Ranji Trophy roundup: Shardul Thakur puts Mumbai in control, Saurabh Tiwary stars for Jharkhand - Firstpost
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Ranji Trophy roundup: Shardul Thakur puts Mumbai in control, Saurabh Tiwary stars for Jharkhand


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Here is the roundup of all the action from fresh round of matches from the Ranji Trophy.

Thakur tears through Bengal batting

Nagpur: Shardul Thakur's career-best spell in First Class cricket helped Mumbai bundle out Bengal for 99 runs on day one of the Ranji Trophy Group A match in Nagpur on Tuesday.

Mumbai's Kaustubh Pawar

Mumbai's Kaustubh Pawar

After bowling out Bengal in 35.3 overs, Mumbai made 164 for five taking a 65 run lead at stumps on the opening day.

While Thakur stood out with the ball, opener Kaustubh Pawar scored a solid 78 off 112 balls. Three quick wickets towards the end of the day gave Bengal something to cheer about.

Earlier, Thakur made the ball talk ending with figures of 6 for 31. His new ball partner Dhawal Kulkarni took three wickets, giving Thakur good support.

Brief scores: Bengal 99 all out 35.3 overs (Chatterjee 35; Thakur 6/31). Mumbai 164/5 in 42 overs (Pawar 78; Kuila 2/44).
Samantaray saves Odisha on Day 1

Wayanad, Kerala: Biplab Samantaray struck a gritty 89 to help Odisha recover from a disastrous start to end the opening day against Maharashtra on 311 for 9 in their Group B Ranji Trophy cricket match in Wayanad.

Put into bat, Odisha were reduced to 31 for 3 inside 10 overs in the morning session as their top-order batsmen came a cropper before Samantaray rescued his side's innings at the Krishnagiri Stadium here.

Middle-order batsman Samantaray's 98-run stand for the seventh wicket with Deepak Behara, who made 58, helped arrest a slide triggered by Maharashtra's pacers.

Anupam Sanklecha (4/75), the bowling spearhead who had picked up 26 wickets in the last two matches, dismissed the top three Odisha batsmen, before Mohsin Sayyad (3/58) did the damage in the middle order.

Samantaray, who hit 11 fours in his 192-ball innings, was the last Odisha batsman out and the opening day was closed as soon as his wicket fell in 82.1 overs. Basant Mohanty was batting on 6 at the draw of stumps.

Brief Scores:

Odisha 1st Innings: 311 for 9 in 82.1 overs (Biplab Samantaray 89, Deepak Behara 58; Anupam Sanklecha 4/75, Mohsin Sayyad 3/58).
Dhawan falls cheaply on day one

Chennai: Delhi bowled out Vidarbha for 183 before Shikhar Dhawan lasted just nine balls on day one of the Group B Ranji Trophy match in Chennai

Dhawan, playing his second competitive game since recovering from a thumb injury, was dismissed for six runs just before close of play.

In response to Vidarbha's 183, Delhi were 12 for one in three overs with captain Gautam Gambhir and night watchman Pradeep Sangwan in the middle.

With KL Rahul a doubtful starter for the fourth Test in Mumbai, Dhawan needs to be among the runs to stake a claim for the opening spot in the Indian team.

Delhi opted to put Vidarbha in to bat on a greenish pitch and their pacer Sumit Narwal and Nitin Saini delivered.

Narwal and Saini ripped through the opposition batting taking four and three wickets respectively.

The new ball bowlers got good support from Sangwan who got rid of Shalabh Shrivastava, Vidarbha's top scored with 62 off 93 balls.

Shrikant Wagh ran out of partners in the end and was unbeaten on 46 off 96 balls.

Brief scores: Vidarbha 183 all out in 62.3 overs (Shrivastava 62; Narwal 4/38). Delhi 12/1 in three overs.

 

Tiwary, Jaggi help Jharkhand reach 251/4 on day one

Vizianagaram: Skipper Saurabh Tiwary (88) and Ishank Jaggi (80 not out) scored half-centuries each as Jharkhand reached 251 for four against Assam on the opening day of a Group B Ranji Trophy Vizianagaram.

