Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s Highlights of the Ranji Trophy Round 7. This is Lalith Kalidas and Abhishek Saini providing you the updates.
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Maharashtra ends the first day on 314/6 with Nawale and Palkar at crease. Mumbai will feel it missed the chance to bundle out on Day 1.
V.V. Subrahmanyam: Hyderabad finish first day at 247 or four with Rohit Rayudu batting on 90 against Delhi in Hyderabad
Andhra ends the day with a lead of 47 runs at 160/3. Assam would feel it ended the day on a high by getting the wickets of Abhishek Reddy (76) and Hanuma Vihari (80).
Nawale and Palkar with a solid rearguard stand worth 80 runs. Nawale has completed his fifty and salvaged the innings after Jadhav’s dismissal looked to derail it.
Rajasthan dismisses Services for 178 runs. Suthar picks four wickets while Chahar and Choudhary manage two apiece. Rajasthan has managed to trim down the trail by 30 runs with its openers Kothari and Deepak.
The home team goes 183/4 at close of play on Day 1. Baba Indrajith remains unbeaten on 45 and Vijay Shankar is with him at the other end on 11. Saurashtra has been quick to bowl out the day’s quota of overs. A hard day’s of work for the bowlers but they’ve kept the run rate to 2 runs per over.
V.V. Subrahmanyam: Hyderabad loses Chandan Sahani (67) after he put on 132 run stand for the fourth wicket with Rohit Rayudu, 17th over after tea break when the batter swung Shokeen straight to mid wicket.
Chirag Jani gets in-form Pradosh Ranjan Paul. He is caught at slips on 19 off 119 deliveries. Vijay Shankar walks in.
Chhattisgarh ends the day on 273/4 powered by Chandrakar’s 191-ball 101. Tiwary and Ashutosh Singh managed fifties as well.
Karnataka has lost both its openers - Mayank Agarwal and Samarth R - but has managed to cut the deficit by half. Devdutt Padikkal batting along with Nikin Jose.
Tushar Deshpande strikes for Mumbai. He gets the centurion Kedar Jadhav caught to Siddharth Raut. Maharashtra 233/6 and Mumbai with a window to clear out the innings.
Andhra has already taken a first innings lead. Abhishek Reddy and Hanuma Vihari have both crossed 50 and have stuck together for 126 runs. Ominous signs for Assam.
While Jadhav continues to pile runs from one end, the other end sees another batter depart. Kazi had his eye in but he falls on 29. Shams Mulani gets his second wicket.
Captain Ravindra Jadeja has not taken the field after the resumption of play for the third session. Tamil Nadu 143/3.
V.V. Subrahmanyam: Hyderabad 163 for three in 63 overs with Rohit Rayudu on 46 and Chandan Sahani on 36 at tea
Dhruva Prasad: Paras Dogra hits the first six of the game off Jalaj Saxena. The pacers have looked lacklustre and the spinners out of ideas. Pondicherry 158/4.
Pradosh Ranjan Paul and Baba Indrajith end the session for Tamil Nadu. The team’s total at 142/3. Runs have come at a trickle for the home side. The pitch has offered a hint of spin in the second session and Saurashtra used that to get two wickets.
Chasing a spot in the quarterfinals, Uttarakhand has got off to a dream start. Avneesh Sudha has picked three wickets in just two overs to put his team in command.
The runs have dried up. The off-break duo of Ravindra Jadeja and Yuvrajsinh Dodiya have bowled stump to stump lines and denied scoring opportunities. The wicket too broke the momentum for Tamil Nadu. Pradosh Ranjan Paul has seen more than 50 deliveries now and scored just five runs.
Shayan Acharya: Kedar Jadhav brings up another century with a boundary off Siddharth Raut. A solid 101-run innings in 125 balls in challenging times. Maharashtra at 180/4.
Shreyas Gopal wraps the Jharkhand tail to end the first innings. With the qualification at line, Jharkhand was hoping for a good performance but it has been far from that. Kumar Kushagra was the highest scorer in the innings with 37 runs.
Yuvrajsinh Dodiya gets his first wicket of the match. He gets rid of Sai Sudarshan. Yet again, the batter attempted to step out and hit it on the leg side. The ball spun and Harvik Desai completed a sharp stumping. Tamil Nadu 112/3.
Gowtham has picked up four wickets as Jharkhand reeling in the first innings. Supriyo Chakroborty and Ashish Kumar in the middle right now.
