Ranji Trophy 2012-13: QF - Round-up, Jan 7
While bowlers dominated the proceedings in Indore with UP’s Ankit Rajpoot claiming a fiver and Karnataka’s Suraj Yadav taking four wickets, Mumbai’s Abhishek Nayar and Saurashtra’s Aarpit Vasavada helped their teams pile on runs on the second day against Baroda and Karnataka respectively. Here is the round-up for the day:
Jharkhand vs Punjab in Jamshedpur: Remaining unbeaten on 126 after resuming his innings on 50, Ishank Jaggi took Jharkhand to 310 for the loss of six wickets at stumps on Day 2. Earlier, Rameez Nemat was the first to depart after adding three runs to his overnight tally to bring up his century. Jaggi then built a 67-run stand for the fifth wicket with Kumar Deobrat (20); but Siddharth Kaul struck to end the partnership and followed up with wicket of Shiv Gautam to give Punjab a couple of breakthroughs.
When play ended, Jaggi was batting with Sunny Gupta on eight.
Saurashtra vs Karnataka in Rajkot: With an unbeaten 152, Aarpit Vasavada took Saurashtra to 469 until he ran out of partners at the other end. Abhimanyu Mithun and K Gawtham finished with three wickets each to help bowl out the home team on the second day. When play ended Karnataka were 45 without loss with Lokesh Rahul and Robin Uthappa batting on 12 and 29 respectively.
Mumbai vs Baroda in Mumbai: Hosts Mumbai continued to dominate on the second day of their quarter-final against Baroda. Although they lost Wasim Jaffer in the morning after the opener had reached 150, Abhishek Nayar anchored the Mumbai innings with an unbeaten century. The middle-order bat built a 123-run partnership for the sixth wicket with Aditya Tare (64), after night watchman Dhawal Kulkarni departed for 27.
After Mumbai lost two wickets in the first session, Nayar and Tare saw the second session through without losing a wicket. The flourishing partnership between the duo was halted by Abhimnayu Chouhan in the third session. At stumps on second day, Mumbai were 524 for the loss of six wickets with Nayar batting on 122 alongside Ankit Chavan (17).
UPCA vs SSCB in Indore: A century by middle-order bat Rajat Paliwal (112) took Services to 263 in the first innings and helped them secure a first-innings lead. Ankit Rajpoot claimed a fiver for UP to help wrap up the tail on the second day.
In reply, UP were 138 for four in the second innings, and they lead by nine runs with six wickets in hand at the end of Day 2. Although they lost opener Mukul Dagar for a duck, Tanmay Srivastava notched up a half-century, while Mohammad Kaif made 33 batting at No.3. When stumps were called, Arish Alam was batting on 33 with ER Dwivedi on eight. Suraj Yadav claimed all the four UP wickets that fell today.