Ranji Trophy Highlights, Round 7 Day 1 updates: Indrajith scores 100 for TN; Gaikwad falls for 96; Thakur picks six

Ranji Trophy Highlights: Catch all the scores and updates from Round 7 of the Ranji Trophy taking place in various grounds around the country on February 16, 2024.

Updated : Feb 16, 2024 17:17 IST

B. Indrajith of Tamil Nadu  in batting action against Karnataka during the Ranji Trophy Cricket Match at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk.
B. Indrajith of Tamil Nadu in batting action against Karnataka during the Ranji Trophy Cricket Match at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk. | Photo Credit: VEDHAN M/ The Hindu

B. Indrajith of Tamil Nadu in batting action against Karnataka during the Ranji Trophy Cricket Match at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk. | Photo Credit: VEDHAN M/ The Hindu

Welcome to Sportstar’s highlights of Day 1 of Round 7 Ranji Trophy matches taking place on February 16.

  • February 16, 2024 17:16
    Stumps Day 1

    At Agartala, Railways 72/7 in 26 overs vs Tripura 149 in 52.1 overs 

    At Jamshedpur, Rajasthan 79/2 in 29 overs vs Jharkhand 188 in 58.3 overs

    At Kolkata, Bengal 111/2 in 33 overs vs Bihar 95 in 46.4 overs

    At Rajkot, Saurashtra 153/3 in 43 overs vs Manipur 142 in 45 overs

    At Palam, Services 27/0 in 9 overs vs Maharashtra 225 in 79 overs

    At Nagpur, Vidarbha 313/5 in 86 overs vs Haryana

    At Vizianagaram, Andhra 260/7 in 89.3 overs vs Kerala

    At Mumbai, Mumbai 217/6 in 48.4 overs vs Assam 84 in 32.1 overs

    At Lucknow, Chattisgarh 238/4 in 87 overs vs Uttar Pradesh

    At Hubli, Chandigarh 219/6 in 89 overs vs Karnataka

    At Salem, Tamil Nadu 291/4 in 90 overs vs Punjab

    At Porvorim, Goa 309/9 in 83 overs vs Gujarat

    At Indore, J&K 42/3 in 17 overs vs Madhya Pradesh 200 in 65.4 overs

    At Dehradun, Uttarakhand 295/5 in 89 overs vs Baroda

    At Puducherry, Himachal Pradesh 272/4 in 90 overs

    At New Delhi, Odisha 314/4 in 88 overs vs Delhi

  • February 16, 2024 17:00
    Dube gets his century!!

    Shayan: A century for Shivam Dube as Mumbai reaches 215 for 6. This is Dube’s second century of the season. 

  • February 16, 2024 16:09
    Saurashtra 124/2 in 32 overs

    Harvik Desai and Arpit Vasavada near their respective half centuries as Saurashtra nears Manipur’s first innings total of 142. 

  • February 16, 2024 16:06
    Bengal 93/2 in 26.3 overs

    Ravi Shankar removes Karan Lal for 28. Abhimanyu Easwaran unbeaten on 42. Anustup Majumdar joins him at the crease.

  • February 16, 2024 16:01
    Mumbai 161/5 in 36.3 overs

    Shivam Dube continues in the same vein. Reaches 62 off just 52 balls with Shams Mulani for company. Mumbai leads by 78 runs.

  • February 16, 2024 15:51
    Maharashtra 225 all out

    A P Sharma picks a fifer as Services bowls Maharashtra out for 225 after a 96 from Ruturaj Gaikwad. 

  • February 16, 2024 15:48
    Hundred for Baba Indrajith!!

    Indrajith scores a century for Tamil Nadu against Punjab. 150 runs the partnership now between him and Vijay Shankar as TN eye a huge first innings score. TN 259/4

  • February 16, 2024 15:39
    Chandigarh 171/5 in 69 overs vs KAR

    Hardik Raj picks up his second to remove Kaushik. Mayank Sidhu joins Karan Kalia who is 65 unbeaten. 

  • February 16, 2024 15:37
    MP 200 all out vs J&K

    Abid Mushtaq picks up three as J&K bowl Madhya Pradesh out for 200. Venkatesh Iyer top-scoring with 62.

  • February 16, 2024 15:25
    Mumbai 113/5

    Shayan: And now, Dibakar Johari has cleaned up Ajinkya Rahane. A full-length delivery hits the middle-stump and Mumbai loses its fifth wicket.

