Ranji Trophy HIGHLIGHTS, Round 5 Day 4: Kerala, Madhya Pradesh win; Punjab, HP chase down targets on final day

Ranji Trophy HIGHLIGHTS, results: Follow all the updates, scores and match stats from Round 5 matches including Assam vs Mumbai, Kerala vs Services and Maharashtra vs Tamil Nadu

FILE PHOTO: Jalaj Saxena in action.

FILE PHOTO: Jalaj Saxena in action. | Photo Credit: VIJAY SONEJI

Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s HIGHLIGHTS of Day 4 of the Ranji Trophy Round 5 matches taking place across the country. This is Lalith Kalidas and Abhishek Saini bringing you the updates.

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January 13, 2023 17:20
Railways wins by 6 wickets

Upendra Yadav smashes 30 off 24 deliveries and along with Mohammad Saif takes the team home against Tripura.

January 13, 2023 17:03
Punjab wins by 4 wickets

Captain Mandeep Singh ends the innings with a pull shot for six runs and that completes the win. A remarkable win! It started with a J&K collapse as the team lost five wickets for 22 runs. Punjab started well with Abhishek Sharma tonking the ball all over the ground. They lost wickets in a flurry but Mandeep Singh stood resolute to complete the win.

January 13, 2023 16:54
Punjab 186/6

Anmol Malhotra falls for 17. He tries to clear the long on boundary but is caught at the fence. Punjab needs 19 more and has four wickets left.

January 13, 2023 16:49
Kalsi guides Himachal Pradesh to a win

The batter remains unbeaten on 165 runs and Himachal Pradesh win by 3 wickets! The side was 10/4 at one point but a 203-run stand between Kalsi and Rishi Dhawan put the innings back on track. The team lost a couple of quick wickets but Kalsi ensured they didn’t fall short.

January 13, 2023 16:41
Himachal almost home; 301/7

Kalsi has crossed 150 and the team is just seven runs away. What an innings!

January 13, 2023 16:39
Railways 154/4; needs 55 more

Railways loses a fourth wicket but Mohammad Saif holds the innings together. He is joined by Upendra Yadav, who recently played for India A.

January 13, 2023 16:35
Punjab 161/5 vs J&K

Punjab faces another jolt in its run chase. Nehal Wadhera is run out on 8 off 6 balls.

January 13, 2023 16:26
Himachal needs 32 more to win

Kalsi is moving close to completing 150 runs. HP 277/7.

January 13, 2023 16:24
Punjab 149/4; needs 56 more to win

Gurnoor Brar fell without troubling the scorers. Mandeep Singh holds on end as Nehal Wadhera walks out to the middle.

January 13, 2023 16:18
Prithvi Shaw after a record breaking innings against Assam
January 13, 2023 16:15
Abhishek Sharma out!

A blitzkreig of an innings comes to an end. Sharma goes for 83 off 47 deliveries. Punjab 135/3 off 16 overs. Well on course to chase down the target if bad light does not play spoilsport.

January 13, 2023 16:03
Himachal Pradesh 260/7; needs 48 more to win

Kalsi treads towards the target. He’s on 130 runs now. Galetiya, his partner at the other end, has seen 20 deliveries.

January 13, 2023 15:58
Punjab 100/2 in 13 overs

Abhishek Sharma brings up his 50 with a six. He took just 35 balls to get there. He follows it up with a boundary past the third man fielder.

January 13, 2023 15:52
Punjab 86/2 vs J&K; needs 119 runs more

Punjab loses two wickets. Prabhsimran Singh goes first. Next man in, Naman Dhir, smashed a six and a four in his six ball stay at the crease. Abhishek Sharma is batting on 43 and keeping him company on the other end is captain Mandeep Singh.

January 13, 2023 15:45
Himachal loses 7th wicket

Kalsi loses another partner. P.M. Thakur is run out. Still 67 runs needed. Odisha three wickets away. 241/7

January 13, 2023 15:39
Railways 99//2 vs Tripura

Railways is making its way to a win. Needs 110 runs more with eight wickets in hands. Sitting comfortably.