V.V. Subrahmanyam: Pacer Divij Mehra strikes twice in the third over after lunch to send back Rahul Radesh and Nitish Reddy to leave Hyd in trouble at 89 for three
Shayan Acharya: A while after lunch, Mumbai found a much-needed breakthrough as Siddhesh Veer was stumped by Prasad Pawar off a Shams Mulani delivery. After forging a 105-run partnership with Kedar Jadhav, Veer attempted a loft shot but missed the line and Pawar made no mistake to dislodge the bails.
It was a gritty innings for Veer as he stood firm despite Maharashtra losing two quick wickets. However, he would be disappointed to have missed out on a half-century by just two runs.
And soon after, captain Ankit Bawne was cleaned up by Mohit Avasthi for a solitary run as Maharashtra suddenly found itself in a spot of bother at 129 for 4. Bawne lasted for eight deliveries before Mumbai claimed the much-needed wicket.
Dharmendrasinh Jadeja knocks over the middle stump. Baba Aparajith stepped out for, aiming for a big hit is completely foxed by the left-arm spinner. Tamil Nadu 87/2.
Siddhesh Veer is stumped by Prasad Pawar off Shams Mulani for 48. Big wicket for Mumbai. Maharashtra 128-3.
Madhav Rayudu with four wickets to wrap up Assam within two sessions. Andhra needs a big win, with a bonus point, to have any hopes of making it to the knockouts.
V.V. Subrahanyam: At lunch Hyderabad 81 for 1 in 34 overs with opener Radhesh and Rohit Rayudu at the crease, Delhi pacers unlucky not to get more wickets despite beating the outside edge of the batters repeatedly
Sai Sudarshan and Baba Aparajith see out the session with the former nearing a half century. Jadeja took the ball in the session, but went wicketless in five overs he bowled.
Shayan Acharya from Brabourne Stadium: Kedar Jadhav scored yet another half-century to help Maharashtra fight back after two early wickets against Mumbai. While the celebrations were muted, Mumbai will be disappointed to have let go of an opportunity. Jadhav was on 37 when Suved Parkar dropped him at first slip off a Tushar Deshpande delivery, and making most of the reprieve, the seasoned Jadhav hit a boundary through the covers in the next delivery. After initial jitters, Maharashtra rode on a strong partnership between Jadhav and Siddhesh Veer to rebuild. Maharashtra 108/2 at Lunch.
Assam would be disappointed with a score of 105/6 at Lunch after it won the toss and elected to bat. The side was 74/1 at one stage but lost five wickets for just 25 runs. Sasikanth with two wickets has been the best of the lot for Andhra.
Searching for a bonus point win to qualify for the knockouts, Rajasthan’s bowlers have delivered on Day 1. M.J. Suthar has picked three wickets to leave Services reeling at 46/4.
Saurashtra skipper with his first over of the innings. He is welcomed with a punch to the cover boundary by Sai Sudarshan. Six runs off the over. Tamil Nadu 71/1.
V V Subrahmanyam: Hyderabad loses captain Tanmay Agarwal (23) in the 23rd over, caught at slip off pacer Pranshu Vijayran
The Tamil Nadu v Saurashtra match has been opened to the spectators. A small group of fans walk in to occupy the stands over mid-wicket.
Huge collapse for Jharkhand as Krishnappa Gowtham picks up three wickets in just five overs for Karnataka.
V. V. Subrahmanyam: Hyderabad, electing to bat, off to cautious start scoring 28 for no loss in 10 overs against Delhi in Hyderabad.
Chetan Sakariya and Chirag Jani have bowled brilliantly from both ends. Sai Sudharsan and Baba Aparajith are aiming to rebuild after Jani removed N Jagadeesan in the second over.
Shayan Acharya: It was a good toss to win for Mumbai. Making the most of the early conditions, Tushar Deshpande struck on the first delivery of the day as Pavan Shah was caught at gully by Ajinkya Rahane on a duck.
In a virtual pre-quarterfinal, Mumbai missed out on the services of Sarfaraz Khan, who is down with a viral fever. He skipped the training on Monday, even though the Mumbai team management was confident of his availability. However, he did not recover, forcing the team management to bring in Suved Parkar as a substitute. Young Divyaansh Saxena, who scored a double century against Saurashtra for Mumbai’s U-25 team, also made the cut.
Maharashtra has lost two quick wickets in PH Shah and Naushad Shaikh.
Perfect opportunity for the players to impress national selectors Salil Ankola and Subroto Banerjee, who are in attendance.
Y.B. Sarangi updates: The start of the Bengal v Odisha match at Eden Gardens has been delayed due to damp pitch. The umpires will take a call after inspecting the pitch at 10:45 am
Dhruva: Nidheesh removes captain Rohit for a duck as he gets a leading edge to mid-off. Pondicherry 1/2.
