Ranji Trophy 2018-19 UPDATES: Round 9, Day 3

Presenting all the Ranji Trophy 2018-19 Round 9, Day 3 live scores, updates, commentary and highlights from the matches being played across the country.

Bihar bowler Ashutosh Aman (C) picked up four wickets against Manipur.   -  PTI

Good morning! Welcome to the highlights of the matches from the third day of the ninth round of the Ranji Trophy 2018-19.

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Results

Rajasthan wins by an innings and 77 runs against Tripura

Railways wins by an innings and 58 runs against Maharashtra.

Baroda wins by 2 wickets against Karnataka.

Sikkim wins by 10 wickets against Arunachal Pradesh.

Mumbai wins by 9 wickets against Chhattisgarh.

Haryana wins by 6 wickets against Services.

Bihar wins by 3 wickets against Manipur.

Uttarakhand wins by an innings and 56 runs against Mizoram.

Andhra wins by 307 runs against Madhya Pradesh

Odisha defeats Goa by 276 runs.

 

  • That ends the third day's action, in the ninth round of the Ranji Trophy. Join us once again, at 9.30 on Thursday, for a fascination final day. Till then, it's goodbye.

  • It's stumps, in Jammu, too. In its second innings, J&K is 24 for 0, trailing Jharkhand by 144 runs.

  • It's stumps, in Rajkot as well. Vidarbha, at 280 for 9, trails by 76 runs.

  • And, it's stumps, in Nadaun, too. M. R. Praveen Chandran has more: It is stumps at Nadaun after Rishi Dhawan is dismissed by Basil Thampi for 85. Himachal ends the day at 285 for eight off 52.1 overs, a lead of 296.

  • Himachal loses its seventh wicket. It's 285 for 7, possessing a lead of 296.

  • It's stumps, at the Green Park Stadium, in Kanpur. Assam has made a solid start to its second innings. Yet, at 102 for 0, it trails Uttar Pradesh by 342 runs at close of play. Opener Rahul Hazarika has struck 10 boundaries in his unbeaten knock of 56.

  • In Jammu, Jharkhand has declared its innings closed, at 319 for 9, a lead of 168.

  • In Rajkot, Vidarbha loses its eighth wicket, and Unadkat has his sixth. Vidarbha trails Saurashtra by 89 runs.

  • It's stumps, in Chennai. Delhi, at 268 for 6, trails Tamil Nadu by 164 runs.

  • Himachal has lost its sixth wicket; A. R. Kumar is dismissed by Basil Thampi for 21. It's 264 for 6 in the 49th over. Himachal leads Kerala by 275 runs.

  • The ninth wicket has also fallen. Jharkhand, leading by 157 runs, is 308 for 9.

  • Off-spinner Parvez Rasool has four wickets. Rahul Shukla goes for a duck. Jharkhand is 301 for 8.

  • Saurabh Tiwary departs, for 134. Jharkhand loses its seventh wicket. It leads by 150, in the first innings.

  • Here's M. R. Praveen Chandran, once again: A two-wicket over by Sijomon pegs back Himachal. But the host is still scoring at 5.5 runs per over. It's 230 for five. A lead of 241.

  • In Chennai, Delhi's Jonty Sidhu has a century. Delhi 259 for 6, trails Tamil Nadu by 173 runs.

  • In Kolkata, it's stumps. Opener Abhimanyu Easwaran has reached his century. His batting partner, captain Manoj Tiwary, is batting on 90. Bengal is 218 for 2, trailing Punjab by 42 runs.

  • M. R. Praveen Chandran, from Nadaun, reports: Third wicket down for Himachal. Kalsi b Sijomon Joseph 64. The third-wicket stand was worth 106 runs. Rishi Dhawan is batting on 56. Himachal Pradesh 204 for three.

  • In Sovima, it's stumps, on Day Three. Nagaland, in the second innings, is 185 for 5, leading Puducherry by 366 runs.

