Ranji Trophy 2012-13: Round-up, Dec 30
Karnataka batsman CP Gautam scored 264 not-out against Maharashtra on Day 2 of their ninth-round Ranji Trophy 2012-13 match. Here is the round up for the day:
Mumbai vs Gujarat in Mumbai: A superb century by opening bat Wasim Jaffer took Mumbai past Gujarat’s first innings total. The senior cricketer scored 171, while Hiken Shah added 82 to the total to help take Mumbai to 323 for five at the end of Day 2 against Gujarat.
At stumps Mumbai led by 79 runs with Suryakumar Yadav and Abhishek Nayar batting on 23 and 6 respectively at the DY Patil Sports Academy.
Saurashtra vs MPCA in Rajkot: Resuming on 212 for nine Saurashtra were all-out for 242 earlier in the day at their home ground. But the hosts’ bowling attack then skittled out MP for 135 to bat again on the second day. Jaydev Unadkat, DA Jadeja and Vishal Joshi claimed three wickets each, while Kamlesh Makvana took one to bowl out the opposition for a paltry total.
Saurashtra were 18 for the loss of one wicket when the play ended on Day 2.
Railways vs Bengal in Kolkata: Bowled out for 214 without adding to their overnight score, Railways then bowled Bengal out for 157. K Upadhyay and Ranjit Kumar Mali claimed with three wickets apiece, while Karan Sharma claimed four as the visitors ran through the Bengal line-up.
At the end of the second day’s play Railways were 20 without loss with Shivakant Shukla (11*) and Amit Paunikar (5*) at the crease.
Tamil Nadu vs Haryana in Chennai: Winning the toss and opting to bat first on Day 2, after play was washed out yesterday, TN were 181 for three at the end of today’s play. Arun Karthik and Dinesh Karthik were on 33 and 17 respectively at stumps. Earlier, Abhinav Mukund made 60, while Baba Aparajith scored 42 runs for Tamil Nadu, while Yuzvendra Chahal claimed two wickets for the visitors.
Karnataka vs Maharashtra in Pune: An unbeaten double-century by CM Gautam and 168 by skipper Stuart Binny powered Karnataka to a mammoth 572 against Maharashtra. When Karnataka declared their innings, Gautam was not out of 264.
At the end of second day’s play, hosts Maharashtra were 58 for one with Harshad Khadiwale and Sangram Atitkar in the middle.
UPCA vs Odisha in Cuttack: Resuming on 70 for five, Odisha were bundled out for 127 in the first innings by the Imtiaz Ahmed (five wickets) led UP attack. In the low scoring game at the Barabati Stadium, Uttar Pradesh were then bowled out for 111 as Basant Mohanty (four-wicket haul) and Deepak Behera (three wickets) helped wrap up the visitors’ second innings.
Chasing 145 to win, Odisha were 53 for four at the end of today’s play.
Delhi vs Vidarbha in Nagpur: Resuming their first innings on 254 for four, Delhi went on to pile on 523 runs, before declaring their innings on the second day. Vaibhav Rawal posted a century as Delhi posted a mammoth first innings score. When play ended, Vidarbha were 20 for one, after opener Shiv Sunder Das was bowled for a duck by Pradeep Sangwan.
Andhra vs Kerala in Kadapa: Resuming on his overnight score of 99, Amol Muzumdar went on to make 146 and take Andhra to a first-innings score of 329, before being bowled out by CP Shahid. The last Andhra batter to depart, the veteran batsman hit 20 boundaries and a six during his 263-ball knock.
DP Vijaykumar then claimed two wickets to leave Kerala on 55 for two at stumps. VA Jagadeesh and Rohan Prem were batting on 27 and 14 when play ended on the second day.
SSCB vs Jharkhand in Delhi (Palam): Services wrapped up Jharkhand’s first innings for 120 earlier in the day and were 32 for two at the end of second day’s play. Suraj Yadav’s six-wicket haul helped SSCB take a first-innings lead in the ongoing match. They now lead by 97 runs with eight wickets in hand.
J&K vs Tripura in Jammu: After no play on Day 1, J&K won the toss and opted to field on the second day at the Gandhi Memorial Science College Ground. When stumps were called, Tripura were 60 for two with Subhrajit Roy (37*) and Rana Dutta at the crease. Parvez Rassol claimed both the wickets that fell today.
Goa vs Assam in Goa: Goa were bowled out for 381, after adding 117 to their overnight total on Day 2 of the four-day game. In response, openers PP Das (70) and Sibsankar Roy (48*) took Assam to 134 for the loss of one wicket at the end of the second day’s play. Amit Sinha was batting on two alongside Roy.
Rajasthan vs Hyderabad in Jaipur: Ashish Reddy’s fiver helped bowl Rajasthan out for 384, after the home team resumed their innings on 274 for five on Day 2. In response, Hyderabad were 160 for five at the end of today’s play with Rituraj Singh claiming two and Pankaj Singh; Deepak Chahar and Aniket Choudhary claimed a wicket each.