Updates: Ranji Trophy - Round 7, Day 1

Follow all the live scores and updates of the first day's play from the seventh round of all Ranji Trophy matches across the country.

A file photo of Hyderabad Ranji team players celebrating a wicket.   -  RITU RAJ KONWAR

The seventh and the final round of Ranji Trophy matches have begun and this is the last chance for teams to seal a berth in the knock-outs.

Here is what each team needs to do.

In Live action, here is how the team's are performing on the first day.

Madhya Pradesh vs Odisha

Odisha has got off too a horrid start and is currently precariously placed at 43/3.

Shantanu Mishra (9) and Govinda Poddar (26) try to resuurect Odisha's innings. It moves to 62/3 at the end of 20 overs.

The second ball after a drinks break gets a wicket for Maharashtra. The skipper is bowled by Ankit Sharma for 36. Odisha 85/4 in 25.2 overs.

Odisha brings up its 100. It is 101/4 in 30.4 overs.

Half of the Odisha side is back in the hut. Biplab Samantaray departs after scoring 6 and surviving 31 balls. Odisha 105/5 in 34 overs.

Lunch break. Odisha moves to 108/5. Shantanu Mishra on 39 and Rajesh Dhuper is yet to open his account.

Odisha loses its sixth. Dhuper is out for four, bowled by Ishwar Pandey. Odisha 120/6 in 38.4 overs. Meanwhile, Mishra goes past 50. He is batting on 51 off 81 balls.

The slide continues for Odisha. It loses its seventh wicket with just 125 on the board in 41.1 overs. Depak Behra is out for just one run with Harpreet Singh taking a catch off Chandrakant Sakure.

And it is just a matter of time before Odisha is bundled out. It manages a paltry 147 in its first innings. A good job by the Madhya Pradesh's bowlers. And, it is tea time too.

Madhya Pradesh has made a steady start. It has scored 31 runs in 10 overs without losing a wicket.

At stumps on Day One, Madhya Pradesh is on 96 for 1 in 34 overs, with Rajat Patidar unbeaten on 72. It trails Odisha by 51 runs in the first innings.

 

Bengal vs Goa

Goa has Bengal on the mat with some stupendous bowling. Bengal currently is at 20/3. Bengal's batting mainstay Manoj Tiwary too departs for no score, leaving Bengal precariously placed.

At the end of 22 overs, Bengal is 53/3.

Bengal loses its fourth wicket. A.R. Easwaran is the man dismissed. He is out for 46, bowled by Amulya Pandrekar. Bengal is 79/4 in 27.1 overs.

Its lunch. Bengal 92/4 in 33 overs. Anustup Majumdar is on 5 off 2 while Shreevats Goswami has scored 38 off 60.

Majumdar gets to a 50 in 97 balls, six fours. Bengal is 197/4.

Bengal gets to its 200 in 57.6 overs and has lost just four wickets. This a good partnership between Anustup Majumdar and Shreevats Goswami. They came together at 79/4.

Goswami gets to a 100. He is unbeaten on 102 off 135 balls with 17 boundaries. Bengal 205/4.

Bengal takes tea at 224/4 in 63 overs. Shreevats Goswami is on 109 off 147 balls and Anustup Majumdar has scored 64 off 118 balls.

Bengal, at stumps on Day One, is on 305 for 5 in 84 overs. Anustup Majumdar is batting on 107.

 

Jharkhand vs Gujarat

Batting first, Gujarat has made a steady start and has moved to 32/0.

After 20 overs, Gujarat moves to 54 for no loss with B Gohil (19) and Priyank Panchal (33) in the middle.

Ajay strikes for Jharkhand. Panchal makes his way back after scoring 33 in 69 balls. Gujarat 57/1 in 21.4 overs.

End of the first session. Gujarat 79/1 in 30 overs. B.H. Merai is on16 off 26 and S.B. Gohil is on 26 off 86.

Gujarat loses its second wicket. Merai is trapped in front by Shahbaz Nadeem. Gujarat 88/2 in 32.4 overs.

