Round-up: Ranji Trophy Round V

Periodic updates from Day One of the fifth round of Ranji Trophy matches.

C. M. Goutham practises at Alur KSCA grounds ahead of Karnataka’s Ranji Trophy tie against Delhi.   -  Sampath Kumar G. P.

Group A

Assam vs Uttar Pradesh: UP is bowled out for 349. After being reduced to 74 for 6, a 246-run partnership between Upendra Yadav and Saurabh Kumar helped helped the team recover. At stumps, Assam scored 25 without losing any wicket.

Maharashtra vs Railways: Maharashtra finishes Day One on 249 for 5.

Amol Karhadkar reports from Pune:

. Even as Naushad Shaikh missed out on a big knock, Ankeet Bawne has entered the 60s without any fuss as Maharashtra goes in to tea at 176 for four. Railways would continue to go after Rohit Motwani, who was tentative outside off, after the break.

. Ankeet Bawne and Naushad Shaikh have been cautious in the first hour after lunch, adding 37 runs in 15 overs to trudge Maharashtra's total to 138 for three. Perhaps it's time to start upping the ante as Railways bowlers start appearing like a tried lot.

. It's been a mixed bag for Maharashtra and Railways in the opening session. Amit Mishra gave Railways the initial breakthrough by forcing a nick off Murtuza Trunkwala's will; Rahul Tripathi then showed a lot of promise before being dubiously adjudged leg-before wicket and Anureet Singh then saw the back of Ruturaj Gaikwad. At 101 for three, captain Ankeet Bawne and in-form Naushad Shaikh will have to play out the afternoon session if Maharashtra aspires to gain an upper hand.

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Karnataka vs Delhi: At stumps, Karnataka is 348 for 4, with Mayank Agarwal unbeaten on 199. [Preview]

Group B

Jharkhand vs Jammu and Kashmir: J&K scores 357/6 when stumps were drawn on the first day. Opener Shubham Khajuria scored a century (101) before being dismissed by Sunny Gupta in the morning. Wicketkeeper Punit Bisht is unbeaten on 101 with Owais Shah giving him company on 79.

Haryana vs Team Rajasthan: Haryana finishes Day One on 99 for 7 at stumps.

Saurashtra vs Gujarat: Saurashtra is 311 for 1 at stumps on Day One, with Robin Uthappa the only batsman dismissed so far. Snell Patel and Cheteshwar Pujara are unbeaten.

Odisha celebrates the run-out of Abhinav Mukund at Cuttack on Thursday. Photo: Biswaranjan Rout

 

Group C

Tripura vs Andhra: At stumps on Day One, Andhra was 252 for 2, with opener D. B. Prashanth Kumar batting on 120. [Preview]

Odisha vs Tamil Nadu: Tamil Nadu is 292 for 3 at stumps on Day One. M. Vijay scored 141. S. Dipak Ragav reports from Cuttack:

. M. Vijay might have joined the squad at the last minute for one final hit before the Sri Lanka series and it was the perfect setting for the India opener to get into groove. It has been a typical Vijay innings, starting off slowly while being compact and unflustered in the middle. He has now cut loose, slamming his 10th Ranji Trophy hundred in the process. The innings has set up TN for a big total with just 10 overs left in the day.

Murali Vijay acknowledges the crowd after scoring a century on Thursday. Photo: Biswaranjan Rout

 

. In what is a crucial game for TN, N. Jagadeesan and M. Vijay, who joined the side in the eleventh hour late on Wednesday, have set up a solid platform thus far. Skipper Abhinav Mukund was dismissed early, thanks to a misunderstanding with Vijay, run out for 12. But Jagadeesan, who was sent up the order, has so far played briskly with ten fours and a six.  Things have slowed down post lunch, but the two have got their eyes in and should look to bat big. [Preview]

Suresh Raina is dismissed cheaply against Assam in Guwahati on Thursday. Photo: PTI

 

Mumbai vs Baroda: Nandakumar Marar reports from Mumbai:

. Baroda finished the first day at 63 for one, trailing Mumbai by 108 runs.

. Baroda’s young new ball bowlers Atit Sheth (5 for 50) and Lukeman Meriwala (5 for 52) restricted Mumbai to 171 in the first innings at the Wankhede stadium. Aditya Tare top-scored with 50 off 52 balls.

. Mumbai lost five wickets for 103 runs at lunch on the first day of the Group C Ranji Trophy tie at the Wankhede stadium. Siddhesh Lad (10 n.o.), Abhishek Nayar (0 n.o.) were at the crease.

Baroda opted to field after winning the toss and Atith Sheth claimed three wickets (Prithvi Shaw, Aditya Tare, Ajinkya Rahane). [Preview]

 

Group D

Bengal vs Vidarbha: At stumps on Day One, Vidarbha is 285 for 1. Faiz Fazal scored 142; S. R. Ramawamy is unbeaten on 117. [Preview]

Himachal vs Chhattisgarh: At stumps on Day One, Chhattisgarh is 91 for 1 after having dismissed Himachal for 175.

Services vs Goa: At stumps on Day One, Services was 228 for 8, with Heramb Parab having taken three wickets.

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