Ranji Trophy 2013-14 Points Table
Karnataka, Railways and Maharashtra lead the standings
Here’s the points table of the Ranji Trophy 2013-14 season-
Ranji Trophy 2013-14: Round-up, Nov 10
Hardeep Singh stars as J&K beat Goa
Mumbai, Uttar Pradesh, J&K and Vidarbha posted wins on the last day of the second round of the ongoing Ranji Trophy 2013-14 tournament. Spinners played a crucial role in Mumbai and UP's victories, while bowlers helped set up the game for Vidarbha and batsmen helped pull of a thrilling victory for J&K. Here is the round-up for Day 4:
Mumbai vs Punjab: Mumbai sailed to a thumping 184-run win against hosts Punjab on the final day of the game to gain six points. After claiming six wickets in the first innings, Vishal Dabholkar picked four, while Iqbal Abdulla claimed three wickets to spin the opposition out for 214. Chasing 399, the Harbhajan Singh-led side was 108 for four when they resumed their innings on Sunday. Once Yuvraj Singh was sent back by Javed Khan for 40, with Punjab on 150, the rest of the line-up succumbed to the Mumbai spinners.
Gujarat vs Delhi: In the drawn encounter at the Lalabhai Contractor Stadium in Surat, Gujarat collected three points on the basis of their first-innings lead, while Delhi got one.
Resuming on their overnight score of 89 for four, Gujarat were bowled out for 231, setting the visitors a 257-run target on the last day of the match. When play was called off, Delhi were 100 for three.
Jharkhand vs Karnataka: In the drawn game in Mysore, Karnataka collected three points on the basis of their first-innings lead over Jharkhand. With the result a foregone conclusion when play resumed on the last day of the game, Jharkhand were 215 for five when play was called off later in the afternoon.
Haryana vs Vidarbha: Chasing 145 on the last day, Vidarbha cruised to an eight-wicket win over Haryana after their bowlers bundled the opposition out for 102 earlier in the day. Shrikant Wagh led the attack with a five-wicket haul, while Akshay Wakhare picked three wickets and Sumit Ruikar took his tally to two in the innings to help set up the game in the home team’s favour.
Vidarbha opener Faiz Fazal then anchored the innings with an unbeaten half-century to help attain the target in 33.3 overs for the loss of two wickets.
Railways vs Saurashtra: Hosts Railways received three points on the basis of their first-innings lead, while Saurashtra got one. The visitors put up a much improved performance in the second innings and were 217 for three when they declared on the final day. However, with the match ending in a draw, it was inconsequential to the game. When play was called off, Railways were nine for no loss.
UPCA vs Baroda: Defending 368 runs, the UP bowlers skittled Baroda out for 186 to claim a 182-run win for the team. After RP Singh dealt a double-blow on the penultimate day to leave the home team on five for two at the end of third day’s play, Imitiaz Ahmed removed Utkarsh Patel on the fourth morning to give his team their first breakthrough for the day. The spinners then dismantled the remaining line-up and bowled the team to victory. Praveen Gupta claimed four, while Piyush Chawla picked two and captain Suresh Raina took one wicket.
Tamil Nadu vs MPCA: Facing TN’s mammoth first-innings score of 532, MPCA were bowled out for 269 on the last day and were asked to follow on. When play was called off, MP were 196 for three and lost to TN on the first-innings scores.
TN gained three points on the basis of a first-innings lead, while MPCA received one.
Rajasthan vs Bengal: In another drawn game in the second round, Bengal collected three points on the basis of their first-innings lead, while hosts Rajasthan got one.
Resuming on their overnight score of 62 for one, the home team was 257 for five when stumps were called on the fourth day.
Assam vs Hyderabad: Having posted a mammoth first-innings score of 501 before declaring their innings, Assam gained three points on the basis of their first-innings lead in their drawn match against Hyderabad.
Hyderabad were 218 for four in the first innings when they resumed play on the last day of the match. BP Sandeep, who was on eight, went on to score 113. However, he did not get enough support from the other end and the visitors were bowled out for 370 on Sunday. When play was called off, Assam were 20 for one in the second innings.
Kerala vs Andhra: Resuming on their overnight total of 288 for three, Andhra were bowled out for 431; thus conceding a first-innings lead to Kerala. Kerala’s V Manoharan claimed four scalps, while CP Shahid picked three wickets and P Parameswaran finished with two wickets in the innings.
On the basis of their first-innings lead, Kerala picked up three points while Andhra got one.
J&K vs Goa: J&K claimed a three-wicket win over Goa and collected six points for their effort.
Earlier, resuming on the overnight score of 245 for nine, Goa were bowled out after adding just one run to their total, thus setting the home team a 262-run target on the last day of the match. Chasing the modest total, J&K were reeling on 26 for three, but their middle order resisted and a valiant 95 not-out by Hardeep Singh and an unbeaten half-century by S Beigh helped the hosts pull off a win.