Ranji Trophy Quarterfinals, Day 1 highlights: Centuries for Gharami, Parkar; Bengal, Mumbai in command

Ranji Trophy 2022 knockouts: Updates, commentary and highlights from Day 1 of the Ranji Trophy Quarterfinals.

Welcome to Sportstar 's LIVE coverage of Day 1 of the Ranji Trophy quarterfinals in Bengaluru.

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An absorbing day one of the quarterfinals comes to an end. Centuries for young batters Sudip Gharami and Suved Parkar were the highlight as Bengal and Mumbai laid the foundation for a strong total. Anustup Majumdar played assuredly as well, and needs just 15 more runs to get to his century.

At Alur-II and Alur-III, on the other hand, wickets fell in quicker intervals. All matches in Alur, Bengaluru, started late due to overnight rain.

Join us, for day two, at 9.30 am. Until then, it's goodbye.

Mumbai v Uttarakhand | Suved Parkar is given a rousing reception as he walks unbeaten after a memorably first day in first-class cricket. Mumbai 304 for 3 at stumps.

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Mumbai v Uttarakhand | It's a century for Suved Parkar. Here's Amol : Suved Parkar flicks Akash Madhwal through square leg for his second four of the over to race to a hundred. What a debut! That too in Ranji Trophy.

Mumbai v Uttarakhand | The new ball has been taken by Dhapola. Here's Amol Karhadkar : The last Mumbai batter to score a hundred on debut was Prithvi Shaw, in the Ranji Trophy semifinal in 2016-17. And the Mumbai head coach scored 260 on his debut in 1993-94. Suved Parkar is seven runs short of the milestone, with the new ball having been taken.

 

Bengal v Jharkhand | It's stumps, at Just Cricket Academy, Bengaluru. Bengal 310 for 1 in 89 overs. Majumdar unbeaten on 85 and Gharami on 106. Both batters in absolute control.

Bengal v Jharkhand | An expensive over from S. Mishra as Anustup Majumdar hits some sumptuous pull strokes. Brings up the 300 for Bengal as well. He is into his 80s now.

Mumbai v Uttarakhand | Here's Amol Karhadkar : Sarfaraz Khan taps Jay Bista's offspin for a single on the off-side and raises his bat for a nonchalant fifty. He is batting on another planet. The celebration: a gentle raise of bat to acknowledge the dressing room applause. Perhaps he meant "i am just getting started. 266/3.

Bengal v Jharkhand | Batters batting a little cautiously as we approach the end of the day's play. Plenty of defensive prods.

Bengal v Jharkhand | Gharami reaches his century! Druva has more : With Bengal at 264/1 in 80 overs, Saurabh Tiwary has taken the new ball. Sushant Mishra will have a go first. Hundred up for Sudip Gharami with a clip for one behind square leg. Loud cheers from the Bengal dressing room.

Bengal v Jharkhand | Here's Dhruva Prasad: Audacious batting from Gharami. Steps out to whack Anukul over mid-off for four runs and move into the 90s. Meanwhile, Rahul Shukla has injured himself badly trying to grab that one. Looks like a hamstring pull. He walks off the field.

 

Mumbai v Uttarakhand | Here's our correspondent Amol Karhadkar with the latest from Alur-II : Mayank Mishra has settled into a nice rhythm. Perhaps with consistent rain, an odd ball is keeping low, which could work for Shams Mulani's advantage later on in the game. Meanwhile, Suved Parkar continues to impress while Sarfaraz Khan has continued from where he left in March. 224/3

Karnataka v Uttar Pradesh | 150 up for Karnataka. Siddharth K. V. and Manish Pandey have added more than 50 runs for the fourth wicket.

Punjab v MP | Punjab loses its sixth. Here's the latest, by our correspondent Lalith Kalidas : Off-spinner Saransh Jain finds the sixth wicket with an hour left in the day's play. Anmol Malhotra gets an inside-edge straight to the short leg fielder as a brief stand with Sanvir Singh comes to an end. Punjab 166 for 6 in 48 overs.