Gujarat brings up its three-figure mark in the 37th over. 100/2 in 36.3 overs.

Tea time here. Gujarat has managed 170/3 in 57 overs M C Juneja 12 off 45, S B Gohil 63 off 165 are holding fort.

Soon after tea, Gujarat loses its fourth wicket with 179 on board. Gohil is the batsman dismissed for 64 off 179 balls. Varun Aaron takes the wicket.

Gujarat gets to 200 in 65.5 overs, losing four wickets.

At stumps on Day One, Gujarat is on 262 for 4 in its first innings, with Rujul Bhatt and Manpreet Juneja both unbeaten on 51.

 

Baroda vs Tamil Nadu

Our correspondent Dipak Ragav from Baroda adds:

Electing to bat, Baroda started off aggressively with Kedar Devdhar picking four quick boundaries in the first five overs. But TN bowlers pulled back with some clever ploy bouncing the opener.

Yo Mahesh came around the wicket and bounced him before K. Vignesh induced a false pull shot that went straight to the square leg fielder.

Baroda 43 for one in 19 overs. Washington Sundar is the lone spinner used so far and he has been frugal.

Washington strikes. Vishnu Solanki departs for 20. Baroda 68/3 in 25.1 overs.

Baroda takes lunch at 99/3 in 33 overs (Swapnil K Singh 22 off 27, Deepak Jagbir Hooda 9 off 28).

Both teams will be pleased with the way things have gone. Tamil Nadu can claim a slight edge. But in form batsman Swapnil Singh and Deepak Hooda are the crease and Baroda wont be too bothered with the scoreboard. Swapnil made his intent clear, lofting Washington Sundar for consecutive sixes over midwicket.

With both teams needing a big win, Baroda are not hanging around trying to score aggressively. Should be an interesting second session.

Baroda gets to 100/3 in 33.1 overs.

Deepak Hooda has been dismissed for 24. Baroda is on 139 for 4 in its first innings.

M.G. Patel is the next victim as Baroda loses half its side for 146 on board. Baba Indrajith takes the catch off M. Mohammed to see off Patel, who managed just five runs in 16 balls.

Baroda loses its sixth wicket for 154. N. Jagadeesan takes a catch to dismiss A. Sheth for two runs.

Dhruv Patel is the next to take the long walk back to the hut as Baroda slumps to 176/7 in 60.1 overs. Patel is caught by Jagadeesan off Mohammed for 10 as the players walk off for the tea break.

Tamil Nadu bowlers got on top of Baroda in the second session. Deepak Hooda and Swapnil Singh started well post lunch but Sai Kishore struck getting Hooda caught and bowled. The left-arm spinner bowled really well with a wicket offering good turn. J. Kousik then picked up two quick wickets with a probing spell. But Swapnil Singh has been able to pick boundaries at ease and is batting well on 73. Just before tea, Mohammed picked up the seventh wicket. Baroda 191 for seven. TN has let opposition off the hook quite a few times and it wouldn't want to let that happen again.

Baroda reaches 250, for the loss of eight wickets.

At stumps on Day One, Baroda is on 254 for 8, with Swapnil Singh batting on 94.

 

Punjab vs Services

Punjab has made a steady start and has moved to 33/0.

Shubman Gill has raced to a 50 here in just 54 balls with 11 boundaries. Punjab 73/0.

Punjab brings up its 100. It is going great guns at 102/0 on 24.5 overs.

Jiwanjot Singh reaches his 50 in 88 balls. Punjab 131/0.

At lunch, Punjab is sitting at a healthy 155/1 in 35.1 overs. Shubman Gill is three short of a century. He is on 97 off 101 balls.

Shubman Gill scores a century. 101 runs in 104 balls with 19 fours and one six. Punjab 168/1.

Gill departs for a well made 129. He has just taken 142 balls for the effort. The batsman is caught by Nakul Verma off Nitin Tanwar. Punjab 254/2.

