Ranji Trophy 2018-19, Day 1: As it happened

Catch all the highlights from Day 1 of the first round matches of the Ranji Trophy 2018-19.

Winner of the 2017-18 Ranji Trophy, Vidarbha would hope to retain the title. (File Photo)   -  PTI

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Key highlights of Day 1:

  • Catch all the day two updates of the Ranji Trophy here
  • Bihar is all-out for 60 vs Uttarakhand. D. Dhapola is the wrecker-in-chief with figures of 8.1-3-13-6.
  • Goa manages just 152 in its first innings against Uttar Pradesh.
  • Mizoram is all-out for 106 vs Nagaland.
  • Tripura opener B.B. Ghosh goes past the 150-run mark.
  • Odisha opener Anurag Sarangi scores 114.
  • Meghalaya's Gurinder Singh takes 5 wickets (24.3-6-50-5) as Arunachal Pradesh is all-out for 166 in its first innings.
  • Rajasthan's Chetan Bist scores a century.
  • Madhya Pradesh's Rajat Patidar hits a century.
  • Sikkim's Milind remains not out on 202 as Sikkim finishes the day at 299/9.
  • Siddharth Desai takes 5-106 against Vidarbha.

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Stumps Day 1: Gujarat 15/0, Priyank Panchal and Samit Gohil at the crease.

Stumps Day 1: Odisha 232/6, Shatanu Mishra 30(108) and Debabrata Pradhan 7(19) at the crease.

Stumps Day 1: Maharashtra 284/6, N.R. Dhumal 1(10) and R.A. Tripathi 36(38) at the crease.

Stumps Day 1: Bengal 266/6, B Amit and Aamir at the crease.

Stumps Day 1: Uttar Pradesh 153/1, Mohammad Saif 54 not out and Madhav Kaushilk 83 not out at the crease.

Maharasthra 283/6, after it loses the wicket of R.H. Motwani in A.A. Wakhare's bowling.

Stumps Day 1: Team Uttarakhand 201/7, Rajat Bhatia 14(34) and D. Dhapola 2(8) at the crease.

Bengal loses its sixth wicket in the form of Shreevats Goswami 10(47) who is caught by Ankush Bains off P. Jaswal's bowling.

Stumps Day 1: Team Rajasthan 300/3, Ashok Menaria 45 not out and Chetan Bist 146 not out.

Stumps Day 1: Saurashtra 282/3, Amit Vasavada 13 not out and Sheldon Jackson 49 not out at the crease.

Mohammad Saif reaches his fifty in 99 balls, Uttar Pradesh 149/1.

Uttarakhand loses the wicket of Malolan Rangarajan for 13 runs in Ashutosh Aman's bowling. Uttarakhand 198/7.

Baroda 290 all out. B.A. Pathan returns back as the last wicket.

Bengal loses half of its side after Anustup Majumdar falls for 52 off 99 balls in Rishi Dhawan's bowling. Bengal 258/5.

Stumps Day 1: Punjab 261/6, Sanvir Singh 63 notout and Arpit Pannu 13 notout.

Sanju Samson falls shortly after reaching his fifty, Kerala 212/4.

Stumps Day 1: Mumbai 278/5 , Shivam Dube (35 off 42 balls) and Siddesh Lad (80 off 165) at the crease.

Stumps Day 1: Sikkim 299/9, Milind remains unbeaten on 202, Amol (1 off 12 balls) at the crease.

Stumps Day 1: Jharkhand ends the day at 266/6, Utkarsh Singh 63 not out and Anukul Roy 29 at the crease.

Bengal loses Sreevats Goswami for 6 runs. Bengal 244/4 after 80 overs.

Naman Ojha is out for 45, caught by skipper B. Indrajith off the bowling of Vijay Shankar. Madhya Pradesh 211/3 against Tamil Nadu.

Tripura reaches 268/7 at stumps against Services. B. B. Ghosh top-scores with 151.

Ankit Bawane departs for 4 (20 balls), caught by Ganesh Satish off Aditya Sarwate, as Maharashtra is 237/5 vs Vidarbha.

Sujit Lenka is out for 15 (61 balls) as Odisha slips to 218/6 vs Haryana.

End of day one at Nagaland Cricket Stadium, Sovima. Nagaland finishes on 189/4, in reply to Mizoram's 106 (leading by 83 runs).

R. Gaikwad is out for 47 (117 balls), caught by Sanjay Ramaswamy off A.S. Thakare, as Maharashtra is 237/4 vs Vidarbha.

Baroda loses its seventh wicket for 259 as A. Sheth is stumped by Parthiv Patel off S.A. Desai for 16 (20 balls).

Tripura's B. Ghosh breaches the 150-run mark. He has scored 150 in 284 balls (19x4, 2x6) as Tripura is 267/7 against Services.

Jaydev Shah departs for 21 (32 balls), lbw to Sahil Gupta as Saurashtra is 249/3 against Chhattisgarh.

Sikkim loses its eighth wicket for 267. Padam is out for 9, but more importantly he has played 83 balls for it.

Manoj Tiwary goes for 55 (85 balls), trapped lbw by P.S. Chopra. Bengal 224/4 vs Himachal Pradesh.

