Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Delhi, Nagaland win; MP, Himachal, Goa secure three points with draw - as it happened

In an enthralling finish to the final day of third round, Nagaland beat Sikkim by nine wickets, while Delhi, too, secured a comfortable win earlier.

Delhi captain Shikhar Dhawan in action against Hyderabad.

Delhi captain Shikhar Dhawan in action against Hyderabad.   -  R. V. Moorthy

Delhi and Nagaland secured comfortable wins on the final day of the third round of Ranji Trophy 2019-20, with Himachal, Goa, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh securing three points with a draw.

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Nagaland completes nine-wicket win over Sikkim! Chasing 112 in the final session of play, it gets the job done in 12.2 overs. As a result, it wins six points, missing the bonus point by a wicket!

The match between Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu ends in a draw! Madhya Pradesh gets three points after it took a first-innings lead, while Tamil Nadu gets its first point of the season after losses to Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh.

 

N. Sudarshan, our reporter covering the Karnataka vs Himachal fixture, explains the decision to call off the match at tea on the final day: Once Himachal were two down, they decided to not go for the target. Karnataka reciprocated to shield their bowlers as they will be hitting the road for their next three matches.

N. Sudarshan, our reporter covering the Karnataka vs Himachal fixture, updates: The match has been called off in Mysuru. Himachal 3 points, Karnataka 1 point.

DRAWN! The match between Bihar and Goa ends in a draw, the latter getting three points for taking a first-innings lead. Bihar gets a point.

N. Sudarshan, our reporter covering the Karnataka vs Himachal fixture, updates: Himachal seem to have weathered the storm. They have reached 34 for two. Koushik bowled a tight first spell (7-1-13-2) and was unlucky not to get a third when Vashist was dropped by Ravikumar Samarth. And with that it's tea.

Updates from Amitabha Das Sharma in Kolkata: Bengal collects three points from first innings lead. With 53 overs still to go, Bengal and Andhra agree for a draw. Bengal was at 46-0 in the second innings.

Delhi has defeated Hyderabad by seven wickets at the Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium. Delhi lost three wickets but that wasn't a problem.

Updates from N. Sudarshan: Chasing 183, Himachal is two down. Sumeet Verma caught at square leg. Koushik strikes.

S. Dipak Ragav updates from Indore: 100-run partnership between Kaushik and Mukunth. TN lead by 165 now. 349/5. the match is meandering towards a draw. Just the formalities of bowling the remaining overs.

It's lunch.

S. Dipak Ragav from Indore: TN has done exceedingly well to move to 272/5. Lead by 88 runs. 95 runs from 32 overs. only one wicket for MP.

SHIKHAR DHAWAN FALLS. The Delhi batsman is dismissed for 21 off 43 deliveries as he is caught by Sumanth Kolla off Ravi Kiran. Delhi 46-2

N. Sudarshan updates: Karnataka gets to lunch with no further damage. 283-7 with BR Sharath on a well-made 39. The lead is now of 169.

Saurashtra struggling as it loses its seventh wicket. H Desai , who scored 50, is caught and bowled by Zeeshan Ansari. Saurashtra 93/7

News from Delhi. Needing 60 to win, Delhi loses first wicket for 24. Kunal Chandela 6 is caught by Sumanth Kolla off Mohammad Siraj, Delhi 24/1

Amitabha Das Sharma updates from Kolkata: Andhra all out for 181, trailing Bengal by 108 runs. Ishan Porel is the pick of the Bengal bowlers, with four wickets for 50 runs.

N. Sudarshan pings: "Suchith gone, caught at gully. Fifer for Rishi Dhawan. Karnataka leads by 127 runs."

Cheteshwar Pujara falters as Saurashtra struggles. He is trapped lbw by Saurabh Kumar. Samarth Vyas too falls for a duck.

N. Sudarshan pings from Mysuru: Karnataka loses it's sixth wicket and this time is Devdutt Padikkal. Agonisingly falls short of a well-deserved century. Out leg-before for 99 off Vaibhav Arora. The home side leads only by 118.

Amitabha Das Sharma updates from Kolkata: Opener CR Gnaneshwar(73 batting) sets Andhra on the path to recovery at Eden Gardens. The visitor avoids follow-on as Gnaneshwar and C. Stephen add 40 runs for the ninth wicket. Andhra 170 for 8...

S. Dipak Ragav updates from Indore: Aparajith has quickly move to 20 with 4 boundaries. TN 221/4. Lead by 37 runs. the 2nd new ball is available now. Avesh Khan warming up. might come from the 82nd over from the far end.

Karnataka suffers double blows. Vaibhav Arora strikes in his first over, removing Karun Nair. A while later, Rishi Dhawan gets Shreyas Gopal.

N. Sudarshan adds: A wild shot by Shreyas and keeper Ankur Bains makes no mistake.

Our correspondent N. Sudarshan reports from Mysuru: Clear skies here in Mysuru, the winter sun shining bright. Paddikal starts with a beautiful drive for four off Rishi Dhawan. 200 up for Karnataka.

This has been a season to remember for Rex Singh! The Manipur young pace ace has scalped a six wicket haul against Arunachal Pradesh. Eight wickets down for Arunachal. From featuring in age-group cricket to breaking into the big league -- Rex has made his presence felt.

In Kolkata, Andhra Pradesh has lost its eighth wicket for 108. Manish Golamaru has been dismissed for 11 off 23 balls by Akash Deep.

Delhi is just 60 runs away from a win against Hyderabad. With 10 wickets in hand, it looks like an easy task for Delhi. An interesting day of cricket awaits...

STUMPS, DAY 3


Mizoram vs Puducherry: Mizoram trails by 355 runs

Bengal vs Andhra: Andhra trails by 179 runs

Odisha vs Uttarakhand: Uttarakhand trails by 82 runs

Sikkim vs Nagaland: Nagaland trails by 198 runs

Arunachal Pradesh vs Manipur: Arunachal Pradesh needs 132 runs to win

Karnataka vs Himachal Pradesh: Karnataka leads by 77 runs

Bihar vs Goa: Goa leads by 60 runs

Delhi v Hyderabad: Delhi needs 60 runs to win

Maharashtra vs Chhattisgarh: Maharashtra leads by 42 runs

Jharkhand vs Haryana: Jharkhand trails by 177 runs

Vidarbha vs Punjab: Punjab trails by 206 runs

Madhya Pradesh vs Tamil Nadu: Tamil Nadu trails by 7 runs

Saurashtra vs Uttar Pradesh: Uttar Pradesh leads by 192 runs

Jammu and Kashmir vs Assam: Assam trails by 438 runs