Sportstar 's coverage of the day 2 of the third round of the 2021-22 season of the Ranji Trophy.
READ: Ranji Trophy 2022 HIGHLIGHTS, Round 3, Day 3: Mumbai five wickets away from knockouts berth; TN set for close finish
TN vs Jharkhand | S Dipak Ragav: TN end day two on 15/2. Some really nervy times. Looked like Aparajith was dropped off the penultimate delivery of the day at slip. Nadeem the bowler. TN leads by 74
Mumbai vs Odisha | Amol Karhadkar: Sarfaraz Khan (107*, 117, 11x4, 1x6) and Armaan Jaffer's (77*, 162b, 8x4, 2x6) unbroken 183-run stand has put Mumbai in command. They finish Day 2 at 259/3, just 25 days behind Odisha's 284. See you tomorrow
Mumbai vs Odisha | Amol Karhadkar: Sarfaraz Khan sweeps Jayant Behera for and bursts into a prolonged celebration. It's been a phenomenal 100 (105b, 1x14,1x6). Mumbai 241/3
TN vs Jharkhand | S Dipak Ragav: Suryapprakash caught & bowled by Shukla. good low return catch. The opener was at sea against some really quick bowling. TN 12/2
J&K vs Railways | Dhruva Prasad: STUMPS DAY 2: Railways 297/8 in 91 overs. Yuvraj Singh and Akash Pandey will take the crease tomorrow. Every ball that the tail survived was greeted with a loud applause from the Railways team. Meanwhile, frustrating day for Jammu and Kashmir.
Karnataka vs Pondicherry | S. Dinakar: Karnataka declared its first innings at 453 for eight against Pondicherry on a rain-marred second day at the SSN ground . Skipper Manish Pandey was unbeaten on 107. Pondicherry will face an awkward 25 minutes of batting before stumps.
J&K vs Railways | Dhruva Prasad: WICKET! Abid Mushtaq traps Amit Mishra in front to complete his fifer. Railways 289/8 in 88 overs.
Andhra Pradesh vs Uttarakhand | M.R. Praveen Chandran: Sandeep's cameo fetches the first innings lead for Andhra which folds up for 226. Lead for Andhra 32. Medium pacer Dhapola who finishes with 4/80 is the most successful bowler for Uttarakhand.
Mumbai vs Odisha | Amol Karhadkar: More than five years since he made his FC debut, Armaan Jaffer raises his maiden fifty (128b, 3x4, 2x6). He has looked assured and has rebuilt the Mumbai innings along with Sarfaraz Khan (77*). 201/3
TN vs Jharkhand | S Dipak Ragav: Terrible start for TN. Kaushik Gandhi is out in the first over. caught behind to Rahul Shukla. once again Shukla's pace doing the trick. TN 2/1.
TN vs Jharkhand | S Dipak Ragav: Siddharth finishes it off. Jharkhand bowled out for 226. TN get a 59-run lead. Siddharth finishes with 4 wickets. TN openers will have 20 minutes to bat out the day 2.
J&K vs Railways | Dhruva Prasad: And Railways have taken the lead. Yuvraj Singh steps out to Rasool and flicks to the deep square leg fence. Railways 262/6 in 81 overs, leads by three runs. A loud cheer from the Railways dugout accompanies the accomplishment.
Mumbai vs Odisha | Amol Karhadkar: Sarfaraz taps Rajesh Mohanty's first ball of a new spell for a single to complete his 50* (73b, 5x4). Mumbai have added 50 in 12 ovs since tea, milking spinners. Jaffer sent Govinda Poddar packing over long-on for his 2nd six
J&K vs Railways | Dhruva Prasad: WICKET! Upendra Yadav is done in with a length ball from Abid Mushtaq as the extra bounce sees him edge behind. Railways 251/6, just eight short of the lead.
TN vs Jharkhand | S Dipak Ragav: WICKET !!! Shahrukh strikes again. removes Anukul Roy lbw. 204/8
Kerala vs Madhya Pradesh, P.K. Ajith Kumar: Yash Dubey has just completed his maiden double hundred. He is batting on 201 (473b, 25x4, 1&6) and Akshat Raghuwanshi on 16. Madhya Pradesh 415 for four.
TN vs Jharkhand | S Dipak Ragav: WICKET!! Siddharth gets his 2nd wicket. Shahbaz Nadeem is out leg-before trying to sweep. 200/7
J&K vs Railways | Dhruva Prasad: Railways has cast off the lull after Tea and is milking runs to get closer to J&K's first innings total. Karn and Upendra have knocked off 22 runs in five overs to trim the deficit to just 30 runs.