At tea, Punjab is in a strong position at 297/2 in 66 overs . Anmolpreet Singh on 83 off 112 and Gurkeerat Mann on 21 off 32 are at the crease.

Punjab gets to 300 in the 67th over. And more importantly, it has just lost two wickets. The Services team is on a leather hunt all day.

Anmolpreet Singh also scores a century, with the help of 17 fours and a six. Punjab is on 331 for 2.

At stumps on Day One, Punjab is on 395 for 2. Anmolpreet is batting on 129, and Gurkeerat Mann on 68.

Vidarbha vs Himachal

Himachal is batting first and has scored 35 runs without losing a wicket.

Opener P. Chopra departs after scoring 41. He is caught by Wakhare off Sarvate. Himachal 66/1 in 18 overs.

Himachal loses its second. P.S. Khanduri is the man dismissed. He takes the long walk back for 23 off 59 balls after being adjudged leg before to R.N. Gurbani. Himachal 70/2 in 21 overs.

Himachal loses another one. This was quick. N.R. Gangta departs before opening his account. Gurbani gets another. 70/3 in 22.3 overs.

Lunch break: Himachal has scored 97 in 32 overs, losing three wickets. (Verma 15 off 27, Bains 11 off 54).

Himachal 101/3 in 33.2 overs.

F.Y. Fazal gets the breakthrough for Vidarbha. Himachal loses its fourth wicket. A.K. Bains is dismissed for 35, caught by A. Wadkar. Himachal 142/4.

Himachal loses its fifth wicket at 190. Verma is trapped infront by A. Sarvate for 66.

A.R. Kumar is the next batsman to be dismissed as Himachal slips to 190/6. Kumar is out LBW for 15, off R. Gurbani.

Himachal 202/6 in 62.3 overs.

Himachal is on 282 for 6, with Rishi Dhawan batting on 53.

At stumps on Day One, Himachal is on 287 for 6. Akash Vasisht is unbeaten on 36, and Rishi Dhawan on 57.

 

Mumbai vs Tripura

Our correspondent Amol Karhadkar adds:

Batting first, Tripura has made a steady start moving to 46/1.

Tripura has lost two more wickets and the latest to depart is B Ghosh for 32, bowled by Akash Parkar. Tripura is now 55/3.

Mumbai may have dropped two catches in the first 75 minutes, still the pace duo of Dhawal Kulkarni and Shardul Thakur have got rid of the top three of Tripura's batting order. It would be up to Smit Patel and Yashpal Singh, the two most reliable batsmen, to steer their team to a respectable total.

Akash Parkar sneaked through Smit Patel's defence but Rajat Dey has seen the session off in Yashpal Singh's company to put Tripura at 94/4 at lunch.

Tripura loses its fifth wicket. Dey is run out for five off 35 balls. Tripura is 96/5 in 33.4 overs.

A dropped catch just after lunch resulted in a mix-up between the batsmen that led to Rajat Dey being run out. Since then, however, Yashpal Singh and captain Mura Singg have batted sensibly to steer Tripura to 129 for five.

Tripura loses its eighth wicket for 152 on board and Mumbai's Akash Parkar takes five wickets. An impressive spell this from the bowler. His figures read 14.4-7-17-5.

Akash Parkar's maiden five-wicket haul has helped Mumbai end the second session on a fruitful note. However, the last ball before tea, Shardul Thakur dropped a skier at mid-off and hurt himself in the process, thus giving the Mumbai camp a scare.

At tea, Tripura 186/8, with the tailenders Gurender Singh and Akash Parkar waging their long handle during a 34-run unbroken association for the ninth wicket.

The ninth wicket partnership is broken as Gurinder Singh is trapped infront by Karsh Kothari for 20 off 27 balls and Tripura slump to 185/9 in 57.4 overs.

Mumbai wraps up Tripura's innings half an hour after tea for 195. The hosts will now hope for the stylish openers Prithvi Shaw and Jay Bista to bat out the 27 overs remaining in the day's play.

