Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Round 9, Day 3 - Bengal, Karnataka win

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Manoj Tiwary played a crucial knock of 65 in Bengal's second innings.   -  Rajeev Bhatt

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's LIVE coverage of Round 9 matches of the Ranji Trophy 2019-20 where teams battle to book a place in the quarterfinals.

  • Good morning viewers. It's going to be a very crucial day for teams like Punjab, Bengal, Karnataka, Baroda, Odisha, to name a few.
  • The quarterfinal berths are at stake and teams will be going full throttle to make it to the last eight. Goa entered the quarters on Thursday.
  • Stay tuned as we bring you all the Live updates. But before that, here's how the Punjab vs Bengal match panned out in Patiala.  REPORT: Tiwary, Nandi fifties give Bengal fighting chance

Live Blog:

The third day of action saw two teams registering wins and qualifying for the quarterfinals — Karnataka, Bengal. J&K and Gujarat are inching closer to victories. How many more outright results will we see on Saturday? Watch out for this space to find out tomorrow. Thank you for joining us.

Stumps, Day 3:

Baroda - 85 and 296 vs Karnataka 233 and 150/2. Karnataka won by eight wickets.

Maharashtra - 207 and 313 vs Uttarakhand 251 & 103/2. Uttarakhand needs  167 runs to win.

Pondicherry - 625/8 decl vs Nagaland 176 and 8/0. Nagaland trails By 441 Runs

Chhattisgarh - 179 and 325/1 vs Services 398. Chhattisgarh leads by 106 runs

Rajasthan - 299 & 128/2 vs Delhi 623. Rajasthan trails by 196 runs.

Jharkhand - 355/9 vs Odisha 436. Jharkhand trails by 81 runs.

Sikkim - 272 vs Bihar 305 & 292/5. Bihar leads by 325 runs.

Himachal Pradesh 220 and 433/7 decl. vs Uttar Pradesh 119 & 77/4.  UP needs 458 runs to win.

Manipur - 63 and 198/8 vs Chandigarh 672/8 decl.

Arunachal Pradesh 222 and 14/2 vs Meghalaya  576/9d (1st innings). Aunachal Pradesh is following on. 

Assam 283 vs Tripura 497 & 76/5. Tripura leads by 290 runs

Gujarat 406 vs Andhra 177 and 216/7. Andhra trails by 13 runs.

Madhya Pradesh - 258 and 44/2 vs Mumbai 427 and 238/5 decl. Madhya Pradesh needs 364 runs to win. 

Saurashtra - 346/6 vs Tamil Nadu 424. Saurashtra trails by 78 runs.

Bengal 138 and 202 vs Punjab 151 and 141. Bengal won by 48 runs.

Vidarbha - 333 vs Hyderabad 272 & 139/7. Hyderabad leads by 78 runs.

Haryana 291 and 103/5 vs Jammu and Kashmir 340 and 174. Haryana needs 121 runs to win.

 

Other updates:

Chhattisgarh vs Services:  325/1 vs Services. Chhattisgarh leads by 106 runs. Jiwanjot Singh ( 152*) and Harpreet Singh Bhatia ( 101*) have piled on runs in the second innings.

 

Gujarat vs Andhra Pradesh: Axar Patel picks five wicket ( 5-65) against Andhra -194/7 (2nd innings).  Andhra trails Gujarat by 34 runs

J & K - 174/10 in 50.1 overs (Abid Mushtaq 9 off 9, Mujtaba Yousuf 0 off 3) vs Haryana 102/5. . Haryana needs another 122 runs to win. 

Rajasthan 299 all out in the first innings. To follow on vs Delhi (623) . It trials by 324 runs.

Maharashtra all out for 313 in the second innings. Uttarakhand needs 270 runs to win.

Himachal - 433/7 dec in 106.6 overs (Bains 22 off 40, Dagar 15 off 26). Uttar Pradesh needs 535 runs to win.

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Mumbai vs MP:  Reporter: Nandakumar Marar

Stumps, Day 3:  Madhya Pradesh - 258 and 44/2 vs Mumbai 427 and 238/5 decl. Madhya Pradesh needs 364 runs to win. 

Mumbai declares at 238-5 for an overall lead of 407. Hardik Tamore finishes with 113.

Tea break: Mumbai 220/3, leads by 379. Hardik Tamore four runs short of a ton and Shams Mulani on unbeaten on 70.

Mumbai: 88/3. Mihir Hirwani deceives Sarfaraz Khan to claim a key wicket for MP. Mumbai's leading run-getter this season walks back after nine balls and six runs against his name. Shams Mulani promoted to number five

Hyderabad vs Vidarbha: Reporter: V.V.S. Subrahmanyam

Stumps, Day 3: Hyderabad finishes the third day at 139/7 with K. Sumanth on 25 and Aniketh Reddy on 1. Hyderabad is currently 78 runs ahead of Vidarbha.

