Ranji Trophy 2018-19 UPDATES: Round 8, Day 4

Presenting all the Ranji Trophy 2018-19 Round 8, Day 4 live scores, updates, commentary and highlights from the matches being played across the country.

Hyderabad all-rounder T. Ravi Teja looks back to see Andhra wicketkeeper Srikar Bharat take a catch off left-arm pacer Prithvi Raj in a Ranji Trophy match in Vizianagaram on Wednesday.   -  V. V. SUBRAHMANYAM

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Results:

Jharkhand takes first innings lead against Tripura as match ends in a draw.

Uttar Pradesh beats Haryana by six wickets.

Pondicherry beats Manipur by 10 wickets.

Nagaland thumps Arunachal Pradesh by an innings and 120 runs.

Bihar defeats Mizoram by an innings and 216 runs.

Jammu and Kashmir downs Assam by four wickets.

Vidarbha floors Mumbai  by an innings and 145 runs.

Punjab defeats Kerala by ten wickets.

Baroda beats Railways by 164 runs.

Madhya Pradesh beats Himachal by 140 runs.

Gujarat beats Maharashtra by an innings and 130 runs.

Rajasthan beats Goa by ten wickets.

Bengal wins by seven wickets against Delhi.

Sikkim and Meghalaya play out a draw. Meghalaya gets three points and Sikkim one since the former had taken the lead in the first innings.

Andhra-Hyderabad match ends in a draw with Hyderabad finishing the second innings at 251 for five after conceding a first innings lead of 231.

Services and Odisha play out a draw.  Having a first innings lead, Services gets three points and Odisha settles with one point.

Karnataka beats Chhattisgarh by 198 runs and bags six points.

 

Jharkhand vs Tripura: Saurabh Tiwary goes for 37 (40); Jharkhand 106/4.

Jharkhand vs Tripura: Jharkhand completes 100 runs in 15.5 overs.

Karnataka vs Chhattisgarh: Chhattisgarh all out for 150. Karnataka won by 198 runs.

Karnataka vs Chhattisgarh: Ronit More picks four; Chhatisgarh 146/9.

Jharkhand vs Tripura: At the end of ten overs, Jharkhand is at 69/2 and needs 84 runs to win. Kumar Deobrat is at 35(23) and Saurabh Tiwary at 13(20).

 

 

 

Karnataka vs Chhattisgarh: Our correspondent Ashwin Achal updates: Chhattisgarh in trouble now. Collapse is on, three wickets gone now in six overs. Vishal Singh misses a flighted delivery from Shreyas, and is trapped LBW.

Andhra Pradesh vs Hyderabad: Our correspondent V. V. Subrahmanyam updates: It is over in Vizianagaram, Andhra-Hyderabad match ends in a draw with Hyderabad finishing the second innings at 251 for five after conceding a first innings lead of 231.

Karnataka vs Chhattisgarh: Our correspondent Ashwin Achal updates: Huge wicket for Karnataka. Captain Harpreet Singh, centurion in first innings, gives Paddikal a catch at slip. Very poor shot, fishing outside off needlessly.

 

Sikkim vs Meghalaya: Did Meghalaya's "trying to get into the record book" first innings deprive it of a victory? Sikkim and Meghalaya play out a draw. Meghalaya gets three points and Sikkim one since the former had taken the lead in the first innings.

Bengal vs Delhi: A classy knock from Abhimanyu Easwaran (183 n.o.) floors Delhi. Bengal wins by seven wickets.

Jharkhand vs Tripura: Jharkhand which got off to a fiery start loses Md Nazim 13(9) castled by Saurabh Das as the Jharkhand scoreboard reads 21/1 after 2.1 overs. It still needs 132 runs to win with 30.5 overs remaining in the contest.

Karnataka vs Chhattisgarh: Our correspondent Ashwin Achal updates: Karnataka gains some hope of pulling off an improbable victory by dismissing Khare on the last ball before Tea. Shreyas gets the edge, taken by Vinay Kumar at slip. Vinay had moved to slip for this delivery, and it paid off instantly.

Around 30 overs to go, so Karnataka still have a lot of work to do to get seven wickets. If not for the timely Khare wicket, Karnataka would have more or less given up on getting an outright victory.