Put in to bat by Assam, Jharkhand lost their top three batsmen below 100 runs before Tiwary and Jaggi steadied the boat.

Tiwary and Jaggi put on a solid 151-run stand together for the fourth wicket to take Jharkhand past 200-run mark.

But just before the close of play, Tiwary was dismissed for a well-made 88 off 174 deliveries that included seven hits to the fence and a six.

At stumps, Jaggi remained unbeaten and Rahul Shukla, who is yet to open his account, was giving him company.

Brief scores:

Jharkhand 1st innings: 251 for four in 90 overs (Saurabh Tiwary 88, Ishank Jaggi 80 batting; Abu Nechim 1/28).

 

Services bundled out for partly 225, Ruikar takes five

Mumbai: A five-wicket haul by slow-left arm orthodox bowler Sumit Ruikar helped Chhattisgarh bundle out Services for a partly 225 on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy Group C encounter.

Electing to bat at the MCA's Bandra-Kurla Complex ground, Services, who lost to Hyderabad, had a terrible start with skipper and opener Aanshul Gupta getting out on 15 after being trapped leg before by Abhuday Kant Singh.

Ravi Chauhan (21) and Amit Pachhara (28) though got the start, they failed to convert their scores into big ones.

Notable contributions came only from stumper Nakul Verma (54 off 167 balls) and Vikas Hathwala (50 off 72 balls) --both of whom scored contrasting half-centuries.

Services kept losing wickets at regular interval and their last four wickets fell for just 29 runs.

For Chhattisgarh, Ruikar was the pick of the bowlers with figures of five for 73 from 33.1 overs. Skipper Abhimanyu Chauhan bagged two wickets, while Pankaj Rao, Abhuday Kant Singh and Shivendra Singh took wicket apiece.

At stumps, Chhattisgarh were eight for no loss.

Brief scores:

Services 1st innings: 225 all out in 85.1 overs (Nakul Verma 54, Vikas Hathwala 50; Sumit Ruikar 5/73).

Chhattisgarh 1st innings: 8 for no loss.
Summarised scores of other Group C matches:

1) Andhra v Goa at Dhanbad

Goa 1st innings: 115 all out in 52.4 overs (SP Amonkar 29; Bhargav Bhatt 6/36, B Siddharth 4/52).

Andhra 1st innings: 159 all out in 34.3 overs (KS Bharat 68; Shadab Jakati 8/53).
2) Haryana v Himachal Pradesh at Valsad

Haryana 1st innings: 237 for 3 in 90 overs (Guntashveer Singh 110 batting; K Abhinay 3/48).
3) Jammu & Kashmir v Hyderabad at Vadodara

Hyderabad 1st innings: 234 for 3 in 90 overs (Tanmay Agarwal 106 batting, S Badrinath 47).
4) Kerala v Tripura at Cuttack

Tripura 1st innings: 213 all out in 79.5 overs (Yashpal Singh 50; S Sandeep Warrier 3/34, Jalaj Saxena 3/37)

Kerala 1st innings: 11 for no loss.

 

Captains' day out in UP-Railways tie

Rajkot: Uttar Pradesh captain Suresh Raina missed out on a century before Railway bowlers made a strong comeback to restrict Uttar Pradesh to 269 on day one of their Group A Ranji Trophy match.

After bowling out UP, Railways trail by 241 runs and were 18/1 at stumps.

Raina was the highest scorer for UP with 91 runs, hitting eight fours and a six before being caught and bowled by medium pacer Anureet Singh, while Saurabh Kumar scored 53.

Winning the toss and opting to bowl first, captain Karn Sharma led from the front claiming four wickets and giving away 48 runs. Anureet also picked up four wickets.

Railways were not able to hold momentum losing opener Shivakant Shukla for just seven runs right before the end of the day's play.

Brief Scores:

Uttar Pradesh: 269 all out in 70.3 overs (Suresh Raina 91, Saurabh Kumar 53, Karn Sharma 4/48)

Railway: 18 for 1 in 14 overs (Saurabh Wakaskar 11 not out,Shivakant Shukla 7, Praveen Kumar 1/6).

