Ranji Trophy round-up: Sehwag’s cameo, Dinesh Karthik’s fightback and Eden’s drainage troubles

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Manan five-for helps Delhi container Haryana for 195

New Delhi: Delhi left-arm spinner Manan Sharma bagged a five-wicket transport to take a limelight from Virender Sehwag, who unsuccessful to make a large grant opposite his former team, as Haryana were bundled out for 195 on Day 1 of a Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match.

In respond to a visitors’ initial innings score, Delhi finished a day on 22 for no detriment with Unmukt Chand (9) and skipper Gautam Gambhir (13) during a crease.

Sehwag has had his misfortune ever Ranji season. ReutersSehwag has had his misfortune ever Ranji season. Reuters

File design of Virender Sehwag. Reuters

Put into bat during Feroz Shah Kotla, Haryana were kept in check from a really start as gait spearhead Ishant Sharma (2-29) supposing a early breakthrough and wickets kept entrance in for a hosts.

Visiting skipper Sehwag (37) nonetheless enjoyed his debate during his once home venue when a swashbuckler started to learn a Delhi boys a tough doctrine usually to be run out in a unsatisfactory fashion.

Showing glimpses of his selected self, Sehwag belted a round all around a park, attack 5 fours and a 6 in his 61-ball stay.

His dual heading cuts in and a 6 off Manan were a provide for a handful of assertive supporters that cheered their favourite actor from a first-tier patio above a steer screen.

The party nonetheless was ephemeral as Sehwag ran himself out when he was incompetent to drag his bat during a non-strikers finish and Ishant did not skip a furniture.

The 24-year-old Manan (5-57) afterwards spun into movement to assistance revoke a visitors to 85 for five.

The Haryana and middle-order afterwards got together to try and move some respectability to a measure as wicketkeeper batsman Nitin Saini and Jayant Yadav done 32 and 41 respectively.

Manan accounted for both a wickets and that of Harshal Patel (8) to bag his third fifer in first-class cricket.

“It is a wicket where we have to keep a batsman in check. The batsman will always consider that he can measure runs on this wicket, though it is a bowlers pursuit to use a slowness of a lane to his advantage,” Manan pronounced after a day’s play.

“It was an honour to play to Sehwag in a match. we have bowled a lot to him in a nets. It is really formidable to enclose him, he never gives a spinners a possibility if he gets going. we usually to attempted to keep it elementary opposite him and play in a corridor,” he added.

Brief Scores:
Haryana 195 all out in 78.1 overs (Virender Sehwag 37, Nitin Saini 32, Jayant Yadav 41; Manan Sharma 5-57, Ishant Sharma 2-29)
Delhi 22/0 in 9 overs (Unmukt Chand 9 not out, Gautam Gambhir 13 not out; Harshal Patel 0-11).

Karthik leads TN fightback after Dabholkar strikes

Mumbai, Oct 15 (PTI) India drop Dinesh Karthik led a fightback by Tamil Nadu opposite 40-time champions Mumbai in their Group B Ranji Trophy cricket joining diversion after left-arm spinner Vishal Dabholkar struck large blows to leave the visitors struggling on day one.

Dinesh Karthik. AFPDinesh Karthik. AFP

Dinesh Karthik. AFP

Led by Baba Inderjit after unchanging captain and opener Abhinav Mukund pulled out of a diversion during a MCA-BKC ground due to indisposition, TN mislaid India Test opener Murali Vijay cheaply before recuperating to 104 for 1.

But Dabholkar struck thrice in discerning period to reduce Tamil Nadu, who were asked to bat first, to 107 for 4 before the visitors finished a day during 249 for 6 by roving on a responsible, dominant strike of 76 by Karthik.

Baba Aparajith, who non-stop a innings with Vijay in the absence of Mukund, done 62 off 124 balls with 9 fours and, after his exclusion during 107, it was left to Karthik – who struck 8 fours and a 6 in his 141-ball letter – to lift TN out of a rut.

At stumps, Karthik and Malolan Rangarajan (12 not out) were holding fort.

For Mumbai Dabhokar, who was selected instead of Harmeet Singh who was unimpressive in a innings win over Punjab in Mumbai’s prior game, finished a day with considerable figures of 4 for 67.

