Ranji Trophy 2012-13: Round-up, Dec 18
Delhi beat Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh ended Punjab’s winning streak, Services won against J&K, while Railways and Kerala beat Rajasthan and Tripura respectively on the fourth day of the seventh round of the Ranji Trophy 2012-13 season. Here is the round-up for the day:
Railways vs Rajasthan in Bhubaneswar: Railways claimed seven points with a massive innings and 12-run victory over Rajasthan.
Rajasthan resuming their second innings on 153 for two were bowled out for 258 on the last day of the match. Karan Sharma claimed eight wickets to skittle out the opposition, while Anureet Singh and Ranjitkumar Mali picked a wicket each.
Mumbai vs Saurashtra in Rajkot: A drawn match against Saurashtra after posting a mammoth first innings score gave Mumbai three points on the basis of their first-innings lead. Bowled out for 300 in the first innings after Mumbai declared their innings for 606, Saurashtra got one point from the match.
Wasim Jaffer and Rohit Sharma scored 71 runs each as Mumbai registered 169 for five, before declaring their second innings.
Hyderabad vs Bengal in Kolkata: 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. Bengal gained six points from the game.
MPCA vs Punjab in Gwalior: Madhya Pradesh halted Punjab’s winning streak with an eight-wicket win over the Group A table-toppers at the Captain Roop Singh Stadium.
After bowling Punjab out for 364 in the second innings earlier today, the home team coasted to victory and gained six points from the game. Skipper Devendra Bundela scored his second consecutive ton to help the team chase down 190 in 45.3 overs. While Bundela remained not out on 100, opener Jalaj Saxena was unbeaten on 72.
Baroda vs Tamil Nadu in Baroda: Tamil Nadu earned three points on the basis of their first innings lead against Baroda, while the hosts gained one point from the drawn match.
After Baroda were all-out for 260 in the second innings; TN were 108 for two when the match ended on the final day.
UPCA vs Haryana in Lucknow: Haryana received three points from the drawn encounter against UP in the seventh-round match of the tournament.
Bowled out for 348 earlier on the last day of the match, UP set Haryana a 300-run target for victory. In response, Haryana were 106 for three when the match ended.
Maharashtra vs Delhi in Delhi: Delhi beat Maharashtra by seven wickets to collect six points from the outright win.
With an unbeaten century skipper Shikhar Dhawan helped Delhi chase down the 270-run target in 65.3 overs. Although they lost Unmukt Chand early on, Mohit Sharma and Mithun Manhas ably supported Dhawan with half-centuries to help take the home team across the line.
Karnataka vs Vidarbha in Mysore: Karnataka finished with three points on the basis of their first-innings lead, while Vidarbha got one from the drawn match in Mysore.
After raising a mountain of 619 runs upon being asked to bat first, Karnataka wrapped up the Vidarbha innings for 447 earlier today. After Vidarbha resumed their innings on 302 for two, Abhimanyu Mithun finished with a four-wicket haul, while KP Appanna took three wickets to help the home team gain a first-innings lead in the game on the last day of the match. When the match ended, Karnataka were 81 for three in the second innings.
Himachal vs Goa in Goa: Goa got three points on the basis of their first-innings lead against HP.
When the match ended today, HP had posted 237 for four in the second innings. Paras Dogra was not out on 119 with Mukesh Sharma on 51 when play ended.
Kerala vs Tripura in Agartala: An innings and 77-run victory over Tripura in the Group C game gave Kerala seven points. A fiver by Sandeep Warrier and three wickets by U Manukrishnan helped Kerala wrap up the opposition’s second innings for 196, after asking them to follow on. S Sreesanth chipped in with two wickets to help the team post the win at the Maharaja Bir Bikram College Stadium.
Jharkhand vs Andhra in Dhanbad: Andhra gained three points courtesy their first-innings lead against Jharkhand in the match at the Railway Stadium.
After bowling Jharkhand out for 295 in the second innings on the fourth day, Andhra were 32 for four while chasing 143 when the match ended today.
J and K vs SSCB in Delhi (Palam): Although they lost early wickets while chasing 134 runs, Yashpal Singh and Rajat Paliwal stemmed the fall of wickets and ensured a win for Services. Yashpal Singh scored 61, while Paliwal was unbeaten on 47.
SSCB picked six points from the win over J&K.