Ranji Trophy 2012-13: Round-up, Dec 15
The seventh round of the Ranji Trophy 2012-13 season witnessed centuries by Mumbai’s Aditya Tare and Karnataka’s Lokesh Rahul and CM Gautam amongst others on Day 1. Here is the round-up for the day:
Railways vs Rajasthan in Bhubaneswar: Shivkant Shukla propelled Railways to 239 for four on the first day of the seventh round Ranji Trophy 2012-13 encounter, after Sanjay Bangar opted to bat on their home ground. PM Madkaikar and Ashish Yadav were batting on 70 and one respectively when play ended.
Mumbai vs Saurashtra in Rajkot: Aditya Tare powered Mumbai to 306 for two with an unbeaten century, after the visitors elected to bat first. Wasim Jaffer (79) and Tare got Mumbai off to a good start with a 135-run opening stand against Saurashtra. When stumps were called, Tare was batting on 122 with Rohit Sharma on 72.
Hyderabad vs Bengal in Kolkata: Opting to field first at the Eden Gardens, the Shami Ahmed-led Bengal attack bundled Hyderabad out for 115 in the first innings. In response, Hyderabad left the home team reeling on 79 for eight, after Ashish Reddy claimed a fiver and Anwar Ahmed picked three wickets.
Bengal opener Arindam Das was batting on 37 with Shami Ahmed on zero at the other end when play ended today.
MPCA vs Punjab in Gwalior: Asked to bat, Madhya Pradesh were 281 for five at the Captain Roop Singh Stadium at the end of first day’s play against Group A table-toppers Punjab. Skipper Devendra Bundela was batting on 92 with Rahul Bakshi on 34 when stumps were called.
Baroda vs Tamil Nadu in Baroda: Yo Mahesh claimed a fiver, while J Kaushik and Sunil Sam picked two wickets each to leave TN on 191 for nine on the first day of their four-day match. Fighting back for Baroda, Murtuja Vahora (45*) and Bharghav Bhatt (23*) were batting when stumps were called.
UPCA vs Haryana in Lucknow: Haryana restricted UP to 227, after asking them to bat at the Dr Akhilesh Das Stadium. Mohit Sharma claimed a fiver as the UP attack ran through the Haryana line-up. When play ended, Haryana were 32 for one.
Maharashtra vs Delhi in Delhi: Asked to bat at the Roshanara Club Ground, Maharashtra were bowled out for 196 on the first day. Sumit Narwal claimed three wickets, while Pawan Suyal and Pradeep Sangwan took two wickets apiece.
Delhi were 60 for the loss of three wickets at stumps with Mithun Manhas and Vaibhav Rawal at the crease. Samad Fallah had taken two wickets. Saurabh Tiwary was batting on 73 with Shiv Gautam on 28 when play ended today.
Karnataka vs Vidarbha in Mysore: Unbeaten centuries by Lokesh Rahul (145) and CM Gautam (129) took Karnataka to 308 for two at the end of first day against Vidarbha. Sandeep Singh claimed both the wickets that fell today.
Himachal vs Goa in Goa: Electing to bat first, visitors HP had posted 210 for the loss of five wickets at the end of first day’s play against Goa. After Gauresh Gawas and Shadab Jakati claimed early wickets to leave the hosts reeling on 36 for four, Amit Kumar and Mukesh Kumar fought back with a 154-run stand, until the latter was dismissed by Saurabh Bandekar.
When play ended, Amit was batting on 76 with Rishi Dhawan at the other end on 18.
Kerala vs Tripura in Agartala: Put in to bat Rohan Prem took Kerala to 275 for five with an unbeaten century. Tripura’s Timir Chanda claimed three out of the five wickets that feel today.
Jharkhand vs Andhra in Dhanbad: Opting to field first, Andhra dealt early blows to leave Jharkhand tottering on nine for three, and then kept the batsmen on a tight leash. Picking three more wickets during the day, they left the hosts on 153 for six when stumps were called. Syed Sahabuddin and DP Vijaykumar claimed three and two wickets respectively, while Shaik Basha chipped in with one.
J and K vs SSCB in Delhi (Palam): After opting to bat first, J&K were skittled out for 85 by Services in the seventh-round game. Suraj Yadav picked a four-for, while Nishan Singh took three and Shadab Nazar claimed one wicket to restrict the visitors to double-digits (85).
Although they lost early wickets and were floundering on 39 for six, lower-order batsmen Rajat Paliwal and Sarabjit Singh staged a fight back to bring Services back in the match. Ram Dayal (four wickets) dealt early blows to send Services on the back foot. However, when play ended on Day 1, SSCB were 150 for six with Paliwal on 66 and Sarabjit on 38.