Ranji Trophy 2019-20, Round 6, Day 4 highlights: Delhi beats Vidarbha by six wickets

Catch the live score, commentary, highlights, analysis, and more from Day 4 of the Round 6 Ranji Trophy 2019-20 matches.

Sarfaraz Khan scored a double century on Wednesday, studded with 23 fours and six sixes.

Sarfaraz Khan scored a triple century on Wednesday.   -  PTI

Hello and welcome to the highlights of day four of round six of the Ranji Trophy 2019-20 season.

This was Santadeep Dey bringing you updates from separate venues across the country.

 

HIGHLIGHTS
 

Madhya Pradesh vs Saurashtra: Match drawn. Saurashtra gets three points for having a lead in the first innings.

Goa vs Chandigarh: Match drawn. Chandigarh pockets three points owing to the first innings lead it had against Goa.

Mumbai vs Uttar Pradesh: The teams finally shake hands. Sarfaraz Khan (301*, 391b, 635m, 30x4, 8x6) and Akash Parkar end UP's misery with Mumbai 688/7. Mumbai will be happy with three points. See you in five days from Dharamsala.

Goa vs Chandigarh: Wicket! Jaskarandeep Singh gets the better of Suyash S Prabhudessai. Goa 248/6.

Delhi vs Vidarbha: Nitish Rana and Anuj Rawat finish things off as Delhi beats Vidarbha by six wickets.

Madhya Pradesh vs Saurashtra: MP is witnessing a collapse! Saurashtra gets two more wickets, leaving Madhya Pradesh struggling at 185/7.

Delhi vs Vidarbha: Dhruv Shorey and Lalit Yadav, gone! After these two wickets, Delhi's score reads: 304/4. It still requires 43 to win. Vidarbha needs quick wickets to stay in the game.

Madhya Pradesh vs Saurashtra: Dharmendrasinh Jadeja removes Naman Ojha for two. Madhya Pradesh 177/5.

Madhya Pradesh vs Saurashtra: Two in two overs! Gautam Raghuwanshi follows Ajay Rohera back to the pavilion. MP needs 146 to win, with six wickets in hand.

Goa vs Chandigarh: Wicket number five. Sumiran Amonkar out! Jaskarandeep Singh takes the wicket. Goa 213/5

Delhi vs Vidarbha: Nitish Rana races past fifty as the game heads towards an interesting finish.

Mumbai vs Uttar Pradesh:

Goa vs Chandigarh: Another Goa wicket falls. Amit Verma, on nine, has been trapped in front by left-arm spinner Gurinder Singh. Goa 206/4.

Mumbai vs Uttar Pradesh: Sarfaraz doesn't look to be in trouble. Has bisected long-off and deep cover off Rajput despite the bowler having eight fielders on the boundary. Mulani then drives Saurabh through covers. Mumbai 557/6.

Nagaland vs Bihar: Match drawn. Bihar takes home three points for having the first innings lead. Nagaland pockets a point too.

Mumbai vs Uttar Pradesh: Sarfaraz Khan (213*, 321b, 23x4, 6x6) has hurt his right hamstring. While the team doctor attends to him, the umpires take the tea break. With Shams Mulani on 15 (27b, 2x4) at the other end, Mumbai is 540/6, still 86 runs behind.

Madhya Pradesh vs Saurashtra: Rajat Patidar has been dismissed just after he scored a 50 off 62 balls. Madhya Pradesh 112/2.

Mumbai vs Uttar Pradesh:  Ankit Rajpoot is distraught. Not for having bowled 37 overs so far but because Almas Shaukat at deep square leg drops Shams Mulani, on 13, after a mistimed pull. Mumbai 536/6, 89 behind UP's 625/8 dec.

Himachal vs Baroda: Match called off. Relentless showers in Dharmasala sees both Himachal and Baroda share the spoils: a point to each.

Delhi vs Vidarbha: Two down, eight to go! Kunal Chandela has to walk as A.S. Thakare removes him for 75. With Delhi on 169/2, it still needs 148 to win.

