Ranji Trophy round-up: Assam tighten in on undisguised win opposite Delhi; Raina’s dominant 145 puts UP in control

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Assam eyeing third win, need 95 some-more runs to disintegrate Delhi

Guwahati: Assam need 95 some-more runs to register their third uninterrupted win after a hosts reached 70 for 3 in their office of 165-run aim set by Delhi during stumps on a third and penultimate day of their Group A Ranji Trophy cricket compare on Tuesday.

After sketch with fortifying champions Karnataka, Assam kick former back-to-back winners Rajasthan by an innings, and afterwards defeated Haryana during home in Lahli and are now on a fork of violence Delhi.

Assam still have 7 wickets in palm to overcome Delhi’s aim with opener Rahul Hazarika batting on 30 in a association of AB Arun Karthik (13 not out), who done critical 81 in a hosts’ initial innings.

But all a credit contingency go to Assam bowlers, who after jacket Delhi for 149 in a initial innings, bundled out a visitors for another below-par 172 in a second essay.

Resuming during a overnight measure of 101 for four, Delhi final 7 wickets contributed usually 71 runs with spin twin of Jamaluddin Syed Mohammad (3/49) and Amit Verma (3/42) inflicting bulk of a damage.

Paceman Krishna Das (2/32) and skipper Gokul Sharma (2/17) also chipped in with wickets to assistance their side’s cause.

Overnight batsmen Pulkit Narang (26 not out) and Milind Kumar (20) got starts yet detached from them Delhi’s center and reduce sequence struggled opposite a spin twin of Syed Mohammad and Verma.

In their query for 165 runs, Assam mislaid opener Pallav Kumar Das, Swarupam Purkyastha and Verma yet Hazarika and Arun Karthik are holding a installation for a hosts.

Manan Sharma (1/11), Navdeep Saini (1/18) and Pradeep Sangwan (1/24) picked adult a wicket any for Delhi.

Brief Scores: Delhi: 149 172 all out in 83.2 overs (Unmukt Chand 44, Dhruv Shorey 38; Amit Verma 3/42, Jamaluddin Syed Mohammad 3/49).

Assam: 157 70 for 3 in 32 overs (Rahul Hazarika 30 not out; Manan Sharma 1/11).

Wakaskar hits studious ton to lead Railways fightback opposite Mumbai

Mumbai: Opener Saurabh Wakaskar batted patiently to measure an dominant century and lead Railways’ fightback after they conceded a 114-run initial innings lead to Mumbai on day 3 of their Group B Ranji Trophy diversion on Tuesday.

The 24-year-old maladroit former Baroda batsman, who changed to Western Railway after stealing a pursuit as a clerk during a commencement of this season, batted for scarcely a whole day to sojourn dominant with 161 off 260 balls to assistance Railways finish a penultimate day during 285 for 1, an altogether lead of 171 runs.

Wakaskar, whose career-best in 27 games so-far is 172 done for Baroda, was given superb support by fellow-opener Ashish Singh (44) when Railways began their second innings after leg spinner Karn Sharma took out a final Mumbai wicket this morning to finish with excellent sum of 7 for 91.

Saurabh Waraskar of Railways celebrates not out 161 runs opposite Mumbai during Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday. PTISaurabh Waraskar of Railways celebrates not out 161 runs opposite Mumbai during Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday. PTI

Saurabh Wakaskar of Railways celebrates not out 161 runs opposite Mumbai during Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday. PTI

Wakaskar and Ashish Singh put on 105 runs for a initial wicket before a latter was trapped leg before by Mumbai left arm approved delayed bowler Vishal Dabholkar.

The group went to lunch during 110 for 1 after Wakaskar, whose prior top for a deteriorate was 93 opposite Gujarat, was assimilated by one-down Vairamudi Cheluvaraj, who remained unconquered during tighten with a composed 70.

Wakaskar, who strike 15 fours and 2 sixes during his 351-minute stay, and a petite Cheluvaraj, who batted for 6 mins underneath 4 hours, afterwards denied Mumbai any wicket for a whole final dual sessions to give Railways an outward probability of forcing a win on Wednesday.