  • February 16, 2024 15:15
    HP 195/4 in 68.3 overs

    Gourav Yadav gets Vashisht trapped in front to break the stand for Pondicherry. Rishi Dhawan comes in at 6. 

  • February 16, 2024 15:07
    Bengal 53/1 in 14.1 overs

    Veer Pratap Singh strikes to remove Shakir Gandhi for 19 after a 50-run opening stand. 

  • February 16, 2024 15:04
    Rahane returns to bat!

    Shayan: MORE TWIST IN THE TALE: Assam has withdrawn the appeal of obstructing the field, and Ajinkya Rahane is back to the crease. Crazy scenes at BKC Ground.

  • February 16, 2024 14:54
    TN 220/4 in 68 overs

    Dipak: It was a much better second session for the hosts as Indrajith and Vijay Shankar struck crucial half-centuries and ensured TN didn’t lose a wicket in this passage of play. Indrajith, time and again, proves he is one of the best players of spin in domestic cricket. He has used his feet well to dance down and hit through the on-side to pick ones and twos. When the bowlers have gone short, he has used the crease to cut to the square boundary and got to his half-century with one such shot.

    Vijay Shankar has also looked untroubled and hit a few boundaries with some deft late cuts through third man. The duo have added 111 runs for the fifth wicket so far, but the job is not even half done. Both would need to score big hundreds if TN wants to press for an outright win. 

    Punjab spinners haven’t troubled the batters, and there doesn’t seem to be a lot of evidence of assistance for the tweakers yet. Also, Mandeep Singh has used his bowlers in short spells of four to five overs at best.

  • February 16, 2024 14:51
    Rahane falls at the stroke of tea!

    Shayan: Mumbai has lost its captain Ajinkya Rahane on the last delivery before tea. Big wicket for Assam. He’s been given out for obstructing the field. Mumbai 102/5 in 24.4 overs

    So, this is what happened: Ajinkya Rahane hit a straight drive and wanted a single, but he was sent back by Shivam Dube. He scampered back but got in the way of the throw from the mid-on fielder Denish Das and was given out for obstructing the field.

  • February 16, 2024 14:49
    Railways 22/3 in 7.1 overs

    Pratham and Sahab fall in quick succession as Railways falter against Tripura. Rana Dutta and Mura Singh with the wickets. 

  • February 16, 2024 14:47
    Rajasthan 9/1 in 4 overs

    Abhijeet Tomar departs for 6, castled by Saurabh. Perfect start for Jharkhand. 

  • February 16, 2024 14:45
    Mumbai 102/4 in 24.3 overs

    Shivam Dube plays a counter-attacking 26 off 21 balls to take Mumbai past the Assam score. Rahane unbeaten on 18 at the other end.

  • February 16, 2024 14:43
    Andhra 180/4 in 61.4 overs

    Captain Ricky Bhui and Karan Shinde stitch up a stand after Maheep Kumar falls for 81. Vaishakh Chandran picks two, including the crucial scalp of VIhari.

  • February 16, 2024 14:41
    Vidarbha 205/5 in 62 overs

    Dhruv Shorey and Akshay Wadkar depart after crucial half-centuries. Aman Kumar and Sumit Kumar pick two each. 

  • February 16, 2024 14:31
    Railways 14/1 in 3.5 overs

    Early blow for Railways as Suraj Ahuja departs for a duck. Sahab Singh joins Pratham Singh at the crease against Tripura.

  • February 16, 2024 14:21
    Chandigarh 134/4 in 53.4 overs

    Hardik Raj breaks the partnership for Karnataka. A 71-run stand broken. A K Kaushik joins half-centurion Karan Kalia at the crease.

  • February 16, 2024 14:18
    Odisha 202/3 in 54 overs

    Subhranshu Senapati brings up his fifty to take Odisha past 200 against Delhi. Govinda Poddar at the other end. The two have combined for 37 runs so far.

  • February 16, 2024 14:12
    Mumbai 60/4 in 16.5 overs

    Suryansh departs for an eight-ball duck. Rahul Singh picks up his second wicket. Mumbai trails by 24 runs vs Assam.

  • February 16, 2024 14:10
    Jharkhand 188 all out vs Rajasthan

    Mahipal Lomror picks up three at the death to bowl Jharkhand out for 188. Kumar Kushagra and Shahbaz Nadeem offered a brief resistance with a 60-run stand. 

