Ranji Trophy Wrap: Uttar Pradesh routs Tripura, Nagaland faces uphill task

While Uttar Pradesh defeated Tripura by an innings and 384 runs, Bihar is on the verge of registering a massive win over Nagaland.

Smit Patel showed plenty of resistance with a patient 47 but couldn't help Tripura from losing the match. (File Photo)   -  B. Jothi Ramalingam

Uttar Pradesh registered a massive win as it defeated Tripura by an innings and 384 runs in its Elite Group C Ranji Trophy game in Lucknow on Monday.

The home side which was in commanding position since the start, crushed the visitor with a day left to spare.

Uttar Pradesh rode on a brilliant double century from Priyam Garg and hundreds from Rinku Singh and Akshdeep Nath to post a mammoth target of 552 for the loss of seven wickets in its first innings.

As it happened: Ranji Trophy Round 7, Day 3

Tripura resuming at the overnight score of 33/4 was bowled out for just 108 in 44 overs.

Apart from skipper and wicket-keeper Smit Patel (47) no other batsmen stood tall. For the host, leggie Zeeshan Ansari (3/33), Saurabh Kumar (2/9) and Ankit Rajpoot (2/42) shared the wickets.

Following on, Tripura batsman did not learn from their mistakes and faltered yet again.

The north-eastern side, in its second essay, was bowled out for just 60 and Uttar Pradesh needed mere 25 overs to complete Tripura’s rout.

Bihar on verge of massive win

Riding on a solid batting display in its second innings, Bihar was on the verge of a massive win over Nagaland in its Ranji Trophy Plate Group fixture in Patna on Monday.

Having conceded a 59-run first innings lead after being bundled out for 150, Bihar bounced back in its second essay to declare at 504/8.

Debutant Mangal Mehrur hit a brilliant 177 while M.D. Rahmatullah scored 107 as the duo continued their overnight stand to put together 177-run for the fourth wicket.

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Wicket-keeper batsman Vikash Ranjan (53 not out) and Utkarsh Bhaskar (46) also made significant contributions as Bihar set a stiff 446-run target.

Nagaland was 112/7 at close on the penultimate day and still needs 334 runs with just three wickets in hand. Captain Rongsen Jonathan waged Nagaland’s lone battle with an unbeaten 57 from 60 balls (8x4, 2x6).

Ashutosh Aman, who had claimed 7/47 to turn the match around in favour of his side, bagged 3/26 in Nagaland’s second innings for a match haul of 10 wickets.

Brief scores:

Group A:

At Mumbai: Mumbai 394 & 175 for five in 32 overs (Shreyas Iyer 83) v Saurashtra 348 in 119.3 overs (Sheldon Jackson 95, Prerak Mankad 59, Chiragi Jani 85).

At Shivamogga: Karnataka 214 & 290 for two decl. in 84 overs (Devdutt Padikkal 75, D. Nischal 101, K.V. Sidharth 84 not out) v Railways 143 & 44 for one in 16 overs.

At Nagpur: Gujarat 321 & 22 for one in 11 overs v Vidarbha 485 in 145.5 overs (Faiz Fazal 46, Wasim Jaffer 126, Ganesh Satish 75, Akshay Wakhare 55, Akshay Wadkar 88, Siddharth Desai eight for 148).

At Raipur: Maharashtra 239 & 172 for three in 44 overs (Kedar Jadhav 103 batting) v Chattisgarh 462 in 140.5 overs (Ajay Mandal 135, Amandeep Khare 108, Ashutosh Singh 114, Anupam Sanklecha five for 89). 

Group B:

At New Delhi: Madhya Pradesh 132 & 157 in 64.3 overs (Anand Bais 46, Vikas Mishra six for 30) lost to Delhi 261 & 31 for one in 6.4 overs.

At Dharamsala: Tamil Nadu 227 & 178 for two in 57 overs (Abhinav Mukund 111 batting) v Himachal Pradesh 463 in 116.2 overs (Raghav Dhawan 71, Nikhil Gangta 43, Ankit Kalsi 144, Rishi Dhawan 75, T. Natarajan five for 122).

At Hyderabad: Hyderabad 317 & 155 for two in 55 overs (Tanmay Agarwal 54, Akshath Reddy 67 batting) v Punjab 303 in 93.5 overs (Amolpreet Singh 85, Mandeep Singh 63, Gurkeerat Mann 87 not out, T. Ravi Teja five for 57).

At Visakhapatnam: Bengal 300 v  Andhra 321 for nine in 119 overs (C.R. Gnaneswhar 66, Jyothi Saikrishna 43, Ricky Bhui 52, K.S. Bharat 61).

Group C:

At Jammu: Jammu & Kashmir 127 & 272 for seven in 102 overs (Qamran Iqbal 67, Parvez Rasool 125 batting) v Odisha 323.

At Jaipur: Haryana 118 & 244 for three in 71 overs (Himanshu Rana 83, Chaitanya Bishnoi 87 batting, Pramod Chandila 42 batting v Rajasthan 490 for six decl. 158 overs (Chetan Bist 61, Mahipal Lomror 106, Robin Bist 150 not out, Ashok Menaria 47, Rajesh Bishnoi 44).

At Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh 552 for seven decl. beat Tripura 108 in 44 overs (Smit Patel 47) & 60 in 25 overs (Ankit Rajpoot six for 25).

At Ranchi: Jharkhand 193 & 343 in 97.2 overs (Kumar Deobrat 53, Utkarsh Singh 114, Ishank Jaggi 40, Anukul Roy 50) v Services 267.

Plate Group:

At Patna: Bihar 150 & 504 for eight decl. in 117 overs (Mangal Mehrur 177, M. Rahmatullah 107, Utkarsh Bhaskar 46, Vikash Ranjan 53 not out, Abrar Kazi five for 97) v Nagaland 209 & 112 for seven in 28 overs (Rongsen Jonathan 57 batting, Vivek Kumar for four 61). 

At Guwahati: Assam 175 & 235 in 84.3 overs (Rishav Das 67, Amit Sinha 52, Krishna Das four for 69) v Goa 193 & 166 for six in 44 overs (Amit Verma 52 batting, Lakshay Garg 57 batting).

At Puducherry: Uttarakhand 20 for no loss in 8.2 overs.

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