  • In Nadaun, Rishi Dhawan has his own half-century. Himachal 192 for 2 in the second innings, leads Kerala by 203 runs.

  • At the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, Delhi's Lalit Yadav scores a half-century for Delhi. At 236 for 6, Delhi trails Tamil Nadu by 196 runs.

  • In Bhubaneswar, Goa is bowled out for 111. It gives Odisha a 276-run victory. Rajesh Mohanty was the wrecker-in-chief, with five wickets. Basant Mohanty took four wickets.

  • Meanwhile, in Rajkot, left-arm seamer Jaydev Unadkat has claimed five wickets. Vidarbha is 226 for 7 in its first innings, trailing Saurashtra by 130 runs.

  • In Nadaun, Ankit Kalsi continues his good form. He reaches his half-century in the second innings, off 77 deliveries. Himachal 162 for 2 against Kerala. Kalsi had scored a century in the first innings; can he make it an encore?

  • At the Govt. Gandhi Memorial Science College ground in Jammu, Jharkhand's Saurabh Tiwary has scored a century. Jharkhand, at 264 for 4 in the first innings, leads Jammu & Kashmir by 113 runs.

  • Tea break: Vidarbha - 224/5, A.A Sarvate 1 off 7, and Wasim Jaffer 98 off 222 at the crease.

  • Our reporter M.R. Praveen Chandran updates:  At tea Himachal 150/2 off 29 overs. Ankit Kalsi batting 43, Rishi Dhawan batting 31. A lead of 161 runs.

 

  • Uttar Pradesh 619 all out. Leads by 444 runs. Ranjeet Mali has toiled hard by bowling 45.4 overs, he picks up 4-127.

  • Abhishek Easwaran completes his fifty in 102 balls (4x4), Bengal trails by 139 runs, 121/2.

  • Tea break: Goa - 57/6 in 17.6 overs, Darshan Misal 1 off 5, and Suyash S Prabhudessai 3 off 8 at crease. Odisha needs four wickets to win.

  • Andhra dismisses Madhya Pradesh to a paltry total of 35 runs in the second innings to win by 307 runs. Pacer Girinath Reddy picks up 6-29, while P. Vijay Kumar, K.V. Sasikanth and Manish Golamaru have chipped in with the rest of the wickets. A dramatic collapse by Madhya Pradesh--from 35/3 to 35 all out--- which includes an absent hurt for opener Gourav Yadav. Seven batsman have recorded noughts

 

  • Our reporter M.R. Praveen Chandran updates:  Sijomon Joseph gets the breakthrough for Kerala.  Prasanth Chopra bowled for 41. Himachal 96/2.

 

  • Uttar Pradesh extends its lead to 431 runs. Upendra Yadav batting on 138, alongside Imtiaz Ahmed on 17. Uttar Pradesh 606/7.

  • Goa needs 334 runs to win with four wickets remaining, Suyash Prabhudessai and Darshan Misal at the crease.

  • Delhi 179/6, trails Tamil Nadu by 254 runs, Jonty Sidhu (63) and Lalit Yadav (18) at the crease.

  • Vidarbha trailing Saurashtra by 157 runs in the first innings. Wasim Jaffer batting on 90 alongside M.R. Kale on 52.

  • Andhra bowlers have wasted no time in inflicting another collapse on Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh has three more wickets in hand and needs 308 runs to win.

  • Our reporter Y.B. Sarangi updates from Kolkata: Tea Break: Bengal 100/2 in 33 overs, Session 93/1; Manoj Tiwary batting 31, Abhimanyu Easwaran batting 44, Trails by 160.

  • Our reporter M.R. Praveen Chandran updates:  Himachal is still going at rate of five runs per over, 81/1 from 16 overs. Prasanth Chopra 38 batting and Ankit Kalsi 15 batting. Total lead 92.