January 13, 2023 15:31
Maharashtra vs Tamil Nadu - RESULT
January 13, 2023 15:26
Punjab vs Jammu & Kashmir - TEA

Punjab ends the second session on 57/0 in just eight overs. Both openers have played at 100+ strike rates. Needs 148 more to win the contest.

January 13, 2023 15:18
Bihar vs Mizoram - RESULT

Bihar took first innings lead over Mizoram and win three points in the Plate group.

January 13, 2023 15:18
Uttar Pradesh vs Uttarakhand - RESULT

The match ends in a draw but Uttarakhand takes home three points after bettering UP’s first innings score of 142 with 172/4.

January 13, 2023 15:15
Himachal Pradesh vs Odisha - TEA BREAK

Odisha has gotten rid of Rishi Dhawan and Mayank Dagar which has brought life back to the contest. HP is 235/6 with Kalsi batting on 116 and needs 73 runs in the final session.

January 13, 2023 14:56
Chandigarh v Vidarbha - RESULT

Chandigarh and Vidarbha match has ended in a draw with the first innings being unfinished. The match was delayed by wet outfield and bad light over the course of four days.

January 13, 2023 14:36
Madhya Pradesh vs Gujarat - RESULT

Defending champion Madhya Pradesh continues its winning run as it skittles Gujarat to 121 to secure a 260-run win. Gujarat skipper Priyank Panchal was absent hurt in the second innings.

January 13, 2023 14:26
Jammu & Kashmir 260 all out

J&K lost the lost its last five wickets for just 22 runs. Baltej Singh picks his second fifer of the match. The lead is 204 runs and Punjab has an outside chance to get an outright win.

January 13, 2023 14:22
Delhi vs Andhra - RESULT

The teams have agreed to call Stumps on the final day. Delhi gets three points by virtue of securing a first-innings lead. Andhra gets one.

January 13, 2023 14:21
Himachal going steady

Kasi and Dhawan are nearing their centuries and the team’s total stands at 204/4. They need 104 to beat Odisha.

January 13, 2023 14:15
Delhi 488/9 vs Andhra

The partnership for the last wicket stretched to 65 runs. And with the lead at 29 runs, Delhi has decided to declare the innings. Andhra would be ruing the missed two points.

January 13, 2023 14:14
Maharashtra 301/5 vs Tamil Nadu

Bawane and Kazi continue with their innings. The lead is now worth 343 runs. Surely this is going to end in a draw and there could be a decision between the teams to end play soon.

January 13, 2023 14:04
Delhi takes the lead vs Andhra

The last wicket pair of Harshit Rana and Divij Mehra has done it. Delhi is 461/9 and leads by two runs.

January 13, 2023 13:58
Madhya Pradesh 3 wickets away from win

The defending champion has reduced Gujarat to 95/7. Saransh Jain picked four wickets while Gourav Yadav got three in the team’s defence of 382 runs.

January 13, 2023 13:49
Jharkhand defeats Chhattisgarh by 44 runs

Anukul Roy picked up the all important wicket of Amandeep Khare before Shahbaz Nadeem dismissed Vasudev Bareth to wrap up the innings and seal the win for Jharkhand. Khare’s 151 gave Chhattisgarh hopes of a win but it was not to be.

January 13, 2023 13:44
Delhi 437/9 vs Andhra

It is a fight for first-innings lead at Kotla. Delhi is 22 runs away from paring Andhra’s score. Doing so will fetch it two additonal points. Harshit Rana and Divij Mehra are at the crease, aiming to take Delhi across.

January 13, 2023 13:38
Himachal Pradesh 179/4; needs 129 more to win

Himachal Pradesh has clawed its way back into the match. A.R. Kalsi and Rishi Dhawan with a 169-run partnership have put the team in driver’s seat. Odisha had them 4-10 at one point but what a fantastic pull back.