  • February 16, 2024 14:05
    Mumbai 60/3 in 15.3 overs

    Rahul Singh bowls Hardik Tamore for 22 off 26 balls. Suryansh Shedge joins Rahane at the crease. 

  • February 16, 2024 14:02
    Gaikwad falls for 96!!

    After being stuck in the nineties, running out of partners, Gaikwad falls for a well-made 96. Maharashtra 169/7 in 55.1 overs.

  • February 16, 2024 13:53
    Tripura 149 all out

    Yuvraj Singh picks four as Railways bundle Tripura out for 149. Sridam Paul the top-scorer with 71.

  • February 16, 2024 13:48
    Himachal Pradesh 151/3

    Gangta and A P Vashisht put up a 33-run partnership after Prashant Chopra falls for 61. Pondicherry in need of another breakthrough.

  • February 16, 2024 13:37
    Manipur 142 all out

    Dharmendrasinh Jadeja picks up four as Saurashtra bowl out Manipur for 142. Half centuries for Langlonyamba and Al Bashid in a 67-run partnership the only batting performance of note.

  • February 16, 2024 13:30
    Mumbai 31/2 in 8.2 overs

    Shayan: Bhupen Lalwani is caught behind without opening his account. And within a few minutes, Prithvi Shaw departs as well. 

  • February 16, 2024 13:29
    Bihar 95 all out

    Suraj Jaiswal and Mukesh Kumar pick four each to dismiss Bihar out for 95 after Lunch. Rishav Das the top-scorer with 26.

    Ajinkya Rahane and Hardik Tamore at the crease.

  • February 16, 2024 13:05
    Bihar 77/8

    Mukesh removes Veer Pratap Singh for his fourth wicket and Suraj Jaiswal removes Ashutosh Aman for nought as Bengal look set to restrict Bihar to a double-figure score.

  • February 16, 2024 13:01
    Andhra 108/2 in 36.1 overs

    Maheep and Vihari take Andhra past the three-figure mark against Kerala. Maheep unbeaten on 63 off 115 balls. 

  • February 16, 2024 12:55
    Maharashtra 117/5 in 38.1 overs

    Digvijay Patil falls for 42, lbw to Pulkit Narang. U19 star Sachin Dhas joins Ruturaj Gaikwad at the crease. 

  • February 16, 2024 12:26
    Goa 67/4 in 31 overs

    Suyash Prabudessai wages a lone battle as Goa loses four in the first innings to Gujarat. Chintan Gaja picks two. 

  • February 16, 2024 12:13
    Maharashtra 105/4 in 36 overs

    Ruturaj Gaikwad completes his fifty as Maharashtra fightback against Servies. An unbeaten 86 run partnership with Digvijay Patil who nears his fifty as well.

  • February 16, 2024 12:11
    Assam 84 all out in 32.1 overs

    Shayan: It was an incredible morning for Shardul Thakur as the Mumbai bowler claimed a six-for to bundle out Assam for a paltry 84 in the last Group league fixture of the Ranji Trophy at the Sharad Pawar Academy Ground. 

    Coming on the back of a rather pale show with the ball in its previous game, Shardul made the most of the early conditions and rattled Assam’s top-order and having lost three wickets for just nine runs, the visiting team could not bounce back. 

    Once Shardul dominated the first session, seasoned spinner Shams Mulani claimed a couple of wickets to add to Assam’s woes. In the absence of regular captain Riyan Parag, Assam lacked experience and none of its batters could step up.

  • February 16, 2024 12:09
    TN 109/4 in 38 overs at Lunch

    Dipak: Having won the toss, TN had a poor session, with its in-form batters gifting away the wickets and squandering the advantage of batting first in a must-win game.

    After losing opener S. Lokeshwar early, Pradosh Ranjan Paul and N. Jagadeesan steadied things till the first drinks break before pressing the self-destruct button.

    Pradosh, who looked good during his brief stay, tried to take on the off-spinner Sukhwinder Singh and perished, giving a simple catch to mid-off fielder Nehal Wadhera. Jagadeesan followed suit not long after that with a similar attempt, trying to loft Sukhwinder only to hit straight to Wadhera at mid-on.