N Jagadeesan has fallen caught-behind as Chirag Jani breaks through in his first over for Saurashtra. TN 6/1 in 1.4 overs.
Dhruva Prasad from Pondicherry: Basil Thampi strikes fourth ball of the day as Neyan edges behind. He was dropped off the second ball at second slip. Pondicherry 0/1.
Jharkhand 21/0 in 6.1 overs v Karnataka
Jharkhand would need to pull off an upset to seal its spot in the knockouts without fretting about other teams in the group. A first-innings lead could also make it easier for the home side as it opted to bat first. Kumar Deobrat and Aryaman Sen have built a safe start.
No Sarfaraz for Mumbai!
Shayan Acharya pings from Mumbai: No Sarfaraz Khan for Mumbai. He was down with a fever and did not attend the training session yesterday. Divyaansh Saxena makes it to the side after some prolific knocks with the U25 team.
Big match for Kerala
An outright wouldn’t also be enough for Kerala to go through to the knockouts. Nevertheless, it would hope to put its best foot forward.
- ⦿ Bengal v Odisha - Start delayed
- ⦿ Andhra v Assam - Assam won the toss and elected to bat
- ⦿ Jharkhand v Karnataka - Jharkhand won the toss and elected to bat.
- ⦿ Chhattisgarh v Goa - Chhattisgarh won the toss and elected to bat.
- ⦿ Haryana v Uttarakhand - Uttarakhand won the toss and elected to bowl.
- ⦿ Himachal v UP - Match delayed
- ⦿ Baroda v Nagaland - Baroda won the toss and elected to bat.
- ⦿ Hyderabad v Delhi - Hyderabad won the toss and elected to bat.
- ⦿ Mumbai v Maharashtra - Mumbai wont the toss and elected to bowl.
- ⦿ Tamil Nadu v Saurashtra - Tamil Nadu won the toss and elected to bat.
- ⦿ Pondicherry v Kerala - Kerala won the toss and elected to bowl.
- ⦿ Rajasthan v Services - Rajasthan won the toss and elected to bowl.
- ⦿ Punjab v Vidarbha - Punjab won the toss and elected to bowl.
- ⦿ Chandigarh v J&K - J&K won the toss and elected to bowl.
- ⦿ Madhya Pradesh v Tripura - MP won the toss and elected to bowl.
- ⦿ Gujarat v Railways - Railways won the toss and elected to bat
In his first match for Saurashtra in over four years, Ravindra Jadeja will be making his First-Class captaincy debut at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai against Tamil Nadu. Jadeja is going through his specified training drills under the eyes of an NCA coach in Chepauk.
Pondicherry vs Kerala
In a bid to secure its third-ever Ranji Trophy quarterfinals spot, Kerala will fancy its chances when it takes on bottom-placed Pondicherry in a must-win game here at the Siechem Stadium from Tuesday.
As the league stage heads down the home stretch to the quarterfinals, only an outright win will keep Kerala alive in a four-way race with Jharkhand, Rajasthan and Goa for the only vacant last-eight spot in the group. However, Kerala’s shock defeat to Goa and its draws, after conceding the first-innings advantage, against Rajasthan and Karnataka have ensured it no longer has its fate in its hands.
Tamil Nadu vs Saurashtra
The much-decorated all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja will be leading Saurashtra against Tamil Nadu in the Elite Group B match beginning at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium on Tuesday.
Saurashtra is on top of the group with 26 points, closely followed by Maharashtra, 25, and Mumbai 23 and will look to top its group, having already secured qualification.
Tamil Nadu, with 15 points, defeated Assam in its last game and will be wanting to finish a season of some near misses and a few bitter disappointments on a high.
Mumbai vs Maharashtra
What does Mumbai need to do to make it to the last-eight stage of the Ranji Trophy?
The 41-time champion has two options: either take a first-innings lead against Maharashtra in its last group stage match, beginning on Tuesday at the Brabourne Stadium, or aim for an outright win.
Placed third in Elite Group B, Mumbai has 23 points from six games, whereas Maharashtra is ahead with 25 points. When the two sides renew their rivalry, a first-innings lead will be enough for Maharashtra to reach the knockouts.
WHEN AND WHERE TO WATCH
When to watch Ranji Trophy 2022/23?
Ranji Trophy Round 7 fixtures will start from Tuesday, January 24 from 9:30 AM IST.
Where to watch Ranji Trophy 2022/23 on TV?
A select number of tournament matches are being telecast on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD. The telecast also provides updates and scores from all matches at regular intervals.
Where to live stream Ranji Trophy 2022/23?
The streaming of the Ranji Trophy matches will be available on Disney+ Hotstar app.