Ranji Trophy 2019-20, Day 3: Innings win for Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu gains seven points by defeating Baroda in Vadodara; Mumbai puts up stiff resistance in its second dig against Saurashtra.

Maharashtra's Ankit Bawane scored an unbeaten 204 against Odisha. - K. PICHUMANI (FILE)

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's live coverage of the third day of the eighth round of Ranji Trophy 2019-20.

This is Santadeep Dey, and I will be taking you through all the action, as it unfurls across venues in the country.

 

STUMPS, DAY THREE

1. Jharkhand 242 and 51 for 0 trails Chhattisgarh 559 by 266 runs.

2. Arunachal Pradesh 351 and 162 for 8 leads Bihar 291 by 222 runs.

3. Bengal 123 and 185 for 4 needs 135 more runs to beat Rajasthan 241 and 201.

4. Kerala 191 for 3 trails Vidarbha 326 by 135 runs.

5. Madhya Pradesh 311 for 4 trails Karnataka 426 by 115 runs.

6. Himachal Pradesh 283 and 24 for 0 trails Railways 545 for 7 dec. by 238 runs.

7. Odisha 293 and 24 for 0 trails Maharashtra 543 for 5 dec. by 226 runs.

8. Mumbai 262 and 285 for 3 leads Saurashtra 335 by 212 runs.

9. Delhi 293 and 228 for 4 leads Gujarat 335 by 186 runs.

 

RESULTS

1. Baroda 174 and 259 lost to Tamil Nadu 490 for 7 dec. by an innings and 57 runs.

2. Chandigarh 587 for 5 dec. beat Mizoram 109 and 122 by an innings and 356 runs.

3. Meghalaya 174 and 155 beat Sikkim 128 and 135 by 66 runs.

4. J&K 329 and 306 for 9 dec. beat Tripura 187 and 119 by 329 runs.

5. Goa 318 and 221 for 4 dec. beat Nagaland 176 and 134 by 229 runs.

 

It's the end of the day's play, across venues. That's it from us. Join us for Day Four, play begins at 9.30 am. Until then, it's goodbye.

Delhi vs Gujarat | It's stumps, at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi. Delhi is on 228 for 4 in its second innings, and has an overall lead of 186 runs. Anuj Rawat scored 133. Jonty Sidhu is batting on 44.

Saurashtra vs Mumbai | It's stumps, in Rajkot, too. Here's Amol Karhadkar: Mulani was bowled while attempting a heave off Jani in the last over, but it turned out to be a no-ball. The lefty (67 n.o., 71b, 8x4) and Sarfaraz (25 n.o., 30b, 2x4, 1x6) see the day off with a healthy 212-run lead for Mumbai.

Maharashtra vs Odisha | It's stumps, at the MCA Cricket Stadium in Gahunje, Pune. Odisha is 24 for 0 in the second innings; it trails overall by 226 runs. Maharashtra declared its first innings closed on 543 for 5, with Ankit Bawane scoring an unbeaten 204. Ruturaj Gaikwad and N. S. Shaikh also scored centuries. 

Bihar vs Arunachal Pradesh | It's stumps, at the Moin-ul-haq stadium in Patna. Arunachal Pradesh, at 162 for 8 in its second innings, has an overall lead of 222 runs. It's lost five wickets for 59 runs; Kengo was the last batsman to be dismissed, bowled by Abhijeet.

Saurashtra vs Mumbai | Here's Amol Karhadkar, once again: Mulani taps Kushang for a single to raise his fifth fifty this season; the next ball, Sarfaraz pulls out his trademark scoop to see the ball which sails over third-man for a six. Mumbai 259 for 3, leads by 186 runs.

Delhi vs Gujarat | Anuj Rawat departs, for 133, dismissed by Rujul Bhatt, who has his first wicket. It ends a long partnership; Rawat and Sidhu (42 n.o., 86, 3x4, 1x6) put on 106 runs for the fourth wicket. Delhi's lead is now 183.

Tripura vs J&K | J&K captain Parvez Rasool finishes with 12 wickets as J&K completes a comprehensive win — 329 runs the margin — in Agartala. Tripura was bowled out for 119 in its second innings; M. B. Mura Singh's half-century was in vain.