132/ 7 Mehdi Hasan trapped leg before to Wakhare. Hyderabad 71 runs ahead against Vidarbha.

89/6: Chama Milind bowled by left arm spinner Sarvate, Hyderabad 89 for 6, 28 runs ahead with just four wickets in hand vs Vidarbha

87/5: Debutant Prateek Reddy who looked good stepped out for an ambitious stroke off slow bowler Wakhare only to hole out to covers, next over Rahul Buddhi caught at short leg off Sarvate 87 for five, 25 runs ahead vs Vidarbha

At tea, Hyderabad 68 for 3 with Rahul Buddhi on 35 and Prateek Reddy on 11. Hyderadabad is seven runs ahead against Vidarhba

32/2. Left arm spinner Sarvate strikes in his first over.  Hyderabad captain Tanmay Agarwal steps out for a lofted stroke and misses the ball. Bowled.

Hyd 16/1: Hyderabad loses opener Akshath Reddy, bowled by Thakare in the fifth over.

Vidarbha all out for 333, takes a lead of 61 runs vs Hyderabad. 

Karnataka vs Baroda: - Reporter: Shreedutta Chidananda

Karun Nair scores an unbeaten 71 as Karnataka defeats Baroda by eight wickets at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. The win helps Karnataka qualify for the knockouts.

Tea break: Karnataka - 99/2 in 34 overs (Siddharth K V 8 off 37, Karun Nair 45 off 91). Karnataka 50 runs away from a win. 

Punjab vs Bengal: Reporter: Ayan Acharya

Bengal players strike a happypicture after making it to the quarterfinals with a 48-run win over Punjab on Friday.   -  Ayan Acharya

 

It's all over for Punjab. 141 all out. Bengal wins by 48 runs to qualify for the knockouts.  MATCH REPORT

141/9: Siddarth Kaul is run out by Shreevats Goswami. Bengal one wicket away from sealing a quarterfinal berth.

140/8. Punjab needs 50 to win with two wickets in hand.  Ramandeep batting on 68

Punjab 121/7:  69 runs or three wickets? Who will win? Bengal clearly has the upper hand now. Two wickets have already been pocketed since Lunch.

Shahbaz broke the 63-run stand for the sixth wicket between Malhotra and Ramandeep by getting the latter out lbw.  He then sent Abhishek Gupta back with a sharp return catch. Ramandeep going strong on 60 plus.

Lunch updates, Day 3:

Baroda - 85 and 296 vs Karnataka 233 and 14/1. Karnataka needs 135 runs to win.

Maharashtra - 207 and 236/6 vs Uttarakhand 251. Maharashtra lead by 192 Runs

Pondicherry - 625/8 decl vs Nagaland 176 and 8/0. Nagaland trails By 441 Runs

Chhattisgarh - 179 and 131/1 vs Services 398

Rajasthan - 243/7 vs Delhi 623

Jharkhand - 175/4 vs Odisha 436

Sikkim - 272 vs Bihar 305 & 100/3

Himachal Pradesh 220 and 331/4 vs Uttar Pradesh 119. Himachal leads By 432 Runs

Manipur - 63 and 198/8 vs Chandigarh 672/8 decl.

Arunachal Pradesh 222 and 14/2 vs Meghalaya  576/9d (1st innings). Aunachal Pradesh is following on. 

Assam 253/6 vs Tripura 497

Gujarat 406 vs Andhra 177 and 61/3

Madhya Pradesh - 258 vs Mumbai 427 and 78/2. Mumbai leads by 247 runs.

Saurashtra - 194/3 vs Tamil Nadu 424

Bengal 138 and 202 vs Punjab 151 and 83/5. Punjab needs 107 more runs to win.

Vidarbha - 327/8 vs Hyderabad 272

Haryana 291 all out vs Jammu and Kashmir 340 and 106/3. J&K leads by 155 runs.

 

Punjab vs Bengal: Reporter: Ayan Acharya

Lunch: Punjab - 83/5 in 31.6 overs (Anmol Malhotra 13 off 43, Ramandeep Singh 26 off 58)

'Akash Deep has walked off the field due to groin strain'

Bengal's new-ball bowlers produced the breakthroughs in the morning session. Akash Deep was terrific, bowling at pace and constantly attacking on the offstump line.

83/5: Ramandeep Singh and Anmol Malhotra have played some attractive strokes to briefly revive Punjab's chase.

37/5: Krishan Kalang departs for 11 (30 balls) to Ramesh Prasad  (lbw).

