Ranji Trophy 2012-13: QF - Round-up, Jan 8
Services became the first team in the Ranji Trophy 2012-13 season to claim a berth in the semi-finals and will face the winner of the Mumbai vs Baroda match in the next round. Here is the round-up for the day:
Jharkhand vs Punjab in Jamshedpur: Resuming their first innings on 310 for the loss of six wickets, Jharkhand were all-out for 410 earlier on Day 3. Ishank Jaggi was the first to depart, sent back by Sarabjit Ladda for 132. Siddharth Kaul and Ladda finished with four wickets each in the innings.
In reply, Punjab were 150 for the loss of one wicket with Jiwanjot Singh and Taruwar Kohli batting on 77 and 26 respectively.
Saurashtra vs Karnataka in Rajkot: Scoring his first century of the Ranji Trophy 2012-13, Manish Pandey (177) took Karnataka to 396 in the first innings. The visitors are now trailing by 73 runs.
Vishal Joshi, DA Jadeja and Kamlesh Makvana claimed three wickets each to give the hosts a first-innings lead, while Jaydev Unadkat chipped in with one wicket.
Mumbai vs Baroda in Mumbai: After posting a mammoth first innings total of 645 before declaring their innings, Mumbai claimed five Baroda wickets later in the day to leave the visitors struggling on 167 for five at stumps.
Resuming on the overnight score of 122, Abhishek Nayar departed for 132. Skipper Ajit Agarkar was unbeaten on 52, while Javed Khan smashed 43 off 54 balls with four sixes to help the hosts build on the total. Although both the Baroda openers gave the visitors a good start with a 102-run opening stand, they lost wickets quickly in the final session. When play ended on Day 3, Pinal Shah was batting with Ambati Rayudu.
UPCA vs SSCB in Indore: Services were the first team to qualify for the Ranji Trophy 2012-13 semi-finals. After UP resumed their innings on 138 for four, they were bowled out for 241 earlier in the day setting Services a target of 113. Suraj Yadav claimed seven wickets for Services.
Services then chased down the total in 27.3 overs for the loss of five wickets. Ankit Rajpoot claimed all the five wickets to leave SSCB reeling on 54 for five. However, Rajat Paliwal (32*) and captain Soumik Chatterjee (34*) took their team past the finish line.