End of day one at MCA Cricket Ground, Polo Ground, Shillong. Meghalaya stutters to 87/6 in reply to Arunachal Pradesh's first innings score of 166.

50 for Bengal veteran Manoj Tiwary! He is on 50 off 72 balls (8x4) as Bengal moves to 213/3 vs Himachal Pradesh.

A cameo from Yusuf Pathan comes to an end as he caught by Priyank Panchal off Piyush Chawla for 69 (65 balls). Baroda 238/6 vs Gujarat.

Deepak Hooda departs for 63 (135 balls) caught by Roosh Kalaria off S.A. Desai as Baroda loses its 5th wicket for 238.

A. Sarwate strikes as N.S. Shaikh is out for 40 (57 balls), caught by Ganesh Satish. Maharashtra 226/3 vs Vidarbha.

Sikkim's Milind is on a roll. He is unbeaten on 157 (209 balls, 24 fours) as Sikkim moves to 251/7 vs Manipur. Sikkim was 15/5 at one stage in the first session.

Meghalaya loses its sixth wicket for 63. Abhay Negi is out for 5 (5 balls), caught by Kshitiz Sharma off Subhash.

100 for Rajat Patidar! He is on 100 off 214 balls (9x4) as MP moves to 176/2, vs Tamil Nadu.

Karn Sharma strikes as he gets Abhishek Gupta offer a catch to Shoaib Khan for 10 runs. Punjab slips to 206/6.

Rajasthan is 214/3 against J&K as Robin Bist departs for 39 (73 balls), caught by Ian Chauhan off Umar Nazir.

After a good performance with the ball, Meghalaya's Gurinder Singh fails with the bat as he is out for 8 (13 balls) and Meghalaya in deep trouble at 54/5 against Arunachal Pradesh.

Anand Singh is out for 22 (38) as Jharkhand is 224/6 vs Assam.

Heartbreak for Snell Patel. He is out for 91 (176 balls), caught by Sahil Gupta off Onkar Verma and Saurashtra is 212/2 against Chhattisgarh.

Aditya Tare departs cheaply. He is out for 2 (6 balls), LBW by Avinash Yadav and Mumbai loses half its side for 230.

Cheteshwar Pujara is retired hurt for 30 (64 balls) and Sheldon Jackson joins Snell Patel in the middle. Saurashtra moves to 200/1 vs Chhattisgarh.

Suryakumar Yadav is out for a well-compiled 83 (144 balls), caught by Mahesh Rawat off Anureet Singh as Mumbai is 227/4 vs Railways.

50 for Jharkhand's Utkarsh Singh. He has played 102 balls (9x4) as Jharkhand moves to 213/5.

Our correspondent A. Vinod updates from ThiruvananthapuramKerala inches to 141 for three at tea against Hyderabad.  Sanju Samson (21) and Sachin Baby (3) are together after the home side lost the wickets of Jalaj Saxena (57) and Rohan Prem (29) in the post lunch session.

Ayyappa Bandaru gets the breakthrough for Andhra. He castles Mandeep Singh for 68 (187 balls) as Punjab is 186/5.

Meghalaya is 4 down for 33, chasing Arunachal Pradesh's first innings score of 166. Yogesh Nagar is the man dismissed for 5 (10 balls), caught by Kshitiz Sharma off Licha Tehi.

Yusuf Pathan plays a cameo. He gets to a 50 in quick time. He has just played 46 balls (7x4, 2x6) as Baroda moves to 203/4.

Deepak Hooda gets a 50! He is on 50 off 107 balls (6x4, 2x6). Baroda 200/4 vs Gujarat.

Century for Chetan Bist! He is on 101 off 188 balls (17x4) and Rajasthan is 195/2 vs J&K.

After a stupendous performance with the ball, Meghalaya is stuttering with the bat. Punit Bisht departs for 4 (10 balls) as it loses its third wicket for just 22 on the board.

Nitesh departs for 45 (68 balls) as Nagaland loses its second wicket for 70. He is caught by Taruwar Kohli off Moia.

Aryaman Birla is out for 51, caught by B. Anirudh off Ravichandran Ashwin, as Madhya Pradesh is 133/2, vs Tamil Nadu.

50 for Siddesh Lad! He has played 114 balls (9x4) as Mumbai moves to 202/3 vs Railways.

Anurag Sarangi is out after making a century, out for 114, with Odisha reduced to 173/5. Stumped by N. R. Saini off the bowling of Tinu Kondu.

Meghalaya loses its first wicket! Babloo Passah is out first ball, leg before wicket to Subhash. Meghalaya 0/1 in the second over.

Odisha's Biplab Samantray becomes the fourth wicket to fall. Out for 9, ct Pramod Chandila b Mohit Sharma. Odisha 171/4 against Haryana.

Our correspondent from Dindigul, Dipak Ragav says: One hour into the second session, it has been pretty flat so far from both sides. TN bowlers have not been really able to create chances and MP batsmen have been largely happy to let the game meander along. Only 30 runs have come so far in 14 overs. Patidar though got to his fifty in the first over after lunch while Birla is slowly inching towards his 50 too.

Mandeep Singh gets to a 50! He gets it in 153 balls as Punjab moves to 154/3.

Bengal is two down for 128. Abhishek Raman is out for 48 (132 balls), caught by A.K. Bains off P. Jaswal.

