Ranji Trophy 2012-13: Round-up, Dec 17
Bengal beat Hyderabad by four wickets at the Eden Gardens on the third day of their seventh-round match of the Ranji Trophy 2012-13. Here is the round-up for the day:
Railways vs Rajasthan in Bhubaneswar: Following on at the East Coast Railway Sports Association Rajasthan reached 153 for two at the end of third day.
Resuming on 56 for the loss of three wickets, Rajasthan playing without Hrishikesh Kanitkar were bundled out for 135 in the first innings earlier in the day. Anureet Singh claimed a fiver, while Ranjitkumar Mali picked three and Railways captain Sanjay Bangar took two wickets to bowl out the visitors for a paltry total. Rajasthan now trail by 117 runs with eight wickets in hand. Robin Bist (35) and Ashok Menaria (29) were at the crease when play ended.
Mumbai vs Saurashtra in Rajkot: After resuming their innings on 42 for two, hosts Saurashtra lost wickets at regular intervals and were 248 for eight at the end of third day’s play. Ajit Agarkar, Dhawal Kulkarni who had claimed one wicket each yesterday claimed one apiece today as well. Javed Khan and Iqbal Abdulla coming in for Aavishkar Salvi and Ramesh Powar picked claimed two wickets each today.
Aarpit Vasavada was batting on 83 with Jaydev Unadkat at the crease on five at stumps today.
Hyderabad vs Bengal in Kolkata: Shami Ahmed claimed a six-wicket haul to wrap up Hyderabad’s second innings for 181 on the penultimate day of the four-day match. Chasing 181, Bengal then successfully knocked out the target in 63 overs. Rohan Banerjee and Wriddhiman Saha struck half-centuries to help Bengal register a win and gain six points from the game.
MPCA vs Punjab in Gwalior: Following on, Punjab made a strong comeback into the match courtesy of centuries by Jiwanjot Singh (103) and Yuvraj Singh (131). The visitors were 354 for eight and lead by 179 runs when play ended on the third day.
Baroda vs Tamil Nadu in Baroda: Tamil Nadu’s first innings was wrapped up for 230, after resuming on the overnight score of 166 for six. In response, Baroda were 116 for four in the second innings at stumps on Day 3.
UPCA vs Haryana in Lucknow: Haryana added five runs to their overnight score on the third day, before being bowled out for 276 earlier today. UP were 217 for four at the end of day’s play with Parvinder Singh and Eklavya Dwivedi batting on 45 and 51 respectively.
Maharashtra vs Delhi in Delhi: Resuming on the overnight score of three, Maharashtra lost Virag Awate and Sangram Atitkar early in the innings. But opener Harshad Khadiwale anchored the innings, until he was bowled on 96, just short of a well-deserved century. With four ducks and three single digit scores in their line-up, the visitors were bowled out for 266 in the second innings on Day 3, thereby taking their lead to 269.
Delhi’s Sumit Narwal and Pradeep Sangwan took three wickets each, while Vikas Tokas and Pawan Suyal claimed two apiece.
Karnataka vs Vidarbha in Mysore: After resuming their first innings on 48 for no loss, Vidarbha were propelled to 302 for two by Amol Ubarhande. The top-order bat was not out on 129 with Shalabh Shrivastava on 84 at the end of third day’s play.
Himachal vs Goa in Goa: After commencing Day 3 on 118 for one, Goa were 347 for eight in the first innings at the end of day’s play. Middle-order bat Reagan Pinto was unbeaten on 85 with Harshad Gadekar on nine when stumps were called.
Himachal’s Rahul Singh has claimed four wickets so far, while Vikramjeet Malik and Karanveer Singh have claimed two scalps each.
Kerala vs Tripura in Agartala: Kerala’s left-arm pacer, U Manukrishnan claimed six wickets to help bowl Tripura out for 127 and enforce a follow-on the third day of the ongoing match. Tripura were 70 for the loss of three wickets with Abbas Ali on 24 and Abhijit Dey yet to open his account when stumps were called. Sandeep Warrier who had picked three wickets in Tripura’s first innings took two more in the second.
Jharkhand vs Andhra in Dhanbad: Amol Mazumdar powered Andhra to 410 in the first innings, after resuming on the overnight total of 132 for four. He received able support from AG Pardeep and D Shivkumar who posted half-centuries, while lower-order bat Rajesh Pawar contributed 41. The senior cricketer was the last to return to the dressing room for 180.
Jharkhand who were bowled out for 257 in the first innings were trailing by 133 runs with all their wickets intact when stumps were called today.
J and K vs SSCB in Delhi (Palam): All out for 269 in the second innings on Day 3, J&K set Services a 134-run target. They then dealt early blows to leave Services reeling on seven for the loss of three wickets. Soumya Swain and Yashpal Singh then added 50 runs for the fourth wicket, until Ram Dayal castled the former to end the partnership. Singh was batting on 40 with Rajat Paliwal (5) as SSCB ended the day on 71 for four.