Bengal v Jharkhand | 250 up for Bengal. Here's Dhruv : Anustup Majumdar pulls Nadeem to the square leg fence to reach his fifty and bring up 250 runs for his team. Bengal 250/1 in 76 overs.

Bengal v Jharkhand | Anustup Majumdar punches one off the back foot to pick up a single and bring up the 100 partnership. Majumdar and Gharami playing serenely.

Bengal v Jharkhand | 200 up for Bengal. Here's Dhruva Prasad : Gharami hangs back and cuts Rahul Shukla for a four at the third man boundary to bring up 200 runs for Bengal.

Mumbai v Uttarakhand | Parkar reaches his half-century in the last over before tea. Here's Amol : In the last over before tea, Suved Parkar nudges Akash Madhwal on the on-side for a single for an impressive fifty on debut. Mumbai 183 for 3.

 

Karnataka v UP | Here's Ashwin Achal, with the latest from Alur : Manish Pandey and Siddharth buckle down and shut shop. No more inroads for UP as tea is called.

Mumbai v Uttarakhand | A wicket has fallen. Here's Amol, with the latest: "What a catch, yaar!" Even as Arman Jaffer was taking a slow walk back and halted midway by umpires to check with the TV ump whether the catch was clean, the Uttarakhand players were in awe of Swapnil Singh for pulling off a stunner. Deepak Dhapola forces Arman to poke at one outside off and Swapnil lunges at first slip to give his team the much-needed breakthrough. 176/3, in walks Sarfaraz.

 

Punjab v Madhya Pradesh | Here's Lalith Kalidas, from Alur-III : Kartikeya finds the outside-edge off Anmol Malhotra with a loopy delivery outside the off-stump, but twists in frustration as another simple catch goes down the drain at first slip. Punjab 125/4 in 35 overs. Patidar is the fielder.

Punjab is crumbling. Kartikeya and Patidar combine successfully this time as Gurkeerat's attempted cut flies straight to the slip fielder. Punjab 126/5 in 36.1 overs.

Karnataka v Uttar Pradesh | Here's Ashwin Achal with the latest from Alur : "Arre yaar cmon!", screams Saurabh Kumar as Ankit Rajpoot drops an easy catch at mid on. Could be costly. Batting mainstay and skipper Manish Pandey was on zero.

Bengal v Jharkhand | It's tea, at Just Cricket Academy, Bengaluru. Here's Dhruva Prasad : Bengal 196 for 1 in 59 overs at tea. Gharami and Majumdar have deftly negotiated the spin duo of Nadeem and Roy with their skilful footwork. Thirty overs in the session, significant improvement from the 29 in the first.

Mumbai v Uttarakhand | Half-century! Amol: "Arman Jaffer lofts leggie Dikshanshu Negi over long-on to raise his bat for a fifty. In the next over, Suved Parkar dances down the wicket and hits left-arm spinner Mayank Mishra into the sight screen. Mumbai 157/2."

Bengal v Jharkhand | Dhruva texts: Maiden fifty for Gharami in first-class cricket. He stepped out and smashed Nadeem for a six over long-off to move to 48 before reaching 50 off 88 balls with a couple behind the 'keeper. Bengal 184/1 in 54 overs.

 

Punjab v MP | Lalith: Punjab in a spot of bother now. Mandeep nicks a fuller ball to the keeper as Anubhav Agarwal strikes. MP seamers have cranked it up early in the second session. Four slips in place for the new batter.

Punjab v MP | A wicket has fallen at Alur-III. Here's our correspondent Lalith Kalidas : Anmolpreet holes out to mid-off on 47. A loose chip off the bowling of Datey who picks his third wicket for Madhya Pradesh. Punjab 105/3 in 28 overs.

Mumbai v Uttarakhand | And the partnership was nearly broken! Here's Amol : Did i jinx it? Well, almost. Suved Parkar attempts an ambitious drive off Swapnil Singh's left-arm spin but the bowler is unable to pouch a return chance. That's the second dropped catch of the game. 127/2.