  • Tea Break: Nagaland is on its way to set a huge target to Puducherry. The lead for Nagaland is 270 runs and has seven wickets in hand.

  • Uttarakhand wins by an innings and 56 runs after Mizoram is all out for 123 runs. Rajat Bhatia ends the match with four-wicket haul for 17 runs.

  • Our reporter M.R. Praveen Chandran updates:  Himachal Pradesh rattling runs in one day style. 50 up in the ninth over.  Himachal Pradesh 52/1

  • Rajat Patidar is dismissed in P. Vijay Kumar's bowling, catch by Jyothisaikrishna. Madhya Pradesh 15/2, needs 328 runs to win.

  • Saurabh Tiwary reaches his fifty in 109 balls (6x4), Jharkhand leads by 8 runs.

  • Uttarakhand is inching towards a win. Zorinliana departs for a duck after he is bowled by Rajt Bhatia. Mizoram 105/8, Trails by 74 runs.

  • Goa loses two quick wickets in its second innings. Basant Mohanty sends back Sagun Kamat for 6 runs. Goa 6/2.

  • Sai Kishore traps Himmat Singh leg before wicket on 39. Delhi 127/5.

  • Keeper-batsman Upendra Yadav completes his hundred in 196 balls (9x4). Uttar Pradesh 536/6, leads by 362 runs.

  • Nagaland loses three wickets in its second innings, but has the advantage of a 228-run lead. Nagaland 47/3.

  • Lakshay Garg finishes with figures of 20-5-75-5. Odisha 2nd innings -151 all out; Goa needs 388 runs to win.

  • Lunch Break: Delhi 120/4, trials by 312 runs. Himmat Singh (35) and Jonty Sidhu (36) at the crease.

 

  • Lunch Break: Vidarbha 144/4, trails by 212 runs,  M R Kale 19 off 66, and Wasim Jaffer 68 off 170 at the crease.

  • Our reporter M.R. Praveen Chandran updates:  Himachal 17 for no loss at lunch. Ankush Bains batting 9, Prasanth Chopra batting 8.

  • Lunch Break: Uttar Pradesh 525/6, Saurabh Kumar 39 off 26, and Upendra Yadav 94 off 190 at the crease.

 

  • Lunch Break: Mizoram 88/6, trails by 91 runs. Abhay departs in Rajat Bhatia's bowling for 1 run, while Mayank Mishra gets the wicket of Sinan for 2 runs.

  • Parvez Rasool brings an end to Kumar Deobrat's innings at 74. Jharkhand 125/3.

  • Vidarbha trails by 219 runs, Wasim Jaffer gets to his fifty with M.R Kale to his support. Vidarbha 141/4.

  • Karan Shinde gets to his hundred and remains not out as Andhra ends its second innings for 301 runs. Madhya Pradesh needs 343 runs to win.

  • Our reporter M.R. Praveen Chandran updates: Himachal takes first innings lead.  Kerala all out 286. The lead is 11  runs. Rishi Dhawan claims his third wicket. Sandeep Warrier lbw b Rishi Dhawan 3. Basil Thampi not out 14.

Himachal pacer Arpit Guleria accounted for five dismissals against Kerala team during third day at Nadaun on Wednesday.   -  Akhilesh Kumar

 

  • Vikash Ranjan 39(47) bowled by Mayank Raghav. Captain Ashutosh Aman (22 not out) guides his team to victory by three wickets. Bihar earns six points from the win.

  • Jharkhand reduces the deficit to 52 runs through Kumar Deobrat's fifty. Jharkhand 94/2.

  • Our reporter M.R. Praveen Chandran updates: Fifer for Arpit Guleria, clean bowls Nidheesh for 0.  Kerala 273/9.

 

  • Lunch Break: Nagaland 5/0, leads by 186 runs.

  • Haryana beats Services by six wickets and earns six points with the win. Despite losing few wickets early, opener Ankit Kumar keeps the chase alive and finishes the job by remaining not out on 72 of 76 balls (5x4, 4x6).