The second-wicket twin has put on 180 runs in 343 balls so distant on a slow-paced wicket, in a routine also exposing a fraility and miss of invasion of a home team’s attack.

Mumbai took a new turn after 82 overs when a sum was 269 for 1, yet conjunction batsman was troubled.

In a morning, a hosts combined usually one run to their overnight sum of 330 for 9, with Nikhil Patil remaining dominant on 83.

Brief scores: Railways 217 and 285 for 1 (S Wakaskar not out 161, Ashish Singh 44, V Cheluvaraj not out 70). Mumbai 331 all out (A Herwadkar 145, S Iyer 57, N Patil 83 not out; K Sharma 7 for 91).

Raina ton gives UP control on Day three

Kanpur: Skipper Suresh Raina crushed an dominant 145 as Uttar Pradesh announced their second innings on 273 for 5 to benefit finish control opposite Tamil Nadu on Day 3 of a Group B Ranji Tropphy cricket compare on Tuesday.

Chasing a outrageous 391 to win a four-day confront during a Green Park, Tamil Nadu were 5 for no detriment during stumps with skipper Abhinav Mukund (3 batting) and Baba Aparajith (batting).

File design of Suresh Raina. AFPFile design of Suresh Raina. AFP

File design of Suresh Raina. AFP

After bundling out a visitors for 231, a UP top-order got down to business right divided with opener Almas Shaukat (75) and Raina stitching adult a 138-run second-wicket partnership.

The left-hander went on measure his 14th first-class century and stayed a a double for 138 balls, his innings laced with 9 fours and 6 sixes.

Looking to nick adult an undisguised win, Raina announced a innings and invited a visitors to bat in a failing moments of a day in a wish to get an early breakthrough.

Earlier starting a day on 174 for 6 in respond to a home team’s measure of 348, Tamil Nadu lower-order could not final prolonged yet No.9 batsman Malolan Rangarajan scored a gutsy 45. Vijay Shankar remained a top-scorer with 92 ruyns.

UP gait spearhead Praveen Kumar was a wrecker-in-chief with a four-wicket haul, while medium-pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and left-arm spinner Suarabh Kumar bagged dual wickets apiece.

Brief Scores: Uttar Pradesh 348 and 273/5 dec (Suresh Raina 145 not out, Almas Shaukat 75; Baba Aparajith 2-73)

Tamil Nadu 231 and 5/0 in 8 overs (Abhinav Mukund 3 batting, Baba Aparajith 0 batting; Bhuvneshwar Kumar 0-4).

Odisha eye bonus-point win opposite Haryana

Lahli: Odisha non-stop adult a probability of a bonus-point win after forcing Haryana to follow-on and take a large first-innings lead in their Group A Ranji Trophy cricket compare on Tuesday.

In respond to Odisha’s outrageous first-innings sum of 529 for 6 declared, Haryana were bowled out for 216 during a Bansi Lal Cricket Stadium.

Forced to follow-on, a hosts were 46 for one in their second innings when a stumps were drawn on a third and penultimate day’s play.

Nitin Saini (25) and Chaitanya Bishnoi (11) were during a double during a double during tighten of play.

In their initial innings, Saini top-scored for a hosts with 51 off 146 balls. Opener Saini was a usually batsman who have managed to accumulate a half century. Jayant Yadav was a second best scorer with 46 off 100 balls. The others, such as Rishi Dewan, Sachin Rana and Priyank Tehlan, got starts yet could not lift on.

Basant Mohanty (3/51), Suryakant Pradhan (3/53) and Dhiraj Singh (2/22) were a categorical wicket-takers for Odisha.

Haryana trailed a visiting side by 267 runs with 9 second-innings wickets remaining, and have a tough charge of saving a compare when play resumes on a final day on Wednesday.

Services take first-innings lead over Hyderabad

New Delhi: Services bowlers led by Diwesh Pathania bundled out Hyderabad for 272 to give their group a healthy 81-run initial innings lead on a third and penultimate day of their Ranji Trophy Group C cricket tie on Tuesday.

At stumps, however, Services were themselves struggling during 77 for three. But they have managed to extend their altogether lead by 158 runs.

