Ranji Trophy roundup: B Indrajith leads Tamil Nadu fightback; Shreyas Gopal hands Karnataka 1st innings lead

Baba Indrajith scored an unbeaten ton to lead Tamil Nadu's fightback as the team finished Day Two at 239 for 5 in response to Mumbai's 374 in a Ranji Trophy Group 'C'

PTI, Oct, 26 2017

Mumbai: Baba Indrajith scored an unbeaten ton to lead Tamil Nadu's fightback as the team finished Day Two at 239 for 5 in response to Mumbai's 374 in a Ranji Trophy Group 'C' match at Sharad Pawar Cricket Academy at BKC.

File image of Baba Indrajith. Image Courtesy: Twitter @trichywarriors

File image of Baba Indrajith. Image Courtesy: Twitter @trichywarriors

Indrajith (105 batting) and young all-rounder MS Washington Sundar (69) rescued Tamil Nadu from a rather precarious 69 for 4 with a partnership of 157 runs.

Earlier, resuming at the overnight score of 314 for 7, the home side added 60 to its total with the Akash Parkar (33 not out) and Aditya S Dhumal (13) putting on 35 crucial runs for the 10th wicket.

Experienced all-rounder Abhishek Nayar failed to add to his overnight score of 20, falling to Vijay Shankar to a catch by Murali Vijay.

Vijay Shankar was the most successful Tamil Nadu bowler, finishing with 4 for 52 while the country's premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin had figures of 3 for 78.

The Tamil Nadu reply saw skipper Abhinav Mukund fall early when he was bowled by Akash Parkar for just 9. The stylish Murali Vijay, who has been recalled into the India Test side to face Sri Lanka next month, was caught behind by Aditya Tare of Vijay Gohil for 11.

One-drop batsman M Kaushik Gandhi, who hasn't got going this season so far after a prolific run in the 2016-'17 season, didn't last too long and was castled by Nayar for 6.

All-rounder Vijay Shankar, who replaced Gandhi, adopted a positive approach and cracked four boundaries. He was stumped by Tare off Gohil for 18 to end a promising association with vice-captain Indrajith.

With the top four gone for 69, Tamil Nadu looked in trouble when Indrajith and Sundar came together for a fruitful partnership.

Sundar, who hammered 159 in the previous game against Tripura, played with a lot of enterprise and kept the scoreboard moving with some handsome shots. He used his feet to the spinners and played the fast bowlers with a degree of ease.

The lanky southpaw grew in confidence in the company of Indrajith and the two got runs fluently. Sundar hit 11 fours and a six before becoming Dhawal Kulkarni's first victim.

Indrajith, who has so far faced 173 balls and struck 12 fours, and Ashwin ensured that there were no further setbacks for the visitors before close of play.

Brief scores:

Mumbai 374 all out in 103.1 overs (Prithvi Shaw 123, Vijay Shankar 4 for 52, R Ashwin 3 fo 78) vs Tamil Nadu 239 for 5 in 65 overs (B Indrajith 105 batting, MS Washington Sundar 69, Vijay Gohil 2 for 58).

At Vizianagaram: Andhra Pradesh 584 for 4 declared in 166 overs (G Hanuma Vihari 302 not out, DB Prashanth Kumar 127, Ricky Bhui 100) vs Odisha 32 for 1 in 12 overs.

At Agartala: Tripura 205 all out 64.2 overs (B B Ghosh 65, Gurinder Singh 57, Ishwar Pandey 3 for 40, Ankit Sharma 3 for 61) vs Madhya Pradesh 201 for 7 in 66 overs (Rajat Patidar 79, Harpreet Singh Bhatia 70, MB Mura Singh 2 for 14).

Ishank Jaggi's 127 takes Jharkhand to 311-6 against Haryana 

Ranchi: Ishank Jaggi (127) cracked a superb century to power Jharkhand to 311 for 6 in their first innings against Haryana on the second day of a Ranji Trophy group B encounter.

Jaggi and Ishan Kishan (83) forged a 190-run partnership for the fifth wicket to resurrect Jharkhand's first innings after they were reduced to 60-4 in reply to Haryana's 208.

Seamers Ajit Chahal (2/68) and Ashish Hooda (2/69) took two wickets each after Jharkhand resumed their innings at an overnight 14-0.

At stumps, Shahbaz Nadeem (21) was giving company to Jaggi with Jharkhand leading by 103 runs.

Earlier, opener Nazim Siddiqui (22) doubled his overnight score before he was caught and bowled by Hooda, while Virat Singh lasted only five balls before he was trapped in front of wicket by Chahal in the 14th over.

Skipper Sourabh Tiwary too couldn't do much as his 14-ball stay was cut short by Hooda as Jharkhand slipped to 40/3. The other opener SS Rathour survived for sometime and scored two boundaries but he too perished in the 26th over with Rohilla taking his catch off Chahal.

Jaggi and Kishan then dug their heels to script the recovery, playing 42.1 overs before A S Sandhu dismissed the latter as Jharkhand slumped to 250-5.