  • Our reporter Y.B. Sarangi updates from Kolkata: Lunch Break: Bengal 8/1 in second innings in 4.4 overs. Abhishek Raman 7 not out, Manpreet Gony 1-5

  • Our reporter M.R. Praveen Chandran updates: Wickets falling in a hurry. Arpit Guleria ends Sanju's stay after having him caught by Bains for 50. The pacer strikes again, this time its Vinoop Manoharan who departs caught by Dagar for a duck. Centurion Rahul trapped leg before by Rishi Dhawan for 127. Kerala 268/8. Himachal truly on top.

  • Lakshay Garg removes Shantanu Mishra for a leg before wicket. Odisha 85/6, leads by 338 runs.

  • Our reporter M.R. Praveen Chandran updates: Sanju Samson completes a patient fifty. The sixth wicket stand worth 118 runs Kerala 264/5 with Rahul batting on 127.

  • Manish Golamaru falls after a fighting knock of 21 runs off 67 balls. Andhra 251/9

  • Puducherry 286 all out. Abrar Kazi, the pick among Nagaland bowlers with 4-62. Nagaland leads by 181 runs.

  • Pradipta Pramanik finishes the innings with 4-108 after a tough day for Bengal bowlers. Punjab 447 allout, leads by 260 runs.

 

  • Navdeep Saini departs in N.K Singh. Haryana needs 40 runs to win with six wickets in hand.

  • Saiju T is caught by Pawan K.B off Abrar Kazi's bowling. Puducherry 277/7.

  • Haryana loses C.K. Bishnoi for 12 runs, S.G. Rohilla falls immediately in N.K. Singh's bowling. Haryana needs 49 runs to win with seven wickets in hand.

  • Odisha loses two quick wickets, but has the cushion of a 309-run lead. Odisha 74/4.

  • Tamil Nadu bowlers have put Delhi in a spot of bother with four wickets in quick succession. Delhi 56/4, trails by 376 runs.

 

  • There is no respite for Bihar as it loses Babul Kumar for 8 runs, Kundan Kumar Gupta is run out by Priyojit. Bihar 49/5, needs 89 runs to win.

  • Our reporter M.R. Praveen Chandran updates: Rishi Dhawan cleans up Sanju on 40. But Dhawan has overstepped and a reprieve for Sanju and Kerala. Kerala 234/5.

  • Rinku Singh gets to his century, while his partner at the other Upendra Yadav, completes a half-century as Uttar Pradesh's lead balloons to 244 runs. Uttar Pradesh 419/5.

 

  • Vidarbha loses V. Wadkar for 6 runs off Chetan Sakariya's bowling. Vidarbha 75/4.

  • Karan Shinde reaches his half century in 108 balls. Andhra leads by 265 runs, 224/8.

  • Bihar's chase of 138 runs has been anything but easy. Bishworjit strikes a double blow with the wickets of Kumar Aditya (3) and Rahmat Ullash for duck. Th Kishan gets opener Ashish Sinha for duck. Bihar 8/3, needs 130 runs to win.

  • G. Viswanath updates from Wankhede Stadium: Jay Bista cuts loose by scoring three boundaries and Mumbai wins the match against Chhattisgarh by 9 wickets. Just 14 balls bowled on Day 3. Mumbai finish the league with 17 points.

 

  • Pawan Suyal removes Raiphi Vincent Gomez for a duck. Puducherry 252/6

  • Jharkhand loses its first wicket of the morning in the form of Md Nazim for 8 runs. Jharkhand 10/1.