Replying to Services’ initial innings measure of 353, Hyderabad on Tuesday resumed on 144 for no detriment with a openers Tanmay Agarwal, on overnight 47, and Akshath Reddy, on 89, completing their particular half-century and hundred each.

While Reddy strike a 261-ball 125 studded with 21 fours, Agarwal’s 50 came off 184 deliveries. The twin also put on a essential 151-run mount for a opening wicket to lay a plain height for a visitors.

But a openers’ exclusion triggered a fall and a final 6 wickets fell for usually 62 runs.

For Services, Pathania chipped in with sum of 3 for 63, while Raushan Raj (2/65) and Muzzaffaruddin Khalid (2/43) took dual wickets each.

In their second essay, Hyderabad got off to a bad start, losing 3 early wickets.

Brief scores: Services: 353 77 for 3 (Ravi Kiran 2/33).

Hyderabad 1st innings: 272 (Akshath Reddy 125, Tanmay Agarwal 50; Diwesh Pathania 3/63).

Rajkot: Middle-order batsman Jaydev Shah burst an dominant 96 as Saurashtra reached 261 for 6 in their initial innings on a third day opposite Himachal Pradesh in their Group C Ranji Trophy compare during a Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Tuesday.

After HP posted a outrageous initial innings sum of 551 on Monday, Saurashtra resumed their respond during 21 for no detriment with overnight openers Mohsin Dodia and Avi Barot restarting their innings.

Barot was a initial to go in a second turn of a morning when he was hold by Vasisht off Dhawan’s bowling. Sagar Jogiyani (10) attempted to give association to Dodia yet he was sent make-up by Vasisht with wicketkeeper Bains holding a catch.

Dadia afterwards assimilated hands with Shah and helped Saurashtra cranky a 100-mark yet they shortly mislaid dual discerning wickets in a 44th adn 45th overs to see a side trip to 107 for four.

While Bipul Sharma trapped Dodia infront of wicket, Chauhan spotless adult Sheldon Jackson (1) in a subsequent over.

Chirag Jani (56) and Shah afterwards combined 54 runs before a former was sent behind to a hovel by Vasisht with Gangta holding a catch.

New male Deepak Punia afterwards became a plant of Dhawan in a 93rd over.

The hosts so scored 240 runs losing 6 wickets and they are still 290 runs behind HP with 4 wickets remaining in their initial innings.

Shah (96) and Saurya Sanandiya (5) were during a double when a stumps were drawn.

Brief Score: Himachal Pradesh 1st innings: 551

Saurashtra 1st innings: 261 for 6 in 99 overs (JN Shah 96 not out; R Dhawan 2/39).

Kerala post an innings and 83 runs win over Goa

Porvorim: S Sandeep Warrier returned a abounding match-haul of 9 wickets to assistance Kerala post an innings and 83 runs win over Goa and acquire a reward indicate on a penultimate day of their Ranji Trophy Group C cricket compare on Tuesday.

Kerala warranted 7 points from Tuesday’s feat and have taken their altogether sum to 19 points from 7 ties.

In respond to Kerala’s large initial innings sum of 441, Goa resumed during 81 for dual on Tuesday and immediately mislaid both their overnight batsmen.

Goa afterwards kept losing wickets during unchanging intervals with Warrier wreaking havoc. He finished with sum of 6 for 44 as a hosts fell for 191, surrender 258-run initial innings lead.

Following on, Goa once again succumbed to middle pacer Warrior, who took 3 for 31 in a second innings.

Goa finally were all out for 167 in a second letter with Warrier returning compare sum of 9 for 75.

Brief scores: Kerala: 441

Goa: 191 (Amogh Desai 38; S Sandeep Warrier 6/44) 167 (Prasanth Parameswaran 38; Sandeep Warrier 3/31).

Tripathi leads Maharashtra’s fightback with century

Pune: Rahul Tripathi (116) strike his third initial category century and common an dominant 139-run mount with Ankit Bawne (59) to lead Maharashtra’s quarrel behind in their Ranji Trophy Group A compare opposite Bengal on Tuesday.

Bengal announced their initial innings during overnight measure of 528 for 8 during a start of a day and a hosts batted with resolve, finale a day during 296 for three.