Bengal vs Delhi: Meanwhile, Bengal is inching closer towards a terrific victory at home. Less than a run required per over with seven wickets in hand.

Jharkhand vs Tripura: Tripura folds for 308 in 108.3 overs. About 34 overs left in the day and Jharkhand has 153 to score. Can the side do it?

Andhra Pradesh vs Hyderabad: Our correspondent V. V. Subrahmanyam updates:

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With Ravi Teja dismissed by left arm pacer Prithvi Raj on stroke of tea, Andhra go into the break on final day with some hopes of pulling off a win as Hyderabad still has to score 22 runs to make the side bat again at Vizianagaram.   -  V. V. SUBRAHMANYAM

 

Bengal vs Delhi: Our correspondent Y. B. Sarangi updates: Tea- Bengal 265/3 in 58 overs, needs 57 to win. Easwaran batting at 139, Majumder batting at 56. Post lunch session 122 runs for no wicket. Delhi missed the services of Khejroliya for 15 overs. He stepped on the ball and injured his leg.

Andhra Pradesh vs Hyderabad: Our correspondent V. V. Subrahmanyam updates: Pacer Girinath Reddy strikes, lures well set southpaw Sandeep to give a simple return catch. Hyderabad 183 for four, still 48 runs in arrears.

 

Andhra Pradesh vs Hyderabad: Our correspondent V. V. Subrahmanyam updates: Hyderabad captain Akshath Reddy trying to sweep offie Shoaib, top-edged a catch to slip fielder Ricky Bhui to his left, 142 for three in 54th over.

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Hyderabad captain Akshath Reddy looks back to see Ricky Bhui complete a catch after scoring a well-compiled half-century against Andhra on the final day of a Ranji Trophy match in Vizianagaram on Wednesday   -  V. V. SUBRAHMANYAM

 

Jharkhand vs Tripura: Tripura too fighting to survive the contest. Has two wickets and a 109-run lead as of now.

Services vs Odisha: Devender Lohchab whips off the bails and Govinda Poddar has been sent off with 133/3 on board.

Bengal vs Delhi: Bengal not giving up things that easy. A R Easwaran reaches his century in 134 balls. Bengal 197/3, 125 required to win.

Sikkim vs Meghalaya: Sikkim 162/4 now. Nilesh Lamichaney 70 (241 balls) out! Caught by W Nongkhlaw (Sub) off Gurinder Singh. Gurinder is displaying some classy stuff this season!

Lunch, Day 4:

Bengal 143/3 vs Delhi: Needs 179 runs to win

Hyderabad 117/2 vs Andhra Pradesh: Trails by 114 runs

Tripura 206/8 vs Jharkhand: Leads by 50 runs

Sikkim 155/3 vs Meghalaya: Trails by 452 runs

Chhattisgarh 42/2 vs Karnataka: Needs 313 runs to win

Odisha 132/2 vs Services: Trails by 108 runs

 

 

Karnataka vs Chhattisgarh: Karnataka bags second wicket at the stroke of lunch. Ronit More dismisses Manoj Singh. Brilliant catch by J Suchith at short mid-wicket. Chhattisgarh 41/2.

 

Andhra Pradesh vs Hyderabad: Our correspondent V. V. Subrahmanyam updates:

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Hyderabad captain Akshath Reddy looking good for another big knock this season as he scored an unbeaten 49 at lunch against Andhra in a Ranji Trophy match in Vizianagaram on Wednesday.   -  V. V. SUBRAHMANYAM

 

 

Goa vs Rajasthan: Meanwhile, Rajasthan heads into a happy lunch from where it does not have to come back to bat. Beats Goa effortlessly by ten wickets and pockets seven points.

Andhra Pradesh vs Hyderabad: Our correspondent V. V. Subrahmanyam updates: Two best and most experienced batsmen Hyderabad captain Akshath Reddy (49) and southpaw B Sandeep (16) guide the team to 117 for two at lunch on final day against Hyderabad after conceding a lead of 231 in Vizianagaram.

Sikkim vs Meghalaya: Ashish Thapa takes the walk back to the pavilion after contributing 43(127) to the team's total, Gurinder Singh shining yet again with the ball. Sikkim 141/3 and trails Meghalaya by 466 runs.

Jharkhand vs Tripura: Rajib Saha dismissed for a duck, caught behind by skipper-keeper Ishan Kishan off Shahbaz Nadeem, Tripura 204/6.