January 13, 2023 13:31
Chhattisgarh 301/8; needs 56 more to win

Amandeep Khare, unbeaten on 145, is fighting for Chhattisgarh’s win against Jharkhand. Vasudev Bareth has aided brilliantly from the other end and contributed 20 runs. What a nail biting finish!

January 13, 2023 13:10
Eight wickets for Jalaj Saxena, Kerala beats Services

Career-best First Class bowling figures for Jalaj Saxena (15.4-3-36-8) as Kerala beats Services by 204 runs for its third win. Poonia (13) tried to reverse-sweep Jalaj and is trapped lbw. Jalaj also claims his 7th 10-wicket match haul.

January 13, 2023 13:04
Jalaj Saxena bags seven

Praveen Chandran: Kerala inches closer to the win. Jalaj dismisses Rathee caught in the deep by Sijomon for one and Arpit Guleria caught by Rohan Prem for one. Services 133/9

January 13, 2023 12:49
Delhi loses seventh wicket

Pranshu Vijayran falls to Lalith Mohan as Delhi loses its seventh wicket at 411. Himmat Singh is still out there, five away from a century. Andhra Pradesh leads by 48 runs.

January 13, 2023 12:21
Maharashtra 220/5 at Lunch v Tamil Nadu

Dipak Ragav from Pune: A prospect of an exciting final day depended on Maharashtra going for quick runs and giving TN a target that they can be tempted into chasing.

Despite skipper Ankeet Bawane’s fluent knock, the match is tilting towards a draw as the home team looks to play it safe.

Bawane started positively with three boundaries off Sandeep Warrier and go to his half-century quickly before hitting Sai Kishore over long on for a six.

There was a brief period during the first session when TN got on top after Sai Kishore removed Saurabh Nawale and Kedar Jadhav. At 167 for five, the match was in fine balance but since then Bawane and Azim Kazi patiently added 53 runs for the sixth wicket.

Maharashtra is on 220/5 and ahead by 262 runs with Bawane unbeaten on 97. With a maximum of about 55 overs left in the day, Maharashtra does not have a lot of upside in a sporting declaration now.

There is not much in it for the bowlers on the pitch. Having said that, the home team’s tactics were a bit risky. They did not look to score a lot in the first session and one more wicket in that session could have caught them in a tricky position. Thankfully Bawane and Kazi have ensured it did not happen.

January 13, 2023 12:06
Jalaj Saxena completes 400 FC wickets, Services collapses

Praveen Chandran: L. S. Kumar is bowled playing back to Jalaj for five. At stroke of lunch, Jalaj completes his fifer as Pulkit Narang is caught at short leg for six. Services 110/7.

This is also Jalaj’s 400th wicket in First Class cricket. He has also registered five five-wicket hauls in five rounds this season.

Ranji Trophy: Jalaj Saxena completes 400 First-Class wickets in Kerala vs Services

January 13, 2023 12:01
Assam players catch up with Rahane
January 13, 2023 11:38
Services crumbles

Praveen Chandran: Captain Rajat Paliwal is adjudged caught by Salman Nizar for zero. Services slump to 98/4. Third wicket for Jalaj. Services loses its fifth wicket as the well set Sufiyan Alam is run out for 52. Services 99/5.

January 13, 2023 11:24
Jalaj strikes again for Kerala

Praveen Chandran: Rahul Singh offers a pad to Jalaj Saxena and is given out leg before. Services 98/3. Meanwhile, Sufiyan completes his fifty.

January 13, 2023 11:16
Shahbaz Nadeem completes 500 FC wickets

Ranji Trophy: Shahbaz Nadeem takes 500th First-Class wicket in Jharkhand vs Chhattisgarh

January 13, 2023 11:14
Bengal beats Baroda by 7 wickets

Skipper Manoj Tiwary hits the winning runs for Bengal as it trumps Baroda by seven wickets. Tiwary (60*) and Sudip Gharami (76*) shared an unbeaten 122-run partnership for the fourth wicket.