31/4: 'Mandeep Singh looked good during his brief stay but Shahbaz traps him in front to reduce Punjab to 31/4'

 

5/3: Arnab Nandi cleans up Rohan Marwaha. It has just been half an hour of play and we have already seen four wickets fall. 190 on Day 3 is now looking like a 300-run target on a fifth day wicket.

5/2: Akash Deep rattles Sharad Lumba's stumps with one that kept low.

Punjab 2nd innings: 1/1. Akash Deep gets a wicket in the last ball of the first over. Abhijeet Garg departs for a golden duck after being caught behind by Shreevats Goswami.

Punjab didn't take much time to clean up the last wicket. Bengal all out for 202. Punjab needs 190 to win and qualify for the knockouts.

Arun Lal reckons it's 60-40 in favour of Bengal.

Hyderabad vs Vidarbha: Reporter: V.V.S. Subrahmanyam

325/6: Debutant left arm spinner Aniket Reddy takes a return catch diving to his left to send back Sarvate 325 for 6, Vidarbha leads by 53 runs.

Left arm pacer Chama Milind finally removes Vidarbha captain Faiz Fazal for 151. Vidarbha 286/5 in reply to Hyderabad's 272

Faiz Fazal scored a well-compiled 151 and took Vidarbha past Hyderabad's first innings score of 272.   -  V. V. SUBRAHMANYAM

Vidarbha clinches the lead now. It is currently on 282 for four with captain Fazal on 147 and Wadkar on 27. The lead effectively relegates Hyderabad to Plate C for the next season.

Karnataka vs Baroda: - Reporter: Shreedutta Chidananda

Tea break: Karnataka - 99/2 in 33.6 overs (Siddharth K V 8 off 37, Karun Nair 45 off 91)

14/1: Karnataka loses its first wicket. Poor shot from Devdutt padikkal: slog swept Bhargav Bhatt for a six and then tried the same shot next ball. He is caught on the mid wicket boundary. Lunch: 14/1. Karnataka needs 135 to win.

Baroda all out for 296. B. Pathan is out LBW to Prasidh krishna. Karnataka needs 149 to win.

K. Gowtham has walked off the field clutching his right shoulder, looks in a world of pain.

'Viraj Bhosale is in hospital, we’re told.' The Karnataka fielders also prepare to walk off. Scratch that. Bhosale walks out to bat.   The Karnataka fielders return to their positions

280/9: Parth Kohli is out lbw.

'The injured B. Pathan, who the management had said was unlikely to bat, has now walked out. 

280/8: Baroda’s eighth wicket stand of 31 is finally broken when Soyeb Sopariya edges Prasidh Krishna to second slip. The lead now is 132.

Baroda 249/7.  Baroda has lost two wickets this morning for the addition of 41 runs.

Abhimanyusingh Rajput dragged Ronit More on before Gowtham trapped Bhargav Bhatt LBW.

Wicket keeper Viraj Bhosale has a fever and bowler B. Pathan has a hamstring injury. It looks unlikely that they will bat but no official word yet. If one wicket falls now, that could be it.

Ranji Trophy: Baroda fightback not enough to topple Karnataka

Mumbai vs MP:  Reporter: Nandakumar Marar

Lunch: Mumbai 78/2 in second innings.

Mumbai, building on 169-runs first innigs lead, reaches 78-2 against MP. Aakarshit Gomel and Suryakumar Yadav have been dismissed. Sarfaraz Khan walks in .

Madhya Pradesh all out for 258/10 in 67.2 overs.  Kuldeep Sen 26(16) is the last wicket to fall, castled by Ankush Jaiswal who finishes with four wickets. Mumbai scored 427 in the first innings and now has a 169-run first innings lead. It opts for quick runs in second innings on day 3. Openers Hardik Tamore /Aakarshit Gomel at the crease.

Venkatesh Iyer fell seven short of a century. Attempted sweep results in a catch to mid-wicket. MP 220/8 vs Mumbai at the Wankhede Stadium.

Stumps Day Two

Baroda - 208/5 vs Karnataka

Maharashtra - 140/2 vs Uttarakhand

Pondicherry - 517/7 vs Nagaland

Goa Won by an innings and 211 vs Mizoram

Chhattisgarh - 17/0 vs Services

Rajasthan - 115/4 vs Delhi

Jharkhand - 71/2 vs Odisha

Sikkim - 272/10 vs Bihar

Himachal Pradesh 182/3 vs Uttar Pradesh

Manipur - 33/0 vs Chandigarh

Arunachal Pradesh 115/5 vs Meghalaya

Assam 162/1 vs Tripura

Gujarat 354/6 vs Andhra

Madhya Pradesh - 200/7 vs Mumbai

Saurashtra - 107/3 vs Tamil Nadu

Bengal 199/9 vs Punjab

Vidarbha - 242/4 vs Hyderabad 

Haryana 291 all out vs Jammu and Kashmir