Ranji Trophy 2012-13: Round-up, Dec 3
Mumbai, Dec 3: Uttar Pradesh were the first team to register a win in the fifth round of the Ranji Trophy 2012-13 season. The Suresh Raina-led team picked seven points from their win against Baroda. Here is the round-up for the day:
Rajasthan vs Punjab in Chandigarh: Cruising towards their fourth win of the season, Punjab require 55 runs to win with nine wickets in hand. Rajasthan who commenced their innings on the third day on 56 for one were bundled out for 196. Sandeep Sharma claimed a fiver, while Baltej Singh picked three and Siddarth Kaul took two.
The host’s were 149 with Jiwanjot Singh batting on 80 with Ravi Inder Singh on 34 at the end of day’s play.
Mumbai vs Bengal in Mumbai: With a century Hiken Shah helped Mumbai set Bengal a 391-run target at the Brabourne Stadium. with a day to go in the match the visitors were trailing by 344 runs with all wickets in hand. To read the full report, click here.
Gujarat vs Hyderabad in Valsad: Resuming their innings on 50 for one, Hyderabad had reached 291 for four when the match was called off at the end of third day. Bavanaka Sandeep was batting on 61 with Syed Quadri on 33 at the end of day’s play.
Saurashtra vs Railways in Rajkot: Ravindra Jadeja’s marathon innings ended on 331, while Kamlesh Makvana remained not out on 100 as Saurashtra posted a mammoth total of 576 for nine before declaring their innings. Railways’ were 157 for one at the end of third day’s play with Shivakant Shukla (74) and V Cheluvaraj (49).
Tamil Nadu vs Vidarbha in Nagpur: In response to Tamil Nadu’s first innings score of 443 Vidarbha were 214 for two at the VCA ground. Faiz Fazal was unbeaten on 110 with Shalabh Shrivastava on 10 at the other end at stumps on the third day of the four-day game.
Haryana vs Delhi in Rohtak: Delhi’s first innings was wrapped up for 224 earlier on today after resuming on the overnight total of 165 for six.
In reply Haryana were 167 for six with a 250-run lead and four wickets in hand when stumps were called. Vikas Mishra claimed three wickets, while Sumit Narwal and Parvinder Awana took two and one respectively. Skipper Amit Mishra was unbeaten on 50 with Jayant Yadav on 12 at the end of day’s play.
Maharashtra vs Odisha in Sambalpur: Resuming their first innings on 237 for three, Oisha went on to make 441 before being bowled out in the first innings.
When play ended on the penultimate day, Maharashtra were 73 for one and trailed by 53 runs with nine wickets in hand. Harshad Khadiwale was unbeaten on 43 with Sangram Atitkar at the other end on 24.
Baroda vs UPCA in Kapur: After being bowled out for 361 after adding 60 runs to their overnight total UP skittled Baroda out for 114. With just eight runs required to win, they registered a comprehensive 10 –wicket win over Baroda to collect seven points from the game.
With a five-wicket haul Bhuvenshwar Kumar led the collapse of the Baroda innings. He was ably supported by Imitiaz Ahmed and Piyush Chawla who took two wickets apiece.
Tripura vs Himachal in Nadaun: Tripura led by 297 runs with five wickets in hand against Himachal when play was called off on the third day.
After claiming HP’s remaining five wickets to bowl them out for 260 in the first innings earlier today, Tripura posted 116 for five. The Ajay Ratra-led side was reeling on 13 for the loss of four wickets after Vikramjeet Malik ran through the top-order. He claimed three while Rishi Dhawan and Rahul Singh picked one wicket each.
Kerala vs SSCB in Delhi (Palam): After bowling Kerala out for 314 Services scored 335 in their first innings. With a century Soumik Chatterjee helped Services take a first innings lead before they were bowled out.
At nine for no loss Kerala were trailing by 12 runs when play was called off.
Andhra vs Goa in Visakhapatnam: At 285 for nine, Goa trailed by 108 runs in the first innings with one wicket in hand at the end of day’s play. Andhras’ D Shivkumar picked six wickets while T Atchuta Rao took two and Syed Sahabuddin chipped in with one wicket.
J & K vs Assam in Guwahati: J&K posted 318 for the loss of five wickets before declaring their second innings and set the home team a 477-run target. Chasing the total, Assam had were 46 for three at the end of third day’s play at the Nehru Stadium. Opening the bowling for J & K, Ram Dayal claimed two wickets in two overs before Assam had opened their account. When play ended, skipper Dheeraj Jadhav was batting with Gokul Sharma.
Earlier, captain Ian Dev Singh (118) and Parvez Rassol (120*) scored centuries for the visitors to help build on their lead.