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BCCI Staff in Mumbai 01 January 2014 - 05:33pm IST

Ranji Trophy 2013-14: Round-up, Jan 1

Punjab, Bengal, Goa post wins

Punjab beat Jharkhand, Bengal beat Tamil Nadu and Goa beat Andhra on the penultimate day of the league phase of Ranji Trophy 2013-14. Here is the round-up for the Day 3:

Group A

Gujarat vs Mumbai: A better performance in the second innings helped Mumbai set Gujarat a 175-run target for victory. The hosts were 67 for three with B Merai and Akshar Patel still at crease at stumps. Iqbal Abdulla who claimed six in the first innings sent back both the Gujarat openers early in the innings, while Vishal Dabholkar picked the key wicket of Parthiv Patel.

Earlier in the day, Mumbai fought back to post 273 in the second innings after resuming on 76 for four.

Gujarat now need 108 runs, while Mumbai need seven wickets to win.

Delhi vs Karnataka: Karnataka lost their remaining five wickets for 63 runs and were bowled out for 289 earlier in the day with a first-innings lead. Ronit More (three wickets), HS Sharath (two wickets) and S Gopal (one wicket) left Delhi on 132 for six at stumps.

Jharkhand vs Punjab: With a thumping innings and 173-run win over Jharkhand, Punjab rose to the second position in the group.

Earlier in the day, Punjab claimed the remaining Jharkhand wicket for six runs and enforced a follow-on.

In reply to the visitors’ 516, Jharkhand were bowled out for 216 in the first innings and 127 in the second. Gurkeerat Singh, who had claimed four in the first innings, claimed four more in the second, while Rajwinder Singh followed up his fiver with three in the second innings to wreck the hosts’ line-up. Rahul Sharma claimed three wickets in the second innings to help bowl the opposition out in 34.1 overs.

Odisha vs Haryana: Haryana posted 626 for four before declaring their innings in a run-fest at the East Coast Railway Sports Association in Bhubaneswar. Rahul Dewan scored 273, while Sachin Rana and Nitin Saini scored 157 and 102 respectively. In reply, Odisha were 33 without loss in the second innings and trailed by 351 runs at stumps.

Group B

Rajasthan vs Baroda: Resuming on 155/1, Rajasthan had secured a first-innings lead before being bowled out for 333 earlier in the day. Gagandeep Singh claimed seven wickets to help wrap up the hosts’ innings on Day 3. In reply, Baroda were 112 for six. Pankaj Singh claimed three, while the rest of the attack picked one wicket each. Irfan Pathan was batting with G Natt when play ended for the day.

Saurashtra vs Services: The four-day match between Saurashtra and Services was over in less than two days with the hosts registering a nine-wicket win at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot.

Tamil Nadu vs Bengal: With a seven-wicket haul, Saurasish Lahiri bowled Bengal to a thrilling four-run win over Tamil Nadu. In the low-scoring game at Chepauk, the visitors bowled TN out for 180 after the home team had resumed their innings on 102 for one on the third morning.

UPCA vs Railways:
Arindam Gosh (167*) and Mahesh Rawat (163*) had taken Railways to 460 for four in the first innings at stumps on Day 3. Their partnership was unbroken on 294 at the end of day's play.

Group C

Goa vs Andhra: An eight-wicket win over Andhra gave Goa six points from the game. The Harshad Gadekar-led attack bowled Andhra out for 160 in the second innings earlier in the day. Gadekar picked four, while Shadab Jakati and Amit Yadav picked three wickets each. Goa then chased down the 42-run target in 15 overs.

Assam vs Maharashtra: Resuming their second innings on 16 without loss, Maharashtra were bowled out for 134 earlier in the day and set Assam a 344-run target. J Syed Mohammad claimed seven for 50 to help skittle the opposition out and give Assam an opportunity to scale the target. However, Assam lost quick wickets and were reduced to 94 for four at stumps. When play ended Assam required 250 runs with six wickets in hand. Opener Dheeraj Jadhav was batting on 37 with G Sharma on two at the end of day's play.

Tripura vs J&K: J&K secured a first-innings lead before being bowled out for 325 earlier in the day. Tushar Saha claimed a five-wicket haul in the innings. Resuming on 117 for three, J&K were bowled out for 325. At the end of day's play, Tripura were 103 for two in the second innings and trailing by 58 runs with eight wickets in hand.

Hyderabad vs Kerala:
114 by Hanuma Vihari helped Hyderabad to 239 for four in the second innings at stumps on Day 3. He was batting with Amol Shinde when play ended. However, they have conceded a first-innings lead to Kerala.