Ranji Trophy 2019-20, Round 5: Tare, Mulani give Mumbai control

Catch highlights from the first day of the Round 5 matches of the Ranji Trophy 2019-20 being played across venues.

Cheteshwar Pujara struck his first century in the Ranji Trophy this season. - SUDHAKARA JAIN (FILE PHOTO)

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's live coverage of Day 1 of the fifth round matches of the Ranji Trophy 2019-20 being played across venues.

 

LIVE UPDATES

Kerala vs Punjab | M. R. Praveen Chandran reports: Punjab 46 for two at stumps. Gurkeerat Mann batting 16, Nightwatch man Mayank Markande unbeaten on 12. M. D.Nidheesh rattled Punjab with two quick wickets. But the third wicket pair was steady and punished the bad balls.

Uttar Pradesh vs Baroda | Mohammad Saif is nearing his century and along with Upendra Yadav has taken Uttar Pradesh past the 280-run mark. Uttar Pradesh 282/5 after 86 overs.

Odisha vs Haryana: After bowling out Haryana for 90, Odisha has taken a slender lead but half the side is back in the hut. Odisha 115/5

Dipak Ragav with an update: Tamil Nadu vs Mumbai | New ball taken in the 85th over. 70 runs in 16 overs so far this session. Mumbai 261/5

Kerala vs Punjab | After bowling out Kerala for 227, Punjab lose an early wicket as opener Sanvir Singh departs for one. Punjab 13/1 after 5 overs.

STUMPS

1. Chhattisgarh 276 for 7 vs Assam.

2. Punjab 46/2 vs Kerala.

3.  Maharashtra - 227/5 vs Jharkhand.

4. J & K - 338/7 vs Services.

5. Goa - 252/7 vs Pondicherry.

6. Chandigarh - 4/1 vs Sikkim.

7. Uttar Pradesh - 295/5 vs Baroda.

8. Gujarat - 258/4 vs Rajasthan.

9. Saurashtra - 296/2 vs Karnataka.

10. Mumbai - 284/6 vs Tamil Nadu.

11. Vidarbha - 89/3 vs Bengal.

12. Bihar - 308/5 vs Manipur.

13. Nagaland - 356/5 vs Arunachal Pradesh.

14.  Chhattisgarh - 276/7 vs Assam.

15. Andhra - 13/0 vs Hyderabad.

TEA

1. Bihar 225 for 4 vs Manipur.

2. J&K 208 for 3 vs Services.

3. UP 189 for 4 vs Baroda.

4. Goa 143 for 6 vs Puducherry.

5. Odisha 57 for 4 trails Haryana 90 by 33 runs.

6. Vidarbha 20 for 0 trails Bengal 170 by 150 runs.

7. Gujarat 169 for 2 vs Rajasthan.

8. Maharashtra 151 for 5 vs Jharkhand.

9. Saurashtra 189 for 2 vs Karnataka.

10. Hyderabad 151 for 6 vs Andhra.

11. Mumbai 188 for 5 vs Tamil Nadu.

12. MP 124 vs Railways.

13. Nagaland 280 for 3 vs Arunachal Pradesh.

14. Chhattisgarh 173 for 4 vs Assam.

15. Kerala 211 for 9 vs Punjab.

16. Sikkim 209 for 4 vs Chandigarh.

 

Tamil Nadu vs Mumbai | Tare plays a paddle-sweep off Pradosh Ranjan Paul to get to his half-century. He hits another boundary - via a cover-drive - and moves to 57. Mumbai's total crosses 250.

Andhra vs Hyderabad | Hyderabad loses its eighth wicket. Jaweed Ali falls two runs short of a century. Hyderabad 185 for 8 in the 68th over.

Kerala vs Punjab | M. R. Praveen Chandran reports: Kerala all out for 227. Nidheesh (0) caught at short leg off Vinay. Salman unbeaten on 91. The last wicket pair adds an useful 39 runs.

Tamil Nadu vs Mumbai | The partnership between Mulani and Tare is now worth more than 100 runs, after Mulani lofts R. Ashwin for a boundary through midwicket. Aditya Tare needs eight more runs to get to his half-century. Mulani is batting on 64.

Kerala vs Punjab | It's tea, in Thiruvananthapuram. Kerala is on 211 for nine. Salman Nizar is batting on 75, M. D. Nidheesh is batting alongside him and is yet to open his account.

Saurashtra vs Karnataka | Ashwin Achal reports: Pujara brings up his 50th first-class century with a flicked four to mid-wicket. This is Pujara's first century of the Ranji Trophy this season.

