Ranji Trophy 2012-13: Round-up, Dec 31
UP beat Odisha by 43 runs on the third day of the ninth round of the Ranji Trophy 2012-13 and claimed pole position in Group B table. Here is the round up for the day:
Mumbai vs Gujarat in Mumbai: Mumbai were all-out for 447 on Day 3, after resuming their innings on 323 for five. Abhishek Nayar was unbeaten in 72 as the hosts piled on a big score and took a first-innings lead.
When play ended on the third day at the DY Patil Sport Academy, Gujarat were 159 for the loss of five wickets in the second innings and trailed by 44 runs with Manprit Juneja batting on 39. Javed Khan and Ankit Chavan have claimed two wickets each, while Suryakumar Yadav picked one wicket in the innings.
Saurashtra vs MPCA in Rajkot: With an unbeaten double-ton, Cheteshwar Pujara powered Saurashtra to 303, before declaring their innings on the third day. Chasing 411, MP were 89 for the loss of two wickets at the end of today’s play with Jalaj Saxena and Rameez Khan batting on 46 and four respectively.
Tamil Nadu vs Haryana in Chennai: Resuming on 181 for three on Day 3, TN posted 570 runs, before declaring their innings earlier in the day. Centuries by Dinesh Karthik (186) and lower-order bat Vijay Shankar (100*) helped the home team post a mammoth score in the first innings. At the end of the day’s play, Haryana were seven without loss with openers Nitin Saini and Rahul Dewan at the crease.
Karnataka vs Maharashtra in Pune: Abhimanyu Mithun and Stuart Binny claimed six and four wickets apiece to bundle out Maharashtra for a paltry 99 runs in the first innings; Karnataka then enforced the follow-on. In the second innings, the home team put up a better performance and thanks to a century by Harshad Khadiwale (136) Maharashtra had reached 315 for two at stumps. Ankit Bawne was batting on 80 with Rohit Motwani on two when play ended on the third day.
UPCA vs Odisha in Cuttack: Uttar Pradesh beat Odisha by 43 runs and claimed six points.
Chasing 145 to win, Odisha resumed on 53 for four on the third day and were bowled out for 101 by the UP bowling attack. Imtiaz Ahmed claimed a fiver, while Ankit Rajpoot claimed three wickets and Ali Murtaza took two in the innings to help skittle out the opposition and register an outright win
Delhi vs Vidarbha in Nagpur: The Delhi bowling attack bowled Vidarbha out for 257 in the first innings to enforce a follow-on the home team. Sumit Narwal, Pradeep Sangwan, Rajat Bhatia and Vikas Mishra claimed two wickets each, while Vikas Tokas picked one scalp. Hemang Badani was the top-scorer for Vidarbha with 68 in the first innings. The Sairaj Bahutule-led team had scored one run in the second innings and was trailing by 265 runs with all wickets intact when play ended today.
Andhra vs Kerala in Kadapa: Jagadeesh V A and Sanju Viswanadh hit centuries to take Kerala to a first-innings total of 312 on Day 3. However, four-wicket hauls by P Vijay Kumar and T Atchuta Rao helped Andhra secure a first-innings lead in the ongoing Group C four-day encounter.
When play ended, Andhra were 24 without loss.
SSCB vs Jharkhand in Delhi (Palam): Avishek Sinha put up a late fight with an unbeaten 47, while the rest of the Services line-up crumbled on the third day. Ajay Yadav claimed six, while Shahbaz Nadeem picked four wickets to bundle out SSCB for 152 in the second innings. Chasing 218, Jharkhand were trailing by 183 runs with all wickets intact and a day still remaining in the match.
J&K vs Tripura in Jammu: Tripura had registered 226 for the loss of five wickets against J&K, after resuming the innings on 60 for two. When play ended today, Rana Dutta was not out on 50, while Ajay Ratra was batting on 35 at the Gandhi Memorial Science College Ground.
Goa vs Assam in Goa: After Assam resumed their innings on 134 for one, Shadab Jakati claimed a four-for to help Goa take a first-innings lead and bowl the visitors out for 366 on the third day. At stumps, Goa were 11 without loss and led by 26 runs with a day still remaining in the match.
Rajasthan vs Hyderabad in Jaipur: Bowled out for 349, Hyderabad conceded a first-innings lead to hosts Rajasthan. Rituraj Singh finished the innings with four wickets for Rajasthan, while Parth Jhala remained unbeaten on 75 for the visitors.
At stumps on Day 3, Rajasthan were 103 for two with Vineet Saxena on 54 and Rituraj Singh batting on 10.