Ranji Trophy 2012-13: Round-up, Dec 23
With an unbeaten century against MP, Kaustubh Pawar anchored the Mumbai innings in Indore, while Amit Mishra and Jayant Yadav slammed double-hundreds against Karnataka to take Haryana to a mammoth score. Here is the round-up for the day:
Rajasthan vs Saurashtra in Jaipur: After wrapping-up Rajasthan’s first innings for 299 earlier on the second day, Saurashtra were 177 for seven when play ended today.
Striking at regular intervals Rajasthan bowlers, Rituraj Singh took three wickets, while Pankaj Singh claimed three and Sumit Mathur and Sourabh Chouhan chipped in with a wicket each.
Mumbai vs MPCA in Indore: Kaustubh Pawar carried his bat in the first innings against MP and was not out on 111 (off 323 balls) when the Mumbai innings ended for 304 earlier on the Day 2. Ishwar Pandey led the MP attack with a six-wicket haul, while Anand Rajan took three wickets and Amarjeet Singh picked one.
After Mumbai skipper Ajit Agarkar sent back the MP openers, Zaheer Khan, Abhishek Nayar and Iqbal Abdulla claimed a wicket each to leave the home team on 191 for five at stumps. MP’s No.3 bat Satyam Choudhary was batting on 73 with Harpreet Singh on 26 when the day’s play ended.
Hyderabad vs Railways in Hyderabad: Hyderabad added 90 runs to the their overnight total, before they were bowled out for 337 on Day 2 of the four-day match. In response, Railways had posted 145 for two at the end of the day’s play. Nitin Bhille was batting on 31 with captain Sanjay Bangar seven runs short of his half-century when stumps were called.
Gujarat vs Punjab in Valsad: Resuming their first innings on 261 for nine, Gujarat were all out in the morning, after adding five runs to their overnight total. In reply, Punjab recovered well after losing both the openers with five runs on board to finish the day on 227 for the loss of seven wickets. Mayank Sidhana, Mandeep Singh and Uday Kaul posted half-centuries to help salvage the Punjab innings.
At stumps on second day Uday Kaul was unbeaten on 63 with Siddharth Kaul batting on five at the other end.
UPCA vs Tamil Nadu in Chennai: With a century Ali Murtaza took UP to 392 in the first innings and later claimed a four-wicket haul to leave Chennai 133 for six. When play ended on second day, hosts TN were 149 for the loss of six wickets.
R Prasanna and Yo Mahesh were batting in the middle when stumps were called.
Haryana vs Karnataka in Hubli: Double-centuries by Amit Mishra and Jayant Yadav lower down the order propelled Haryana to 587 for the loss of nine wickets, before they declared their innings. Karnataka used as many as ten bowlers to break the partnership, until Ronit More ended the partnership for 392. More trapped Yadav leg-before for 211 to halt the eighth-wicket stand; skipper Mishra was not out on 202 when he declared the innings.
Karnataka were 11 without loss when stumps were called.
Baroda vs Maharashtra in Pune: Resuming on the overnight total of 256 for three, Baroda were all out for 362 on the second day. Aditya Waghmode who was 13 runs short of his century when play ended yesterday scored 113 before returning to the pavilion, while Kedar Devdhar was run out on his overnight score of 104.
When play ended today Maharashtra were 57 for two in the first innings.
Vidarbha vs Odisha in Cuttack: After getting all out for 206 earlier in the day in the first innings, Vidarbha bundled Odisha out for 121. Claiming a four-for Sandeep Singh lead the downfall of the Odisha line-up.
At the end of the day’s play Vidarbha were 64 for two in the second innings with Amol Ubarhande and Amol Jungade at the crease.
J and K vs Himachal in Jammu: After resuming their innings at 26 without loss, HP were bowled out for 194 on Day 2. Ram Dayal claimed six wickets to help wrap up the Himachal innings earlier in the day. Rishi Dhawan picked two wickets, while Vikarmjeet Malik took one to leave J&K on 16 for three at the end of Day 2.
Jharkhand vs Kerala in Malappuram: VA Jagdeesh and Robert Fernandez scored centuries to take Kerala to 325 in the first innings. The rest of the line-up however failed to build on the platform set by the duo and returned to the dressing room without substantial contributions.
Jharkhand skipper Shahbaz claimed a four-for, Samar Quadri took three wickets, while Shankar Rao picked two and Jaskaran Singh chipped in with one scalp. In reply, Jharkhand were 37 for two and trailed by 168 runs in the second innings at the end of Day 2.
Andhra vs Assam in Guwahati: Veteran cricketer Amol Mazumdar anchored the Andhra innings with an unbeaten 108 and took his team to 249 in the first innings against Assam.
In reply, Assam were 166 for the loss of two wickets with Sibsankar Roy on 72 and Amit Sinha batting on 20 when play ended on the second day.
Tripura vs Goa in Agartala: Opting to field first, Goa claimed early wickets to leave Tripura reeling on six for the loss of three wickets. However, Abbas Ali and Abhijit Dey revived the innings with a 76-run partnership. At the end of day’s play Tripura were 170 for five with Dey batting on 77 with Nirupam Sen Chowdhary.