Ranji Trophy 2018-19: Bihar suffers 10-wicket loss to Uttarakhand

Bihar, which reached the quarterfinals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, failed to settle down in the longer format of the game and succumbed to Uttarakhand, which was comparatively stronger.

Bihar got a reality check on Friday as it suffered a 10-wicket defeat against Uttarakhand in Dehradun. (Representational Image)   -  Getty Images

Coming back to the Ranji Trophy after 18 long years, Bihar got a reality check on Friday as it suffered a 10-wicket defeat against Uttarakhand in Dehradun.

The side, which reached the quarterfinals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, failed to settle down in the longer format of the game and succumbed to Uttarakhand, which was comparatively stronger. After bundling out Bihar for 60 in the first innings, Uttarakhand reached 227, thanks to a 91 by Karn Veer Kaushal. In the second innings, Bihar once again collapsed for 169, with Samar Quadri being the top-scorer with 36. For Uttarakhand, Sunny Kashyap scalped 4-51, while Deepak Dhapola bagged three for 48. Chasing three runs, Uttarakhand reached the target in just a ball as Kaushal hammered a boundary.

If Bihar suffered a defeat, Nagaland rode on an unbeaten 200 by Abrar Kazi to take a 408-run lead over Mizoram in Dimapur. After stuttering out Mizoram for 106 in the first innings, Kazi guided the host to 530-8 (declared). For the visiting side, Moia scalped 3-90. Having played for Karnataka in the past, Kazi has a fair idea about the longer format and that helped him immensely. In the second innings, Mizoram was struggling at 16-2, having lost its opener, Akhil Rajput, for six. After a double ton, Kazi also grabbed a wicket.

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In the cool confines of Shillong, Meghalaya found itself in a spot of bother as Arunachal Pradesh took a lead of 129 runs. After being bundled out of for 166 in the first innings, Arunachal skittled out Meghalaya for 141. While captain Jason Lamare played a knock of 70, that could not help Mizoram gain a first innings lead. For Arunachal, Sandeep Kumar Thakur, Subhash Sharma and Tehi grabbed three wickets each. In the second innings, Arunachal was at 104-6 at stumps on the second day. Kshitiz Sharma was the top-scorer with 41. Abhay Negi scalped 3-21.

The other fixture of the day between Sikkim and Manipur at the Jadavpur University Ground in Kolkata, was an interesting affair as Milind Kumar hammered a 261 to guide Sikkim to 372. Following that, it was necessary for Manipur to get off to a good start, but that did not happen and the side was bundled out for 79 in first innings, with Priyojit K. Singh scoring 30. Being imposed a follow-on, the side was at 123-2 in the second innings, with Lakhan Rawat batting on 62 and Yashpal Singh on 48.

Summarised scores

In Kolkata: Sikkim first innings 372 (Milind Kumar 261, Bipul Sharma 45; Shelley Shaurya 4-39, Rex Singh 3-97) vs Manipur first innings 79 (Priyojit K Singh 30; Ishwar Chaudhary 4-37, Bipul Sharma 3-17) and second innings 123-2 (Lakhan Rawat 62 batting, Yashpal Singh 48 batting).

In Dehradun: Bihar first innings 60 and second innings 169 (Sunny Kashyap 4/51, Deepak Dhapola 3/48) vs Uttarakhand first innings 227 (Karanveer Kaushal 91, Saurabh Rawat 63; Ashutosh Aman 4-34, Samar Quadri 3-77) and second innings 4-0.

In Shillong: Arunachal Pradesh first innings 166 (Samarth Seth 50; Gurinder Singh 5-50, Lakhan Singh 3-38) and second innings 104-6 (Kshitiz Sharma 41; Abhay Negi 3-29) vs Meghalaya first innings 141 (Jason Lamare 70; Licha Tehi 3-31, Subhash Sharma 3-47, Sandeep Kumar Thakur 3-19).

In Dimapur: Mizoram first innings 106 and second innings 16-2 vs Nagaland first innings 530-8 declared (Abrar Kazi 200, Jonathan Rongsen 72, Mughavi Wotsa 58, Imliwati Lemtur 50).