    On a pitch that is on the slower side, the Punjab bowlers were disciplined but not threatening with pacer Siddharth Kaul, the best bowler of the day so far. Before lunch, Mohammed Ali was dismissed, caught behind off left-arm spinner Abhishek Sharma. 

    A lot depends on the pair of B. Indrajith and Vijay Shankar, who almost took TN to victory against Karnataka, to help the hosts post a big score.

  • February 16, 2024 12:03
    Assam 80/8

    Shayan: A fifer for Shardul Thakur! Assam loses its eighth wicket for 80. Sunil Lachit the latest to depart for 2.

  • February 16, 2024 12:01
    HP 101/2 in 34.5 overs

    Prashant Chopra completes his fifty as HP cross 100 against Pondicherry. A 39-run partnership with N Gangta currently going on.

  • February 16, 2024 11:52
    Assam 79/7 in 30 overs

    Shayan: After a reprieve, Kunal Sarma falls to Shardul Thakur. Fourth wicket for the India international.

  • February 16, 2024 11:51
    MP 91/3 in 29 overs

    Venkatesh Iyer and Himanshu Mantri stitch up an unbeaten 70-run stand to take MP out of trouble after early wickets against J&K.

  • February 16, 2024 11:36
    Andhra 73/2 in 25.2 overs

    Ashwin Hebbar falls for 28 to Akhil Scaria. Hanuma Vihari joins Maheep Kumar at the crease. 

  • February 16, 2024 11:35
    Odisha 100/2 in 25.3 overs

    Odisha brings up the 100 against Delhi for the fall of two wickets. Subhranshu Senapati and captain Shantanu Mishra currently at the crease. 

  • February 16, 2024 11:28
    Assam 67/6 in 24.1 overs

    Shayan Acharya, our reporter from the ground says: Assam in tatters as it loses its sixth wicket for 59. After Shardul Thakur dominated the first session, Shams Mulani has joined the attack with two wickets.

  • February 16, 2024 11:19
    TN 75/3 in 26.4 overs

    Big blow for TN as Sukhwinder Singh gets N Jagadeesan for 22. Played a rash shot and was caught at mid on says our reporter from the ground Dipak Ragav.

    Mohammed Ali joins Indrajith at the crease.

  • February 16, 2024 11:16
    Bihar 53/5 in 28.4 overs

    Mukesh picks up his third wicket. He traps Sakibul Gani in front to reduce Bihar to 53/5.

  • February 16, 2024 11:05
    Chandigarh 41/3 in 17.3 overs

    Venkatesh who replaced the rested Vidwath Kaverappa in the XI for Karnataka removes the opposition captain Manan Vohra for 21. 

  • February 16, 2024 11:04
    Assam 50/5 in 17.2 overs

    Shams Mulani picks up his first wicket, dismissing Saahil Jain for 12. Assam loses half its side within the first 18 overs. 

  • February 16, 2024 10:58
    TN 54/2 in 21 overs

    Sukhwinder Singh removes the dangerous Pradosh Ranjan Paul for 20. B. Indrajith joins Jagadeesan at the crease. Game right in the balance in Salem.

  • February 16, 2024 10:51
    Andhra 56/1 in 15.5 overs

    Maheep Kumar and Ashwin Hebbar near a 50-run stand as Andhra fights back after an early wicket against Kerala.

  • February 16, 2024 10:33
    Assam 28/4 in 11 overs

    Shardul Thakur picks up his third, removing captain Denish Das caught and bowled. Assam struggling after losing the toss. 

  • February 16, 2024 10:31
    Maharashtra 19/4 in 11.5 overs

    Ruturaj Gaikwad remains the lone man standing as Services cleans up the Maharashtra top-order. Varun Choudhary picks up all four wickets. 

  • February 16, 2024 10:24
    Vidarbha 36/3 in 11 overs

    Aman Kumar removes the in-form Karun Nair, lbw for 12. Haryana picks up three early wickets.

  • February 16, 2024 10:16
    Jharkhand 34/4 in 13.2 overs

    Khaleel picks two. Aniket Choudhary and Manav Suthar picks one each as Rajasthan runs through the Jharkhand top order. Utkarsh Singh unbeaten on 13, running out of partners.

  • February 16, 2024 10:13
    TN 18/1 in 8.5 overs

    Siddharth Kaul strikes to remove Lokeshwar for 10. Pradosh joins Jagadeesan at the crease against Punjab.