Mumbai vs Odisha | Amol Karhadkar: The partnership has crossed 50. Armaan's stylish six off left-arm spinner Pappu Roy would have brought a smile on his uncle Wasim Jaffer, the Odisha coach. 127/3
TN vs Jharkhand | S Dipak Ragav: WICKET! After a flurry of boundaries, Shahrukh traps Kumar Suraj leg-before. 199/6
Andhra Pradesh vs Uttarakhand | M.R. Praveen Chandran: Andhra 186/7 at tea. It has been a good session for Uttarakhand. The Uttarakhand bowlers have dried up runs and picked wickets wickets. Negi strikes in the last over to dismiss Ayyappa for 7. Sandeep batting on 14.
Kerala vs Madhya Pradesh, P.K. Ajith Kumar: Madhya Pradesh has taken tea at 388 for four, with opener Yash Dubey batting on 190 (456b, 25x4, 1x6) and Akshat Raghuwanshi on four. The last man to go was captain Aditya Shrivastava, who was dismissed by N.P. Basil for nine.
J&K vs Railways | Dhruva Prasad: TEA DAY 2: Railways 207/5 in 67 overs. Karn Sharma and Upendra Yadav at the crease. An attritional session of play. Just 66 runs coming in 25 overs for the loss of four wickets. Match evenly poised.
TN vs Jharkhand | S Dipak Ragav: WICKET !!! Siddharth strikes. dismissed virat singh who tries to work it off his pads. another good catch by Suryapprakash at short-leg. came right out of the middle of the bat. 177/5. In the previous over, Virat Singh was dropped by Siddharth off his own bowling. the bowler dived to his left and almost had it but it bounced when he landed on the ground.
Bengal vs Chandigarh | Y.B. Sarangi: Tea. Chandigarh 78/3 in 26 overs. Manan Vohra 35, Arslan Khan 19, Harnoor Singh 15 were the wickets to fall. Disciplined bowling by Mukesh Kumar, Nilkantha Das and Sayan Shekhar Mandal fetched them success.
Kerala vs Madhya Pradesh, P.K. Ajith Kumar: Some relief for Kerala finally at Rajkot. The third wicket partnership has come to an end as Rajat Patidar has been trapped lbw by Jalaj Saxena for 142 (327b, 23x4). The stand yielded 277, from 643 balls. Yash Dubey is still there, on 184 (439, 25x4, 1x6). The new man, Aditya Shrivastava on eight. Madhya Pradesh 377 for three.
Mumbai vs Odisha | Amol Karhadkar: Armaan Jaffer's (6*) uppish cut off left-arm spinner Jayant Behera is dropped at point by Abhishek Raut. Rajesh Mohanty, after a spirited spell of 7-0-29-3, has made way for debutant Prasant Rana. Mumbai 94/3
TN vs Jharkhand | S Dipak Ragav: Another partnership developing for Jharkhand with Virat Singh and Saurabh Tiwary. TN forced to use their part-time offies, Kaushik Gandhi and Shahrukh Khan against the two left handed batters. The scoring rate has come down though to just a shade above 3. 165/3.
Andhra Pradesh vs Uttarakhand | M.R. Praveen Chandran: Uttarakhand has picked two quick wickets after lunch. Shaik Rasheed trapped in front by Negi for 56 and Tiwari has Shinde caught in the slips for 14. Andhra 167/5
J&K vs Railways | Dhruva Prasad: Mohammad Saif launches Abid Mushtaq over long on for a maximum to bring up 200 for Railways. Saif has been solid in his front foot defense but hasn't shied away from going after the odd loose ball. Equal measure of caution and power.
Mumbai vs Odisha | Amol Karhadkar: Rajesh Mohanty is on a roll. In his next over, Yadav top-edges to fine-leg while Ajinkya Rahane finds the first ball too good as he edges to gully for a blob. Sarfaraz then hits an upper cut and a pull to take Mumbai to 84/3 at drinks.
J&K vs Railways | Dhruva Prasad: Perfect matchup here left arm spinner Abid and off spinner Rasool bowling in tandem to Upendra Yadav and Saif. Railways 183/4 in 53 overs at Drinks.
Mumbai vs Odisha | Amol Karhadkar: Rajesh Mohanty has the last laugh in the short-ball battle with Prithvi Shaw. Two short balls in an over, one of which was a top-edged pull that was dropped by Prasant Rana at long-leg.