Bengal vs Delhi: Our correspondent Y. B. Sarangi updates: Lunch break - Bengal - 143/3 in 34 overs (Anustup Majumdar 5 off 10, A R Easwaran 69 off 105). Session 125/3. Lost three wickets in 25 minutes.

Goa vs Rajasthan: Chahar bags a fifer with Lakshay Garg's wicket in his kitty. Goa folds for 295. The target for Rajasthan is a paltry 27 runs.

 

Bengal vs Delhi: And another one bites the dust! Manoj Tiwary goes too. Kulwant Khejroliya takes his wicket, Bengal 137/3 and in trouble.

 

Bengal vs Delhi: A come and go for Sudip Chatterjee as Bengal loses two wickets in the space of six runs. Meanwhile, Delhi is tightening things after a 121-run opening stand.

Bengal vs Delhi: Bengal loses its first wicket for 121. Abhishek Kumar Raman has to go. Bengal still requires 189 runs to win.

Andhra Pradesh vs Hyderabad: Our correspondent V. V. Subrahmanyam updates: Hyderabad loses second wicket, opener and debutant Tilak Varma, bowled by offie Shoaib Mohammed trying to cut, 64 for two after conceding a lead of 231 to Andhra in Vizianagaram on final day.

Goa vs Rajasthan: Meanwhile, Rahul Chahar claims his fourth victim. Samar Dubhashi is out for 1 as Goa just has one wicket remaining. The lead, as of now, is of just seven runs.

 

Maharashtra vs Gujarat: And that wraps things up for the day at MCA! Chintan Gaja and Piyush Chawla complete the formalities early as Gujarat bowls out Maharashtra for 185 in the second innings to record 130-run win.

Karnataka vs Chhattisgarh: Krishnappa Gowtham has been dismissed for 20. Karnataka now lead by 298 with four wickets remaining. Pandey 85 n.o.

Goa vs Rajasthan: That's a big one! Amit Verma has been sent off by Rahul Chahar for 118. Goa is at 258/6 now.

Services vs Odisha: Subhransu Senapati has been caught short of crease by Rahul Singh Gahlaut. Odisha 85/2.

Jharkhand vs Tripura: Sen Choudhury goes too now, cheaply for 14. As Jaggi takes the catch, Utkarsh Singh celebrates. Tripura 170/3

Bengal vs Delhi: Our correspondent Y. B. Sarangi updates: Bengal 2nd innings 74/0 in 18 overs. Easwaran 38, Raman 27. At drinks Bengal needs 248.

Maharashtra vs Gujarat: Palkar departs for 34, off C T Gaja. Maharashtra 149/7 now and in deep trouble. It trails by 166 runs.

Goa vs Rajasthan: As Goa moves up to 231/5, left-hander Amit Verma scores his 13th first-class century in 153 balls. The side trails by 38 runs.

Karnataka vs Chhattisgarh: Shreyas Gopal has been run out for 22 (46 balls) by Harpreet Singh Bhatia. Karnataka is now at 119/5 and has a lead of 254 runs.

 

Andhra Pradesh vs Hyderabad: Our correspondent V. V. Subrahmanyam updates: Hyderabad loses opener Tanmay Agarwal, bowled by pacer Ayyappa Bandaru in the 10th over of the morning.

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Andhra pacer and captain Ayyappa Bandaru is delighted after cleaning up Hyderabad opener Tanmay Agarwal on the final day of a Ranji Trophy match in Vizianagaram on Wednesday.   -  V. V. SUBRAHMANYAM

 

This is also the first wicket of the day across fixtures.

 

Bengal vs Delhi: At the end of ten overs Bengal is at 47 without loss, with 275 runs still required to win. Abhishek Kumar Raman is batting at 22(31) and A R Easwaran at 17(28).

Andhra Pradesh vs Hyderabad: Our correspondent V. V. Subrahmanyam updates:

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Andhra players huddle before the start of the final day's play against Hyderabad in Vizianagaram.   -  V V SUBRAHMANYAM

 

Bengal vs Delhi: Bengal has a full day in hand to get to the target of 322. The side still has all its wickets in hand. Difficult, for sure, but then again, gettable too!

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Here is how things stood at the end of an action-packed Day 3.