Ranji Trophy round-up: Shreyas Iyer, Rohit Sharma impact centuries for Mumbai; lizard shock in Bengal

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Iyer, Rohit impact tons to place Mumbai on tip opposite UP

Mumbai: Youngster Shreyas Iyer slammed his third ton of a season, a strokeful 137, while comparison batsman Rohit Sharma strike an dominant 110 as Mumbai done an autocratic 407 for 4 on day one of their Group B Ranji Trophy compare opposite Uttar Pradesh on Saturday.

Making full use of UP captain Suresh Raina’s preference to margin after winning a toss, Mumbai rode on a dual centuries and useful contributions from captain Aditya Tare (30), fellow-opener Akhil Herwadkar (58) and Suryakumar Yadav (58) to browbeat on a batting lane during a Wankhede Stadium.

File design of Rohit Sharma. BCCIFile design of Rohit Sharma. BCCI

File design of Rohit Sharma. BCCI

While Iyer strike 5 sixes and 14 fours in his 110-knock that lasted 3 hours, Sharma – expelled from a initial Test group after unwell to make a eleven during Mohali – utilized a event to occupy a double for 194 mins while distinguished one 6 and 13 fours in 128 balls.

Both a batsmen played strokes all turn a wicket and frequency looked in difficulty opposite UP conflict that was though left-arm spinner Saurabh Kumar, who took 10 wickets in their prior diversion opposite Gujarat during Valsad.

After a openers put on 55 for a initial wicket, Iyer got concerned in a century mount value 106 with maladroit Herwadkar for a second wicket and afterwards put on 98 for a third wicket with Sharma who started solemnly before opening adult to nick his 14th Ranji ton.

Iyer, who scored 173 opposite Baroda and 200 opposite Punjab, detached from an useful 83 opposite Tamil Nadu earlier, gathered his fifth initial category hundred before circumference Bhuvneshwar Kumar to wicket screw Eklavya Dwivedi in a second over after tea.

However, Sharma continued to retaliate a bowlers as he combined 99 runs for a fourth wicket with Yadav to demoralize a UP attack. At stumps, Siddesh Lad (12) was with him.

Bhuvneshwar, also expelled from a Indian Test patrol to play this game, was a many successful bowler with total of 2 for 97 while high Ankit Rajput and part-time bowler Umang Sharma cumulative a other dual wickets to fall.

Brief scores: Mumbai 407 for 4 (A Herwadkar 58, S Iyer 137, R Sharma not out 110, S Yadav 58, S Lad not out 12; Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2 for 97) v UP.

Saini blows divided Maharashtra, Delhi benefit top palm notwithstanding Gambhir’s failure

New Delhi: Young paceman Navdeep Saini rocked a Maharashtra top-order in a career-best transport of 6 for 32 as Delhi bowled out a visitors for a insignificant 80 to take control of their Ranji Trophy Group A match.

In a marvellous spell, 22-year-old Saini discriminating off a top-five batsmen to revoke Maharashtra to 52 for 5 after a visitors opted to bat during Feroz Shah Kotla Ground.

Pradeep Sangwan (2/19) and Manan Sharma (2/25) common 4 wickets between them as Delhi indispensable usually 25.4 overs to hang adult a Maharashtra innings.

File design of Gautam Gambhir. APFile design of Gautam Gambhir. AP

File design of Gautam Gambhir. AP

Only 3 visiting batsmen — opener Harshad Khadiwale (21), Ankit Bawne (16) and Sangram Atitikar (16) — managed a double-digit score.

Delhi were heading by 77 runs as they finished a opening day during 157 for 4 with Dhruv Shorey (54 batting) and Nitish Rana (59) scoring half-centuries.

Skipper Gautam Gambhir did not get a estimable score, bowled by Samad Fallah for 6 and his opening partner Unmukt Chand (4) also fell cheaply.

Shorey and Rana combined 99 runs for a third wicket to brace a innings but. Paceman Shrikant Mundhe pennyless a mount by trapping Rana and wicket-keeper batsman Rishab Pant (19) also his wicket though Shorey kept a one finish tight. Giving Shorey association was Milind Kumar (8).

Brief Scores:
Maharashtra 1st innings: 80 all out in 25.4 overs(H Khadiwale 21, A Bawane 16; N Saini 6/32)
Delhi 157 for 4 in 52 overs.(D Shorey 54 batting, N Rana 59; S Mundhe 2/48).

Wakhare takes 4 to trigger Bengal midst innings fall as lizard enters margin of play

Kolkata: Hosts Bengal consumed a superb 118-run opening partnership to tighten day one during 217/7 as Vidarbha rode on offspinner Akshay Wakhare 4/40 to rebound behind in their Ranji Trophy cricket match.

