Ranji Round 3, Day 2: Krishna Das rips through Odisha with a seven-wicket haul

Resuming from 42 for five, Odisha batted nine overs and added 46 before Krishna Das dismissed the last man, Basant Monanty, to get his seventh wicket of the innings. The other Das, Arup, shared the spoils with Krishna, taking three wickets.

Krishna Das (right) and Arup Kumar Das dismissed Odisha for 88 in their first innings.   -  PTI

Wickets tumbled at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack for the second straight day as Assam were eight wickets down for 137 in their second innings after bundling out Odisha for 88 in their first innings.

Resuming from 42 for five, Odisha batted nine overs and added 46 before Krishna Das dismissed the last man, Basant Monanty, to get his seventh wicket of the innings. The other Das, Arup, shared the spoils with Krishna, taking three wickets.

Assam began their second innings horrendously, losing four wickets for 31, with three of them getting out for ducks. J Syed Mohammad, who came as number seven, offered some resistance, finishing the day with an unbeaten 42. Number ten Alok Mangaraj (0) was at the crease during the close of play.

Jaffer, Satish score half-centuries at Bangalore

After bowling out Karnataka for 350, Vidarbha looked set at 172 for two, thanks to half-centuries by Wasim Jaffer and Ganesh Satish. The duo batted for 43 overs and put up 117 runs for the second wicket before Jagadeesha Suchith got Jaffer out for 68.

Satish, meanwhile, batted with his skipper Subramaniam Badrinath, finishing the day at 81, looking set for his ninth first-class ton.

Aaron gets a five-wicket haul at Kerala

Varun Aaron’s five wickets reduced Kerala to 148, helping Jharkhand get a first innings lead of 54. Carrying on, Jharkhand have extended the lead to 101, finishing the day at 47 for two.

Resuming the day at 3 for one, only three of Kerala’s batsmen managed a double-digit score. Skipper Sanju Samson was run out for nine. Varun Aaron bowled well to pick five wickets, giving away only 1.78 runs per over. This was Aaron’s third five-wicket haul in his 35 first-class games.

The Scores

Group A

At Kolkata: Rajasthan 140 for five in 59.4 overs (Vineet Saxena 44 batting, Ashok Menaria 40) vs. Bengal

At Cuttack: Assam 92 & 137 for eight in 74 overs (J. Syed Mohammad 42 batting) vs. Odisha 88 in 41 overs (Krishna Das seven for 21).

At New Delhi: Haryana 195 & 68 for two in 23 overs vs. Delhi 237 in 73.4 overs (Unmukt Chand 68, Nitish Rana 48, Jayant Yadav four for 78).

At Bengaluru: Karnataka 350 in 102.4 overs (Robin Uthappa 59, Manish Pandey 104, Karun Nair 58, Ravikumar Thakur four for 50) vs. Vidarbha 172 for two in 72 overs (Wasim Jaffer 68, Ganesh Satish 81 batting).

Group B

At Mumbai: Tamil Nadu 434 in 144.4 overs (Dinesh Karthik 167, Baba Aparajith 62, Malolan Rangarajan 61, Vishal Dabholkar five for 122) vs. Mumbai 45 for two in 29 overs.

At Vizianagaram: Baroda 302 in 107.2 overs (Kedar Devdhar 97, Swapnil Singh 74, C.V. Stephen four for 72) vs. Andhra 96 for no loss in 38 overs (Srikar Bharat 50 batting).

At Mohali: Gujarat 467 in 139.1 overs (Samit Gohel 54, Priyank Panchal 105, Parthiv Patel 113, Y. Venugopal Rao 95, Sarabjit Ladda five for 133) vs. Punjab 131 for one in 38 overs (Manan Vohra 50 batting, Jiwanjot Singh 51).

At Ghaziabad: Railways 375 in 101.3 overs (Saurabh Wakaskar 43, Ashish Singh 101, Faiz Ahmad 74, Prashant Awasthi 42, Arindam Ghosh 50) vs. Uttar Pradesh 169 for two in 71 overs (Tanmay Srivastava 75 batting, Almas Shaukat 76)

Group C

At Porvorim: Tripura 61 & 140 for six in 55 overs (Arindam Das 41) vs. Goa 257 in 90.1 overs (Sagun Kamat 45, Darshan Misal 62, Rahul Keni 41, Rana Dutta four for 44).

At Dharamsala: Hyderabad 434 in 146.3 overs (Tanmay Agarwal 118, Hanuma Vihari 101, B. Anirudh 62, K. Sumanth 53, Ashish Reddy 42, Ronit More four for 84) vs. Himachal Pradesh 84 for no loss in 33 overs (Ankush Bains 51 batting).

At Malappuram: Jharkhand 202 & 47 for two in 18 overs vs. Kerala 148 in 65.4 overs (V.A. Jagadeesh 44, Rohan Prem 52, Varun Aaron five for 23).

At Jammu: J&K 85 & 161 in 53.5 overs (Shubham Khajuria 51, Muzzaffaruddin Khalid seven for 61) lost to Services 229 & in 66.4 overs (Rajat Paliwal 70, Yashpal Singh 66, Rohit Sharma four for 55, Umar Nazir four for 75) & 18 for one in 3.3 overs. Points: Services 6 (15), J&K 0 (1).