Mumbai: Abhishek Nayar compounded Baroda’s misery with an unbeaten century as formidable Mumbai posted a mammoth 524 for six in their Ranji Trophy quarterfinal match here today. Nayar’s 122 comes a day after Sachin Tendulkar (108) and Wasim Jaffer (150) helped the hosts to 272 for three on the opening day yesterday.
It was due to Nayar’s third century of this Ranji season that the hosts scored more than 500 runs by the end of second day’s play at the Wankhede Stadium. The in-form batsman scored his runs off 217 balls,
striking 12 fours. He forged a 123-run partnership with Aditya Tare. At stumps, Ankeet Chavan (17) was giving Nayar company.
The Mumbai wicket-keeper, Tare, was caught behind off Abhimanyu Chauhan after a well-made 64, which came off 160 balls. Resuming at 272 for three, Mumbai lost their set batsman Jaffer, who was unbeaten on 137 overnight, in the seventh over of the day. Jaffer’s knock was laced with 18 fours and three sixes. He was bowled by Gagandeep Singh Natt, when he got a thick edge, as the ball disturbed the stumps.
Murtuja Vahora was the pick of the bowlers for Baroda, claiming three wickets while Gagandeep, Bhargav and Chauhan grabbed one each.
Elsewhere, Rameez Nemat, Ishank Jaggi and Aarpit Vasavada smashed hundreds on day two of the Ranji Trophy quarter-finals Monday.
Jharkhand, resuming at 195 for three, went on to make 310 for six against Punjab thanks to centuries from Nemat (100) and Jaggi (126 not out) at the Keenan Stadium in Jamshedpur. Nemat could only add three runs to his overnight score.
In Rajkot, Saurashtra ended their innings at 469 against Karnataka with Vasavada (152 not out) batting till the end. Karnataka were 45 for no loss in reply with Robin Uthappa (29) and Lokesh Rahul (12) at the crease.
Uttar Pradesh did well to dismiss the Services for 263 and were 138 for four in their second innings, leading by nine runs. They were bowled out for 134 on the opening day in a game played in Indore.
Harbhajan fined 50 per cent of match fee for dissent
Punjab Ranji team captain Harbhajan Singh has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee
for showing dissent to umpire’s decision during the team’s quarterfinal match against Jharkhand here today.
Match Referee Sunil A Chaturvedi said Harbhajan has been fined for showing 2.13 level one misconduct (showing dissent to the umpire’s decision). The out-of-favour India off-spinner indulged in an argument with umpire CK Nandan (Karnataka) after the latter turned down his appeal for catch while bowling against Sunny Gupta in the 108.4 over. Harbhajan was summoned by the match referee and after having a discussion for over 15 minutes, Chaturvedi slapped the fine on him.
At Jamshedpur: Jharkand 310 for six in 114 overs (Rameez Nemat 100, Ishank Jaggi batting 126; Siddharth Kaul 3-66, Sarabjit Ladda 2-90) vs Punjab
At Mumbai: Mumbai 524 for six in 180 overs (Wasim Jaffer 150, Sachin Tendulkar, 108, Abhishek Nayar batting 122; Murtuja Vahora 3-89) vs Baroda
At Rajkot: Saurashtra 469 all out in 165.3 overs (Aarpit Vasavada not out 152, Shitanshu Kotak 46; Abhimanyu Mithun 3-79, Krishnappa Gowtham 3-127, HS Sharath 2-47) vs Karnataka 45 for no loss in 14 overs (Robin Uthappa batting 29)
At Indore: Uttar Pradesh 134 all out and 138 for four in 55 overs (Tanmay Srivastava 54, Arish Alam batting 33; Suraj Yadav 4-33) vs Services 263 all out in 68 overs (Rajat Paliwal 112, Sarabjit Singh 42; Ankit Rajpoot 5-61, Imtiaz Ahmed 3-80, Sudeep Tyagi 2-75).