They are still trailing by 232 runs and have a charge during palm to equivocate surrender initial innings lead.

Bengal paceman Ashoke Dinda private Harshad Khadiwale (5) in a fifth over of a day yet Swapnil Gugale (35) and Sangram Atitkar (69) combined 56 runs for a second wicket.

Mukesh Kumar trapped Gugale to mangle a mount yet a hosts endured another clever partnership of 90 runs between Atitkar and Tripathi.

Dinda discharged Atitkar yet Tripathi continued to bat impressively in a association of Bawne. The hosts did not remove any wicket in a final event of a day.

Tripathi has strike 13 fours and dual sixes in his 227-ball hit so far.

Brief Scores: Bengal 1st innings: 528/8d

Maharashtra 1st innings: 296 for 3 in 90 overs.(R Tripathi 116 batting, S Atitkar 69; A Dinda 2/77).

Rajasthan 226-9 in 2nd inngs, after Vidarbha post 247 on day three

Nagpur: Aditya Sarwate (50) finished his fifty before returning with a four-wicket transport as Vidarbha posted 247 in their initial innings and afterwards reduced Rajasthan to 226 for 9 on a penultimate day of their Group A Ranji Trophy compare on Tuesday.

Resuming their initial innings during 202 for 6, Vidarbha folded for 247 in 99.3 overs during a Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground.

Overnight batsman Sarwate (50) combined 8 runs to finish his fifty yet afterwards became a plant of Tanveer-Ul-Haq (4/60), while Ravi Jangid (36) too could not stay longer as he was discharged after 4 overs by Tanveer with Menaria holding a catch.

Bhatia afterwards moped adult a tail, stealing Umesh Yadav (10) and Akshay Wakhare (2).

Having conceded a initial innings lead, Rajasthan done a sharp start to their second innings yet shortly Wakhare discharged opener Pranay Sharma (14) and Sarwate afterwards got absolved of Puneet Yadav (8) as they slipped to 40 for two.

Vineet Saxena and Ashok Menaria (76) afterwards assimilated hands and combined 110 runs as a visitors reached 150. But usually afterwards skipper Maneria was discharged by Jangid and Sarwate picked adult a newman Rajat Bhatia (3) cheaply.

Jangid afterwards dealt serve blow, stealing Saxena with Wasim Jaffer holding a compare as Rajasthan mislaid half their side and mislaid their way.

Jangid (3/31) afterwards discharged Siddharth Dobal (7), while Wakhare (2/78) private Dishant Yagnik (16) as Rajasthan slumped to 190 for 7 in 63.5 overs.

Sarwate afterwards snapped Tanveer (9) and Nathu Singh (0) within a space for 4 balls.

At a pull of stumps, K Ajay Singh (21) and Aniket Choudhary (2) were during a double with Rajasthan heading by 195 runs with one wicket remaining.

Brief Score: Rajasthan 216 226/9 in 78 overs (A Menaria 76; A Sarwate 4/58)

Vidarbha 247 allout in 99.3 overs (A Sarwate 50; Tanveer-Ul-Haq 4/60).

Baroda trounce Punjab by an innings and 116 runs

Vadodara: Baroda inflicted a large innings and 116 runs better on Punjab on a behind of an considerable pace-bowling opening on a third day of their Ranji Trophy cricket compare on Tuesday.

The home side bowlers, led by India discards Irfan Pathan and Munaf Patel, took 17 Punjab wickets after a visiting side were asked to follow on to hang adult a compare with one day remaining during a Moti Bagh Stadium.

The vigour was pier on Punjab after they resumed a day on 112 for 3 in respond to Baroda initial innings sum of 475 and a visiting side done a disaster of their batting to be all out for 212 to concur a 263-run lead.

Irfan combined another wicket to his overnight dual while Munaf got dual some-more on Tuesday. Another pacer Hardik Pandya, who also had scored 59 in Baroda initial innings, grabbed 3 wickets for a excellent all-round show.

For Punjab, usually Uday Kaul (58) could measure a half century while another India drop Yuvraj Singh was a second top scorer for Punjab with a 116-ball 43. Captain Harbhajan Singh done seven.

