Ranji Trophy 2012-13: Round-up, Dec 24
Hosts Odisha lost to Vidarbha, while Kerala beat Jharkhand on Day 3 of the eighth round of the Ranji Trophy 2012-13 season. Here is the round-up for the day:
Mumbai vs MPCA in Indore: Mumbai captain Ajit Agarkar and all-rounder Abhishek Nayar claimed three wickets each to help bowl out MP for 244 in the first innings, after resuming their innings on 191 for five. The visitors then reached 192 for the loss of five wickets and led by 252 runs at the end of day’s play.
Ishwar Pandey and Amarjeet Singh claimed two wickets apiece, while Harpreet Singh took one wicket. Wasim Jaffer was the top-scorer for Mumbai on Day 3 with 67 runs.
Hyderabad vs Railways in Hyderabad: Railways were bowled out for 213 on the third day, after resuming their innings at 145 for two. Picking five scalps, Amol Shinde led the Hyderabad attack to help wrap up the opposition’s first innings earlier today.
In reply, Hyderabad were 130 for the loss of six wickets at stumps.
Gujarat vs Punjab in Valsad: Bowled out for 268 in the first innings on the third day, Punjab took a two-run first innings lead over hosts Gujarat. The Sarabjit Ladda-led Punjab attack then bowled out Gujarat for 232 runs in the second innings. Ladda claimed four, while Siddharth Kaul and Gurkeerat Singh picked two wickets each; and Amitoze Singh took one wicket. With 79 runs Manprit Juneja was the leading run-getter for Gujarat in the innings.
Gujarat led by 230 runs at the end of day’s play.
UPCA vs Tamil Nadu in Chennai: Resuming on 149 for the loss of six wickets, Tamil Nadu were bundled out for 179 earlier in the day. The hosts then bowled UP out for 207 in the second innings. Aushik Niwas claimed a four-for, while Sunil Sam picked three wickets to help wrap up the opposition.
Chasing a 421-run target in their own backyard with a day left, TN were five without loss at stumps with Abhinav Mukund and Murali Vijay at the crease.
Haryana vs Karnataka in Hubli: Karnataka trailed by 252 runs at the end of the third day’s play against Haryana. Resuming their first innings on 11 without loss and despite of a valiant century by Kunal Kapoor (106), the home team were asked to follow on. The Harshal Patel (five wickets) led attack bowled out the opposition for 272 earlier in the day.
When play ended Karnataka were 63 without loss.
Baroda vs Maharashtra in Pune: At the end of the third day’s play Maharashtra were leading by 14 runs against Baroda in the ongoing match at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium.
A 276-ball 168-run knock by opener Harshad Khadiwale and 91 by Rohit Motwani lower down the innings has enabled the home team to post 376 for seven by the end of third day’s play in the first innings.
Vidarbha vs Odisha in Cuttack: Vidarbha gained six points from a convincing 106-run victory over hosts Odisha at the DRIEMS Ground, Tangi.
Vidarbha added 76 runs to their overnight total of 64 for two, before being bowled out to set the home team a target of 226 runs earlier on Day 3. Alok Mangaraj (five wickets) and Biplab Samantray (three wickets) ran through the visitors’ line-up, while Basant Mohanty and Deepak Behera chipped in with a wicket each.
Chasing the competitive total the home team was skittled out for 119 by the visitors. Pacer Amol Jungade claimed a fiver, while Shrikant Wagh and Faiz Fazal picked two scalps each to wrap up the Odisha innings.
J and K vs Himachal in Jammu: Resuming on 16 for the loss of three wickets J&K went on to post 248 in the second innings on Day 3, before being bowled out. Chasing a 235-run target, HP were 32 for one when play ended with Aakash Chopra and Karnveer Singh batting on 23 and seven respectively.
Jharkhand vs Kerala in Malappuram: Kerala beat Jharkhand by an innings and 35 runs to claim seven points from the thumping victory.
A six-wicket haul by Sandeep Warrier saw Jharkhand getting bundled out for 170 in the second innings. His efforts were complemented by CP Shahid who picked three wickets and U Manukrishnan who dismissed Jharkhand opener Akash Verma. Even as wickets tumbled at the other end Jharkhand’s No.3 bat, Ishank Jaggi, fought valiantly and was the last to return to the dressing room, sent back by Warrier for 90.
Andhra vs Assam in Guwahati: With an unbeaten century Tarjinder Singh took Assam to 394 for five in the first innings, after resuming on 166 for two on the third day. After Assam declared their innings, with a 145-run lead, Andhra were 10 without loss when play ended today.
The AG Pradeep-led team was trailing by 135 runs in the second innings at the end of third day’s play.
Tripura vs Goa in Agartala: Tripura were all out for 278 in the first innings earlier on Day 3. Saurabh Bandekar and Harshad Gadekar picked four scalps each, while Shadab Jakati picked two wickets to wrap up the Tripura innings. Abjijit Dey was the top-scorer for Tripura with 76 runs.
In response, Goa were 64 for the loss of four wickets when play ended today. Manisankar Murasingh dealt early two blows, while Bunti Roy and Rana Dutta followed up with a wicket apiece.
Rajasthan vs Saurashtra in Jaipur: Pankaj Singh claimed three more wickets earlier in the day to finish with a fiver and end Saurashtra’s first innings for 288 on Day 3. Rajasthan then registered a second innings total of 236 courtesy openers Sourabh Chouhan (73) and Vineet Saxena’s (65) knocks.
Saurashtra were 11 without loss when play ended on Day 3.