Mumbai v Uttarakhand | Here's Amol : The partnership between Arman and Suved is now 58, with Mumbai sitting pretty at 123/2 at the drinks break.

 

Punjab v MP | Here's our correspondent Lalith Kalidas with the latest from Alur-III : Datey produces the breakthrough. Sets up Abhishek beautifully with a string of short-pitched deliveries and sends in the fuller ball. Abhishek has a hard push at it and the ball flies straight to the slip-cordon. The skipper falls three short of a half-century. Punjab 97/2 in 24 overs.

Bengal v Jharkhand | Anustup Majumdar clips one to the leg side off Anukul Roy to bring up the 150 for Bengal.

Bengal v Jharkhand | Here's our correspondent Dhruva, with the latest from Just Cricket Academy, Bengaluru : Bengal 143/1 in 43 overs at Drinks. Anukul Roy has asked questions since the moment he was brought into the attack. Anustup Majumdar, Bengal's highest run-scorer this season, joins Gharami in the middle.

 

Mumbai v Uttarakhand | Here's Amol : Arman Jaffer whips Agrim Tiwari from outside off through midwicket for a four that had his chachu 's stamp all over.

Mumbai v Uttarakhand | 100 up for Mumbai. The partnership between Armaan Jaffer and Suved Parkar is nearly 50 runs now.

Bengal v Jharkhand | Bolt from the blue! Abhimanyu Easwaran is out leg-before-wicket for 65. Bengal loses its first wicket. Here's our correspondent Dhruva : Jharkhand draws first blood as Sushant Mishra gets Abhimanyu Easwaran for 65. The Bengal skipper shouldered arms to a ball just outside off, which came in with the angle. Bengal 132/1 in 39.5 overs.

Mumbai v Uttarakhand | It's time for spin. Here's our correspondent Amol : Spin is introduced in the 25th over. And Arman Jaffer welcomes Swapnil Singh's left-arm spin by tonking him over long-on off his first ball.

Bengal v Jharkhand | Here's the latest from Dhruva : 122/0 in 36 overs - Bengal. Easwaran and Gharami have looked solid. While Nadeem has put the squeeze on the runs from one end, the pacers have eased the pressure by allowing the occasional boundary.

Mumbai v Uttarakhand | Here's our correspondent Amol Karhadkar, reporting from Alur Grounds, Bengaluru : After a largely quiet half hour at the start of the session, Arman Jaffer hooks a short ball by Akash Madhwal for a one-bounced four. Jaffer and Parkar are looking solid now. 85/2 in 23 overs.

Bengal v Jharkhand | Here's our correspondent Dhruva Prasad, reporting from Bengaluru : Easwaran receives a warning from the umpire for running onto the pitch. He has been straying out of the crease all day to negate the movement. Saurabh Tiwary brings the keeper Kushagra up to the stumps to keep Easwaran inside the crease in Ashish Kumar's over.

Bengal v Jharkhand | Play has resumed at Just Cricket Academy, Bengaluru. The first run of the session is via a leg-bye. Gharami tries to flick one off his thighs and it's a leg-bye instead. The first over of the session produces just a single.

 

Lalith from PUN vs MP : Punjab 50/1 in 13 overs - DRINKS. Fifty up for Punjab after a series of close shaves off Gaurav Yadav's bowling. Gaurav found the outside-edge off Abhishek on 19, but a regulation catch went down at first-slip. Anmolpreet then found the boundary with a streaky drive past gully.

Ashwin from KAR vs UP: Samarth and Mayank play out the shortened first session safely. Samarth has looked for runs from ball one, while Mayank has been circumspect. The delay in start means that 78 overs will be bowled today.

 

Amol from MUM vs UTT: Uttarakhand is the happier bunch at Lunch, having seen the back of both the Mumbai openers. At 65/2 , Arman Jaffer and Suved Parkar will hope to hang around during the extended 150-minute second session.

Dhruva from BEN vs JHA: Easwaran gets to his fifty with a flick to the mid-wicket boundary and takes Bengal to 101/0 at Lunch on Day 1 . Slow IPL over-rates seem to be rubbing off on domestic cricket too. Just 29 overs bowled in a two-and-half-hour first session.