Jharkhand loses its fourth wicket for 151. Ishank Jaggi is out for 15 (26 balls), caught by Pallav Kumar Das off Ranjeet Mali.

Uttarakhand takes the first innings lead against Bihar. Well, no prizes for guessing that!

Five-for for Meghalaya's Gurinder Singh! He sends S. Thakur back for 16 as Arunachal Pradesh folds for 166. Gurinder returns with figures of 24.3-6-50-5.

H. Desai is out for 78 (152 balls), caught by Sanjeet Desai off Sumit Ruikar as Chhattisgarh breaks the Saurashtra's opening partnership at 149.

Hyderabad's Mehdi Hasan strikes. He removes Rohan Prem for 29 (62 balls), caught and bowled by Hasan. Kerala 110/2.

Odisha's Anurag Sarangi hits a century. He is on 103, off 176 balls, (16x4, 2x6) as Odisha moves to 156/3, vs Haryana.

100 for Tripura opener B.B. Ghosh! The landmark has come in 181 balls with 13 fours and 1 six. Tripura 176/4 vs Services.

50 for Jalaj Saxena! He has played 95 balls (6x4, 1x6) as Kerala moves to 110/1 against Hyderabad.

Rajasthan's Mahipal Lomror is out for 24 (82 balls), caught by Fazil Rashid off Umar Nazir. Rajasthan 127/2, vs Jammu and Kashmir.

Uttarakhand loses its third wicket for 50, just 10 runs behind Bihar's first innings score of 60. Vaibhav is out for 2 (7 balls), leg-before wicket to Samar Quadri.

50 for Suryakumar Yadav. The landmark is reached in 80 balls (3x4, 1x6) as Mumbai moves to 140/3 vs Railways.

Meghalaya's Gurinder Singh is on a roll. He takes his 4th wicket (21.5-5-46-4) by removing Subhash for 4. Arunachal Pradesh 146/8.

Jalaj Saxena (47*) and Rohan Prem (24*) have propelled Kerala to 102/1 in 36 overs, against Hyderabad.

Siddhesh Lad (8 off 47 balls) and Suryakumar Yadav (39 off 71 balls) are getting their eye in as Mumbai moves to 125/3 vs Railways.

Gurkeerat Mann and Mandeep Singh steady Punjab. It moves to 120/3 vs Andhra.

Assam's Arup Das sends Jharkhand's Saurabh Tiwary back for no score. Jharkhand slips to 128/3, from 108/0.

50 for Chetan Bist. He has played 126 balls (9 fours) as Rajasthan moves to 102/1, vs J&K.

Maharashtra's 100-run opening partnership is broken as Akshay Wakhare removes S. Gugale for 47, caught by wicketkeeper Akshay Wadkar. Maharashtra 120/1 vs Vidarbha.

Just a matter of time as Mizoram folds for 106. Moia is out for 0 (5 balls), castled by Nagaland's Imliwati.

50 for Madhya Pradesh's Rajat Patidar. He has played 102 balls (7 fours) as MP moves to 85/1 against Tamil Nadu.

Taruwar Kohli is out for an agonising 49 (86 balls), caught and bowled by Imliwati as Mizoram is tottering at 106/9.

Subhransu Senapati walks back for 11 (34 balls), bowled by H. Patel, as Odisha loses its third wicket for 123, vs Haryana.

Four wickets for Nagaland's Abrar Kazi (14.4-6-14-4). He accounts for H.M. Ralte for 0 (9 balls) as Mizoram slips to 106/8.

Shubman Gill is out for 56 (92 balls) as Punjab loses its 3rd wicket for 96 on the board. He is caught by Ricky Bhui off P. Vijay Kumar.

Mukhtar Hussian strikes for Assam. He sends Jharkhand's Md. Nazim back to the hut for 72 (109 balls). Jharkhand 119/2.

Kshitiz Sharma departs for 30 (68), caught by Yogesh Nagar off Gurinder Singh, as Arunachal Pradesh loses half its side for 105 on the board, against Meghalaya.

Mizoram's Sailo is run out for no score (2 balls) as Mizo slips to 97/7 against Nagaland.

Milind and B. Sharma bring up the 100-run partnership for the 6th wicket to stage Sikkim's recovery act. Sikkim moves to 118/5.

Darshan Misal falls for 43 (66 balls) and that signals the end of Goa's innings. It has just managed 152 and Uttar Pradesh bowlers have done their job.

Mizoram in trouble at 92/6 as Sinan is out for 14 (44 balls), castled by Nagaland's Abrar Kazi.

UP's Saurabh Kumar strikes as Felix Alemao departs for 1 (14 balls) to leave Goa on 128/9.

It is lunch time at most centres as the players take a breather.

50 for Snell Patel. He gets to the landmark in 92 balls (9 fours) as Saurashtra moves to 115/0, against Gujarat.

Milind (46 off 65 balls) and B. Sharma (40 off 79 balls) have steadied Sikkim after it was tottering at 15/5 at one stage. The duo have added 86 runs so far for the 6th wicket as Sikkim moves to 101/5 in 32 overs, against Manipur.

Uttarakhand loses its first wicket. Vineet Saxena is out for 7 (16 balls) as Bihar's Anunay Narayan strikes. Uttarakhand 23/1.