  • G. Viswanath updates from Wankhede Stadium:  Well, Mumbai pay for being defensive, lose Vikrant Auti, caught at the wicket off Pankaj Rao, to the fifth ball of the morning. Mumbai 79/1

  • Sikkim's Milind Kumar, who claimed five wickets in the match and a scored a fifty in the first innings, scores 19 in 8 balls to hand Sikkim a win by 10 wickets.
  • G. Viswanath updates from Wankhede Stadium: In five  minutes the third day’s play will begin, and with Mumbai looking for a 10 wkt win for the extra point, Jay Bista and Vikrant Auti may take their own jolly good time to score 14 runs. Mumbai should end the league with 18 points, should it not lose a wicket.
  • Ashutosh Aman gets a hat-trick as he dismisses Heman and Bishworjit after he sends back Yashpal Singh. Aman ends up with figures of 29.4-5-71-7. Manipur 238 all out, Bihar needs 138 runs to win.
  • Yashpal Singh is bowled by Ashutosh Aman on 105. The left-arm spinner gets his fifer with that wicket. Manipur 238/8

 

  • Ishwar Chaudhary finishes with figures of 7-51. Arunachal Pradesh 109 all out. Sikkim needs 13 runs to win.
  • Manipur extends its lead by 137 runs in the 2nd innings. Yashpal Singh gets to his century in 160 balls. Manipur 238/7.
  • Puducherry's Fabid Ahmed for a duck in Abrar Kazi's bowling. Puducherry 245/5.
  • Ishwar Chaudhary gets his sixth wicket, by sending back Arunachal's Deendyal for 17 runs. Arunachal Pradesh 105/9.
  • Bengal pacer Mukesh Kumar gets 5-93 as Punjab loses its eighth wicket early on Day 3. Ashoke Dinda dismisses centurion Anmolpreet Singh for 126 runs.  Punjab 363/9.

 

- Stumps Day 3: Mumbai needs 14 more runs to win at the end of the day. 77/0 against Chattisgarh. (Day 2 report)

- Jharkhand is at 9/0 in the first innings, trailing by 142 runs against J&K.

- Delhi ends the day at 35/2 and trails Tamil Nadu by 397 runs in the first innings. (Day 2 Report)

- Rinku Singh and Upendra Yadavv are cruising for Uttar Pradesh at 377/5 and leads Assam by 202 runs in the first innings. Rinku is just two runs away from a century.  

- Wasim Jaffer and Ganesh Satish end the day for Vidarbha at 63/2 and trails Saurashtra by 293 runs in the first innings.

- Haryana has already lost a wicket in its low scoring chase. It ends the day at 3/1 and still needs 98 runs to defeat Services.
- Baroda vs Karnataka: Baroda wins! "Arothe drives Nair to the cover boundary and it’s all over. Baroda wins a thriller by 2 wickets."  (Match Report)

 

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Starting XIs

Baroda

R T Arothe, Mitesh Patel (W), Yusuf Pathan, Aditya Waghmode, Bhargav Bhatt, Deepak Jagbir Hooda, Kedar Devdhar (C), K H Pandya, L I Meriwala, Soaeb Tai, Vishnu Solanki

Karnataka

M Prasidh, B R Sharath (W), Shubhang Hegde, Karun Nair, Manish Pandey (C), Shreyas Gopal, Suchith J, Nischal D, Samarth R, Ronit More, Siddharth K V

Madhya Pradesh

Yash Dubey, Ishwar Chandra Pandey, Naman Ojha (C) (W), Shubham Sharma, Rajat Patidar, Gourav Yadav, Kuldeep Sen, Venkatesh Iyer, Aryaman Vikram Birla, Ajay Rohera, Kumar Kartikeya Singh

Andhra

Girinath Reddy, C R Gnaneshwar, Karan Shinde, Manish Golamaru, Ricky Bhui (C), Karn Sharma, D B Prashanth Kumar, K S Bharat (W), Jyothisaikrishna , P Vijay Kumar, K V Sasikanth

Bihar

Abhijeet, Ashish Sinha, Kumar Aditya, Kundan Kumar Gupta, Rahmat Ullah, Mahrour, Samar Quadri, Ashutosh Aman (C), Babul Kumar, Vikash Ranjan (W), Vivek

