Ranji Trophy Quarterfinals: Round-Up

A round-up of the third day’s play of the Ranji Trophy quarterfinals.

Madhya Pradesh bowler Mihir Hirwani celebrates the dismissal of Delhi batsman Vikas Tokas on Saturday.   -  V. Raju

Abhimanyu Eswaran backed up his century from the first innings with an unbeaten 93 on Day Three to power Bengal to a strong position against Gujarat in the quarterfinal clash.

Earlier, three-wicket hauls from Ashok Dinda, Ishan Porel and B. Amit helped Bengal bowl out Gujarat for just 224 and giving a crucial 130-run first innings lead. Bengal finished the day on 177 for one and leads by 307 runs.

At Jaipur: Bengal 354 & 177 for one in 73 overs (Abhimanyu Eswaran 93 batting, Writtick Chatterjee 40 batting) vs Gujarat 224 in 74.5 overs (Bhargav Merai 67, Parthiv Patel 47, Piyush Chawla 43). [Report]

At Surat: Vidarbha 246 & 77 for one in 30 overs (Faiz Fazal 51) vs Kerala 176 in 61.5 overs (Jalaj Saxena 40, Rajneesh Gurbani five for 38). [Report]

At Vijayawada: Madhya Pradesh 338 & 47 for two in 18 overs vs Delhi 405 in 119.4 overs (Kunal Chandela 81, Dhruv Shorey 78, Nitish Rana 43, Rishabh Pant 49, Himmat Singh 71, Mihir Hirwani five for 89). [Report]

At Nagpur: Mumbai 173 & 120 for three in 44 overs (Surya Kumar Yadav 55 batting) vs Karnataka 570 in 163.3 overs (R. Samarth 40, Mayank Agarwal 78, Kaunain Abbas 50, C.M. Gautam 79, Shreyas Gopal 150 n.o., Shivam Dubey five for 98). [Report]

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