The defending champion, Vidarbha, is off to a not-so-good start. Something that they wouldn't have hoped when Faiz Fazal won the toss. Maharashtra's openers S. Gugale and C. Khurana have added 108 runs for the 1st wicket, so far.

A good start by Saurashtra. Its openers H. Desai (63*) and Snell Patel (37*) have put on 100 for the first wicket, against Chhattisgarh.

Four wickets for UP's Shivam Mavi. He sends Lakshay Garg back to the hut for 13 (16 balls) and Goa loses its 8th wicket for 115. Mavi now has figures of 8-3-14-4.

Shubman Gill reaches his half-century in 86 balls (5x4, 2x6). Punjab is at 91/2.

WICKET! Ashay Sardesai falls, castled by Avinash Yadav after making 19 off 44 deliveries. Mumbai 98/3 after 26.3 overs.

H Desai reaches 53 runs in 90 balls (10x4, 0x6). Saurashtra has put up 82 on the board without the loss of any wicket.

A disappointing day for Bihar as the side folds for 60 in a matter of 22.1 overs (Samar Quadri 5 off 15, Himanshu Hari 8 off 3). D. Dhapola is the wrecker-in-chief with figures of 8.1-3-13-6.

Bihar stutters past the 50-run mark, losing 9 wickets. Anunay Narayan Singh is the 9th batsman to be dismissed, for 1 (12 balls). Bihar 52/9 vs Uttarakhand.

Shubman Gill (31 off 70 balls) and Mandeep Singh (22 off 84 balls) have steadied the Punjab ship after early wickets pegged them back. The duo bring up the 50-run partnership for the third wicket as Punjab moves to 60/2 in 28 overs. 

Jharkhand's Kumar Deobrat (43*) and Md. Nazim (65*) are going hammer and tongs as they bring up the 100-run partnership for the first wicket against Assam. At the end of 29 overs, Jharkhand 108/0.

Vishnu Solanki is out for 30 (62 balls), caught by Manpreet Juneja off S.A. Desai as Baroda is 82/2 against Gujarat.

Mohit Sharma accounts for Govinda Poddar for 14 (44 balls), trapped LBW. Odisha loses its second wicket for 98, against Haryana.

Rishi Dhawan strikes as Bengal loses its first wicket for 64. Abhimanyu Easwaran is out, caught by P.S. Chopra for 21 (54 balls). Bengal 64/1 vs Himachal Pradesh.

Well, the SG ball in the news again. After 16 overs, the ball has been changed in the Tamil Nadu vs Madhya Pradesh match at NPR College Ground.

Uttarakhand on top, calling the shots. Ashutosh Aman departs for 10 (37 balls), trapped leg before wicket by Sunny. Bihar tottering at 47/8.

Lunch time at Shillong. Arunachal Pradesh moves to 81/2 in 35 overs. Obi on 13 and Kshitiz Sharma on 14 will resume after the break.

50 for Tripura's B. Ghosh! He gets to the landmark in 101 balls (11 fours) and Tripura 102/1, against Services.

Jay Bista departs, three short of a 50, caught by Avinash Yadav off Anureet Singh as Mumbai slips to 63/2 in 16.1 overs, against Railways.

Our correspondent A. Vinod updates from Thiruvananthapuram: "Kerala makes a cautious start, 44 for no loss at the first break. Jalaj 26, Karthick 13 in 15 overs."

Our correspondent Dipak Ragav updates from NPR Ground, Dindigul: "MP 41 for one in 15 overs. Ashwin is into the action and a lot rests on his shoulders to give TN the breakthrough."

50 for Md. Nazim. He is on 51 off 72 balls (8x4) as Jharkhand moves to 78/0.

Parvez Rasool strikes for J&K and Rajasthan loses its first wicket for 61 in 17.4 overs. A.V. Gautam is the man out for 25 (51), trapped infront of the wicket.

Pragyan Ojha can't do much either as he is out for 1 (4 balls), bowled by D.K. Sharma, and Bihar slumps to 39/7, against Uttarakhand.

Maharashtra is off to a good but steady start against the defending champion, Vidarbha. S.M Gugale (23*) and C.G. Khurana (30*) have added 57 for the first wicket.

Bengal openers, Abhishek Raman (20*) and Abhimanyu Easwaran (18*), have put on 50 for the first wicket against Himachal Pradesh.

Shivam Mavi strikes as Goa slumps to 66/5 in 14.3 overs. Keenan is the latest to take the walk back to the pavilion for 1 (5), caught by Upendra Yadav.

Five wickets for D. Dhapola! He castles Keshav Kumar for 11 (29 balls) and Bihar slumps to 36/6. Dhapola has figures of 7-3-12-5.

Goa in some trouble at 65/4 in 13.4 overs against Uttar Pradesh. Snehal Kauthankar is the man dismissed for 6 (8), lbw to Yash Dayal.

Good start for Saurashtra. Its openers, H. Desai (32*) and Snell Patel (19*), have put on 51 for the first wicket in 14 overs, against Chhatisgarh.

Mizoram has lost three for 47 after 21.4 overs. Akhil Rajput walks after contributing 28(67b) to the team's total.

But the happiness is shortlived as on the very next ball Samarth has to depart, trapped in front of the woodwork by Gurinder Singh. Arunachal Pradesh is at 59/2 after 24.1 overs.