Amol from MUM vs UTT: Yashasvi makes the same mistake for the second time and pays for it. An attempted cut off swinger Dhapola is caught by Swapnil Singh at second slip. Suved Parkar walks out on debut with a little over 5 mins for Lunch.

 

Ashwin from KAR vs UP: Mayank Agarwal in a lot of pain. Takes a Mavi ball on the ribs. Mayank had gotten hit in similar fashion by Umran Malik during the IPL. The physios work their magic, and Mayank will continue batting. Karnataka will be relieved.

Lalith from PUN vs MP : The surface seems to be a bit two-paced, suggests MP seamer Anubhav Agarwal from long-off. However, both Anubhav and Puneet have tried to hit the deck hard and keep the batters tied down. Punjab 21/1 in 6 overs.

 

Dhruva from BEN vs JHA: Abhishek Raman has retired hurt for 41 after pulling a back muscle while taking a run. In comes Gharami.

Lalith from PUN vs MP : Shubman Gill departs early. Puneet Datey forces him to play down the wrong line and knocks off the bails. Punjab 17/1 in 4.1 overs.

Amol from MUM vs UTT: Had Kunal Chandela not dropped Yashasvi Jaiswal in the cordon off Akash Madhwal, Uttarakhand would have surely had its nose ahead. And Jaiswal recovers with a superb cover drive in the next over.

 

Lalith from PUN vs MP : Shubman is tested with a cracking delivery from Anubhav Agarwal outside the off-stump, off the third ball. He responds with a crunching on-drive and beats mid-on to find his first boundary. Punjab 8/0 in 2 overs.

Dhruva from BEN vs JHA: Perfect exhibition of patience by Easwaran and Raman. Played out a probing spell by Shukla and Ashish in the morning. They are reaping the benefits of some wayward bowling by Jharkhand's pace trio, who have bowled too short.

KAR vs UP: About 40 minutes remaining before the players leave for Lunch. Yash Dayal, opening the bowling, will look to get at least two wickets before that. Mayank Agarwal and Ravikumar Samarth are Karnataka's openers.

Ashwin from KAR vs UP: Umpires make their way to the middle. Play set to start.

Lalith from PUN vs MP : Punjab wins toss, to bat.

Ashwin from KAR vs UP: Devdutt Padikkal not in the playing eleven for Karnataka. Samarth, Manish Pandey, Karun Nair, Mayank, Shreyas Gopal and KV Siddharth make up the batting order.

Ashwin from KAR vs UP: UP won the toss and elected to bowl. Devdutt Padikkal not in Karnataka playing eleven.

Lalith from PUN vs MP : Toss scheduled for 11.15am.

MUM vs UTT: Deepak Dhapola bowls the first over. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Prithvi Shaw open for Mumbai.

Ashwin from KAR vs UP: Good news. Toss at 11.05am. Players are warming up. Play likely to start at 11.20am.

Dhruva from BEN vs JHA: Bengal 53/0 in 15 overs at Drinks. After a probing start, the pacers have looked off colour. Sushant Mishra - the first change in bowling - has extracted good bounce with his height but has lacked accuracy.

Amol from MUM vs UTT: Mumbai to bat. Suved Parkar to debut.

Ashwin from KAR vs UP: The sun is out, the ground looks green and inviting. But only when you enter the field will you realise that the outfield is wet. So the wait continues...

Lalith from PUN vs MP : No DRS available for any of the matches. Third umpire available only for Karnataka vs UP.

Dhruva from BEN vs JHA: Three consecutive lbw shouts off Ashish Kumar and Easwaran survives on each occasion. He angles it into him and the swing takes it further in, but the extra bounce is what saves the batter.

Amol from MUM vs UTT: Toss at 10.15, start at 10.45.

Lalith from PUN vs MP : Soppers have moved out. Few Punjab and MP players have stepped out for practice

 

Dhruva from BEN vs JHA: There is swing on offer on this wicket but the Jharkhand bowlers haven't made the Bengal batters play enough. Some close calls already with Ashish Kumar troubling Easwaran, who is coming down the track to negate the movement. Bengal 12/0 in 4 overs.

