. The off-spinner who also claimed the only other wicket that fell in the innings.
Goa vs Kerala in Malappuram: Goa were awarded three points on the basis of their first innings lead, while Kerala received one from the drawn match.
Bowled out for 297 in the second innings earlier today, Kerala, in their follow-on, were 114 for four when the match was called off.
J & K vs Andhra in Jammu: Andhra collected seven points from their innings and 15-run win against J & K on Day 3.
Assam vs SSCB Delhi (Palam): Assam claimed seven points from their 10-wicket win over Services on the third day of the match.
Saurashtra vs Punjab in Punjab: Playing at their home ground in Mohali, Punjab beat Saurashtra by eight wickets on the third day to collect six points from the outright victory.