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Ranji Trophy 2019-20, Fourth Round: Day Two Wrap

By BCCI Desk in

Although the scheduled second day of the Sikkim versus Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura-Odisha also ended in a washout, there was plenty to watch out for on the second day of the fourth round matches of Ranji Trophy 2019-20.

Here’s a wrap of how the action unfolded on Saturday:

After a washout on the scheduled first day, Bengal versus Gujarat game got going on the second day. However, only 20 overs could be bowled before the bad light stopped play. Gujarat, who were put in to bat, scored 46, losing a wicket.

While no play was possible on the first day of the Meghalaya-Pondicherry game, the second day witnessed a lot of action. As many as 20 wickets were lost as Meghalaya, batting first, were bowled out for 65 as Sagar Udeshi scalped five wickets. However, Pondicherry had their share of troubles as Sanjay Yadav’s eight-wicket haul restricted their lead to 15 runs.

Wickets tumbled in the Chhattisgarh versus Haryana match in Raipur as well. Batting first, Haryana were bowled out for 123 as the Chhattisgarh bowlers shared the spoils. However, Haryana still secured a first-innings lead of four runs as Ajit Chahal and Harshal Patel shared the spoils, scalping five and four wickets respectively.

In the Tamil Nadu versus Uttar Pradesh game in Kanpur, Tamil Nadu ended the day at 165/6. The Vijay Shankar-led side enjoyed a solid opening start before Uttar Pradesh struck to keep Tamil Nadu’s progress in check.

In Ranchi, skipper Saurabh Tiwary scored 81 as Jharkhand put up 259 runs on the board against Jammu and Kashmir, who ended the second day at 135/3. Abid Mushtaq picked up five wickets.

Delhi, meanwhile, put up a solid display with the bat, with skipper Dhruv Shorey scoring 96 and Nitish Rana scoring an unbeaten 64, to end the second day at 195/4 against Punjab, who were bowled out for 313.

Chandigarh, facing Nagaland, scored 263/3 as Manan Vohra scored an unbeaten hundred and Arslan Khan, opening the batting, scored 87.

The Mumbai-Karnataka game in Mumbai, meanwhile, is heading towards an interesting finish. Shashank Attarde scalped five wickets as Mumbai, who were bowled out for 194 in the first innings, managed to limit Karnataka’s lead to 24 runs. While Abhimanyu Mithun reduced Mumbai to 26/4, Sarfaraz Khan, who scored an unbeaten 53, and Shams Mulani put up a 83-run stand before the latter got out on the final ball of the day.

Maharashtra, meanwhile, are staring at an innings defeat against Services. After conceding a 241-run lead, Maharashtra were reduced to 93/5 before the end of the day’s play, trailing Services by 148 runs.

In the Baroda-Railways encounter in Vadodara, wickets tumbled on the second day. After Anureet Singh and Lukman Meriwala shared nine wickets between themselves, bowling Railways out for 99, helping Baroda secure a 102-run lead, Railways struck back to bundle out Gujarat for 98. In the two overs, they had to face, Railways then lost a wicket before stumps.

In Dehradun, Assam, who scored 294 runs on the back of Riyan Parag’s 123, reduced Uttarakhand to 32/4 at stumps. Mizoram, meanwhile, are set to secure a 100-plus-run lead against Bihar, who were 226/8, trailing Mizoram by 152 runs.

In the Goa-Manipur game in Porvorim, Goa, after bowling out Manipur for 106, secured a mammoth 447-run lead, declaring at 553/5d. Manipur then found themselves in a spot of bother, losing four wickets for 21 runs before stumps.

Hyderabad, facing Kerala at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, managed to secure a first-innings lead. While Kerala, after being bowled out for 164, reduced Hyderabad to 110/7, Sumanth Kolla’s gritty 91 not out helped Hyderabad go past Kerala’s first-innings total. In Jaipur, Rajasthan, who conceded a 106-run lead against Andhra, were 23/2 before stumps.

Madhya Pradesh, meanwhile, ended the day at 364/7, securing a 189-run lead against Himachal Pradesh after Rameez Khan’s 161 and fifties from Venkatesh Iyer and Gautam Raghuwanshi.