Mumbai middle pacers Shardul Thakur, who sent behind Vijay for 8 hold behind with usually 20 on board, and Balwinder Singh Sandhu took a other dual wickets to fall.

Brief scores: Tamil Nadu 249 for 6 (B Aparajith 62, K Gandhi 31, Dinesh Karthik not out 76, J Koushik 39, M Rangarajan not out 12; V Dabholkar 4 for 67).

Pandey cracks ton, Karnataka start good opposite Vidarbha

Bengaluru: Manish Pandey (104) led a fortifying champions with a glorious century as Karnataka finished a day one of their Ranji Trophy compare opposite Vidarbha during a decent 298 for six.

Sent into bat, Karnataka batsmen hold a installation for many partial of a day though mislaid 3 discerning wickets in a final session.

Pandey, who strike his 16th initial category hundred, stitched a 148-run mount with Karun Nair (58) for a fourth wicket after a hosts were 87 for dual with Robin Uthappa and Rahul behind into a pavilion.

Soon after celebrating his considerable ton, Pandey fell to left-arm pacer Thakur, who uneasy Pandey’s stumps. Pandey struck 13 bounds and a 6 on approach to a 163-ball 104 runs.

Uthappa, who has had a gaunt patch so distant in this season, got into a slit and was among runs by scoring 59, enormous 10 bounds in 134 balls.

However a day finished in beating for KL Rahul (21), who was creation a quip after an damage that he had postulated during a Sri Lanka tour. He got a start though could not modify as he was hold by Ravikumar Thakur off Faiz Fazal.

With Karnataka looking in a autocratic position with a measure reading 266 for 3 in a post-tea session, a hosts mislaid 3 discerning wickets by adding a insignificant 32 runs.

From 266/3, a fortifying champions collapsed to 298/6 with Shreyas Gopal (18) discharged in a final round of a day.

The late-day wrecker was Thakur who packaged off Pandey and Nair off unbroken deliveries in opposite overs – 79th and 81st overs.

Rajasthan 102/3 in rain-hit strife opposite Bengal

Kolkata: Rajasthan were treading carefully during 102 for 3 before sleet played spoilsport on a opening day of their Ranji Trophy Group A cricket strife opposite Bengal.

The visitors faced 43.2 overs before heavens non-stop adult during a Eden Gardens. Vineet Saxena was dominant on 31 with Puneet Yadav who was nonetheless to open his criticism when a day’s record were called off.

Eden Gardens in debate nonetheless again. AFPEden Gardens in debate nonetheless again. AFP

Eden Gardens in debate nonetheless again. AFP

Hosting a initial Ranji compare of a deteriorate accurately a week after a India-South Africa T20I was cleared out though a round being bowled since of a soppy outfield, a grave and upsetting steer was once again witnessed during a venue scheduled to horde a World Twenty20 final in reduction than 6 months’ time.

In a seventh over after lunch around 12.45pm, it started drizzling for about 5 mins before it began to flow in. The 30 groundsmen benefaction though a conduct curator struggled to cover a whole margin and H2O spilled on to a ground.

The areas nearby a steer shade during a pavillion finish had pools of H2O and it was a matter of time before umpires Rajesh Despande, Navdeep Singh and Mach Match Referee S Sarath called off a day’s record after their second investigation during 3pm.

For Bengal, former India left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha took dual wickets for 24 from his 14 overs after Veer Pratap Singh gave a breakthrough in a sixth over after Rajasthan inaugurated to bat.

With a Eden’s arch curator Prabir Mukherjee austere on not entrance behind to a Eden after a India-South Africa fiasco, there was no conduct curator.

The drift cabinet authority Debabrata Mukherjee, along with Mukherjee’s partner Shankarshan Pal, were seen instructing a groundsmen, who could not hoop a downpour.

Former CAB corner secretary and curator Sujan Mukherjee, who is in-charge of a Kalyani Stadium during a academy, shrugged a responsibility.

“I’m not looking after a ground… It’s being managed y (East Zone curator) Asish Bhowmick. we can't comment,” Mukherjee said.

The day coincided with Sourav Ganguly apropos a CAB boss during a Special General Meeting and a former India captain, clad in a grey suit, was seen removing on a soaked margin and holding batch of a situation.

