Ranji Trophy 2012-13: Round-up, Dec 2
Mumbai, Dec 2: Ravindra Jadeja became the first Indian to score three first-class triple-centuries when he reached the 300-run mark for the second time this season. When he reached the landmark while playing against Railways today, he joined the elite list of batsmen like Sir Don Bradman and Brian Lara, among others.
Kerala’s VA Jagadeesh (199*) and Bengal’s Arnidam Das (98*) carried their bats through in the first innings against Services and Mumbai respectively in their ongoing Ranji Trophy matches. Here is the round-up for the day:
Rajasthan vs Punjab in Chandigarh: The Pankaj Singh led Rajasthan attack ran through the Punajb line-up to bowl out the home team for 215. Pankaj claimed a fiver, while Aniket Choudhary claimed three and Rituraj Singh claimed two to leave the host’s seven runs short in the first innings. At 56 for one in the second innings Rajasthan led by 63 runs with nine wickets in hand against the Group A table –toppers at the PCA stadium. Vineet Saxena and Deepak Chahar were at the crease when stumps were called.
Mumbai vs Bengal in Mumbai: After wrapping up the Bengal innings for 201, Mumbai led by 102 runs with 10 wickets in hand when stumps were called on Day 2 at the Brabourne Stadium. To read the full report click here.
Gujarat vs Hyderabad in Valsad: In addition to Smit Patel’s maiden ton yesterday. Parthiv Patel (111) and Manprit Juneja (106) struck centuries today to take Gujarat to a mammoth first innings score of 566 on the second day of their match against Hyderabad. The visitors were 50 for the loss of one wicket with Akshath Reddy (30) and Mohammed Khader (2) at the crease when play ended in the evening.
Saurashtra vs Railways in Rajkot: Remaining unbeaten on 320, Saurashtra’s run machine, Ravindra Jadeja, took the hosts to 534 for six at the end of Day 2 against Railways. At stumps, Kamlesh Makvana was batting on 78 with Jadeja.
Tamil Nadu vs Vidarbha in: Tamil Nadu’s S Badrinath was another batsman to miss out on a double-century when he was bowled by Sandeep Singh. The senior batsman took TN to 443 for eight with a 381-ball 192 in the first innings. Vijay Shankar was at the crease with M Ashwin when stumps were called on Day 2.
Vidarbha’s Shrikant Wagh claimed a four-for, while Singh and Sumit Ruikar took two wickets each as TN piled on the runs.
Haryana vs Delhi in Rohtak: Haryana were bowled out for 307 earlier today, after adding 88 runs to their overnight total, while Delhi pacer Parvinder Awana finished with a fiver in the innings.
After Mohit Sharma set the ball rolling with the key wicket of Shikhar Dhawan in the second over, Harshal Patel and Amit Mishra claimed two wickets each, while Puneet Bisht was run-out later. The visitors were on 165 for six at the end of second day’s play. Unmukt Chand was unbeaten on 76 when play was called off.
Maharashtra vs Odisha in Sambalpur: After losing their remaining three wickets for 48 runs earlier today, Maharashtra were bowled out for 315 in the first innings on Day 2. The hosts then posted 237 for three. Niranjan Behera (59) was batting with Biplab Samantray (26) when play was called off. Odisha trailed by 78 runs with seven wickets in hand when play ended.
Baroda vs UPCA in Kapur: Arish Alam scored and unbeaten century to take UP to 301 for six at the end of second day’s play at the Green Park in Kanpur. He was at the crease with Amir Khan when play ended. Baroda’s Gagandeep Singh claimed three of the six UPCA wickets that fell.
Tripura vs Himachal in Nadaun: Resuming on 325 for four were bowled out for 441 on Day 2 against Tripura. Rishi Dhawan claimed a four-wicket haul for HP in the first innings.
In reply, Himachal were 115 for five Aatish Bhalaik and Rishi Dhawan batting on 28 and 16 respectively. Manishankar Murasingh and Rana Dutta led Tripura’s bowling attack with two wickets apiece to topple the opposition’s top-order.
Kerala vs SSCB in Delhi (Palam): Commencing their day on 192 for five against the Services, Kerala were all out for 314 on the second day of the four-day game. Unbeaten on 199 VA Jagadeesh carried his bat through but missed out on a well deserved as he ran out of partners at the other end.
Services were 84 for two at stumps after Sandeep Warrior struck to claim both the wickets early in the innings. Soumik Chatarjee and Soumya Swain were batting on 27 and 30 respectively when play was called off.
Andhra vs Goa in Visakhapatnam: Goa trailed by 321 with nine wickets remaining in the first innings, after Andhra posted 393 and then claimed Swapnil Asnodkar to leave Goa on 72 for one on Day 2. D Shivkumar was not out on 106 when the Andhra were bowled out today.
Goa’s Sagun Kamat was on 41 with Amogh Desai on 12 when play was called off.
J & K vs Assam in Guwahati: Resuming their innings on 240 for five, J&K went on to post a first innings score of 393, before being bowled out. The visitors then bundled out Assam for 165 and after added one run to their lead before the end of day’s play. With an impressive seven-wicket haul Parvez Rassol helped run through the Assam line-up on the second day of the match.
At stumps J&K led by 159 runs with all wickets in hand.