Goa vs Chandigarh: Three down for Goa. Amulya Pandrekar has been dismissed for 60 (183 balls) as Shreshth Nirmohi makes a mess of his furniture. Goa 192/3 after 84.2 overs.

Delhi vs Vidarbha: Gone! Will Hiten Dalal's wicket turn things around for Vidarbha? As he departs for 82(146), Delhi's score stands at 163/1. With approximately 43 overs remaining in the last day's play, Delhi requires 183 runs to win. Quick wickets will be the mantra...

Mumbai vs Uttar Pradesh: Amol, for sure, is witnessing an edge-of-the-seat thriller at the Wankhede. He says, "A wicket against run of play. The defensive tactics come good as Aditya Tare (97, 144b, 14x4) nicks part-timer Rinku Singh to slips. The 179-run partnership is broken with Tare being the second Mumbai batsman to be out in 90s. Mumbai 517/6

Shams Mulani joins Sarfaraz Khan (206*) at the crease. With Mumbai still 109 runs away from the 626-run mark, UP have regained advantage. Are we in for a thrilling finish?"

Mumbai vs Uttar Pradesh: Sarfaraz Khan taps Saurabh Kumar for a single on the onside and celebrates his 200 (277b, 23x4, 6x6) in style. Acknowledges his teammates and father-cum-coach Naushad, who is watching from the MCA pavilion. Mumbai 500/5.

Nagaland vs Bihar: That is a big wicket! Stuart Binny departs after making 81(117), castled by Bihar's leggie Shivam Kumar. Nagaland 344/4, leads by one run.

Madhya Pradesh vs Saurashtra: MP loses its first wicket as Rameez Khan walks back to the pavilion, having been dismissed by medium-pacer Prerak Mankad. Madhya Pradesh 39/1 after 14.2 overs.

Delhi vs Vidarbha:

 

Mumbai vs Uttar Pradesh: UP spinners have employed negative tactics. But Sarfaraz (196*) and Tare (83*) have found ways to still fetch fours. While Sarfaraz paddle-sweeps Saurabh to third-man, Tare charges down and whips it through midwicket. Mumbai 493/5

SCORES AT LUNCH BREAK:

Goa - 140/2 in 60.6 overs (Amulya Pandrekar 19 off 99, Sumiran Amonkar 51 off 190)

Delhi - 103/0 in 29.6 overs (Hiten Dalal 57 off 87, Kunal Chandela 40 off 93)

Mumbai - 464/5 in 117.6 overs (S N Khan 187 off 248, Aditya Tare 64 off 94)

Madhya Pradesh - 8/0 in 5.6 overs (Rameez Khan 3 off 18, Ajay Rohera 4 off 18)

Nagaland - 250/3 in 56.6 overs (Stuart Binny 51 off 59, R Jonathan 87 off 132)

 

Mumbai vs Uttar Pradesh: Sarfaraz Khan (187*, 249b, 22x4, 6x6) paddle-sweeps left-arm spinner Saurabh Kumar to up the rate. His 126-run stand with  Tare (64*, 94b, 11x4) takes Mumbai to 464/5, 162 runs adrift.

Delhi vs Vidarbha:

 

Madhya Pradesh vs Saurashtra: Saurashtra declares at 256/9, with a lead of 320 runs. The side has to try and bowl Madhya Pradesh out within 68 overs (approx.)

Mumbai vs Uttar Pradesh: Update from Amol reads: "UP have employed a short-ball ploy. Rajpoot gets Tare (50*, 73b) to top-edge a pull twice but it lands safely on both occasions. Sarfaraz (160*) is also lucky as his audacious slog-sweep off pacer Wajid Ali lands in no man's land. Mumbai 423/5"

Jharkhand vs Uttarakhand: All over for Uttarakhand as Jharkhand, riding on Kumar Deobrat's 93 and Ashish Kumar's fifer, wins the contest by six wickets.