Brief Scores

Rajasthan: 102/3; 43.2 overs (Ashok Maneria 40, Vineet Saxena 31 batting; Pragyan Ojha 2/24) vs Bengal.

Ashish’s century drives Railways to 316/5 on Day 1

Ghaziabad, Oct 15 (PTI) Opener Ashish Singh strike a studious century to beam Railways to 316 for 5 on a opening day opposite Uttar Pradesh in a Group B Ranji Trophy cricket match.

Put into bat during a Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Railways rode on a 138-run second-wicket partnership between Ashish (101) and Faiz Ahmed (74) to measure runs during a decent gait in a 83 overs bowled in a day.

Ashish’s lass first-class ton was edging with 11 fours and 2 sixes and Faiz also strike 10 fours in his 102-ball stay.

Middle-order batsmen Prashant Awasthi contributed with a gutsy 42, while Arindam Ghosh (37) skipper Mahesh Rawat (2) are during a crease.

UP’s chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav bagged 3 wickets, while medium-pacer Ankit Rajput and leg-spinner Piyush Chawla picked adult a wicket any on a tough day for a Praveen Kumar-led side.

Brief Scores:
Railways 316/5 in 83 overs (Ashish Singh 101, Faiz Ahmed 74; Kuldeep Yadav 3-64).

Agarwal, Vihari assistance Hyderabad strech 252-3 opposite HP

Dharamsala, Oct 15 (PTI) Superb centuries by Tanmay Agarwal (104) and Hanuma Vihari (101) powered Hyderabad to 252 for 3 in their initial innings on a opening day of a Group C Ranji Trophy compare opposite Himachal Pradesh.

Agarwal bloody 8 bounds in his 270-ball dominant innings, while Vihari scored 8 fours and a 6 during his 216-ball stay during a crease.

Put into bat, Hyderabad mislaid dual early wickets in opener Akshath Reddy (20) and Tirumalasetti Suman (9) with usually 39 on house in 13.5 overs.

Agarwal and Vihari afterwards took a responsibility on themselves and stitched together a 205-run partnership for a third wicket to assistance Hyderabad finish a day of a high.

Their partnership was damaged finally by Ronit More in a 88th over when he had Vihari hold behind.

At a pull of stumps, Agarwal was during a double and giving him association was Chama Milind (2) during a Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium.

After a sharp start to their innings, Hyderabad mislaid their initial wicket when Nirmohi had Reddy hold by Prashant Chopra in a 11th over.

Three overs later, Ronit More discharged Suman with Rishi Dhawan holding a catch.

Brief Score:
Hyderabad 1st innings: 252-3 in 90 overs (T Agarwal 104 not out, GH Vihari 101; R More 2/47).

Goa boot Tripura for 61 on day 1

Porvorim, Oct 15 (PTI) A shining bowling opening helped Goa to skittle out Tripura for a insignificant 61 in their initial innings on a opening day of a Group C Ranji Trophy cricket match.

RR Singh scalped 3 wickets, while P Parameswaran (2/27), S B Jakati (2/14) and DW Misal (2/1) took dual wickets any and Amit Yadav snapped one as Goa took a opening day honours here.

In reply, Goa were left rickety during 77 for 3 during tea as a tip 3 batsmen — AS Desai (20), SA Asnodkar (16) and skipper DS Jadhav (16) were sent behind to a pavillion during a Goa Cricket Association Academy Ground here.

After a break, Goa combined another 84 runs losing dual some-more wickets to finish a day during 161 for 5.

At a pull of stumps, Darshan Misal (28) and Rahul Keni (2) were during a crease.

Sagun Kamat (45) was a tip scorer for Goa in their initial innings, while Snehal Kauthankar (30) was a second best scorer for them.

For Tripura, Rakesh Solanki (2/31) picked dual wickets, while Rana Dutta (1/32), AK Sarkar (1/24) and TS Saha (1/49) snapped one any during a Goa Cricket Association Academy Ground here.

Earlier, Tripura captain Abhijit Dey’s preference to bat initial backfired as detached from opener Subhrajit Roy (13) and KK Acharjee (20) nothing of a other batsmen could strech doubles figures.