Saurashtra vs Karnataka | At tea, Saurashtra is 189 for 2. Cheteshwar Pujara is batting on 93 (149b, 10x4, 1x6) and Sheldon Jackson on 63 (118b, 3x4, 2x6).

Ashwin Achal has more from Rajkot:

Karnataka spinners Gopal, Dubey and Suchith utterly disappointing. Unable to build any sort of pressure on Pujara and Sheldon. Straying in length far too often.

The field placements, set by stand in skipper Shreyas Gopal, have been very defensive. Just a slip in catching position, with four to five fielders on the fence

Tamil Nadu vs Mumbai | At the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, Shams Mulani (38 n.o., 85b, 7x4) and Aditya Tare (27 n.o., 55b, 4x4), the captain, have put on 59 runs for the sixth wicket. It's tea. After 68 overs, Mumbai 188 for 5.

Kerala vs Punjab | M. R. Praveen Chandran reports: Kerala crosses 200 as Salman takes 11 off an over from Vinay.

Kerala vs Punjab | Two quick wickets have fallen, at the St Xavier's KCA Cricket Ground in Thiruvananthapuram. M. R. Praveen Chandran reports: Sijomon steers Gurkeerat straight to Anmolpreet at slips. Basil Thampi has been castled by Vinay. Kerala 188 for nine.

Saurashtra vs Karnataka | Ashwin Achal reports from Rajkot: Sheldon Jackson brings up 5,000 runs in first-class cricket. He waves to his applauding team-mates.

Maharashtra vs Jharkhand | At the Reliance Cricket Ground in Nagothane, Abrar Kazi and V. V. More have put on 61 runs for the sixth wicket. In the 69th over, the score is 149 for 5.

Chandigarh vs Sikkim | At the Sector-16 stadium in Chandigarh, Yashpal (75 n.o., 111b, 13x4) and Iqbal Abdulla (66 n.o., 87b, 9x4, 1x6) have added 136 runs for the fifth wicket. Seamers Gurinder Singh and Bipul Sharma have two wickets each. Chandigarh 198 for 4.

Kerala vs Punjab | Fifty up for Salman Nizar (101b, 6x4). Kerala 178 for 7.

Puducherry vs Goa | Goa is six down now, for 136. Darshan Misal is run out. Amit Verma, the captain, is batting on 52 (110b, 7x4). Lakshay Garg is the new batsman.

Kerala vs Punjab | The partnership ends, as Akshay Chandran departs. He is dismissed by Vinay Choudhary for 28 (89b, 1x4). Sijomon Joseph is the new batsman. Salman Nizar needs four more runs to reach 50. After 57 overs, Kerala 175 for 7.

More from M. R. Praveen Chandran: Vinay Choudhary gets the breakthrough. Akshay Chandran is caught by Rahul in the slips. The ball turned but batsman is not happy with the decision.

Kerala vs Punjab | Salman Nizar and Akshay Chandran decide to accelerate. M. R. Praveen Chandran updates: After the patnership trundles past 50, bit of aggression from both batsmen. Kerala 160 for six.

Ashwin Achal pings: Pujara and Sheldon on the attack. Sheldon blasts Deshpande for a straight six, followed by a pull off Gopal for six by Pujara.

M.R. Praveen Chandran updates:  The seventh wicket stand trundles past 50. Salman Nizar (27 batting) and Akshay Chandran (21 batting) have been patient on a wicket that has slowly started to turn.

S Dipak Ragav updates: One shot too many. Ashwin removes Sarafaraz. He cuts straight to fielder. 129/5... Sarafaraz Khan counter-attacking the spinners. 3 fours and 2 sixes in the last two overs of Sai Kishore. Mumbai 123/4

S Dipak Ragav chips in from Chepauk: Ashwin strikes after lunch. Tamore cuts straight to backward point fielder Indrajith. Mumbai 95/4

M.R. Praveen Chandran updates:  Kerala 98 for six at lunch on first day.

Ashwin Achal pings: Saurashtra goes to lunch at 91/2. Pujara quite aggressive, stepping down the track regularly to the spinners. Solid start by the home team.

S Dipak Ragav chips in from Chepauk: Sarfaraz Khan dropped on six by Suryaprakash at short leg.Easy catch. Sai kishore the bowler. Lunch on day 1.. Mumbai 91/3

M.R. Praveen Chandran updates: Kerala 90 for six. Baltej Singh pulls out a good return catch to dismiss Vishnu Vinod. The ball stopped a bit and Vishnu, into his shot  early, hits it back to the bowler.

