Ranji Trophy 2012-13: Round-up, Dec 8
Mumbai, Dec 8: Kerala left-arm pacer Chovvakkaran Shahid claimed eight wickets against J&K on Day 1 of the sixth round of the Ranji Trophy 2012-13 season. Here is the round-up for the day:
Rajasthan vs Gujarat in Ahmedabad: Back in the side, Rajasthan skipper Hrishikesh Kanitkar was batting on 45 with Dishant Yagnik on 12 against Gujarat when play ended on Day 1. The visitors were 182 for five, after opting to bat first at Motera against host’s Gujarat. Rakeash Dhruv claimed three wickets in the sixth round match.
Punjab vs Mumbai in Mumbai: Punjab were 288 for four Day 1 of their match against Mumbai, while Mandeep Singh scored his first century of the tournament for the season. For the full report click here.
MPCA vs Railways in Bhubaneswar: Unbeaten on 82, Rameez Khan took MP to 212 for five at the end of Day 1, after being put in to bat. K Upadhyay claimed two wickets for Railways, while Sanjay Bangar and Hardik Rathod picked a wicket apiece after the hosts opted to field first.
Saurashtra vs Bengal in Rajkot: Saurashtra were bowled out for 209 after opting to bat on their home ground against Bengal. Iresh Saxena claimed a fiver, while Shami Ahmed claimed two to help restrict the hosts. Ravindra Jadeja top-scored for Saurashtra with 70.
At the end of day’s play Bengal were seven without loss and Rohan Banerjee and Arindam Das were at the crease.
Haryana vs Maharashtra Pune: Electing to bat first against Maharashtra, Haryana were bowled out for 257 on the first day at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium. After Shrikant Mundhe and Samad Fallah claimed early wickets to rock the visitors on the back foot, the middle and lower order batsmen took Haryana to a modest total at the end of the day. Mundhe and Anupam Sanklecha picked three wickets each, while Mundhe took two and Chirag Khurana chipped in with one.
Lower-order bat Jayant Yadav was the leading run-scorer for the visitor’s with 63 runs.
Karnataka vs Delhi in Banglore: Opting to bat first, Karnataka were bundled out for 192 by the visiting Delhi team. Parvinder Awana ran through the line-up claiming five wickets, while Sumit Narwal and Rajat Bhatia picked two apiece.
The visitors were 44 for two when play ended; HS Sharath claimed two wickets. Skipper Shikhar Dhawan was batting on 38 with Mithun Manhas on 5 when stumps were called.
UPCA vs Vidarbha in Nagpur: Mukul Dagar (116) and Mohammad Kaif (85) propelled UP to 248 for four, after Sureh Raina elected to bat at the VCA Stadium. Parvinder Singh and Amir Khan were at the crease when play was called off today. Sandeep Singh claimed three wickets for Vidarbha.
Odisha vs Baroda in Baroda: Barring Govind Podder scored an unbeaten 78, but the Odisha top and middle order collapsed, after being put in to bat by Baroda. Bharghav Bhatt (four wickets) and Murtuja Vahora (three wickets) left the visitors floundering on 137 for seven when play ended on Day 1.
Assam vs Himachal in Guwahati: Asked to bat at the Nehru Stadium, Assam were 213 for the loss of four wickets at the end of Day 1. Sent back by Gurvinder Singh for 90, Assam opener Pallavkumar Das was unfortunate to miss out on a century. The off-spinner also later claimed Sibsankar Roy to finish the day with two wickets to his name.
J & K vs Kerala in Malappuram: Left-arm pacer Chovvakkaran Shahid claimed eight wickets to bowl J&K out for 215 on the first day of the game. Skipper Ian Dev Singh was stranded of 117 as he ran out of partners at the other end.
SSCB vs Goa in Porvorim: Opting to bat first, Services were 284 for four at stumps against hosts Goa. Skipper Soumik Chatterjee scored a century to put the team in a comfortable position on the first day of the game. Yashpal Singh and Rajat Paliwal were batting on 92 and 23 respectively when stumps were called.
Tripura vs Jharkhand in Agartala: Opting to field first, the Ajay Yadav-led Jharkhand bowling attack skittled Tripura out for 106 of the first day of the four-day match. Yadav claimed six wickets, while Shankar Rao and Sunny Gupta accounted for two scalps each.
Jharkhand lost both their openers for duck and were reeling on four for two. However, the middle-order batsmen steadied their innings and they were trailing by 11 runs with seven wickets in hand when play ended today. At 10 for two Saurabh Tiwary (38) and Ishank Jaggi (43) came together to take Jharkhand to 95 for three at stumps.