Kaushal Singh (14) was the last man to be dismissed with AR Mishra taking the wicket.

Brief scores:

Haryana 1st innings: 208

Jharkhand 1st innings: 311/6 in 91 overs (IR Jaggi 127 not out, Ishan Kishan 83; A Hooda 2/69)

Other Group B matches:

In Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala 1st innings: 335 all out (Sachin Baby 78; MK Lomror 4/51) vs Rajasthan

Rajasthan 1st innings: 134/6 (DH Yagnik 62; Jalaj Saxena 6/46)

In Surat

Jammu and Kashmir 1st innings: 261

Gujarat 276/4 in 100 overs (MC Juneja 66 not out, PK Panchal 61; M Gupta 2/68).

Gurkeerat Mann hits ton as Punjab amass 635 runs against Goa

Porvorim: All-rounder Gurkeerat Mann scored a century to capitalise on the platform laid by captain Jiwanjot Singh and Anmolpreet Singh, as Punjab amassed 635 in their first innings of a Ranji Trophy Group D match against Goa.

Overnight batsmen – captain Jiwanjot and Anmolpreet – got out early but Gurkeerat (114) took the charge from where the two left.

Resuming on 215, Jiwanjot was dismissed for 238 after facing 293 balls that included 30 boundaries and a six, while Anmolpreet added 10 runs to his overnight score before getting out for 161-ball 113, studded with 13 fours and two sixes.

Jiwanjot and Anmolpreet added 260 runs for the third wicket.

Even after the two were back in the dressing room, Gurkeerat continued to punish the helpless Goan bowlers who failed to get the breakthroughs on the second day also.

Gurkeerat's 114-run innings came off 129 deliveries, with the help 14 fours and two sixes.

He also put on 105-run stand for the sixth wicket with Taruwar Kohli (28).

Shadab Jakati was the pick of the Goan bowlers with figures of five for 165.

At stumps on Day 2, Goa were at 94 for one with captain Sagun Kamat batting on 32 and Swapnil Asnodkar unbeaten on 28.

Goa still trail Punjab by 541 runs with nine wickets in hand.

Brief scores:

Punjab 1st innings: 635 all out in 148.5 overs (Jiwanjot Singh 238, Gurkeerat Mann 114, Anmolpreet Singh 113, Shadab Jakati 5/165).

Goa 1st innings: 94 for one.

Other Group D matches:

Himachal Pradesh vs Services at Delhi

Himachal Pradesh 1st innings: 364 all out in 116.3 overs (Nikhil Gangta 130, Ankush Bains 68; Vikas Yadav 5/91).

Services 1st innings: 153/6 in 61 overs (Navneet Singh 49; Akash Vasisht 4/48).

Chhattisgarh vs Vidarbha at Nagpur

Chhattisgarh 1st innings: 489 all out in 163.2 overs (Amandeep Khare 210, Ashutosh Singh 113; Umesh Yadav 3/87).

Vidarbha 1st innings: 31 for one.

Shreyas Gopal's fifer hands Karnataka 1st innings lead

Shimoga: Leg-break bowler Shreyas Gopal registered his best first-class figures to help Karnataka bundle out Hyderabad for 136 and take the all- important first innings lead in a Ranji Trophy Group A match.

Gopal registered impressive figures of 5/17 while off-spinner Krishnappa Gowtham picked up three wickets for 56 as Karnataka bowled out Hyderabad in 64.4 overs in reply to their first innings total of 183.

Wicket-keeper Kolla Sumanth top-scored for Hyderabad with a patient 68 off 150 balls.

Karnataka were 127 for four from 49 overs in their second innings at stumps on the second day of the game.

Karun Nair was batting on 37 and giving him company was Stuart Binny on 26.

Left-arm orthodox bowler Mehdi Hasan (4/54) picked up all the four wickets for Hyderabad.

Karnataka now lead 174 runs with six wickets in hand.

Brief scores:

Karnataka: 183 & 127 for four in 49 overs (Karun Nair 37 not out, Stuart Binny 26 not out; Mehdi Hasan 4/54) vs Hyderabad: 136 all out in 64.4 overs (Kolla Sumanth 68; Shreyas Gopal 5/17).

In Guwahati: Assam: 244 all out in 93.2 overs (Tarjinder Singh 43, Deepak Bansal 4/61, Anureet Singh 3/81, Amit Mishra 3/56) vs Railways: 224 for two in 81 overs (Shivakant Shukla 86, Saurabh Wakaskar 80; Pritam Das 1/33).

In Lucknow: Maharashtra 312 all out (Ankit Bawne 119,Ruturaj Gaikwad 63, Rohit Motwani 62; Saurabh Kumar 7/110) vs Uttar Pradesh: 232 for seven in 68 overs (Almas Shaukat 63, Shivam Chaudhary 54; Chirag Khurana 4/38).

Published Date: Oct 25, 2017 | Updated Date: Oct 26, 2017




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