Saurashtra vs Mumbai | Here's Amol Karhadkar, once again: Jadeja wins the mini-battle, with Surya (134, 130b, 17x4, 3x6) missing a reverse sweep and adjudged lbw. At 222 for 3 (lead of 149) Sarfaraz Khan — having scored 605 before being dismissed — joins Mulani.

Saurashtra vs Mumbai | Here's Amol Karhadkar, once again: Surya (123 n.o., 124b, 15x4, 3x6) and Mulani (29 n.o., 34b, 4x4) have put on 80 in 70 balls to help Mumbai race to 204 for 2, lead of 131 at the last drinks break. If they continue to accelerate for the last hour, tomorrow's play will be interesting.

Vidarbha vs Kerala | It's stumps, in Nagpur. Kerala is 191 for 3 in its first innings, it trails Vidarbha by 135 runs. Sachin Baby and Akshay Chandran have put on 51 runs for the fourth wicket.

Rajasthan vs Bengal | Bengal has lost its fourth wicket, in Jaipur. It needs another 165 runs to beat Rajasthan. Koushik Ghosh was dismissed by A. A. Khan for 64. Veterans Anustup Majumdar and Shreevats Goswami are batting.

Saurashtra vs Mumbai | Here's more from Amol Karhadkar: He got a bad call for a first-ball duck in the first innings, but Surya Yadav (103 n.o., 108b, 13x4, 2x6) has raced to his second quickfire ton of the season and give Mumbai an outside chance of a comeback in the game. More than his reverse-sweeps off left-arm spinners, the inside out six off Bhut is the standout stroke so far. Mumbai 163/2, leads by 90.

Saurashtra vs Mumbai | Here's Amol Karhadkar, reporting from Rajkot: Second over of the session, Jay Bista's drive off the left-arm spinner Bhut results in an edge to Vasavada in the slips. 124/2 and Shams Mulani, the left-hander, has been promoted in a bid to tackle left-arm spin from both ends.

- Baroda vs Tamil Nadu | It's an innings win for Tamil Nadu at the Motibaug Cricket Ground in Vadodara. Baroda was bowled out for 259 in its second innings, the last-wicket pair of A. Sheth and B. A. Pathan adding 53 runs.

For Tamil Nadu, medium-pacer K. Vignesh took five wickets. M. Mohammed finished with nine wickets in the match.

The win garners seven points for the side.

 

- Saurashtra vs Mumbai | Bista (46 n.o., 75b, 3x4) and Surya (68 n.o., 78b, 10x4) have given Mumbai a 47-run advantage, although Jadeja posed a lot of questions to Surya. Had Arpit Vasavada caught him in the slips on 44, Saurashtra would have been sitting pretty. Mumbai 120 for 1 at tea.

- Jharkhand vs Chhattisgarh: Rahul Shukla trapped leg before... Jharkhand folds for 242.

- Delhi vs Gujarat: Nitish Rana goes for 10.  A Nagwaswalla takes his wicket. Delhi 113/3.

- Rajasthan vs Bengal: Finally! Rajasthan finally gets the much-required breakthrough as it gets rid of opener Abhimanyu Easwaran. Bengal 115/1.

- Delhi vs Gujarat: That's a big wicket! Axar Patel gets the better of Delhi's Dhruv Shorey, who managed to score 34 off 63 balls. 

- Baroda vs Tamil Nadu: Dipak updates: "Vignesh once again to TN's rescue. Removes Krunal Pandya for 78. Pandya went for a cut and caught at deep point. Baroda 186/8."

- Saurashtra vs Mumbai: Jay Bista (26*, 44b, 2x4) and Surya Yadav (43*, 43b, 6x4) have helped Mumbai wipe out the deficit in just 16 overs. At 73/1, it's time for them to keep pressing the pedal and put Saurashtra under pressure

- Nagaland vs Goa: Lakshay Garg has made a mess of the stumps! Nagaland loses its second. It is 28.2 after 8.5 overs.

- Baroda vs Tamil Nadu: Another 50-run parntership for Baroda. This time between Krunal Pandya and Atit Sheth. Pandya has raced to 72 off 84 balls and has been severe on Sai Kishore. TN kept at bay for an hour after lunch. Baroda 169/7

- Tripura vs Jammu and Kashmir: Jammu and Kashmir, nine down at 306, declares.