  • February 16, 2024 10:12
    Assam 13/3 in 7 overs

    Avasthi and Thakur clean up the Assam top-order. Hazarika and Ghadigaonkar return to the dugout. Mumbai firmly on top.

  • February 16, 2024 10:09
    Vidarbha 23/2 in 6.2 overs

    Atharva Taide is gone for 11. Two early jolts for Vidarbha. Sumit Kumar with the wicket for Haryana. 

  • February 16, 2024 10:08
    Bihar 20/3

    Bipin Saurabh is the third wicket to fall. Mukesh picks up the wicket. Bihar in deep trouble against Bengal.

  • February 16, 2024 10:06
    Chandigarh 8/2 in 5.1 overs

    Vyshak gets his first as Chandigarh loses two early wickets. Arslan Khan nicks one to the keeper for 8.

  • February 16, 2024 10:05
    HP 18/1 in 5.5 overs

    Pankaj Yadav with an early strike for Pondicherry. Ravi Thakur is castled for 11. 

  • February 16, 2024 10:01
    Assam 3/1 in 3.3 overs

    Parvej Musaraf is castled by Shardul Thakur for 2. Assam loses an early wicket against Mumbai.

  • February 16, 2024 10:00
    Andhra 8/1

    Basil Thampi picks up the first wicket. Revanth Reddy goes for a nine-ball duck. 

  • February 16, 2024 09:44
    Chandigarh 4/1 in 2.3 overs

    Koushik gets an early breakthrough. Shivam Bhambri edges to Nikin Jose for a nine-ball duck. 

  • February 16, 2024 09:43
    Vidarbha 5/1

    Veteran Faiz Fazal falls for 1. Aman Kumar picks up the wicket for Haryana.

  • February 16, 2024 09:36
    Jharkhand 9/1

    Khaleel Ahmed strikes early for Rajasthan. Md Nazim is bowled for 9. 

  • February 16, 2024 09:26
    TN vs Punjab - Playing XIs
  • February 16, 2024 09:25
    Kerala XI
  • February 16, 2024 09:21
    Bihar 1/1 vs Bengal

    Piyush Kumar Singh falls to Suraj Jaiswal in the second over of the match for 1(4).

  • February 16, 2024 09:18
    Mumbai Playing XI
  • February 16, 2024 09:15
    Andhra vs Kerala Preview

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  • February 16, 2024 09:06
    TN vs Punjab preview

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  • February 16, 2024 08:59
    Bengal gets a Mukesh Kumar boost vs Bihar!
  • February 16, 2024 08:58
    Tripura 1/1

    Early wicket for Railways and Yuvraj Singh against Tripura. Opener Babul Dey is dismissed for nought. 

  • February 16, 2024 08:56
    Toss update

    Jharkhand vs Rajasthan - Jharkhand Won the Toss & elected to bat

    Bengal vs Bihar - Bengal Won the Toss & elected to Field

    Chandigarh vs Karnataka - Karnataka Won the Toss & elected to Field

    Delhi vs Odisha - Odisha Won the Toss & elected to bat

    Andhra vs Kerala - Andhra Won the Toss & elected to bat

    Uttarakhand vs Baroda - Uttarakhand Won the Toss & elected to bat

    TN vs Punjab - Tamil Nadu Won the Toss & elected to bat

    Saurashtra vs Manipur - Manipur won the toss and elected to bat

    Vidarbha vs Haryana - Vidarbha won the toss and elected to bat

    MP vs Jammu and Kashmir - MP won the toss and elected to bat

    Mumbai vs Assam - Mumbai Won the Toss & elected to Field

    Services vs Maharashtra - Maharashtra won the toss and opts to bat first 

    Goa vs Gujarat - Gujarat wins the toss and opts to field

    UP vs Chattisgarh - Chhattisgarh Won the Toss & elected to bat

    Pondicherry vs HP - Pondicherry won the toss and opts to field

  • February 16, 2024 08:52
    Podicherry vs HP Preview

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  • February 16, 2024 08:40
    Tripura vs Railways

    Railways Won the Toss & elected to Field.

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  • February 16, 2024 08:35
    Mumbai vs Assam Preview

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  • February 16, 2024 08:28
    Hello and Welcome!

    Welcome to Sportstar’s live updates of Round 7 of the Ranji Trophy taking place around the country. Stay Tuned for the toss update and live scores. 

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