Samarth Seth saunters to his half-century in 80 balls (11x4, 0x6). Arunachal Pradesh is at 59/1 after 24 overs.

Anureet Singh strikes as Mumbai loses its first wicket, A. Herwadkar out for 9, for 48.

Sandeep Pattanaik is out for 20 (41 balls), castled by A.K. Chahal as Odisha loses its first wicket for 63, against Haryana.

A 50-run opening partnership for Jharkhand. Kumar Deobrat (16*) and Md. Nazim (35*) have flayed the Assam bowlers so far.

A run-out is all what Bihar didn't need at this time and that is what they have! Rahmat Ullah is out for a duck (1 ball), run out as Bihar is in dire straits at 28/5, against Uttarakhand.

Jay Bista (26*) and A. Herwadkar (9*) have made a solid start, propelling Mumbai to 35/0 in the 9th over, against Railways.

Uttarkhand's D. Dhapola is sizzling with the ball. He has a four-wicket haul too (3.5-0-12-4) as Bihar is tottering at 24/4.

Manipur's Shelly Shaurya is on fire. He has picked up four wickets (4.4-2-3-4) and reduces Sikkim to 15/5.

Anurag Sarangi and Sandeep Pattanaik have added 60 for the first wicket, in 13 overs, for Odisha, against Haryana. Looks like the bowlers are in for some leather hunt all day!

Amogh Desai departs for 19 (22 balls), caught Upendra Yadav off Yash Dayal and Goa is 29/2 in 5.2 overs.

Bihar in trouble! Kumar Rajnish is out, caught leg before by D. Dhapola and Bihar 13/3 in 4.1 overs against Uttarakhand.

Sikkim in all sorts of trouble against Manipur. Nilesh Lamichaney is out for 8 (20 balls), castled by Shelly Shaurya and Sikkim 13/4 in 7.2 overs.

Roosh Kalaria strikes for Gujarat! Kedar Devdhar is out for 2 (8), caught by Parthiv Patel. Baroda 2/1 in 2.2 overs.

Tamil Nadu draws first blood! Madhya Pradesh loses its first wicket for 8, Ankit Dane out for 4 (6), caught by Baba Aparajith off M. Mohammed.

Bihar is off to a horrid start. Vikash and Babul Kumar depart in the space of 5 balls to reduce the Vijay Hazare plate toppers to 0/2 in 0.5 balls. What a start for Uttarakhand!

Ayyappa Bandaru strikes again! Two in two balls. Anmolpreet Singh is out first ball, his defence breached by Ayyappa. Punjab wobbling at 4/2 in 2.5 overs.

OUT! Faizan Khan 1(11), ct P Prafullomani b Shelly Shaurya, Sikkim 12/2 after 5.2 overs.

Jiwanjot Singh goes for 4 (10b), ct D B Prashanth Kumar b Ayyappa Bandaru, Punjab 4/1 after 2.4 overs.

After ten overs, Tripura is at 26/0 with U U Bose on 8 (29b) and B B Ghosh on 13 (31b) and Mizoram has managed to notch up 25/1 with Akhil Rajput on 19 (27b) and C Lalrinsanga on 0(5b).

And Mikal goes too. After putting up 5(28) on the scoreboard he has been caught out by R Jonathan off Pawan Suyal. Mizoram 25/1 after 8.1 overs.

Uttarakhand to field first, Mumbai to bat.

WICKET! Lakhan Singh gets his victim as Indian cricket's very own Bob Marley, Techi Doria departs cheaply for 2 (26b). Arunachal Pradesh 16/1 after 9.2 overs.

READ: Techi Doria: 'Bob Marley' of Indian cricket

Madhya Pradesh will bat first. On the other hand Jammu and Kashmir has opted  to bowl against Rajasthan.

Bengal skipper Manoj Tiwary has asked Himachal to field first, after winning the toss.

Meanwhile, Andhra, Manipur, Gujarat, Hyderabad, Vidarbha, Uttar Pradesh and Chattisgarh have all won the toss and decided to bowl first.

Sikkim loses an early wicket. Chitiz Tamang departs for a duck. Sikkim is at 4/1 after 0.4 overs.

At the end of five overs, Tripura is at 10/0, with skipper B B Ghosh (4 n.o.) and U U Bose (2 n.o.) at the crease.

At the end of five overs, Nagaland is at 12/0, with Mikal (1 n.o.) and Akhil Rajput (10 n.o.) at the crease.

Assam has elected to field first after winning the toss.

Odisha has won the toss and has asked Haryana to field first.

Services has won the toss and elected to bowl.

Mizoram has won the toss and elected to bat first.

Meghalaya has won the toss and elected to field first.