More from Chepauk: Siddhesh Lad's terrible run with the bat continues. Out for a duck. Sai Kishore gets his 3rd wicket. A brilliant diving catch by skipper Aparajith at first slip. Mumbai 79/3

S Dipak Ragav chips in from Chepauk: Sai Kishore strikes again. Bhupen Lalwani trapped leg-before. Mumbai 79/2

M.R. Praveen Chandran updates: Kaul cleans up Baby (9) Kerala struggling at 72 for five.

Ashwin Achal pings: Siddharth takes a low catch at second slip, Desai gone. Suchith has his second wicket.

M.R. Praveen Chandran updates: Robin Uthappa (48) throws it away: attempts a pull off a short ball from Kaul; doesn't connect, the ball richochetes off the gloves for an easy overhead catch to Rohan Marwaha in the slips. Kerala 69 for four new man Vishnu Vinod

S Dipak Ragav chips in from Chepauk: Hardik Tamore hits Ashwin for a six in the over before drinks break. Mumbai 66/1 in 20 overs

M.R. Praveen Chandran updates: Kerala 50 for three. Robin 35 batting, Baby four batting. Fifty run stand for the fourth wicket between Robin Uthappa and Sachin Baby. Kerala 64 for three.

Ashwin Achal pings: Suchith gets the breakthrough. Gets Snell Patel out caught and bowled. Pujara, architect of Saurashtra's win over Karnataka in the semifinal last season, walks in. Padikkal drops a tough chance at gully. Desai survives. Bowler More is unhappy.

S Dipak Ragav chips in from Chepauk: Sai Kishore strikes. An arm ball. Jay Bista is bowled for a well-made 41. Mumbai 50/1

M.R. Praveen Chandran updates: Robin Uthappa counter attacking, quickly moves to 21. Kerala 33 for three

S Dipak Ragav chips in from Chepauk: Jay Bista turning it up for Mumbai here. Batting on 31(31b) with 7 fours. Three boundaries off Vignesh's last over. Mumbai 36/0

M.R. Praveen Chandran updates: Kerala in trouble, losing both openers inside the first half an hour. Jalaj pushed forward tentatively, got an inside edge and was caught at short leg. Mohammed Azharuddeen was caught off Siddharth Kaul. Kerala slides further, Rohan Prem caught in the slips off Baltej Singh. Kerala 11 for three

Ashwin Achal pings: All signs point to a spinning track- Saurashtra wins toss, bats first - ensuring Karnataka bats last. Karnataka picked three spinners.

M.R. Praveen Chandran updates: Sachin Baby calls it right. Kerala has won the toss and decided to bat. Jalaj has a new partner Mohd Azharuddeen. Couple of changes for Kerala. M.D.Nidheesh in for Asif. Sijomon Joseph. Siddharth Kaul makes a comeback from injury.

Ashwin Achal pings: Saurashtra win the toss and elect to bat. Big team news - Karnataka fast bowler A. Mithun rested. Likely to be part of his load management plan. Would like to keep him fresh for bigger matches to come. Spinner Pravin Dubey makes his First Class debut. Expecting the Madhavrao Scindia ground pitch to help spinners.

TOSS UPDATE

Assam Won the Toss & elected to Field

Nagaland Won the Toss & elected to bat

Manipur Won the Toss & elected to Field

Pondicherry Won the Toss & elected to Field

Saurashtra Won the Toss & elected to bat

Haryana Won the Toss & elected to bat

Mumbai Won the Toss & elected to bat

Gujarat Won the Toss & elected to bat

Kerala Won the Toss and elected to bat

Maharashtra Won the Toss & elected to bat

Railways Won the Toss & elected to Field

Chandigarh Won the Toss & elected to Field

Andhra Won the Toss & elected to Field

ALL MATCHES TODAY

Group A

Andhra Pradesh v Hyderabad (Ongole), Kerala v Punjab (Thumba), Rajasthan v Gujarat (Jaipur), Bengal v Vidarbha (Nagpur)

Group B

Railways v Madhya Pradesh (Delhi), Tamil Nadu v Mumbai (Chennai), Uttar Pradesh v Baroda (Kanpur), Saurashtra v Karnataka (Rajkot)

Group C

Assam v Chhattisgarh (Guwahati), Haryana v Odisha (Rohtak), Jammu & Kashmi v Services (Delhi), Tripura v Uttarakhand (Agartala), Maharashtra v Jharkhand (Nagothane)

Plate Group

Arunachal Pradesh v Nagaland (Sovima), Chandigarh v Sikkim (Chandigarh), Puducherry v Goa (Puducherry), Manipur v Bihar (Balurghat), Mizoram