 

Karnataka bowled out for 200 by Saurashtra on Day 1

Patiala: Table toppers Karnataka suffered a batting collapse as they were bowled out for 200 by Saurashtra on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy Group B cricket match.

Electing to bat, Karnataka did not have any substantial partnership, the highest being the 54 for the eighth wicket between top scorer Manish Pandey (75) and Shreyas Gopal (38) as they were bowled out in 64.1 overs at Dhruve Pandove Stadium.

Pandey was the only top order Karnataka order batsman who got a substantial knock. His 75 came from 122 balls from which he hit seven fours and two sixes before he became the ninth batsman out.

Karnataka's first innings total revolved around Pandey who came two-down when the team score was 45/2.

For Saurashtra, Vandit Jivrajani and debutant Jay Chauhan picked up three wickets apiece. Jaydev Unadkat, their pace spearhead, and Kamlesh Makvana got two each.

Karnataka somewhat recovered later in the day, courtesy their captain Vinay Kumar to reduce Saurashtra, currently at the bottom of Group B, to 19 for 2 at stumps.

Snell Patel and Sheldon Jackson were at the crease for Saurashtra on 10 and 9 respectively when play ended today.

Saurashtra trail by 181 runs with eight first innings wickets in hand.

Brief Scores:

Karnataka 1st Innings: 200 all out in 64.1 overs (Manish Pandey 75; Vandit Jivrajani 3/41, Jay Chauhan 3/52)

Saurashtra 1st Innings: 19 for 2 in 9 overs.

 

Match between MP and Baroda evenly poised after day one

Dharamsala: The Ranji Trophy match between Baroda and Madhya Pradesh was evenly poised after the first day's play with the former team reduced to 31 for two at stumps in reply to the latter's modest first-innings score of 217 all out.

As many as 12 wickets fell on the day for 248 runs.

Put in to bat, Madhya Pradesh were bowled out for a mere 217 after right-arm pacer Babashafi Pathan claimed career-best figures of five for 48.

The only bright spot in Madhya Pradesh's batting line-up was skipper Devendra Bundela, playing his record-breaking 137th Ranji Trophy match, who top-scored with 86 runs off 120 balls studded with 14 boundaries.

But eventually he was run out, becoming the ninth wicket to fall.

Baroda also lost two early wickets with Puneet Datey (2/7) taking both the scalps.

At the close of play, Aditya Waghmode, unbeaten on 10, and Deepak Hooda on 14 were at the crease.

Brief scores:

Madhya Pradesh 1st innings: 217 all out in 67.5 overs (Devendra Bundela 86; Babashafi Pathan 5/48).

Baroda 1st innings: 31 for 2 in 15 overs.

 

Panchal unbeaten 134 takes Gujarat to 281/2

Belagavi, Karnataka: Priyank Kirit Panchal smashed an unbeaten 134 as Gujarat batsmen sent Punjab bowlers for a leatherhunt to score 281 for 2 on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy Group A cricket match.

It was a tough day for Punjab bowlers, who toiled without much reward, after their captain Gurkeerat Singh inserted the opposition after winning the toss at the KSCA Stadium here.

Opener Panchal was the star for Gujarat, carrying his bat through the first day, as he hit 12 fours in his 252-ball yet-to-be-conquered knock.

Panchal added 143 for the second wicket with Bhargav Merai, who made 65, and another 111 with Rujul Bhatt (55 batting) for the unbroken third-wicket stand.

Samit Gohel (16), the other opener, was the only Gujarat batsmen who did not have a substantial score on the opening day which saw 82 overs being bowled.

Manpreet Gony (1/31) and Sandeep Sharma (1/57) were the wicket-takers for Punjab.

Brief Scores:

Gujarat 1st Innings: 281 for 2 in 82 overs (Priyank Kirit Panchal 134 batting, Bhargav Merai 65, Rujul Bhatt 55 batting).

First Published On : Nov 29, 2016 21:19 IST

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