 

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Vidarbha skipper Faiz Fazal while speaking to Shayan Acharya said that he is confident that his side will put up a good show in the Ranji Trophy and insisted his team is not living on past glory. (REPORT)

The Ranji Trophy in its 85th edition – will return with a lot of more action, thanks to the addition of a plethora of new teams, believes Amol Karhadkar. (REPORT)

Read the Group-C Preview by Ayan Acharya: Table-toppers from Group C will earn promotion to Elite Groups A and B for the next season. The group includes Assam, Goa, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Odisha, Rajasthan, Services, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh. (REPORT)

Wriddhaayan writes about 'A' group of heavyweights. (REPORT)

Last year runner-up Delhi, along with Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Bengal, Hyderabad, Andhra, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala and Himachal Pradesh will battle it out in the Elite Group B. Read Hari Kishore's preview. (REPORT)

The tournament will see nine new teams entering the arena in the Plate Group. Of the nine entrants, Bihar is the only team which has prior experience of playing in a Ranji Trophy, before its suspension some 18 years ago. The other eight teams — Sikkim, Meghalaya, Manipur, Arunachal, Mizoram, NagalandPuducherry and Uttarakhand — have their task cut out. While all the states have opted for three professional guest players, who come in with enough experience, it would be interesting to see how the home-grown talents deal with the situation. Read Shayan's Plate Group preview. (REPORT)

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Today's fixtures:

Meghalaya vs Arunachal Pradesh, Round I - Plate, 08:30 IST (03:00 GMT), MCA Cricket Ground, Polo Ground, Shillong

Tripura vs Services, Round I - Elite Group C, 08:45 IST (03:15 GMT), MBB Stadium, Agartala

Nagaland vs Mizoram, Round I - Plate, 08:45 IST (03:15 GMT), Nagaland Cricket Stadium, Sovima

Jharkhand vs Assam, Round I - Elite Group C, 09:00 IST (03:30 GMT), JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi

Odisha vs Haryana, Round I - Elite Group C, 09:00 IST (03:30 GMT), KIIT Cricket Stadium, Bhubaneshwar

Manipur vs Sikkim, Round I - Plate, 09:00 IST (03:30 GMT), JU Second Campus, Salt Lake, Kolkata

Andhra vs Punjab, Round I - Elite Group B, 09:15 IST (03:45 GMT), Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA VDCA Cricket Stadium, Vizag

Baroda vs Gujarat, Round I - Elite Group A, 09:30 IST (04:00 GMT), Motibaug Cricket Ground, Vadodara

Maharashtra vs Vidarbha, Round I - Elite Group A, 09:30 IST (04:00 GMT), MCA Cricket Stadium, Gahunje, Pune

Railways vs Mumbai, Round I - Elite Group A, 09:30 IST (04:00 GMT), Karnail Singh Stadium, New Delhi RSPB

Saurashtra vs Chattisgarh, Round I - Elite Group A, 09:30 IST (04:00 GMT), Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot

Himachal vs Bengal, Round I - Elite Group B, 09:30 IST (04:00 GMT), Atal Bihari Vajpayee Cricket Stadium, Amtar

Kerala vs Hyderabad, Round I - Elite Group B, 09:30 IST (04:00 GMT), St'Xavier's KCA Cricket Ground, Trivandrum

Tamil Nadu vs Madhya Pradesh, Round I - Elite Group B, 09:30 IST (04:00 GMT), NPR College Ground, Dindigul

Rajasthan vs Jammu and Kashmir, Round I - Elite Group C, 09:30 IST (04:00 GMT), Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

Uttar Pradesh vs Goa, Round I - Elite Group C, 09:30 IST (04:00 GMT), Green Park Stadium, Kanpur

Uttarakhand vs Bihar, Round I - Plate, 09:30 IST (04:00 GMT), Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Dehradun

 

Squads:

Meghalaya: Jason Lamare(c), Puneet Bisht, Raj Biswa, Gurinder Singh, Mark Ingty, Lakhan Singh, Sylvester Mylliempdah, Yogesh Nagar, Abhay Negi, Wanlambok Nongkhlaw, Babloo Passah, Chengkam Sangma, Dippu Sangma

Arunachal Pradesh: Kamsha Yangfo(c), Techi Doria, Kshitiz Sharma, Akhilesh Sahani, Samarth Seth, Licha Tehi, Sandeep Thakur, Tana David, Techi Neri, Momar Ori, Takar Paja, Utsav Pankaj, Sams Alam, Myendung Singpho

Tripura: Rana Dutta, Bishal Ghosh(c), Rajesh Banik, Abhijit Chakraborty, Harmeet Singh, Udiyan Bose, Ninad Kadam, Manisankar Murasingh, Smit Patel, Viki Saha, Abhijit Sarkar, Ajoy Sarkar, Nirupam Sen, Bravish Shetty

Services: Sachidanand Pandey, Arun Bamal, Anshul Gupta, Vikas Hathwala, Devender Lohchab, Mohit Ahlawat, Diwesh Pathania, Gahlaut Rahul Singh, Raushan Raj, Ravi Chauhan, Nitin Tanwar, Nakul Harpal Verma(c), Vikas Yadav

Nagaland: Rongsen Jonathan(c), Toni Chishi, Abrar Kazi, Imliwati Lemtur, Nitesh Lohchab, KB Pawan, Sedezhalie Rupero, Paras Sehrawat, Pawan Suyal, Tahmeed Rahman, Mughavi Wotsa, Hokaito Zhimomi, Inakato Zhimomi

Mizoram:  Gaurav Singh, Lalhmangaiha, Lalnun Tluanga, Marema, HM Ralte, K Vanlalruata, G Lalbiakvela, Lalnunkima Varte, Michael Lalremkima, C Lalrinsanga, Saidingliana Sailo, Zorinliana, Akhil Rajput, Lalrempuia, Varte Kima, Sinan Abdul Khadir, Taruwar Kohli