Manipur

Bishworjit, Tenyson, Heman , Th Kishan , Jayanta, Shah (W), Mayank Raghav , Rajesh, Hrithik Kanojia, Yashpal Singh (C), Priyojit K

Arunachal Pradesh

Amit Kumar, Deendyal, Licha Tehi, Obi, P S Kataria, Doria, Techi Neri, Kshitiz Sharma, Indiya Toku, Kamsha Yangfo (C) (W), Song Tacho

Sikkim

Bibek (W), Tashi Pintso, Jahan, Ishwar Chaudhary, Milind, B B Sharma, Lee Yong Lepcha, Mandup Bhutia, Nilesh Lamichaney (C), Ashish Thapa, Karma

Saurashtra

V Vasavada, Chirag Jani, D A Jadeja, K Makwana, Sheldon Jackson, Prerak Mankad, Snell Patel (W), J Unadkat (C), H Desai , Chetan Sakariya, Vishvarajsinh Jadeja

Vidarbha

F Y Fazal (C), A A Wakhare, A A Sarvate, Ganesh Satish, Wasim Jaffer, A V Wadkar (W), S S Bingewar, M R Kale, A S Thakare, Atharva Taide, Y R Thakur

Himachal Pradesh

Arpit N Guleria, A K Bains (W), M J Dagar, P P Jaswal, R R Dhawan, A R Kumar, A R Kalsi, G K Singh, N R Gangta, P S Chopra (C), Raghav Dhawan

Kerala

Sanju Samson, V A Jagadeesh, Basil Thampi, Sachin Baby (C), Warrier, Vishnu Vinod, Mohammed Azharuddeen (W), Nidheesh M D, Rahul P, Vinoop Sheela Manoharan, Sijomon Joseph

Mumbai

Dhawal Kulkarni (C), Shardul , Surya, Dhrumil Matkar, Jay Bista, Eknath Kerkar (W), Tushar U Deshpande, Yashasvi Bhupendra Jaiswal, Vikrant Vilas Auti, Shivam Dube, Shubham Ranjane

Chhattisgarh

Abhimanyu Chauhan, Harpreet Singh Bhatia (C), Ashutosh Singh, Lavin Ian Coster (W), Onkar Verma, Shakeeb Ahmed, Pankaj Rao, Vishal Singh , Amandeep Khare, A G Tiwary, Ajay Mandal

Tamil Nadu

Pradosh Ranjan Paul, Abhinav Mukund, B Aparajith, B Indrajith (C), M Mohammed, Shahrukh Khan, Vijay Shankar, T Natarajan, N Jagadeesan (W), R Sai Kishore, Mohanprasath S

Delhi

Himmat Singh, Jonty Sidhu, Nitish Rana (C), Shivam Sharma, Dhruv Shorey, Vikas Mishra , Navdeep Saini, Subodh Bhati, Anuj Rawat (W), Kunal Chandela, Lalit Yadav

Uttarakhand

D Dhapola, D K Sharma , Mayank Mishra , Sunny , Vaibhav Bhatt (W), Vaibhav , Vineet Saxena, Malolan Rangarajan, Rajat Bhatia (C), Saurabh Rawat, Karanveer Kaushal

Mizoram

Andrew, Dara (W), G Lalbiakvela, H M Ralte, C Lalrinsanga, S Zorinliana (C), Sinan, Hruaizela, Abhay, Taruwar Kohli, Akhil Rajput

Railways

Mahesh Rawat (C) (W), Arindam Ghosh, Anureet Singh, Ashish Yadav, Nitin Bhille, Abhinav Dixit, Prashant Gupta, Avinash Yadav, P S Singh, Gandhar V Bhatawadekar, Harsh Tyagi

Maharashtra

S S Mundhe, V H Zol, A A Darekar, A A Sanklecha, N S Naik (W), R A Tripathi (C), J S Pande, S S Bachhav, R D Gaikwad, M S Bhandari, S D Warghante