PUN vs MP: Next inspection at 10:15am.

Amol from MUM vs UTT: Umpires Nandan and Navdeep Singh are inspecting the soggy patches in the outfield along with match referee P Ranganathan. Next inspection at 10am.

BEN vs JHA: Rahul Shukla gets things rolling for Jharkhand. Abhishek Kumar Raman and Abhimanyu Easwaran are Bengal's designated openers.

KAR vs UP: Next inspection at 10am.

MUM vs UTT: Next inspection at 9:30am.

BEN vs JHA: Jharkhand elects to field.

PLAYING XI

Madhya Pradesh: Aditya Shrivastava (c), Akshat Raghuwanshi, Anubhav Agarwal , Gourav Kartikeya Singh, Puneet Datey, Rajat Patidar, Saransh Jain, Shubham Sharma, Yash Dubey

Punjab: Abhishek Sharma (c), Anmol Malhotra (wk), Anmolpreet Singh, Baltej Singh, Gurkeerat Mann, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Markande, Sanvir Singh, Shubman Gill, Siddharth Kaul, Vinay Choudhary

Uttar Pradesh: Ankit Rajpoot, Aryan Juyal, Dhruv Chand Jurel (wk), Karan Sharma (c), Prince Yadav, Priyam Garg, Rinku Singh, Samarth Singh, Saurabh Kumar, Shivam Mavi, Yash Dayal

Karnataka: Gowtham K, Karun Nair, Manish Pandey (c), Mayank Agarwal, Ronit More, S Sharath (wk), Samarth R, Shreyas Gopal, Siddharth KV, V Vyshak, Vidwath Kaverappa

Uttarakhand: Agrim Tiwari, D Dhapola, D Negi, Jay Bista (c)), Kamal, Kunal Chandela, Madhwal A, Mayank Mishra , Robin Bist, Shivam Khurana (wk), Swapnil K Singh

Mumbai: Aditya Tare (wk, Armaan Jaffer, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohit Avasthi, Prithvi Shaw (c), S N Khan, S Z Mulani, Suved Parkar, Tanush Kotian, Tushar U Deshpande, Yashasvi Bhupendra Jaiswal

Bengal: AR Easwaran (c), Abhishek Kumar Raman, Abishek Porel (wk), Akash Deep , Anustup Majumdar, Ishan Porel, Manoj Tiwary, Mukesh Kumar, Shahbaz, Sudip Kumar Gharami, Writtick Bijoy Chatterjee

Jharkhand: Anukul Roy, Ashish Kumar, Kumar Deobrat, Kumar Kushagra (wk), Md Nazim, Rahul Shukla, Saurabh Tiwary (c), Shahbaz Nadeem, Sushant Mishra, Utkarsh Singh, Virat Singh

Bad news! The flip of the coin has been delayed at Mumbai vs Uttarakhand, Karnataka vs UP and Punjab vs MP due to overnight rain.

DO READ ---> What will happen if rain stops play during the Ranji Trophy 2022 knockouts in Bengaluru?

BENGALURU WEATHER UPDATES

Seems like the rain gods have shown some mercy! Here's what our correspondents have to say.

- Lalith from PUN vs MP: A KSCA official informs there was heavy downpour in Alur last night. The weather is pretty cool this morning with a lot of sunshine.

- Update from KAR vs UP: Toss may be a bit delayed due to wet patches around the pitch. Groundsmen working on it. The outfield, though, seems to be pretty dry despite the heavy downpour last night.

Ashwin says, "Toss delayed. Expecting an inspection at 10 am. Weather is sunny and pleasant. Good chance that the match starts before Lunch."

- Amol from MUM vs UTT: Bright and sunny right now following a heavy downpour last night.

- Dhruva from BEN vs JHA: The Bengaluru rains have relented. Cool, overcast morning at the Just Cricket Academy. The covers have come off the outfield but are kept ready beyond the boundaries. The surface should be a little damp. Good day to bowl first.

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