Ranji Round 7; Day 2: TN struggle against UP

Vijay Shankar stood out with an excellent 92 even as Tamil Nadu went on the back foot on the second day of the Ranji Trophy Group B match against Uttar Pradesh at the Green Park here. Beginning from its overnight total of 277 for four, Uttar Pradesh managed 348 in its first essay.

Tamil Nadu recovered from six for three wickets, finishing the day at 174 for six.   -  Sandeep Saxena

Himachal Pradesh rode on centuries by opener Prashant Chopra (187) and Robin Bist (101) to pile up a massive 551 in their Group C Ranji Trophy match against Saurashtra at Rajkot on Monday.

After the visiting side’s innings ended 551 all out in 168.1 overs at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, the hosts reached 21 for no loss when the stumps were drawn on the second day.

Resuming at their overnight score of 310 for three, Himachal Pradesh, besides Chopra and Bist, were well served by Nikhi Gangta (77) and Rishi Dhawan (55).

At close of play, Saurashtra trailed by 530 runs with 10 wickets remaining in their first innings.

Meanwhile in Kanpur Vijay Shankar stood out with an excellent 92 even as Tamil Nadu went on the back foot on the second day of the Ranji Trophy Group B match against Uttar Pradesh at the Green Park here.

Beginning from its overnight total of 277 for four, Uttar Pradesh managed 348 in its first essay. Tamil Nadu recovered from six for three wickets, but again lost its way to finish the day at 174 for six.

The scores:

Group A

At Guwahati: Delhi 149 & 101 for four in 44 overs (Unmukt Chand 44) vs. Assam 157 in 64.1 overs (K.B. Arun Karthick 81, Manan Sharma four for 41).

At Lahli: Odisha 529 for six decl. in 163 overs (Natraj Behera 255, Ranjit Singh 112, Haladhar Das 93) vs. Haryana 38 for no loss in 15 overs.

At Pune: Bengal 528 for eight in 180 overs (A.R. Eswaran 65, Sayan Shekhar Mondal 58, Sudip Chatterjee 147, Shreevats Goswami 51, Pankaj Kumar Shaw 57, Aamir Gani 59, C.G. Khurana four for 141) vs. Maharashtra.

At Nagpur: Team Rajasthan 216 vs. Vidarbha 202 for six in 84 overs (Faiz Fazal 40, A.A. Sarvate 42 batting)

Group B

At Kanpur: Uttar Pradesh 348 in 107.1 overs (Almas Shaukat 88, Umang Sharma 73, Suresh Raina 61, Saurabh Kumar 41) vs. Tamil Nadu 174 for six in 68 overs (Vijay Shankar 92, B. Indrajith 44)

At Surat: Gujarat 311 for nine in 106.1 overs (B.H. Merai 40, Manpreet Juneja 61, R.H. Bhatt 51, Axar Patel 55) vs. Madhya Pradesh 187 for seven in 71 overs (Naman Ojha 56)

At Vadodara: Baroda 475 in 130.5 overs (Kedar Devdhar 186, Aditya Waghmode 96, Hardik Pandya 59, P.R. Shah 55 not out) vs. Punjab 112 for three in 36 overs (Uday Kaul 47 batting, Yuvraj Singh 43 batting)

At Mumbai: Railways 217 vs. Mumbai 330 for nine in 94 overs (Akhil Herwadkar 145, Shreyas Iyer 57, Nikhil.A.Patil 82 batting, Karn Sharma six for 90)

Group C

At Agartala: Tripura 166 vs. Jharkhand 296 for three in 97 overs (Anand Singh 91, Saurabh Tiwary 94, Ishank Jaggi 51 batting)

At Rajkot: Himachal 551 for three in 168.1 overs (Ankush Bains 47, Prashant Chopra 187, Robin Bist 101, N.R. Gangta 77, Rishi Dhawan 55, Jaidev Unadkat four for 69) vs. Saurashtra 21 for no loss in nine overs.

At New Delhi - Palam: Services 353 in 124 overs (Aanshul Gupta 43, Soumik Chatterjee 156, Yashpal Singh 51, Ravi Kiran four for 65) vs. Hyderabad 143 for no loss in 55 overs (Tanmay Agarwal 47 batting, Akshath Reddy 89 batting)

At Porvorim: Kerala 441 in 143.4 overs (V.A. Jagadeesh 61, Robert Fernandez 109, Fabid Ahmed 106, Amit Yadav four for 119) vs. Goa 81 for two in 32 overs.