Tripura

K K Acharjee, M B Mura Singh, N N Sen, Rajib H Saha, S K Patel (C) (W), Saurabh Das, U U Bose, J R Banik, Pratyush Singh, Harmeet Singh, Neelambuj Vats

Rajasthan

V Gautam, M K Lomror (C), S F Khan, R D Chahar, Robin Bist, Ashok Menaria, A V Choudhary, Chetan Bist (W), D L Chahar, R K Bishnoi, T M Haq

Bengal

Aamir, A R Easwaran, Sudip Chatterjee, Manoj Tiwary (C), Ashoke Dinda, Anustup Majumdar, Shreevats Goswami (W), Writtick Bijoy Chatterjee, Abhishek Kumar Raman, Mukesh Kumar, Pradipta Pramanik

Punjab

Shubman Gill, Jiwanjot Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Mandeep Singh (C), Gurkeerat Mann, Mayank Markande, Gitansh Khera (W), Siddharth Kaul, Vinay Choudhary, Manpreet Singh Grewal, Anmolpreet Singh

Puducherry

Mathavan (W), Rohit D (C), Saiju T, M Viknesh, Akshay Jain, S Karthik, Pankaj Singh, Thalaivan Sargunam, Fabid Ahmed, P K Dogra, Raiphi Vincent Gomez

Nagaland

Zhimomi, Nitesh, Paras, Rachit , Pawan K B (W), R Jonathan (C), Abrar Kazi, Pawan Suyal, Sedezhalie, Tahmeed, Imliwati

TOSS UPDATE

- Tamil Nadu won the toss and elected to bat against Delhi.

- Maharashtra won the toss and elected to bat against Railways.

- Kerala won the toss and elected to field against Himachal Pradesh.

- Karnataka won the toss and elected to bat against Baroda.

- Saurashtra won the toss and elected to bat against Vidarbha.

- Uttar Pradesh won the toss and elected to field against Assam.

- Madhya Pradesh won the toss and elected to field against Andhra.

- Nagaland won the toss and decided to bat against Puducherry.

- Bengal won the toss and elected to bat against Punjab.

- Tripura won the toss and elected to bat against Rajasthan.

- Goa won the toss and elected to field against Odisha.

- Sikkim won the toss and elected to field against Arunachal Pradesh.

- Bihar won the toss and elected to field against Manipur.

- Placed 12th and 13th on the combined table of Groups A & B, Delhi and Tamil Nadu are separated by only one point with 13 and 12 points respectively. (Preview)

Fixtures

Elite Group A and B

Bengal vs Punjab, JU Second Campus, Kolkata

Madhya Pradesh vs Andhra, Holkar Stadium, Indore

Baroda vs Karnataka, Motibaug Cricket Ground, Vadodara

Mumbai vs Chhattisgarh, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Railways vs Maharashtra, Karnail Singh Stadium, New Delhi

Saurashtra vs Vidarbha, SCA Stadium, Rajkot

Himachal vs Kerala, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Cricket Stadium, Amtar

Tamil Nadu vs Delhi, M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Elite Group C

Uttar Pradesh vs Assam, Green Park Stadium, Kanpur

Odisha vs Goa, Vikash Cricket Ground, Bhubaneswar

J&K vs Jharkhand, Govt. GMSC Ground, Jammu

Haryana vs Services, Chaudhry Bansi Lal Cricket Stadium, Lahli

Tripura vs Rajasthan, MBB Stadium, Agartala

Plate Group

Puducherry vs Nagaland, Nagaland Cricket Stadium, Sovima

Arunachal Pradesh vs Sikkim, D.N. Singha Stadium, Goalpura

Bihar vs Manipur, Moin ul Haq Stadium, Patna

Uttarakhand vs Mizoram, RJI Stadium, Dehradun

 

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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