Brief Score:

Tripura 1st innings: 61 all out in 31.5 overs (KK Acharjee 20; RR Singh 3/17)
Goa 1st innings: 161 for 5 in 53 overs (S kamat 45; R Solanki 2/31).

Mohanty fifer helps Odisha skittle out Assam for 92

Cuttack: Odisha gait spearhead Basant Mohanty bagged a five-wicket transport to assistance skittle out Assam for 92, though a hosts were also in difficulty after losing 5 wickets on a opening day of a Group A Ranji Trophy cricket encounter.

Put into bat on what seems a ideal bowling lane during a Barabati Stadium, Mohanty wrecked massacre in a visiting camp, though shortly a hosts found themselves in difficulty during 52 for 5 during stumps. The Biplab Samantray-led side still route by 40 runs.

Assam medium-pacer Krishna Das also came adult with a fitting respond by bagging 4 wickets so distant and a hosts’ top-order were left clueless.

Anurag Sarangi (7 not out) and Abhilash Mallick (4 not out) are still fighting on as opener Natraj Behera (23) stays a top-scorer compartment now.

Earlier put into bat, a Gokul Sharma-led Assam saw dual ducks in their innings as Amit Verma top-scored with 20.

Mohanty’s fifer was also corroborated adult by Suryakant Pradhan and Alok Chandra Sahoo, who bagged dual wickets apiece.

Brief Scores:

Assam 92 all out in 52.4 overs (Amit Verma 20, Tarjinder Singh 17; Basant Mohanty 5-24, Suryakant Pradhan 2-33, Alok Chandra Sahoo 2-18)
Odisha 52/5 in 32 overs (Natraj Behera 23; Krishna Das 4-5, Arup Das 1-33).

Panchal hits ton in Gujarat’s plain uncover on day 1

Mohali: Opener Priyank Panchal strike his fourth initial category hundred to lead Gujarat to a plain 290 for 3 opposite hosts Punjab on a opening day of their Group B Ranji Trophy match.

Nothing went right for Punjab solely winning a toss as their bowlers toiled tough all day though most success.

Gujarat openers Panchal (105) and Samit Gohel (54) put on 117 after being invited to bat and a following batsmen carried brazen their good work.

The opening mount was damaged when Gohel was run out.

Bhargav Merai (29) was discharged by Yuvraj Singh though skipper Parthiv Patel (41 batting) and y Venugopal Rap (40 batting) ensured that Gujarat build on a good start.

By a stumps they have put on an dominant 69-run mount for a fourth wicket.

Panchal was discharged by Brainder Sran though not before attack 15 bounds in his strike that came off 202 balls.

Brief Scores:
Gujarat 1st innings: 290 for 3 in 85 overs.(P Panchal 105, S Gohel 54; Yuvraj Singh 1/17).

Raj’s 7-wicket strike helps Services skittle out JK for 85

Jammu: Services medium-pacer Raushan Raj bagged a seven-wicket transport to assistance skittle out a untimely Jammu and Kashmir for 85 on Day 1 of a Group C Ranji Trophy cricket match.

In respond to JK’s initial innings score, a visitors were 152 for 4 during stumps with Yashpal Singh (47 not out) and Sufiyan Alam (9 not out) during a crease.

Put into bat during a Gandhi Memorial Science College Ground, JK mislaid their opener Adil Reshi (8) in a fifth over and shortly a innings fell like a container of cards.

If Raj was a destroyer-in-chief afterwards he was means corroborated by gait spearhead Diwesh Pathania, who bagged 3 wickets.

For JK opener Shubham Khajuria (24) and skipper Parvez Rasool (24 not out) not usually remained top-scorers though a usually dual batsmen to get into double total in an innings that saw dual ducks.

The Soumik Chatterjee-led Serviced lead by 67 runs with Rajat Paliwal top-scoring with 70 runs so far.

Medium-pacer Umar Nazir bagged dual wickets while Ram Dayal and Rohit Sharma picked adult a wicket each.

Brief Scores:
Jammu and Kashmir 85 all out in 43 overs (Shubham Khajuria 24, Parvez Rasool 24 not out; Diwesh Pathani 3-37, Raushan Raj 7-38)
Services 152/4 in 39 overs (Rajat Paliwal 70, Yashpal Singh 47 not out; Umar Nazir 2-38).

PTI

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