- Nagaland vs Goa: Goa adding to Nagaland's problems: sets 364 as target, first, and then removes opener Mughavi for just the one run. Nagaland 5/1

- Saurashtra vs Mumbai: "Mumbai needed a quick start. Despite losing Bhupen Lalwani to a lunging keeper Snell Patel off Kushang, Surya and Bista have raced to 27/1, with Surya's cover drive and square cut being the highlight so far this session. Trail by 46," messages Amol.

- Nagaland vs Goa: Goa declares at 221/4 (Darshan Misal 19 off 13, Snehal Kauthankar 68 off 62). Nagaland needs 364 runs to win.

- Arunachal Pradesh vs Bihar: Doria out for 17! LBW Shivam S Kumar. Arunachal Pradesh 38/2

- Jharkhand vs Chhattisgarh: Sahil Raj has been dismissed, castled by Ajay Mandal. Jharkhand 136/6

- Baroda vs Tamil Nadu: WICKET! At the stroke of lunch, Viraj Bhosale is out caught in the deep. Aparajith came on to bowl and gets a wicket off the first ball. Poor shot from the batsman considering it was last over before lunch. Vignesh fumbles and takes it on 3rd attempt. Baroda 119/7.

- Saurashtra vs Mumbai: In the last over of a session that saw multiple injury breaks, Mulani traps last-man Kushang Patel lbw to end Saurashtra's innings at 335, a lead of 73. Chirag Jani (84*, 174b, 7x4, 1x6) receives rousing applause from both camps.

- Baroda vs Tamil Nadu: Dipak updates: "50-run stand between Krunal Pandya and Viraj Bhosale has come in just 27 balls. Age old problem of TN. Letting the tail wag a bit. Baroda 115/6."

- Delhi vs Gujarat: Delhi has lost the first wicket, with just 10 on the scoreboard. Hiten Dalal goes cheaply, having made just 1 off 19 deliveries.

- Saurashtra vs Mumbai: Amol: "Kamlesh Makwana's (12, 57b, 1x4) blocking spree is over as he is pushed back into the crease by Mulani to be trapped lbw. 326/9, Saurashtra seems to have virtually shut the door on Mumbai."

Meanwhile, there has been a change of venue and date for the star-studded Bushfire charity match. How excited are you guys?


- Chandigarh vs Mizoram: Chandigarh bags all of seven points after thrashing Mizoram by an innings and 356 runs.

- Tripura vs Jammu and Kashmir: Five of Jammu and Kashmir's last six wickets have been snapped up by M B Mura Singh. J & K 201/6.

- Chandigarh vs Mizoram: Mizoram 122-all out! Arpit Singh has rattled Bobby's woodwork.

- Saurashtra vs Mumbai:

- Baroda vs Tamil Nadu: Dipak updates: "BARODA IMPLODING. the short ball tactic works for Vignesh. Deepak Hooda goes for a pull and miscues it to the square leg fielder Mohammed. Baroda 57/4."

- Chandigarh vs Mizoram: Mizoram, in no time, has lost four more wickets. The score is 99/8 now.

- Delhi vs Gujarat: Simarjeet Singh has taken four Gujarat wickets now. Make that five! The Delhi bowler's figures read 22.2-4-75-5. Gujarat all out for 335. Axar Patel is the last man to go.

- Rajasthan vs Bengal: Rajasthan succumbs too. Shahbaz traps T M Haq in front as the northern state ends up losing all its wickets for 201.

- Baroda vs Tamil Nadu: Dipak says: "WICKET. After the drinks break, Vignesh strikes. Was troubling the batsman with bounce and looked fired up today. Kedar Devdhar edges one and Aparajith, a very good slip fielder, take a brilliant low catch. Baroda 53/2"

Four minutes later...

"WICKET AGAIN. Sai Kishore now into the action. Gets Vishnu Solanki bowled. the left-arm spinner was troubling the batsman with turn and bounce and a wicket was always around the corner. Baroda 53/3."

- Arunachal Pradesh vs Bihar: Kengo's fifer helps Arunachal Pradesh put an end to Bihar's innings. The side has folded for 291.

- Baroda vs Tamil Nadu: Dipak tweets: "Baroda has done well not to lose any more wickets. Not a lot of help for the bowlers either. Mohammed looked better than Tanwar who looks visibly tired. boundaries have started to come. Baroda 42/1."

