Ranji Trophy 2012-13: Round-up, Dec 22
J & K and Jharkhand were bowled out on the first day of the ongoing Ranji Trophy 2012-13 matches by Himachal Pradesh and Kerala respectively. Here is the round-up for the day:
Rajasthan vs Saurashtra in Jaipur: Ashok Menaria slammed a century to take Rajasthan to 268 for nine on the first day against Saurashtra. Jaydev Unadkat and Siddharth Trivedi picked three wickets each for the visitors, while Sandip Maniar, Kamlesh Makvana and Chirag Jani picked a wicket each.
Mumbai vs MPCA in Indore: Put in to bat Mumbai were 235 for five on the first day of their match against MP. Opener Kaustubh Pawar was not out on 89 off 270 balls with Ankit Chavan on 36 when play ended in the evening. Ishwar Pander registered a four-wicket haul for the home team after they opted to bowl first.
Hyderabad vs Railways in Hyderabad: At the end of first day’s play against Railways, Hyderabad were 247 for six. Opener Kolla Sumnath missed out on a half-century by five runs, while BP Sandeep and lower-order batsman Ashish Reddy scored 68 and 60 runs respectively. Murali Kartik and Karan Sharma took two wickets each, while Sanjay Bangar and SS Shukla picked a scalp apiece after Railways opted to bowl first.
Gujarat vs Punjab in Valsad: Asked to bat frist, Gujarat were 261 for the loss on nine wickets at the end of the first day’s play against Punjab. Sandeep Sharma, Siddharth Kaul and Harbhajan Singh claimed three wickets each for the visitors. Top-order batters Samit Gohel and Manprit Juneja made 41 and 42 respectively, while Jesal Karia and Rush Kalaria scored 40 runs each for Gujarat.
UPCA vs Tamil Nadu in Chennai: After they lost opener Mukul Dagar early in the innings the, captain Mohammad Kaif anchored the innings with a 68-run knock, while Prashant Gupta (46*) and Ali Murtaza (49*) helped take UP to 279 for six at the end of the day’s play. M Rangarajan was the leading wicket-taker for TN with three wickets.
Haryana vs Karnataka in Hubli: Losing wickets at regular intervals, Haryana were 293 for seven at the end of the first day’s play against Karnataka. Amit Mishra was unbeaten 86 with Jayant Yadav on 64 when stumps were called. SL Akshay picked three wickets for Karnataka.
Baroda vs Maharashtra in Pune: Remaining not out on 104, middle-order bat Kedar Devdhar took Baroda to 256 for three at the end of the day’s play against Maharashtra. After electing to field first on their home turf, Maharashtra’s SS Mundhe claimed early wickets to leave the opposition on 14 for the loss of two wickets; but the Baroda batters then salvaged the innings and lost only one more wicket before the end of the day’s play.
Vidarbha vs Odisha in Cuttack: Visitors Vidarbha were188 for eight, after being asked to bat first by Odisha. Gaurav Upadhyaya was batting on 30 with Sumit Ruikar on three at stumps on Day 1. Biplab Samantray claimed three wickets for Odisha.
J and K vs Himachal in Jammu: J&K were bowled out for 175, after being put in to bat by HP. Vikramjeet Malik claimed a fiver to help bundle out the opposition on Day 1 of the four-day match. When stumps were called Aakash Chopra (16*) and Varun Sharma (8*) were at the crease. HP trailed by 149 runs with all wickets intact.
Jharkhand vs Kerala in Malappuram: Jharkhand were bowled out for 120 by Kerala on the first day of their game against Kerala. Claiming four for 28, S Sreesanth led the Kerala bowling attack to bundle out the opposition for a paltry total. Sandeep Warrier and CP Shahid picked two wickets each, while U Manukrishnan chipped in with one wicket. Shiv Gautam top-scored for the visitors with 30 runs.
Although they lost opener Abhishek Hegde in the first over for a duck, Kerala were 165 for one when play ended with VA Jagdeesh and RM Fernandez batting on 77 and 86 respectively.
Andhra vs Assam in Guwahati: After electing to field first, Assam dealt early blows on Day 1 against Andhra. Both the Andhra openers were sent back to the dressing room without being able to open their account. Arup Das claimed both the openers to leave Andhra on two for three, and a little later he dismissed No.3 bat Syed Shahbuddin. At 26 for three, Bodapati Sumnath and Amol Mazumdar came together and revived the innings with an 80-run partnership for the fourth wicket.
Andhra were 214 for the loss of eight wickets at stumps with Mazumdar unbeaten on 82 alongside Shaik Basha.