Ranji Wrap: Gambhir-Tiwary squabble stains Bengal vs Delhi encounter; Vidarbha nearby victory

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A common opening by Bengal bowlers led by Pragyan Ojha (4/77) ensured an 108-run initial innings lead over Delhi in an unpleasant third day of Ranji Trophy Group A confront during Feroz Shah Kotla on Saturday.

Having scored 357 in their initial innings, Bengal bowled out Delhi for a small 249. However, a visitors mislaid 3 wickets in their second innings to finish a penultimate day during a unsafe 47 for three, holding a altogether lead to 155.

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

File design of Gautam Gambhir. AP

The visitors will have to bat during slightest a event to safeguard that Bengal acquire 3 points on a basement of their initial innings lead. The day, however, would be remembered for an nauseous on-field rumpus between opposition captains Gautam Gambhir and Manoj Tiwary with former India opener melancholy to strike his one-time India teammate and also pulling a referee in a process.

Starting a day during 100 for three, overnight not out batsmen Milind Kumar (77) and Nitish Rana (43) took Delhi to 123 before Rana was trapped leg before.

Yogesh Nagar (10) attempted to brush Ojha and was held by Tiwary. Milind yet scored his half century though could not browbeat a attack. Bengal got 5 wickets in a post lunch event with Ashoke Dinda (3/59) promulgation Pradeep Sangwan’s stumps for a walk.

Sumit Narwal (7) was out to a smoothness that kept low. Once Milind got bowled perplexing to cut Aamir Gani opposite turn, Delhi unsuccessful to means any serve and were all out for 249 in 101.2 overs.

In their second innings, Bengal were reduced to 2/2 in 7.1 overs with Partho Sarathi Bhattacharjee (0) and Naved Ahmed (1) behind in a hut. Tiwary afterwards took a margin and was true divided confronted, charged during and abused by a opposition captain Gambhir.

And when referee K Srinath intervened, to everyone’s horror, a Delhi skipper attempted to pull a referee in sequence to get reason of Tiwary, who also had a few difference for Gambhir.

In a end, Tiwary remained not out on 21 and Gani was batting on 10.

Brief Scores: Bengal: 357 47/3 (Manoj Tiwary 21 batting, Aamir Gani 10 batting). Delhi: 249 in 101.2 overs (Milind Kumar 77; Pragyan Ojha 4/77, Ashoke Dinda 3/59)

Karnataka imagination undisguised win opposite Haryana

Karnataka need 364 runs to register an undisguised win in their Group A Ranji Match opposite Haryana, who announced their second innings during 262 runs for 9 on day 3 in Mysuru on Saturday.

At stumps on Day Three, Karnataka were 9 but detriment with openers Robin Uthappa, batting on 0 and India opener K L Rahul on nine.

Maharashtra in authority after Tripathi ton

Middle-order batsman Rahul Tripathi struck his second initial category hundred as Maharashtra took a initial innings lead on a third day of their Ranji Trophy cricket compare in Jaipur on Saturday.

24-year-old Tripathi played realistically by a moving morning event as he guided Maharashtra to 409 all out in respond to Rajasthan’s initial innings sum of 318, a lead of 91 runs, during Sawai Mansingh Stadium.

Tripathi’s 119 came from 250 balls and he strike 8 fours and dual sixes.

Brief Scores: Rajasthan: 318 (Ashok Menaria 84, Rajat Bhatia 59) and 115 for 3 (Menaria 37 batting, Bhatia 27 batting) Maharashtra: 409 (Rahul Tripathi 119, Chirag Khurana 77; K Ajay Singh 4/87)

Sarwate, Wakhare share 10 wickets as Vidarbha demeanour during feat

Aditya Sarwate (6/64) and Akshay Wakhare (4/37) common 10 wickets between them to gold out Assam for 160 in their second innings and give Vidarbha a good possibility of posting a win, carrying finished day 3 on 88 for no loss, chasing 213 in a Group A Ranji Trophy tie in Nagpur on Saturday.

Vidarbha need only 125 some-more runs with 10 wickets sum on a fourth and final day on Sunday.

Although Vidarbha had conceded a 52-run initial innings lead after removing all out for 154 in respond to Assam’s initial letter sum of 206, a home group bowlers struck behind tough on Saturday to give their group a genuine possibility of induction an undisguised victory.

Brief scores: Assam: 206 160 (Swarupam Purkayastha 35; Aditya Sarwate 6/64, Akshay Wakhare 4/37). Vidarbha: 154 88 for no detriment in 31 overs

PTI

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