- Saurashtra vs Mumbai: Amol updates: "Chirag Jani is hit on the helmet twice in an over. Is attended to not just by the physio but a doctor at the stadium. Back on his feet and resumes batting. 294/8."

- Meghalaya vs Sikkim: Sikkim folds for 135, as Sanjay keeps adding to his tally. The Meghalaya bowler who had taken nine wickets in a Ranji match, a few weeks ago, is back with a fifer!

Meanwhile, better news: Meghalaya has won the tie by 66 runs.

- Delhi vs Gujarat: Dhruv Raval misses out on his century by six runs. Gujarat 309/5.

- Saurashtra vs Mumbai: Amol says: "Eventful 50 mins so far. Mumbai suffered a blow with Tushar Deshpande hobbling out in the middle of an over. Jani and Parth Bhut played freely, until Dias got Bhut with a short-ball. Jani, meanwhile, is going strong. Saurashtra 293/, lead by 31."

- Maharashtra vs Odisha: Odisha has the big fish in the net! RD Gaikwad, who made 129 off 217 balls, has been removed by Debabrata Pradhan.

- Nagaland vs Goa: Stuart Binny provides the breakthrough as Goa loses its first wicket for 40. Vaibhav Govekar has been castled!

- Chandigarh vs Mizoram: Pawan KB departs, ct Kunal Mahajan b Jaskarandeep Singh. Mizoram 68/4 now.

- Jharkhand vs Chhattisgarh: Jharkhand loses its fifth man as Puneet Datey removes Kumar Suraj for 28. Score: 72/5.

- Meghalaya vs Sikkim: Another wicket... another four-for! After Sanjay, it is Abhay Negi, who gets his fourth wicket after dismissing Jahan for 4. Sikkim 113/9.

- Saurashtra vs Mumbai: Amol updates: "Tare dives to his left to pouch an edge off Jadeja in the second over. Jani then cuts his later in the over to give Saurashtra the lead. 263/7"

- Meghalaya vs Sikkim: Meghalaya's Sanjay Yadav pockets a four-for with the wicket of Palzor. Sikkim is struggling at 104/8 now.

- Baroda vs Tamil Nadu: Dipak's here too. He texts us from Motibaug: "Good morning! Mohammed's dream run continues. TN is pressing for victory and he gets the first wicket of the 3rd ball of the day. Ahmadnoor Pathan caught at gully by Suryapprakash. Baroda 10/1. 306 more needed to make TN bat again."

- Saurashtra vs Mumbai: Our correspondent Amol Karhadkar is back at the ground, ladies and gentlemen! He just tweeted a snap:

 

- Tripura vs Jammu and Kashmir: J & K loses its second wicket with 54 on the board. Suryansh Raina has been trapped plumb in front. Rana Datta takes the all-important wicket.

- Nagaland vs Goa: Innings Break - Only a few minutes into the contest, Nagaland loses its last wicket at 176.

 

These are how things stood at the end of proceedings on Day 2:

STUMPS

Meghalaya vs Sikkim: Sikkim needs 136 runs to win.

Nagaland vs Goa: Nagaland trails by 151 runs.

Tripura vs Jammu and Kashmir: Jammu and Kashmir leads by 191 runs.

Arunachal Pradesh vs Bihar: Bihar trails by 130 runs.

Jharkhand vs Chhattisgarh: Jharkhand trails by 523 runs.

Rajasthan vs Bengal: Rajasthan leads by 274 runs.

Railways vs Himachal: Railways leads by eight runs.

Saurashtra vs Mumbai: Saurashtra trails by five runs.

Baroda vs Tamil Nadu: Baroda trails by 306 runs.

Chandigarh vs Mizoram: Mizoram trails by 430 runs.

Karnataka vs Madhya Pradesh: Madhya Pradesh trails by 366 runs.

Maharashtra vs Odisha: Maharashtra trails by 74 runs.

Vidarbha vs Kerala: Kerala trails by 135 runs.

Delhi vs Gujarat: Gujarat trails by 24 runs


RESULTS

Four matches have already concluded inside two days, with the most remarkable of those wins coming at the Dhruv Pandove Stadium in Patiala where Punjab toppled the table-toppers!

 

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Four matches got over inside two days.   -  BCCI

 

Where to watch?

Selected Ranji Trophy matches will be telecasted live on the Star Sports Network and will be simultaneously streamed online on Hotstar, as well.