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January 13, 2023 11:02
Mumbai beats Assam by an innings and 128 runs

January 13, 2023 11:00
Services loses second wicket v Kerala

Jalaj Saxena cleans up Ravi Chauhan for seven. Services 80/2

January 13, 2023 10:59
Dhruv Shorey falls on 185

Lalith Mohan dismmisses Dhruv Shorey on 185. Huge wicket that for Andhra Pradesh, Delhi 366/5 in 111.3 overs - trails by 93 runs

January 13, 2023 10:51
Assam loses nine wickets

Shayan: Ninth-wicket down for Assam. The long partnership between Gokul Sharma and Roshan Alam is broken.

January 13, 2023 10:50
Madhya Pradesh sets 382-run target for Gujarat

Shubham Sharma scores a century as Madhya Pradesh declares at 280 for six to set a 382-run target for Gujarat.

January 13, 2023 10:39
Bawane hits fifty

Dipak Ragav from Pune: Maharashtra skipper Ankeet Bawane has got a fine half century. And then he lofts Sai Kishore for a six over long-on as the lead gets close to 200 for Maharashtra.

January 13, 2023 10:31
First wicket for Kerala

Praveen Chandran from Thumba: Vaisakh Chandran gets the much needed breakthrough Rohilla mistimes the sweep and is caught in the covers by Shoun Roger for 28. Services 61/1 in 18 overs

January 13, 2023 10:27
Gokul Sharma fights on

Shayan Acharya from Guwahati: Gokul Sharma, the seasoned Assam campaigner, fighting a lone battle. After a 73 in the first innings, he is batting at 69.

Mumbai two wickets away, but Gokul fighting till the end.

January 13, 2023 10:13
Services 50/0 in 14.4 overs

Praveen Chandran from Thumba: Services openers Rohilla and Sufiyan Alam have added 50 runs for the first wicket. The medium-pacers have failed to trouble them today morning. Rohilla batting on 27 and Sufiyan on 23.

January 13, 2023 10:06
Mumbai two wickets away

Shams Mulani dismisses Mukhtar Hussain for 6 while skipper Gokul Sharma moves into the 60s, waging a lone battle. Assam 119/8 in 30.3 overs.

January 13, 2023 10:01
400 First Class wickets for Basant Mohanty

Odisha’s 38-year-old seamer Basant Mohanty has completed 400 wickets in First Class cricket with the dismissal of Himachal Pradesh’s Akash Vashisht. Mohanty reached the mark in his 104th First Class match.

Ranji Trophy: Basant Mohanty completes 400 wickets in First-Class cricket

January 13, 2023 09:42
150 for Dhruv Shorey

Third 150-plus score of the season for Dhruv Shorey as he leads Delhi towards Andhra Pradesh’s 459-run first-innings total.

January 13, 2023 09:29
Assam loses seven wickets

Royston DIas cleans up Sibsankar Roy for 17. Assam 77/7 in 21.4 overs.

January 13, 2023 09:29
Maharashtra vs Tamil Nadu Day 4 begins
January 13, 2023 09:09
Tiwary, Gharami rebuild for Bengal

Skipper Manoj Tiwary has dropped anchor with Gharami for company. They have quietly built the morning’s session with ones and twos so far, slowly ticking away reach run from the deficit.

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January 13, 2023 09:05
50 up for Assam

Assam trudges past 50 with skipper Gokul Sharma and Sibsankar Roy at the crease.

January 13, 2023 08:44
Assam loses its sixth wicket

Swarupam Purkayastha is run out by Mumbai skipper Ajinkya Rahane for 13. Assam slips to 39 for six.

January 13, 2023 08:28
Mumbai set for Day 4
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January 13, 2023 08:18
Bengal 53/3 v Baroda - needs 124 to win

It has been a topsy-turvy clash so far between Bengal and Baroda. After conceding a 78-run first-innings lead, Bengal made a resounding return to bundle the opposition for 98 in the second innings. Bengal then slipped to 53/3 on Day 3 in its pursuit of a 177-run target and an early wicket on the final day could just put its chase in jeopardy.

