Ranji Trophy 2022 HIGHLIGHTS, pre-quarter day 3: Nagaland 130/4, trails record-breaking Jharkhand by 750 runs

Ranji Trophy 2022 cricket score online: All the updates from day 3 of the Jharkhand vs Nagaland pre-quarterfinal held in Kolkata.

Jharkhand resumed the second day at 402 for five and went on to amass 769 for nine at stumps to record its highest-ever total.   -  PTI

Welcome to Sportstar's coverage of the day 3 of the 2021-22 Ranji Trophy pre-quarterfinal between Jharkhand and Nagaland from Kolkata.

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STUMPS, Day 3: Nagaland 130/4 in 58 overs

Nagaland 99/4 in 41.4 overs at Drinks: Shrikant Mundhe is the last man to fall on 39 with Shahbaz Nadeem picking his first wicket.

Y.B. Sarangi: Nagaland 73/3 in 29 overs (Shrikant Mundhe batting 29, Chetan Bist batting 14). Zhimomi was retired hurt on 5.

Nagaland 43/3 in 17.2 overs: Skipper Jonathan falls for 5 as left-armer Anukul Roy strikes for Jharkhand.

Nagaland 37/2 in 13.5 overs: Nagaland has lost its openers with Yugandhar departing after a run out for 9.

Nagaland 17/1 in 4.3 overs: A wicket straight after Lunch. Rupero is bowled by Ashish Kumar for 8.

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Lunch: Nagaland 17/0 in 4 overs.

- Nagaland 1st innings begins -  16-year-old Yugandhar Singh and S Rupero open for Nagaland. A Kumar with the ball for Jharkhand.

Y.B. Sarangi: Jharkhand's marathon innings ended 25 minutes before lunch when Imliwati Lemtur, bowling round the wicket, trapped Nadeem (177) in front.

Nadeem and Shukla (85 not out) put up 191 for the last wicket. Jharkhand made 880 in 203.4 overs in the first innings.

Jharkhand 856/9 in 198 overs: Jharkhand's total crosses the fourth-highest total in Ranji Trophy history, courtesy another big six from Shukla over mid-wicket.

Jharkhand 836/9 in 195 overs: Shukla hooks and finds another six over fine leg. The score is now the fifth-highest in Ranji Trophy history!

Y.B. Sarangi: Jharkhand continued to pile runs on the third morning and was at 824/9 in 193 overs at the first drinks break. Shahbaz Nadeem, resuming from 123, reached a landmark by scoring 154. Rahul Shukla, who began from 29, got his second fifty. Jharkhand recorded the highest total at the venue and the last wicket partnership also stood for a century stand. A placid track, wayward bowling and poor fielding helped Jharkhand batters.

Jharkhand 822/9 in 190.5 overs: FIFTY for No.11 Rahul Shukla. He gets there with a six off Mundhe - a top-edge over the fine leg boundary.

Jharkhand 815/9 in 190 overs:  150 off 267 balls for Shahbaz Nadeem - an innings laced with 20 fours.

Jharkhand 803/9 in 187.3 overs: 800 up for Jharkhand as Rahul Shukla whips Swarnkar for back-to-back boundaries.

Jharkhand 775/9 in 182 overs: Shahbaz Nadeem and Rahul Shukla continue to churn runs in an unending misery for the Nagaland bowlers.

Day 2 review

Seventeen-year-old wicketkeeper-batter Kumar Kushagra converted his maiden three-figure score into a double hundred and Shahbaz Nadeem got his second century as Jharkhand piled a mountain of runs to have complete control over its Ranji Trophy pre-quarterfinal match against Nagaland at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday.

Jharkhand resumed the second day at 402 for five and went on to amass 769 for nine at stumps to record its highest ever total.

The Nagaland bowlers, who showed some discipline till the morning drinks break, became wayward as conditions became favourable for the batters.

AS IT HAPPENED | Ranji Trophy 2022 HIGHLIGHTS, pre-quarterfinal day 2: Jharkhand 769/9 at stumps; Kushagra hits 266, Nadeem slams ton

Kushagra, who began from 112, carried on sensibly with his overnight partner Anukul Roy to forge another century partnership worth 128 runs.

Anukul (59, 88b, 7x4), who started from 21, was caught behind off left-arm spinner Imliwati Lemtur after reaching his half-century.  

Kushagra (266, 269b, 37x4, 2x6) stood for a third century stand worth 166 runs with Nadeem (123 batting, 223b, 14x4, 1x6). The duo made merry as the Nagaland bowlers erred and fielders did a sloppy job.

Kushagra, who was dropped again on 132, continued to relish his timing and placement as he plundered runs all over the park. His fluent cover drives stood out among his array of strokes.

Just before lunch, the teenager, who had played the under-19 World Cup two years ago, achieved his double hundred by punching Lemtur on the back foot to the long-off ropes.

Kushagra looked all set to get a triple ton when he tried to hoist leg-spinner Khrievitso Kense and was held at point.

Jharkhand lost two more wickets quickly but Nadeem, who gathered most of the runs on the leg-side, batted grittily with No.11 Rahul Shukla (29 batting, 4x4, 1x6) to achieve his hundred and help his side rewrite the record books. They put up an unbeaten 10 wicket stand of 80 runs.

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From the hapless Nagaland bowlers, who bowled a marathon 177 overs amid intense heat, Lemtur and Kense captured three wickets apiece.

The scores:

Jharkhand: 769/9 in 177 overs (Kumar Kushagra 266, Shahbaz Nadeem 123 batting, Virat Singh 107, Kumar Suraj 66, Utkarsh Singh 36, Kense 3/138, Lemtur 3/161) vs Nagaland.

 

Who have made the quarterfinals

Madhya Pradesh, Bengal, Karnataka, Mumbai, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh have qualified for the quarterfinals.

 

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