Abhimanyu Easwaran (58; 135b; 10×4) and Sayan Sekhar Mondal’s careerbest 56 (146b; 8×4) gave Bengal a fantastic start after they were put in to bat on a greentop during a Jadavpur University (second campus) belligerent in Saltlake.

But a hosts went on to remove 4 wickets for 22 runs with left-arm seamer Shrikant Wagh (2/34) and Wakhare springing into movement as skipper Manoj Tiwary (3) and Shreevats Goswami (1) went cheaply.

With wickets descending during a other end, it was left-hand batsman Sudip Chatterjee who hung around during No 3 to detain a slip and remained dominant on 49 with Pragyan Ojha (one) during a other finish during stumps.

The compare encountered an doubtful ‘visitor’ when about a four-feet prolonged lizard slithered into a field, crude a record quickly during a Jadavpur University second campus belligerent in Saltlake.

The occurrence happened in a pre-lunch event when Vidarbha seamer Swapnil Bandiwar was removing to his run adult to play a penultimate smoothness in a 22nd over as a snake, believed to be a non-poisonous one, entered from a pavillion end.

As Bandiwar was hold unaware, a Bengal support staff was shortly pulpy into movement and was seen shooing a invertebrate away.

“The lizard was also speckled nearby a Bengal sauce room though we put chemicals to shoo it away,” a Bengal cricket central said.

“We’re holding all precautionary measures so that no lizard is speckled in a remaining days,” he added.

The compare is being hold during a JU second campus belligerent in Saltlake as Eden Gardens belligerent is sealed for repair. The area was formerly filled with unenlightened jungle and was converted into a belligerent a few years back.

In a match, Easwaran notched his sixth initial category half-century in a post-lunch session, while dual overs after Mondal struck his lass 50 to give Bengal a ideal start.

Soon all ruin pennyless lax for Bengal after Easwaran edged one behind a stumps with Wagh giving a breakthrough in the
44th over.

Fresh from his seven-wicket compare transport in their win over Maharashtra, Wakhare assimilated in a celebration castling Mondal in space of 9 balls. Wagh afterwards took a large scalp of a Bengal skipper who perished after poking during an divided going smoothness to be
discharged hold behind.

Wakhare continued his marathon 18-over spell and took 4 wickets. Asked about a greentop on offer, Wakhare said: “The
representation looks deceptive… If we play in a right areas, a round is drifting. Scoring is formidable as it has some disproportionate bounce. We’ll try to hang Bengal underneath 250.”

For Bengal, it all will count on how Chatterjee and Ojha bat in a early morning conditions tomorrow.

Brief Scores: Bengal 217/7; 82 overs (Abhimanyu Easwaran 58, Sayan Sekhar Mondal 56, Sudip Chatterjee 49 batting; Akshay Wakhare 4/40, Shrikant Wagh 2/34) vs Vidarbha.

Dogra tears detached Services attack

Dharamsala: Paras Dogra scored an dominant 174 to take Himachal Pradesh to 352 for 4 on day one of their Ranji Trophy compare opposite Services.

Dogra fake a 203-run mount with Nikhil Gangta (93* off 146), heading a conspicuous liberation for a hosts who were 90 for 3 during one stage. Both Dogra and Gangta scored during a sprightly pace, something that was clear with a strike rate of 84.05 and 63.69 respectively.

Dogra generally took a antithesis to a cleaners, outstanding 14 fours and 7 sixes in his peppery innings. Gangta was not distant behind with 9 fours and a 3 sixes.

Brief scores: 352/4 in 90 overs (Paras Dogra 174 batting, Nikhil Gangta 93 batting; Diwesh Pathani 3/66).

Panchal scores century; Irfan Pathan creates impact on return

Valsad: Opener Priyank Kirit Panchal done a excellent hundred as Gujarat reached 281 for 4 on day one of their Ranji Trophy compare opposite Baroda.

File design of Irfan Pathan. ReutersFile design of Irfan Pathan. Reuters

File design of Irfan Pathan. Reuters

Panchal pocketed 17 fours in his studious hit before Manpreet Juneja struck an dominant 50 towards a finish of day. Juneja was batting alongside Rush Kalaria during tighten of play.

Irfan Pathan, returning to movement after a prolonged lay off, picked adult dual wickets for Baroda and was a collect of a bowlers. Smit Patel (57) gave his opening partner Panchal good support as they common a 119 run partnership.

Brief scores: 281/4 in 85 overs (Priyank Kirit Panchal 128 batting, Manpreet Juneja 50 battng; Irfan Pathan 2/30).