January 13, 2023 08:07
Mumbai nears 7 points

Heavyweight Mumbai has put on a clinical show so far. Can it claim the remaining five wickets soon to end Assam’s misery?

January 13, 2023 08:02
Shardul shines on Ranji Trophy return

Ranji Trophy: Shardul eyes ‘as many wickets as possible’ as Mumbai edges closer to win

January 13, 2023 08:02
Scores at Stumps, Day 3
  • Bengal 191 all out and 53/3 (28.3) v Baroda (2nd) 98 all out - Bengal needs 124 to win
  • Haryana 229/7d v Nagaland 88 and 72 all out - Haryana won by an innings and 69 Runs
  • Himachal Pradesh 258 v Odisha (2nd) 29/0 (13) - Odisha trails by 38 runs - Prashant Chopra 138
  • Uttar Pradesh 142 all out (67.5) v Uttarakhand 65/2 (19) - Uttarakhand trails by 77 runs
  • Maharashtra (2nd) 104/3 v Tamil Nadu 404 (118.5) - Vijay Shankar 107 - Maharashtra leads by 146 runs
  • Delhi 300/4 (93) v Andhra Pradesh 459/9d (133.2) - Delhi trails by 159 runs - Dhruv Shorey 142*
  • Assam 370 all out 36/5 (11) v Mumbai 687/4d - Assam trails by 281 runs
  • Jharkhand (2nd) 366 (100.3) v Chhattisgarh (2nd) 139/4 - Chhattisgarh needs 218 to win
  • Goa 223 and 167 all out v Puducherry 347 and 46/1 (19.1) - Puducherry won by nine wickets
  • Kerala 327 all out (121) v Services 167/6 (53) - Sachin Baby 159 - Services trails by 160 runs
  • Karnataka 445 and 15/0 (5) v Rajasthan 129 and 330 all out - Karnataka won by 10 wickets - Manish Pandey 101
  • Railways 337 all out (109.1) v Tripura (2nd) 304/4 (104) - Tripura leads by 63 runs
  • Madhya Pradesh (2nd) 189/2 v Gujarat 211/9 (79.2) - MP leads by 290 runs
  • Chandigarh 16/1 (5) v Vidarbha 307/6 d - Chandigarh trails by 291 runs
  • Punjab 268 all out v Jammu & Kashmir (2nd) 18/1 - J&K trails by 38 runs
  • Sikkim 532 all out v Arunachal Pradesh (2nd) 61 all out - Sikkim won by an innings and 258 runs
  • Meghalaya (2nd) 91 all out (34) v Manipur 29/2 (9) - Manipur won by 8 wickets
  • Bihar 474 all out (165.1) v Mizoram (2nd) 144/3 - Mizoram trails by 154 runs
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January 13, 2023 07:52
Round 5 Day 3 Highlights

The Ranji Trophy Round 5 matches got underway on Tuesday with crucial contests across all five groups. It was an eventful Day 3 as Mumbai bowled out Assam and then claimed another five wickets during the follow-on. A Vijay Shankar ton nearly handed Tamil Nadu the innings lead. Here here is a Day 3 wrap from some of the key games that are being covered by our correspondents from the respective venues.

Elite Group A: Bengal v Baroda Day 3

Ranji Trophy: Bowlers give Bengal scope for outright win

Elite Group B: Assam v Mumbai Day 3

Ranji Trophy: Mumbai pacers leave Assam staring at innings defeat on third day

Elite Group B: Maharashtra v Tamil Nadu Day 3

Ranji Trophy: Vijay Shankar ton in vain as Maharashtra takes first-innings lead against Tamil Nadu

Elite Group B: Delhi v Andhra Pradesh Day 3

Ranji Trophy: Dhruv Shorey keeps Delhi in the hunt for first innings lead against Andhra

Elite Group C: Kerala v Services Day 3

Ranji Trophy 2022-23: Sachin Baby keeps Kerala in driving seat against Services on day 3


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