Ranji Trophy 2012-13: Round-up, Dec 16
CM Gautam smashed 257 for Karnataka against Vidarbha, while Mumbai’s Aditya Tare hit 222 in Rajkot against Saurashtra in the seventh round of the Ranji Trophy 2012-13 season. Here is the round-up for the day:
Railways vs Rajasthan in Bhubaneswar: After Railways posted a first innings total of 405, Rajasthan were trailing by 349 runs with seven wickets in hand at the end of the second day’s play.
Anureet Singh (2 wickets) and skipper Sanjay Bangar (1 wicket) picked three wickets to leave Rajasthan reeling on 45 for three. When stumps were called Rajasthan were 56 for three with stand-in skipper Vineet Saxena and Ashok Menaria looking salvage the innings.
Mumbai vs Saurashtra in Rajkot: Powered by Aditya Tare’s 222 and Rohit Sharma’s 166, Mumbai piled on 606 for the loss of five wickets against Saurashtra at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium on the second day of the four-day game. When Mumbai declared their innings, Abhishek Nayar was unbeaten on 69 with Ankeet Chavan on 21 at the other end.
Skipper Ajit Agarkar and Dhawal Kulkarni then struck early to leave the home team on seven for the loss of two wickets. When play ended on Day 2, the experienced campaigner Shitanshu Kotak and Jaydev Shah were at the crease.
Hyderabad vs Bengal in Kolkata: After Anwar Ahmed claimed the remaining two Bengal wickets to wrap up the Bengal innings for 116 earlier in the day, Hyderabad scored 172 for seven at stumps. The visitors were leading by 171 runs with three wickets in hand at the end of Day 2.
Shami Ahmed claimed four, while Laxmi Ratan Shukla picked two and Veer Pratap Singh took one wicket for Bengal in the second innings. With 42 runs, lower-order bat Ashish Reddy is the top-scorer for Hyderabad in the second innings so far.
MPCA vs Punjab in Gwalior: Madhya Pradesh lower order folded for 42 runs, after the home team commenced their innings on 281 for five on the second day. Skipper Devendra Bundela who was eight runs short of his century when play ended yesterday was sent back for 108 by Sandeep Sharma. Continuing his brilliant streak in the tournament, the young Punjab pacer finished with a fiver.
The MP attack then ran through the Punjab line-up to bowl them out for 148 and enforce a follow-on. Following on the table-toppers were 11 without loss when stumps were called.
Baroda vs Tamil Nadu in Baroda: After Baroda were all-out for 208 on the second day, they claimed quick wickets to leave Tamil Nadu on 166 for six at the end of day’s play. Murtuja Vahora and Sankalp Vohra picked three and two wickets respectively. R Prasanna was batting on 60 along with J Kaushik at stumps on Day 2.
UPCA vs Haryana in Lucknow: Resuming their first innings on 32 for one on Day 2, Haryana were 271 for the loss of eight wickets against UP at stumps. Jayant Yadav and MM Sharma were at the crease when stumps were called.
Maharashtra vs Delhi in Delhi: After bowling Delhi out for 193 in the first innings at the Roshanara Club Ground, Maharashtra were three without loss and leading by six runs at the end of day’s play. Samad Fallah claimed a fiver, while Nikti Dhumal picked three wickets to help warp-up the hosts’ innings.
When stumps were called Maharashtra openers Harshad Khadiwale and Virag Awate were at the crease.
Karnataka vs Vidarbha in Mysore: Karnataka’s middle-order bat CM Gautam struck 257, while KL Rahul scored 157 to take the team to 619, before declaring the innings. In response, Vidarbha were 48 without loss and trailing by 571 runs at the end of the day’s play.
Himachal vs Goa in Goa: Resuming their innings on 210 for five on the second day of the match, HP posted a first innings total of 338, before being bowled out. Debutant Gauresh Gawas claimed a four-for in the innings for Goa.
When play ended today, Goa were 118 for one with Swapnil Asnodkar (64*) and Amogh Desai (31*) in the middle.
Kerala vs Tripura in Agartala: Rohan Prem scored 170 to help his side post 400, after resuming their innings on 275 for five on Day 2, before being bowled out in the first innings. U Manukrishnan then dealt early blows to leave Tripura reeling on 21 for the loss of four wickets. Tripura opener Subhrajit Roy held up one end and was unbeaten on 23 with Abhijit Dey on 18 when play ended. Tripura now trail by 345 runs with six wickets in hand.
Jharkhand vs Andhra in Dhanbad: Andhra trailed by 125 runs at the end of second day’s play against Jharkhand. Earlier in the day the Shahbaz Nadeem-led Jharkhand side was bowled out for 257 with Syed Sahabuddin and DP Vijaykumar claiming four wicket hauls each.
Chasing the total, Andhra lost wickets early on and were 132 for four with Amol Mazumdar (41*) and AG Pradeep (38*) at the crease.
J and K vs SSCB in Delhi (Palam): Centurion Rajat Paliwal powered Services to 221 on Day 2, after resuming the innings in the morning. In reply, J&K were 136 for six in the second innings. SSCB bowlers Suraj Yadav claimed four wickets, while Nishan Singh picked two; Ian Dev Singh scored 52 for J&K. At the end of day’s play Manik Gupta and Ram Dayal were batting on 22 and 9 respectively.