Following on, Punjab did even worse in their second innings than their initial essay, stealing all out for 147 in usually 38.4 overs to remove a compare by a outrageous domain and palm Baroda a reward point.

Number 9 batsman Siddarth Kaul was a top scorer with an dominant 40 from 42 balls. Yuvraj flopped again as he done usually 11 runs.

Irfan and Munaf common a booty again with 3 wickets every while Yusuf Pathan got two. Both Irfan and Munaf finished with 6 wickets every in a match.

Baroda cumulative 7 points from a win while Punjab got none.

Brief Score: Baroda: 475 (Kedar Devdhar 186, Aditya Waghmode 96, Hardik Pandya 59, Pinal Shah 55; Deepak Bansal 3/57)

Punjab: 212 147 in 38.4 overs (Siddarth Kaul 40 not out; Irfan Pathan 3/19, Munaf Patel 3/19).

Nadeem’s 6 for takes Jharkhand tighten to an innings win

Agartala: Captain Shahbaz Nadeem prisoner his second five-wicket transport of a deteriorate to leave Jharkhand on a verge of an innings feat over Tripura during a finish of third and penultimate day’s play in a Group C Ranji Trophy cricket compare on Tuesday.

Jharkhand, who were already during a autocratic position on 296 for 3 when a day began, rode on Ishank Jaggi’s (102 not out) lass hundred of a season, and his 166-run partnership for a fourth wicket with Kumar Deobrat (63) to assemble 394 for 4 in 113 overs before dogmatic their initial innings.

Jaggi stroked 14 fours during his 153-ball dominant knock, while Deobrat’s 63 featured 10 boundaries.

Coming out to bat in their second innings, Tripura indispensable to post during slightest 228 to make Jharkhand bat again, yet usually like their initial innings, a hosts unsuccessful to forge any partnerships and mislaid wickets during unchanging intervals to tilt during 132 for 9 in 49 overs during stumps.

With Tripura reduced to 110 for nine, Jharkhand had 3 overs to take a final wicket and hang adult a win inside 3 days, yet a final span of Tushar Saha and Abhijit Sarkar hold firm, forcing a compare into a final day.

Manisankar Murasingh top-scored for Tripura with a 69-ball 52.

Brief Scores: Tripura: 166 132 for 9 in 49 overs (Manisankar Murasingh 52; Shahbaz Nadeem 6/35).

Jharkhand: 394 for 4 decl in 113 overs (Ishank Jaggi 102 not out, Saurabh Tiwary 94, Anand Singh 91; Manisankar Murasingh 2/89).

Saxena’s 6-wkt transport restricts Gujarat opposite MP

Surat: Off-spinner Jalaj Saxena continued with his considerable uncover as he picked adult 6 wickets for 60 to assistance Madhya Pradesh play Gujarat out for 202 in their second innings on a third day of their Ranji Trophy cricket compare on Tuesday.

The transport by Saxena, who took a record 16 wickets in a prior round, meant Madhya Pradesh were set a aim of 314 to win a match.

The visitors played out dual overs late in a day in their run follow but losing a wicket and scoring 4 runs. They need another 310 runs to win a compare with all a second innings wickets in hand.

Madhya Pradesh combined usually 13 to their overnight measure of 187 for 7 as they were bowled out for 200 in a initial innings.

Jasprit Bumrah was a collect of Gujarat bowlers with sum of 3 for 21, while Naman Ojha top-scored for Madhya Pradesh with 56.

In their second innings, Gujarat, who had scored 311 in their initial innings, announced during 202 for 9. None of a Gujarat batsmen came adult with a estimable hit with Manpreet Juneja being a top scorer with 41 as Saxena ran by their batting line-up.

Ankit Sharma took dual wickets while Ishwar Pandey got one.

Brief Scores: Gujarat: 311 and 202 for 9 announced in 74.3 overs (Manpreet Juneja 41; Jalaj Saxena 6/60)

Madhya Pradesh: 200 all out in 80.2 overs (Naman Ojha 56; Jasprit Bumrah 3/46) 4 for no detriment in 2 overs.