Tripura seamers have started on an excellent note. They hardly offered room for Prithvi Shaw, resulting in the batsman playing Rana Datta on to the stumps. Shreyas Iyer then got the ball of the day from Mura Singh to nick to the 'keeper. Jay Bista and Suryakumar Yadav have since looked in little trouble, coasting to 31 for 2 in 10 overs.

At stumps on Day One, Mumbai is on 77 for 3, trailing Tripura by 82 runs. In-form opener Jai Bista is batting on 43.

Rajasthan vs Saurashtra

Saurashtra has lost one wicket and has moved to 25 in the first hour of play.

Snell Patel is the next man dismissed and Saurashtra loses its second wicket for 36. Snell leaves after scoring 17 off 47 balls.

Robin Uthappa and Barot take Saurashtra to 63/2 in 26 overs.

Lunch break: Saurashtra is 76/2 in 29 overs (Barot 23 off 68 and Robin Uthappa 19 off 35).

A. Barot has scored his half-century; Saurashtra is on 128 for 2.

Robin Uthappa too gets to a 50. He has taken 86 balls for his half-century and the knock is studded with 10 hits to the fence. Saurashtra is on 140 for 2.

Uthappa departs in the 51st over. He is out LBW for 59 off 101 balls. Saurashtra loses its third wicket for 162.

Saurashtra get to 175/3 in 57 overs as Barot on 75 off 156 and Sheldon Jackson on 4 off 14 take tea.

Saurashtra reaches 250 for the loss of three wickets. Barot has scored a century.

Sheldon Jackson has scored a half-century, off 82 balls. Saurashtra is on 267 for 3.

At stumps on Day One, Saurashtra is on 286 for 3 in its first innings, in 86 overs.

 

Haryana vs Kerala

Haryana has made a slow start and has scored 26 runs without losing a wicket.

At the end of 17 overs, Haryana has moved to 57 without losing a wicket. G.A. Singh and S Rohilla are on 37 and 14 respectively.

Kerala draws first blood. Jalaj Saxena traps G.A. Singh in front for 40 (72). Haryana 66/1 in 22.2 overs.

At Lunch Haryana has scored 94/1 in 32 overs (Rohilla is on 36 off 92, while Bishnoi is on 11 off 30 balls).

Haryana loses its second wicket. Rohilla departs for 36 in 94 balls. He is caught by Sanju Samson off C.V. Vinod Kumar. Haryana 94/2 in 33.2 overs.

Haryana reaches its 200, for the loss of six wickets.

Hyderabad vs Delhi

Our correspondent V.V. Subrahmanyam from Hyderabad adds:

Delhi has lost one wicket and has scored 44 runs in the first hour of play. A quickfire 33 off 32 balls by Gautam Gambhir seemed to give Delhi the start it required, but Mehdi Hasan takes a catch off his own bowling to send the southpaw on his way.

Hasan, the left-arm spinner, decieved Gambhir in flight to latch on to a return catch after being hit for three fours in the same over.

After 17 overs, Delhi is 68/1.

Delhi recovers well after losing Gambhir (33) in ninth over to score 96/1 with opener Kunal Chandela and Dhruv Shorey countering the pace and bounce from pacers Ravi Kiran and Ravi Teja.

Debutant offspinner Saketh Sai Ram strikes with the third ball of his first over as he sends back the well set Dhruv Shorey (32), missing the line completely to be bowled, trying to cut. Delhi 120/2 in 31 overs.

Meanwhile, Chandela gets to a half-century. He is on 52 runs off 80 balls (5x4, 2x6).

Delhi scored 135/2 at lunch with opener Kunal Chandela scoring a gritty unbeaten 57 and Himmat Singh giving him company on 5.

Chandela was lucky to see the off spinner Saketh Sai Ram fail to latch on to a hard hit back drive on 57 which also saw the debutant leave the field for treatment on the bowling fingers. It was creditable outing for Delhi on a pitch which has good bounce and surprisingly Hyderabad opting for four spinners dropping pacer Mohammad Mudassir who took five wickets on debut against Assam in the previous game being dropped today.