Jharkhand: Ishan Kishan(c), Varun Aaron, Anand Singh, Ashish Kumar, Kumar Deobrat, Ishank Jaggi, Nazim Siddiqui, Anukul Roy, Rahul Shukla, Sumit Kumar, Saurabh Tiwary, Utkarsh Singh, Ajay Yadav

Assam:  Amit Sinha(c), Arup Das, Rishav Das, Jitumoni Kalita, Riyan Parag, Sibsankar Roy, Gokul Sharma, Wasiqur Rahman, Ranjit Mali, Pallavkumar Das, Mrinmoy Dutta, Mukhtar Hussain, Rahul Singh, Kunal Saikia, Romario Sharma

Odisha: Biplab Samantray(c), Basant Mohanty, Subham Nayak, Sandeep Pattnaik, Suryakant Pradhan, Ranjit Singh, Anurag Sarangi, Santanu Mishra, Debabrata Pradhan, Sujit Lenka, Pappu Roy, Govinda Poddar, Abhishek Raut, Subhranshu Senapati, Rajesh Mohanty

Haryana: Chaitanya Bishnoi, Ajit Chahal, Pramod Chandila, Ashish Hooda, Poonish Mehta, Harshal Patel, Himanshu Rana, Shubham Rohilla, Nitin Saini, Mohit Sharma, Rohit Parmod Sharma, Rahul Tewatia, Jayant Yadav

Manipur: Yashpal Singh(c), Bishworjit Konthoujam, Kabrambam Meitei, Chingangbam Singh, Priyojit K Singh, Prafullomani Singh, R Rex Singh, Sagatpam Jayanta, Sultan Karim, Lakhan Rawat, Shelley Shaurya, Jitender, Somorjit Salam, Hrithik Kanojia

Sikkim: Bibek Dayali, Bipul Sharma, Faizan Khan, Lee Yong Lepcha, Milind Kumar, Bijay Subba, Ishwar Chaudhary, Nilesh Lamichaney, Padam limboo, Amosi Rai, Asish Thapa, Plazor Tamang

Andhra: Hanuma Vihari(c), Bodapati Sumanth, Ashwin Hebbar, Bandaru Ayyappa, Srikar Bharat, Ricky Bhui, Karthik Raman, Girinath Reddy, Yarra Prithviraj, Prasanth Kumar, Dwaraka Ravi Teja, Jyothi Sai Krishna, KV Sasikanth, Karn Sharma, Shoaib Md Khan, Paidikalva Vijaykumar

Punjab: Mandeep Singh(c), Abhishek Sharma, Arpit Pannu, Vinay Choudhary, Jiwanjot Singh, Sharad Lumba, Sanvir Singh, Shubman Gill, Abhishek Gupta, Anmolpreet Singh, Baltej Singh, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Siddarth Kaul, Mayank Markande, Shubek Gill, Barinder Sran

Baroda: Kedar Devdhar(c), Deepak Hooda, Sagar Mangalorkar, Lukman Meriwala, Babashafi Pathan, Pratyush Kumar, Yusuf Pathan, Atit Sheth, Pinal Shah, Swapnil Singh, Vishnu Solanki, Soaeb Tai, Aditya Waghmode

Gujarat:  Parthiv Patel(c), Priyank Panchal, Mehul Patel, Rujul Bhatt, Piyush Chawla, Siddharth Desai, Chintan Gaja, Samit Gohel, Manprit Juneja, Rush Kalaria, Kshitij Patel, Bhargav Merai, Arzan Nagwaswalla, Karan Patel, Dhruv Raval

Maharashtra: Ankeet Bawne(c), Chirag Khurana, Satyajeet Bachhav, Nikit Dhumal, Samad Fallah, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Swapnil Gugale, Harshad Khadiwale, Rohit Motwani, Mukesh Choudhary, Jay Pande, Anupam Sanklecha, Naushad Shaikh, Rahul Tripathi

Vidarbha: Faiz Fazal(c), Ganesh Satish, Rajneesh Gurbani, Wasim Jaffer, Akshay Karnewar, Lalit M Yadav, Sanjay Ramaswamy, Aditya Sarwate, Atharwa Taide, Aditya Thakare, Akshay Wadkar, Shrikant Wagh, Akshay Wakhare, Apoorv Wankhade, Siddhesh Wath

Railways: Anureet Singh, Nitin Bhille, Arindam Ghosh, Madhur Khatri, Pratham Singh, Mahesh Rawat, Karan Thakur, Avinash Yadav, Faiz Ahmed, Harsh Tyagi, Manjeet Singh, Manish Rao, Shivakant Shukla, Saurabh Wakaskar

Mumbai: Shreyas Iyer(c), Dhawal Kulkarni, Siddhesh Lad, Jay Gokul Bista, Suryakumar Yadav, Aditya Tare, Eknath Kerkar, Shivam Dubey, Akash Parkar, Karsh Kothari, Shams Mulani, Akhil Herwadkar, Tushar Deshpande, Royston Dias