Haryana struggling during 140/7 opposite Assam

Lahli: Medium pacer Krishna Das led a approach with 4 wickets as Assam limited Haryana to 140 for 7 in their Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match.

Das picked adult 4 for 44 after Haryana skipper Mohit Sharma won a toss and opted to bat during a Bansi Lal Cricket Stadium.

Only 60 overs of play was probable on a initial day of a compare overdue to bad light. Medium pacer Dhiraj Goswami played a ancillary purpose to Das, picking adult 3 wickets for 37 runs in 19 overs.

For a hosts, Himanshu Rana top-scored with 56 off 119 balls, that enclosed 5 hits to a fence.

Rohit Sharma was a dominant batsman on 42 when a stumps were drawn. Sharma one range in his studious hit that consumed 121 balls. Rahul Dalal (17) was a usually other batsman to strech double digit. The third-wicket partnership pf 72 runs between Rana and Sharma was a best of a day.

Maiden tons for Kishan, Anand in Jharkhand’s super start

Jamshedpur: Left-handed opener Ishan Kishan and Anand Singh scored their lass initial category centuries as Jharkhand finished a opening day of their Ranji Trophy Group C compare opposite Jammu and Kashmir during a autocratic 304 for three.

JK Paceman Ram Dyal discharged home opener Shiv Gautam in a really initial over though it was prolonged grind for a visitors after that as Kishan (109) and Anand (124) lifted a 189-run mount for a second wicket.

Rohit Sharma pennyless a mount by scalping Kishan though Anand and Saurabh Tiwary combined another 78 runs for a third wicket. Anand was a final male to be discharged when he was stumped off opposition skipper Parvez Rasool.

Tiwary (52) and Ishank Jaggi (17) were during a double when stumps were drawn for a day.

Brief Scores:
Jharkhand 1st innings: 304 for 3 in 90 overs. (I Kishan 109, A Singh 124; R Sharma 1/40).

Railways all out for 256, MP struggling during 7/2

Gwalior: Jalaj Saxena took an eight-wicket transport to gold out Railways for 256 in their initial innings before Madhya Pradesh were themselves reduced to 7 for dual during a finish of a opening day’s play for their Ranji Trophy Group B match.

Electing to bat, opener Saurabh Wakaskar (73) and V Cheluvaraj (50) contributed with half-centuries though Saxena (8/96) along with his spin partner Ankit Sharma (2/58) wreaked havoc.

Faiz Ahmed (30) and Anureet Singh (35 not out) also chipped in with some critical runs to take a Railways measure past 250-run mark. Madhya Pradesh afterwards got off to a bad start, losing dual early wickets. At stumps Jalaj Saxena was batting on 5 and Naman Ojha was nonetheless to open his account.

Brief scores:
Railways: 256 (Saurabh Wakaskar 73, V Cheluvaraj 50; Jalaj Saxena 8/96). Madhya Pradesh: 7 for 2 in 8 overs

Tamil Nadu play out Andhra for 204

Chennai: Tamil Nadu bowled out Andhra for 204 on a initial day of their Group B Ranji Trophy cricket match.

Opting to bat during a MA Chidambaram Stadium, Andhra were off to a catastrophic start losing dual wickets with usually dual runs on a board.

Srikar Bharat (56) and Ricky Bhui (35) steadied a boat with a 70-run partnership for a third wicket, before a Bhui fell to Baba Aparajith. A G Pradeep top-scored for a visitors with a 159-ball 78. He struck 6 bounds and a six, and was concerned in dual half-century stands with Bharat and Bodavarapu Sudhakar (27).

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Misal hits century, Goa all out for 239

Rajkot, Nov 7 (PTI) Darshan Misal scored an dominant century to single-handedly take Goa past 200-run symbol before they were bundled out for 239 in their initial innings on day one of their Ranji Trophy Group C cricket compare here today.

At stumps, Saurashtra reached 4 for no detriment with MA Dodia (4) and Avi Barot (0) during a crease.

Opting to bat, Goa mislaid 4 wickets for usually 79 runs on a house before Misal came to a team’s rescue with a 208-ball 106 not out that enclosed 14 hits to a fence.

Misal also put on a plain 71-run mount for a 7 wicket with Rituraj Singh (45). For Saurashtra, D Jadeja (3/41) and Saurya Sanandiya (3/51) common 6 wickets between them.

Brief scores:
Goa: 239 (Darshan Misal 106; D Jadeja 3/41, Saurya Sanandiya 3/51). Saurashtra: Four for no detriment in one over.

 

PTI

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