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Prashant Chopra celebrates birthday with maiden triple ton

Saurashtra pacers dominate in Lahli

Prashant Chopra scored his maiden first-class triple century to put Himachal in a commanding position against Punjab. Gautam Gambhir and Nitish Rana scored centuries while Ishant Sharma completed a five-for against Assam. MP’s Shubham Sharma missed out on a double ton by four runs while Ankit Sharma too was amongst centurions on the second day of Ranji Trophy 2017-18 Round 1.

Jalaj Saxena continues to impress with all-round skills. Asked to follow on, Haryana were pushed further on the back-foot by the Saurashtra pacers.

Here are the highlights of the day:

Group A


Delhi vs Assam in New Delhi: Gautam Gambhir anchored Delhi to 269 for four until stumps on Day 2 with a patient century. The opener was not out on 136 as he took the home team to an 11-run lead. After losing Unmukt Chand (6) and Dhruv Shorey (1) early in the innings, the senior batsman rebuilt the innings with Nitish Rana. The duo put together 207 runs for the third wicket until the middle-order bat was sent back for 110 by Abu Nechim Ahmed. The bowler also followed up with the wicket of Milind to leave Delhi on 263 for four.

With Pulkit Narang, Gambhir then saw the team through to the end of day’s play.

Earlier, Ishant Sharma completed a five-for as he bowled Assam out for 258 after resuming on 224 for seven on the second morning.

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Uttar Pradesh vs Railways in Lucknow: While opener Shivam Chaudhary held the innings together a determined 135 ball 44, Akshdeep Nath’s 160-ball 75 and Rinku Singh’s quick 42 helped UP garner a lead against Railways.

Deepak Bansal dealt the first blow to leave UP on ten for one after resuming on nine without loss. While Himanshu Asnora was trapped lbw, Umang Sharma was removed 56 runs later by Ashish Yadav. Nine runs later Suresh Raina was dismissed by Avinash Yadav for six. Nath, who then came to the crease formed valuable partnerships with Chaudhary, Eklavya Dwivedi and Rinku to help UP to a first innings lead.

Even as he continued to lose partners, Nath worked to maintain the upper-hand. With UP on 229 he was sent back by Avinash. The lower-order then added useful runs until being bowled out. Anureet Singh and Avinash claimed three wickets apiece as they bowled UP out for 250.
Ankit Rajpoot then dealt a double blow to leave Railways on 10 for two but missed out on a hat-trick. And with Praveen Kumar claiming Saurabh Wakaskar in the following over the visitors were 10 for three in the seventh over. Arindam Gosh and Vidyadhar Kamath took the team to Stumps at 27 for three.

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Hyderabad vs Maharashtra in Hyderabad:
No play for second successive day due wet outfield.

Group B

Haryana vs Saurashtra in Lahli: The Saurashtra pacers made the most of the conditions in Lahili to enforce the follow-on on hosts Haryana. Jaydev Unadkat claimed the top three – N Saini, S Rohilla and C Bishnoi to leave the home team on 28 for three in the first innings. Shaurya Sanandia then wrecked the middle-order to finish with four for 44 while Kushang Patel claimed three for 21 and wrapped up Haryana’s first innings for 107.

After asking the hosts to follow-on, Sanandia claimed Saini with three runs on the board while Unadkat followed up with the wicket of Rohilla in the next. Haryana’s woes continued as the Saurashtra bowlers continued to claim wickets at regular intervals. While wickets continued to crumble, Bishnoi held up one end and was batting on 53 when play ended for the day.

Haryana were left tottering on 93 for six and were trailing by 78 runs at Stumps on Day 2.

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Team Rajasthan vs J & K in Jaipur:
After resuming their innings on 249 for four, Team Rajasthan were bowled out for 330 on the second day. Samiullah Beigh accounted for TM Ul Haq without a run added to the score-line in the first over of the day. 15 runs later he dismissed the centurion Robin Bist. Mohammed Mudhasir and Parvez Rasool then took two wickets each to bowl Team Rajasthan out.

In reply, Ahmad Omar Banday and Shubham Khajuria got J & K off to a good start with a 109-run opening stand until TM Ul Haq claimed the latter.

Banday saw J & K through to the end of day’s play with Pranav Gupta. The visitors were 150 for one and trailing by 180 runs when play ended for the day.

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Kerala vs Jharkhand in Trivandrum: After claiming six wickets, Jalaj Saxena returned to help Kerala take a first innings lead against Jharkhand. Not out on 47 (off 129) at Stumps on Day 2, he had taken the hosts to 250 for eight in reply to Jharkhand’s 202 all out.

Although Sunny Gupta (6/94) struck at regular intervals, a half-century by middle-order bat, Mohammed Azharudeen followed by Saxena’s patient knock helped Kerala seize a 48-run lead until the end of day’s play.

Earlier, Jharkhand were bowled out for an addition of two runs to their overnight score after resuming on 200 for nine in the morning.

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Group C

Odisha vs Tripura in Bhubhaneswar: No play on second successive day due to wet outfield.