Saurashtra: Jaydev Shah, Aarpit Vasavada, Agnivesh Ayachi, Cheteshwar Pujara, Prerak Mankad, Avi Barot , Samarth Vyas, Kishan Parmar, Jay Chauhan, Sheldon Jackson, Chirag Jani, Kamlesh Makvana, Shaurya Sanandia, Hardik Rathod, Jaydev Unadkat, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Yuvraj Chudasama

Chattisgarh: Sanjeet Desai, Shubham Singh, Sumit Ruikar, Abhimanyu Chauhan, Harpreet Singh, Ashutosh Singh, Jatin Saxena, Avnish Dhaliwal, Rishabh Tiwari, Shubham Agarwal, Manoj Singh, Shashank Chandraker, Sahban Khan, Abhishek Tamrakar , Pankaj Kumar Rao, Shivendra Singh, Siddharth Chandrakar, Amandeep Khare, Ajay Jadav Mandal

Himachal: Sumeet Verma(c), Amit Kumar, Ankush Bains, Prashant Chopra, Mayank Dagar, Rishi Dhawan, Nikhil Gangta, Gurvinder Singh, Pankaj Jaiswal, Ankit Kalsi, Priyanshu Khanduri , Shresth Nirmohi, Ekant Sen, Akash Vasisht

Bengal: Manoj Tiwary(c), Sudip Chatterjee, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Koushik Ghosh, Anustup Majumdar, Ishan Porel, Abhishek Raman, Saurabh Singh, Boddupalli Amit, Ashok Dinda, Aamir Gani, Shreevats Goswami, Mukesh Kumar, Pradipta Pramanik, Prayas Barman

Kerala: Sachin Baby(c), KC Akshay, Arun Karthik, Basil Thampi, Akshay Chandran, Vasudevan Arundhadi Jagadeesh, Vinoop Manoharan, MD Nidheesh, Rohan Prem, Ponnam Rahul, Salman Nizar, Sanju Samson, Sandeep Warrier, Jalaj Saxena, Vishnu Vinod

Hyderabad: Akshath Reddy(c), Tanmay Agarwal, Ajay Dev Goud, Chama V Milind, Ravi Kiran, Rohit Rayudu, Bavanaka Sandeep, Tanay Thyagarajan, Himalay Agarwal, Akash Bhandari, Mehdi Hasan, Mohammed Siraj, Telukupalli Ravi Teja, Palakodeti Sairam, Kolla Sumanth

Tamil Nadu: Baba Indrajith(c), Kaushik Gandhi, Abhinav Mukund, Murali Vijay, Vijay Shankar, Baba Aparajith, Dinesh Karthik, N Jagadeesan, Washington Sundar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Rahil Shah, M Mohammed, Jagatheesan Kousik, Rohit Raj, Abhishek Tanwar

 

Madhya Pradesh:  Naman Ojha(c), Rajat Patidar, Ankit Sharma, Avesh Khan, Aryaman Birla, Ankit Dane, Yash Dubey, Gaurav Yadav, Mihir Hirwani, Venkatesh Iyer, Saransh Jain, Mohnish Mishra, Ishwar Pandey, Shubham Sharma, Anshul Tripathi

Rajasthan: Mahipal Lomror(c), Deepak Chahar, Rajesh Bishnoi Jr, Chetan Bist, Robin Bist, Rahul Chahar, Aniket Choudhary, Amitkumar Gautam, Arjit Gupta, Salman Khan, Manender Narender Singh, Ashok Menaria, Nathu Singh, Tajinder Singh, TM Ul-Haq

Jammu and Kashmir: Parvez Rasool(c), Ahmed Bandy, Obaid Haroon, Mohammed Mudhasir, Shubham Pundir, Owais Amin Shah, Ian Dev Singh, Waseem Raza, Aamir Aziz Sofi, Fazil Rashid, Shubham Khajuria, Irfan Pathan, Rohit Sharma, Paras Sharma, Umar Nazir Mir

Uttar Pradesh: Akshdeep Nath(c), Priyam Garg, Suresh Raina, Samarth Singh, Umang Sharma, Dhruv Pratap Singh, Upendra Yadav, Zeeshan Ansari, Almas Shaukat, Mohammad Saif, Ankit Rajpoot, Saurabh Kumar, Shivam Mavi, Rinku Singh, Yash Dayal

Goa: Sagun Kamat(c), Felix Alemao, Amit Verma, Sumiran Amonkar, Krishna Das, Amogh Sunil Desai, Samar Shravan Dubhashi, Lakshay Garg , Vishamber Kahlon, Snehal Suhas Kauthankar, Darshan Misal, Amulya Pandrekar, Suyash Prabhudessai, Vijesh Prabhudessai, Keenan Vaz

Uttarakhand: Rajat Bhatia(c), Vaibhav Bhatt, Dhanraj Sharma, Karn Veer Kaushal, Mayank Mishra, Vaibhav Singh, Malolan Rangarajan, Saurabh Rawat, Vineet Saxena, Sunny Rana, Deepak Dhapola, Kartik

Bihar: Pragyan Ojha(c), Anunay Singh, Ashutosh Aman, Babur Kumar, Keshav Kumar, Samar Quadri, MD Rahmatullah, Vikash Ranjan, Sabir Khan, Babul Kumar, Abhijeet Saket, Himanshu Hari, Kumar Rajnish, Vivek Mohan