In Mohanty's next over, Prithvi times a hook sweetly for a six to raise his 50. Next ball, tries an upper cut to nick it to the keeper. Mohanty is ecstatic, Shaw dismissed for 53 (64b, 6x4, 2x6). Mumbai 73/1. In walks Armaan Jaffer.
J&K vs Railways | Dhruva Prasad: WICKET! Arindam Ghosh top edges trying to slog sweep Abid Mushtaq and lobs it to Samad, who pouches it safely. Third wicket for Mushtaq and Railways in a bit of a wobble. A couple of balls earlier Ghosh collected four at long on playing a similar shot.
Kerala vs Madhya Pradesh, P.K. Ajith Kumar: There seems to be no end for Kerala's miseries in Rajkot. The third wicket stand between opener Yash Dubey and Rajat Patidar is now worth 240. Dubey is batting on 156 (393b, 21x4) and Patidar on 129 (300b, 22x4). Madhya Pradesh 328 for two. A remarkable show by these two.
TN vs Jharkhand | S Dipak Ragav: Sandeep Warrier strikes again. Removes the well-set Utkarsh Singh caught behind. Jharkhand 131/3. Skipper Saurabh Tiwary has quickly moved to 45 off just 53 balls..
J&K vs Railways | Dhruva Prasad: WICKET! Abid Mushtaq bowls a flatter one round the wicket and draws Shivam Chaudhury's (46) outside edge. Samad takes a sharp diving catch in the slips and finally one sticks in the cordon.
TN vs Jharkhand | S Dipak Ragav: Jharkhand has not wasted time since lunch. the team has crossed 100. Tiwary and Utkarsh have picked few boundaries easily. Superb fifty for Utkarsh Singh. a cut behind point and pull through midwicket off Aparajith gets him to his 50. 116/2.
Karnataka vs Pondicherry | S. Dinakar: Karnataka was 393 for seven at lunch on day two against Pondicherry with skipper Manish Pandey on 70. Seamer Ashith Rajiv took four wickets including that of opener Devdutt Padikkal for 178.
Mumbai vs Odisha | Amol Karhadkar: Prithvi Shaw has given a young Saurashtra pace attack a glimpse of his talent. A cover drive and a flick off Prasant Roy followed by a straight drive in the next over means Mumbai are placed at a handy 33/0 in 13 overs.
Andhra Pradesh vs Uttarakhand | M.R. Praveen Chandran: Andhra 130/3 at lunch. Dhapola has taken the prize wicket of captain Ricky Bhui for 33. He was caught in the slips by Jay Bista just before lunch. Shaikh Rasheed batting on 45. Karan Shinde is yet to open his account.
J&K vs Railways | Dhruva Prasad: LUNCH DAY 2: Railways 141/2 in 38 overs. They lost Pratham Singh at the stroke of the break. Jammu and Kashmir will be gutted to have dropped those two chances in the slips. Shivam Chaudhary and Pratham made them pay for that heavily.
J&K vs Railways | Dhruva Prasad: WICKET! Pratham Singh departs and J&K finally gets a breakthrough. The ball went off the top-edge to the keeper. Railways 139/2. First scalp for Abid Mushtaq.
TN vs Jharkhand | S Dipak Ragav: Lunch on day 2. Jharkhand 80/2 in 23 overs. Good session for Jharkhand. Did not allow TN to score a lot of runs in the morning. Their batters have come out and looked positive playing their shots scoring at almost 4 rpo. TN would want to keep things tight when they come back.
Mumbai vs Odisha | Amol Karhadkar: Prithvi Shaw has been patient, still making the most of a boundary opportunity. So far he has flicked one and pulled one aerially for fours. Mumbai 16/0 in 7 overs.
Bengal vs Chandigarh | Y.B. Sarangi: Bengal 437 all out in 115.3 overs just before lunch. Left arm spinner Gurinder Singh removed Mukesh (28), who was played on, to end a 71 run stand between him and Sayan. Next ball Ishan Porel got out.
Sayan scored quickly but remained stranded on 97 as no.11 batter Nilkantha Das became Jagjit's fifth victim. Bengal added 108 runs to its overnight first innings total
J&K vs Railways | Dhruva Prasad: Railways 109/1 in 27 overs. Pratham Singh has moved to 60 with two fours in the same over of Nabi. The first a front footed drive through covers followed by a checked pull to square leg.