Madhya Pradesh vs Baroda in Indore: Centurions Shubham Sharma and Ankit Sharma propelled MP to a mammoth 551 for eight until the hosts declared their innings.

Resuming his innings on 88, Shubham continued to glean runs off the Baroda attack and was ably complemented by Ankit as they pair added 197 runs for the sixth wicket. However, four runs short of a double ton Shubham was sent back by Swapnil Singh ending the batsman’s diligent 394-ball knock for 196. 40 runs later the bowler accounted for Ankit (104 off 200) to leave MP on 505 for seven. Puneet Datey then carried the team forward until skipper Devendra Bundela declared the innings late in the last session.

With Datey and Ishwar Pandey each picking a wicket, Baroda were 36 for two at Stumps. Kedar Devdhar was batting with P Shah when play ended for the day.

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Tamil Nadu vs Andhra in Chennai: After being left on 64 for five by the R Ashwin-led attack, B Sumnath (72* off 193) helped Andhra to a 55-run lead at the end of Day 2 against Tamil Nadu.

L Vignesh’s double blow left Andhra on 12 for two after resuming their innings on 8/0 on the second morning. Vignesh K then accounted for Ricky Bhui who was looking to forge a partnership with KS Bharat to rebuild the innings and left the visitors on 40 for three. A bit later Ashwin followed up with the wickets of Y Venugopal Rao and Bharat to push Andhra on the back-foot.

However, Sumnath joined forces with Ashiwn Hebbar to revive the innings. The pair added 116 runs until Hebber was sent back by Vignesh K.

Sumanth continued to rally on and took Andhra to Stumps at 231 for seven with Shoaib Mohammed Khan.

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Group D

Services vs Bengal in New Delhi: After resuming their innings on 341 for three, Bengal continued to pile on runs until Manoj Tiwary declared the innings at 552 for nine late in the second session. Overnight batsman, Sudip Chatterjee departed for 115 in the morning after adding just one run to his score-line while Wriddhiman Saha went on to post 55. While the rest of the lineup made useful contributions, Aamir Gani (51) and Ashok Dinda (55*) also posted half-centuries to help boost the total.

Services were 103 for one at Stumps and trailing by 449 runs. While Mohammed Shami claimed the sole wicket to fall, that of Nakul Verma, Ravi Chauhan retired hurt on 42. N K Singh was batting on 44 with Amit Pachhara when play ended for the day.

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Goa vs Chhattisgarh in Porvorim: Goa were trailing by 430 runs with all wickets in tact in reply to Chhattisgarh’s 458 all out in the first innings at Stumps on the second day.

Earlier, after resuming on 189 for five, Manoj Singh helped Chhattisgarh to a respectable total with a 322-ball 125 run knock. After resuming his innings on 32 in the morning with Mohammed Kaif, the duo took their side to 216 until the captain was sent back by Darshan Misal. Manoj then found an able partner in Jatin Saxena and the duo added 132 runs to the total until Amit Yadav claimed the latter. Manoj’s then carried the innings forward with SS Ruikar (57 off 102).

74 runs later Misal dealt a double blow as he accounted for Manoj and Pankaj Rao to leave the visitors on 422 for nine. Amit Yadav then removed Ruikar to end the innings.

In reply Goa were 28 without loss at the end of day’s play.

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Himachal vs Punjab in Dharamsala:
Batsman continued to dominate the proceedings in Dharamsala on the second successive day. Prashant Chopra, who was on song as he etched his name into the history on Day 1, completed his maiden triple-hundred as he helped Himachal to a advantageous position.

After resuming the innings on 459 for two, Himachal lost Paras Dogra in the first over of the day. Sandeep Sharma claimed the overnight batsman and followed up with the wicket of N Gangta to leave HP on 467 for four. However, Chopra found a partner in Ankush Bains in taking the innings forward. The pair built a 135-run partnership until Pargat Singh caught the opener for 338 of his own bowling.

Bains made 80 while Rishi Dhawan made 49 as HP continued to pile on runs. With the team on 729 for eight the hosts declared their innings later in the day.

At stumps Punjab were 110 for one with Jiwanjot Singh on 34 and Uday Kaul on 2.

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Prashant Chopra slams double-ton; Jalaj Saxena claims six wickets

Bhargav Bhatt and Ashish Hooda claim four wickets on the opening day of Ranji Trophy 2017-18

The first day of Ranji Trophy 2017-18 witnessed a double-century by Himachal’s Prashant Chopra. The opener posted his highest first-class score and was unbeaten on 271 at the end of the day against Punjab. Jalaj Saxena claimed six for 50 to put Kerala in an advantageous position against Jharkhand. Chopra's 271 is the highest score by a batsman on the first day of a first-class game in India. 

Here are the highlights of the day:

Group A

Delhi vs Assam in New Delhi:
The Ishant Sharma-led Delhi left Assam reeling at 224 for seven at Stumps on Day 1 after opting to bowl in their backyard. Ishant Sharma claimed three wickets as the hosts kept the visitors in check in their opening game of the tournament.

Assam’s skipper Gokul Sharma scored a half-century while Sarupam Purkayastha was batting on 57 when play was called off for the day.