Assam vs Maharashtra: And that will be it! Maharashtra stages a brilliant comeback after a dismal first innings to thump Assam by a mammoth 218 runs. The north-eastern side has been bundled out for a mere 78. Ashay Palkar was the wrecker-in-chief taking six wickets in just 13.5 overs.

Mumbai vs Uttar Pradesh: Amol texts: "Sarfaraz Khan 152* (205b, 16x4, 6x6) and captain Aditya Tare 39* (60b, 8x4) have added 52 in 15 ovs before the drinks break. With bowlers toiling on a placid pitch, it's up to the set pair to keep going and get Mumbai closer to the magical mark of 626. 405/5"

Madhya Pradesh vs Saurashtra: Harvik Desai reaches his century! With that, Saurashtra has now put up a lead of 293 runs. Will the side declare now and try to bowl Madhya Pradesh out before the end of the day?

Himachal vs Baroda: The Dharamsala weather, meanwhile, continues to disappoint the fans. The relentless showers and a wet outfield have delayed proceedings again.

Delhi vs Vidarbha: Delhi requires 292 runs more to win the contest by the end of day (approximately 78 overs). It hasn't lost a wicket yet and I can sense the match head towards a thrilling finish.

Goa vs Chandigarh: The Goa match is headed towards a draw too. It trails by 211 runs, eight wickets in hand.

Jharkhand vs Uttarakhand: Jharkhand inching towards a massive win. Opener Kumar Deobrat, batting on 83, will want to finish things off by himself before leaving the ground. Only three down, the side needs 20 to win.

Nagaland vs Bihar: Nagaland trails by 145 runs, with seven wickets remaining. Today being Day 4, Bihar has all but bagged the points for having the 1st innings lead.

Assam vs Maharashtra: Assam facing an almost impossible task up ahead. With only two wickets in hand, it still requires 233 runs to win.

Mumbai vs Uttar Pradesh: Amol tweets: "Sarfaraz cuts Ankit Rajpoot to run two and celebrate his 150* (189b, 16x4, 6x6). Tare batting on 32 (54b, 5x4). Sarfaraz is five runs shy of overhauling his previous best in FC - 155 for UP vs MP in 2015-16. Mumbai 394/5 #MUMvUP #RanjiTrophy @sportstarweb"

Gujarat vs Punjab: Within 7.2 overs from the start of play on Day 4, Gujarat pacers concede 22 runs and skittle Punjab out. Arzan Nagwaswalla and Chintan Gaja unleash fire to bring up a 110-run victory for Gujarat.

Madhya Pradesh vs Saurashtra: Cheteshwar Pujara (64 not out) and Harvik Desai (65 not out) resume Saurashtra's chase. Saurashtra leads by 229 runs.

Mumbai vs Uttar Pradesh: Our correspondent Amol Karhadkar updates:

Assam vs Maharashtra: Mukesh Choudhary runs through the top order as he reduces Assam's overnight score of 12/0 to 47/4 in the opening half hour of day four's play.

Matches to be played today:

MatchesStatusVenue
Assam vs MaharashtraAssam needs 285 runs to winACA Stadium, Barsapara, Guwahati
Nagaland vs BiharNagaland trails by 267 runsNagaland Cricket Stadium, Sovima
Jharkhand vs UttarakhandJharkhand needs 127 runs to winJSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi
Goa vs ChandigarhGoa trails by 242 runsGoa Cricket Association Academy, Porvorim
Delhi vs VidarbhaDelhi needs 337 runs to winArun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi
Gujarat vs PunjabPunjab needs 133 runs to winSardar Patel Stadium, Valsad
Himachal vs BarodaBaroda trails by 346 runsHimachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
Madhya Pradesh vs SaurashtraSaurashtra leads by 229 runsHolkar Stadium, Indore
Mumbai vs Uttar PradeshMumbai trails by 272 runsWankhede Stadium, Mumbai