Delhi suffers a big blow as captain Rishabh Pant was smartly stumped by Hyderabad captain K. Sumanth off Rohit Rayudu for 16 to make the scoreline read 179/4.

Rishabh also suffered cramps which hampered his attempt to come back into the crease after going for a big heave on inside.

Delhi gets to 200 in the 56th over, losing four wickets.

Delhi takes tea at 214/4. Himmat Singh is looking good with an unbeaten 44 which included three beautifully hit fours in one over of left arm spinner Pragyan Ojha. For Hyderabad, debutant offie Saketh Sai Ram did not return to action after lunch after injuring his bowling finger while trying to take a hard hit back drive from Kunal Chandela earlier.

Himmat Singh scores a 50 off 100 balls for Delhi as the team gets to 221/4.

Himmat Singh was run out on 99. Delhi loses its fifth wicket, for 299.

Lalit Yadav reaches his own milestone of half-century as Delhi consolidates its good start. It is on 322 for 5.

At stumps on Day One, Delhi is on 336 for 5, in 87 overs. Lalit Yadav is batting on 62 on a pitch that has eased out considerably since the post-lunch session.

 

Maharashtra vs Assam

Assam wouldn't have hoped for this start and has limped to 41, losing three wickets. It was a wicket in the first over for Maharashtra as it saw the back of Abhishek Thakuri for no score.

At the end of 19 overs, Assam has limped to 79/3.

Assam gets to the three-figure mark. 100/3 in 21.1 overs.

Sibsankar Roy gets to a 50. He is batting on 53 off just 49 balls with nine fours and one six.

Gokul Sharma gets to a 50 in 75 balls (7x4, 0x6). Assam 132/3.

Lunch break: Assam is on 136/3 in 32 overs (Gokul Sharma 54 off 81 and Sibsankar Roy 68 off 70).

The post lunch session hasn't been good for Assam. Wasiqur Rahman is out for nine and Assam slips to 186/6 in the 47th over.

And N.R. Dhumal of Maharashtra picks up four wickets as Assam is 193/8 in the 51st over. Dhumal's figures read 15-4-60-4.

It is tea time and Assam has managed 236/8 in 59 overs . (Pritam Das 33 off 29, Arup Das 10 off 23).

Dhumal takes a five-for. Stupendous bowling effort from him. He picks up Pritam Das for 45 for his fifth victim and his stats read — 19.2-4-85-5. And Assam is 259/9.

At the end of Day One, Maharashtra is on 64 for 3. Maharashtra was bowled out for 279.

 

Railways vs Karnataka

Karnataka has got off to a horrible start too, losing the first three wickets in the first hour of play and has scored just 38 runs.

Samarth R was dismissed in the third ball of the day when Nitin Bhille took a catch off Karan Thakur. 

Karun Nair takes the long walk back to the hut. He managed just 10 runs off 14 balls.

At the end of 20 overs, Karnataka has scored 70, losing three wickets. Mayank Agarwal on 33 and Manish Pandey on 21 are in the middle.

Karnataka gets to the three-figure mark in 26.3 overs. 102/3.

Mayank gets to a 50 in 81 balls. Karnataka 117/3.

It is lunch. Karnataka is on 154/3 in 35 overs (Mayank Agarwal 80 off 101 and Manish Pandey 56 off 81 holding fort).

Mayank Agarwal has continued his good run with the bat. He has now scored a century - Karnataka is on 195 for 3 in its first innings.

Karnataka gets to 200. It is 200 for three in 48.2 overs.

Manish Pandey joins Mayank to become the second centurion of this innings. He has taken 159 balls to reach the landmark. Karnataka 234/3.

Soon after his century, Pandey is dismissed. He has scored 108 off 169 balls and is caught infront by Vidyadhar Kamath. Karnataka 248/4. Stuart Binny joins Mayank.

Karnataka takes tea at 253/4 in 61 overs.

At stumps on Day One, Karnataka is on 355 for 6, with Mayank Agarwal batting on 173.