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Uttar Pradesh vs Railways in Lucknow: 
Ankit Rajpoot and Zeeshan Ansari claimed three wickets each while captain Suresh Raina took two to bundle Railways out for 182 on the first day. The UP skipper set the ball rolling with the wicket of Shivkant Shukla with 20 runs on the board after the visitors elected to bat.

While Rajpoot finished with 3/30 and Ansari 3/78, Raina picked 2/15. Although Praveen Kumar was wicketless he conceded only 29 runs in his 10 overs while Kartik Tyagi took 1/25.

In reply, UP were 9/0 at Stumps.

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Hyderabad vs Maharashtra in Hyderabad: No play on the first day due rain.

Group B

Haryana vs Saurashtra in Lahli:
Mohit Sharma-led Haryana had kept Saurashtra to 271 for seven at the end of day’s play after Cheteshwar Pujara elected to bat. Ashish Hood claimed four for 59 including the wicket of the Saurashtra skipper in Lahli.

While Prerak Mankad was the top-scorer for the visitors on the first day with 68 runs, Sheldon Jackson scored 51. When play ended for the day, with Hooda castling Chirag Gandhi for 45, Jaydev Unadkat was unbeaten on seven runs.

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Team Rajasthan vs J & K in Jaipur: Opening the innings for Team Rajasthan, Dishant Yagnik was sent back for one by Mohammed Mudhasir (3/36) leaving the hosts on 19 for one. However, Robin Bist, who then came the crease shaped the innings with an unbeaten century. AV Gautam and Ashok Menaria scored half-centuries as they partnered Bist in building the hosts innings. The No 3 was batting on 105 with TM Ul Haq as he took Team Rajasthan to 249 for four until Stumps.

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Kerala vs Jharkhand in Trivandrum:
Jalaj Saxena claimed six for 50 as he ran through the Jharkhand line-up on the first day. After Warrier gave the side their first breakthrough in the third over, Saxena struck at regular intervals to keep the opposition in check. While the Kerala bowlers dominated the proceedings, Ishan Kishan made a fighting 100-ball 45 and was the top scorer for his team on Day 1.

At stumps, Sunny Gupta (23*) and Samar Quadri (1*) had taken Jharkhand to 200 for nine.

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Group C

Odisha vs Tripura in Bhubhaneswar: No play on Day 1 due to wet outfield.

Madhya Pradesh vs Baroda in Indore: After captain Irfan Pathan elected to bat, L Meriwala and Atit Sheth struck early in the day to leave MP on 26 for two. The visitors continued to strike at regular intervals. While Harpreet Singh Bhatia was removed by Irfan, B A Pathan followed up with the wicket of Naman Ojha to leave the hosts on 69 for four. The MP captain and veteran batsman, Devendra Bundela, who then worked to revive the innings was sent back for 99 by Atit Sheth later in the day signaling stumps. When play ended for the day, Shubham was not out on 88 with MP on 268 for five.

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Tamil Nadu vs Andhra in Chennai:
Bhargav Bhatt (4/52), was instrumental in bowling TN out for 176 after the hosts opted to bat. A Bandaru claimed Murali Vijay for four while Prithvi Raj Yarra (3/39) followed up with the wicket of Abhinav Mukund to leave TN on 15 for two. 26 runs later, Bhatt accounted for Baba Indrajith and continued to wreck the lineup. SM Khan claimed Kaushik Gandhi to then leave TN on 73 for four while R Ashwin was bowled by Bandaru 15 runs later. Bhatt and Co then wrapped up the TN innings in 85 overs.

In reply, Andhra were 8/0 at the end of day’s play.

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Group D

Services vs Bengal in New Delhi: Asked to bat, AK Raman and AR Easwaran got Bengal off to a good start with 97-run opening stand until Sachidanand Pandey bowled the former. Sudip Chatterjee who then took guard anchored the side to a respectable 341 for three with an unbeaten ton. The No 3 bat was on 114 with Wriddhiman Saha on 32 when play ended for the day at the Palam ground.

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Goa vs Chhattisgarh in Porvorim:
Mohammed Kaif (45*) and Manoj Singh (32*) helped Chhattisgarh to 189 for five in an unbroken 66 run partnership until Stumps on the first day.

Earlier Abhimanyu Chauhan and Rishabh Tiwari stitched 72-run stand for the second wicket, after losing S Gupta without a run on the board. Darashan Misal, who ended the stand finished with three wickets as the Goa bowlers kept the visitors in check.

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Himachal vs Punjab in Dharamsala: Prashant Chopra anchored HP to a massive 459 for two with Paras Dogra on Day 1. The opener surpassed his previous best of 237 as he helped the home team pile on runs on the first day. After losing opening partner P Khanduri with eight runs on the board he was involved in a 187-run stand with S Verma. After the departure of the No 3 batsman, the opener found an able ally in Paras Dogra to keep the balance tipped in HP’s favour.

The fourth wicket stand was unbroken on 264 with Dogra on 99 and Chopra on 271 when play ended for the day.

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BCCI Staff

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