TN vs Jharkhand | S Dipak Ragav: WICKET. Sai Kishore gets one to turn and bounce. Kumar Kushagra is caught at slip. Jharkhand 58/2. Utkarsh Singh is playing well at the other end. Crucial breakthrough for TN. the game was slipping away fairly quickly from them. Skipper Saurabh Tiwary starts off with a six and four to get going. Aparajith into the attack with two left-handers out in the middle.
J&K vs Railways | Dhruva Prasad: Second dropped catch in the cordon today for J&K. It is the captain Ian Dev Singh in the first slip this time. Reprieve for Pratham Singh. All that sharp slip catching practice not bearing fruition.
Mumbai vs Odisha | Amol Karhadkar: Ajinkya Rahane sprints to the change-room as Mumbai bowlers have bowled Odisha out. 284 all out, with Mohit Avasthi bowling an inspiring spell and Shams Mulani being rewarded with the last two wickets. Mumbai have 70 overs to bat today. Confirmation: Sachin Yadav has walked out with Prithvi Shaw to open the innings. And the captain has the strike
J&K vs Railways | Dhruva Prasad: Railways 73/1 in 19 overs at Drinks on day two. The pacers have stuggled today and Rasool is the only one who has sparked some shouts. Bringing left arm spinner Abid Mushtaq from the other end might spice things up.
TN vs Jharkhand | S Dipak Ragav: Jharkhand is 35/1 after 15 overs. TN opened with Sandeep Warrier and Siddharth. The latter looked a bit flat. Sai Kishore and Mohammed bowling now. Mohammed looks like he has increased his pace a bit. good tight bowling so far. hurrying the batters
TN vs Jharkhand | S Dipak Ragav: After a solid start for the openers, TN strikes. Sandeep Warrier gets opener Mohammed Nazim with a short delivery. Jharkhand 25/1.
Mumbai vs Odisha | Amol Karhadkar: Eventful 45 mins so far. Mohit Avasthi's caught-behind appeal off Rajesh Mohanty was surprisingly turned down. Rahane took a brilliant catch at gully to give Dhawal Kulkarni Abhishek Raut's wicket. Odisha have added 21 runs in 10 ovs. 271/7
Andhra Pradesh vs Uttarakhand | M.R. Praveen Chandran: The overnight pair of Gnaneshwar and Shaikh Rasheed has added 50 runs for the second wicket. Gnaneshwar is batting on 40 and Rasheed on 16. Andhra 63/1
J&K vs Railways | Dhruva Prasad: WICKET! Rasool strikes on the second ball of his second over. Vivek Singh edges behind but is not happy with the decision. Sticks around in disbelief and gives the umpires a long stare before walking back to the dugout. Railways 35/1 in 9.2 overs.
Bengal vs Chandigarh | Y.B. Sarangi: Bengal, resuming from 329/6, is at 367/7 after 98 overs. Manoj Tiwary scored his first half-century after assuming ministership. He got out as Jagjit Singh Sandhu found his outside edge in the eighth over of the morning. Tiwary and other overnight batsman Sayan Shekhar Mandal, who began from 33, negotiated the moving ball well as they stretched their partnership to 82 runs. Mandal also scored his fifty and looked to carry on with Mukesh Kumar.
TN vs Jharkhand | S Dipak Ragav: IT IS ALL OVER. Sushant Mishra cleans up the last three wickets. M. Siddharth bowled. fast and straight. TN all out for 285. from 204/5, and with the likes of Shahrukh n Jagadeesan, TN should have scored more than 300.
TN vs Jharkhand | S Dipak Ragav: WICKET!!! Jagadeesan tries to slash one through covers and edges to the keeper. poor shot considering the situation. Sushant Mishra gets his 2nd wicket. TN 272/9
J&K vs Railways | Dhruva Prasad: Umar Nazir with the new ball for J&K. Pratham Singh and Vivek Singh will continue for Railways. Three slips and a gully.
Mumbai vs Odisha | Amol Karhadkar: Morning from Narendra Modi Stadium "B". Odisha tail bas been knocking the balls in a bid to prolong its innings. Mumbai, meanwhile, is ready to wrap it up.
TN vs Jharkhand | S Dipak Ragav: WICKET !!! Sushant Mishra removes Mohammed. sends the stump for a walk. TN 265/8
TN vs Jharkhand | S Dipak Ragav says from Guwahati that we have an on-time start on day two at the venue.
J&K vs Railways | Dhruva Prasad: The teams have arrived at the IIT Chemplast Ground here in Chennai. The Railways are in a huddle straightaway. The J&K players are getting some fielding practice. Big second day coming up. Overcast conditions yet again and everything to play for.
ROUND 3, PREVIEW