Ranji Trophy - Round 2: Vidarbha, Odisha, Saurashtra seal innings victories

While Uttar Pradesh held Karnataka to a draw on the final day, Vidarbha, Odisha, Saurashtra were among the teams that won outright.

After picking a five-wicket haul in the first innings, Umesh Yadav will be gunning for more against Rajasthan on the final day.   -  PTI

Defending champion Vidarbha, Odisha, Saurashtra were among the teams that completed an innings victory on the final day of the second round of Ranji Trophy 2019-20

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Ranji Trophy 2019-20, round two, day four results

Karnataka drew with Uttar Pradesh; Points: Karnataka 3, Uttar Pradesh 1

Vidarbha beats Rajasthan by an innings and 60 runs; Points: Vidarbha 7, Rajasthan 0

Chhattisgarh beats Uttarakhand by an innings & 65 runs; Points: Chhattisgarh 7, Uttarakhand 0

Odisha beats Services by an innings and 31 runs; Points: Odisha 7, Services 0

Saurashtra beats Railways by an innings and 90 runs; Points: Saurashtra 7, Railways 0

Andhra beats Delhi by 9 wickets; Points: Andhra 6, Delhi 0

Arunachal Pradesh drew with Mizoram; Points: Arunachal 1; Mizoram 3

 

Karnataka vs Uttar Pradesh in Hubli: The match is drawn! Karnataka gets three points on the basis of first-innings lead, while Uttar Pradesh gets a point.

Vidarbha vs Rajasthan in Nagpur: Rajasthan is bowled out for 190 in its second innings and Vidarbha completes an innings victory, which earns it a bonus point.

Odisha vs Services in Cuttack: An innings victory for Odisha, which completes a win with a bonus point! Services is bowled out for 238 in its second innings, with Rajesh Mohanty (3 for 44) and Abhishek Raut (3 for 47) sharing six wickets between them.

Railways vs Saurashtra in Visakhapatnam: Saurashtra has completed an innings victory and wins with a bonus point! Railways has been bowled out for 141 in its second innings, Jaydev Unadkat finishing with six for 23!

Andhra vs Delhi in Ongole: Andhra reaches its target (17) in 2.3 overs, wins by 9 wickets against Delhi to claim six points.

Andhra vs Delhi in Ongole: Andhra has bowled out Delhi for 169 runs in its second innings, conceding a lead of just 16 runs. It now needs only 17 runs to win the match and claim six points. Stephen (5 for 91) and K.V. Sasikanth (5 for 41) sharing the 10 wickets between them.

Vidarbha vs Rajasthan in Nagpur: A three-for from Akshay Wakhare has reduced Rajasthan to 119 for six and it trails Vidarbha by a further 131 runs with a session and a half left to play.

Maharashtra vs Jammu and Kashmir in Pune: Maharashtra falls short by 54 runs, an impressive win for Jammu and Kashmir! Chasing 364, it's been bowled out for 309 with Mohammed Mudhasir (4 for 84) and Umar Nazir (4 for 86) sharing eight wickets between them.

Railways vs Saurashtra in Visakhapatnam: Jaydev Unadkat's six for 23 has left Railways staring at an innings defeat. At lunch on day four, it is 113 for eight, trailing Saurashtra by a further 118 runs.

Karnataka vs Uttar Pradesh in Hubli: LUNCH! Uttar Pradesh stretches its second-innings lead to 90 runs while losing Madhav Kaushik in the first session. Opening batsman Almas Shaukat goes into lunch unbeaten on 49, while Akshdeep Nath is batting on 29 after surviving an appeal for catch at slip.

Madhya Pradesh vs Baroda in Indore: Baroda's done it! It reaches the target of 174 and secures a one-wicket win. Abhimanyu Singh with a crucial unbeaten 53-ball 27 to see his team through to victory.

Maharashtra vs Jammu and Kashmir in Pune: Maharashtra is 290 for eight and needs a further 74 runs to win. Digvijay Deshmukh, who is well-set and batting on 67, holds the key to Maharashtra reaching the target. M.G. Choudhary has batted 18 balls and appeared capable of staying at the crease and supporting Deshmukh.

Odisha vs Services in Cuttack: At lunch on day four, Services, 168 for six, trails Odisha by a further 101 runs. It needs to bat out two more sessions to salvage a draw.

Karnataka vs Uttar Pradesh in Hubli: Our reporter at the venue, Ashwin Achal, updates: Mathias gets the breakthrough with some extra bounce. UP two down. The match is heading towards a draw unless Karnataka triggers a huge collapse.

Punjab vs Hyderabad in Patiala: Job done! Punjab bowls out Hyderabad for 76 runs in its second innings, going on to win by an innings and 125 runs. Mayank Markande with figures of 13.4-5-19-5 to help skittle out the away side.

Karnataka vs Uttar Pradesh in Hubli: Karnataka bowlers haven't managed to break through this morning. Almas Shaukat and Madhav Kaushik have negotiated the first half of the first session, with Karnataka's Ronit More, Abhimanyu Mithun and Jagadeesha Suchith so far unsuccessful. UP leads by 31 runs in second innings.

Madhya Pradesh vs Baroda in Indore: From being in a strong position, Baroda has lost three wickets for 10 runs and slipped to 128 for seven. It needs a further 46 runs to win! This match could go either way now.

Punjab vs Hyderabad in Patiala: Punjab needs three wickets for an outright win. Hyderabad is reeling at 52 for seven, needing a further 149 runs to set Punjab a target. Saaketh and Mehdi Hasan are the batsmen in the middle.

Maharashtra vs Jammu and Kashmir in Pune: J&K holds the upper hand to claim six points with an outright win. It needs four wickets while Maharashtra, currently 216 for six, needs a further 148 runs for victory. Satyajeet Bachchav and Digvijay Deshmukh are the batsmen in the middle, aiming to take their team closer to the target.

Railways vs Saurashtra in Visakhapatnam: Having conceded a first-innings lead, Railways needs to bat out the final to salvage three points. It has just lost its third wicket with 33 runs on the board and is trailing by a further 198 runs.

Madhya Pradesh vs Baroda in Indore: Baroda is well-placed for an outright win; four down for 118, it needs only a further 56 runs to secure six points. The experienced pair of Krunal Pandya and Yusuf Pathan are in the middle.

Odisha vs Services in Cuttack: Having conceded a first-innings lead, Odisha needs to bat out the final day to salvage three points. It is 96 for four, trailing Services by a further 173 runs. Captain Rajat Paliwal is batting on 12 with Vikas Hathwala new to the crease.

Karnataka vs Uttar Pradesh in Hubli: Karnataka leg-break bowler Shreyas Gopal, in an interview with official broadcaster Star Sports, says "it'd be negative for us think only of three points from the match", indicating that his team will try to enforce a win.

Vidarbha vs Rajasthan in Nagpur: Vidarbha, with a lead of 238 runs over Rajasthan, needs seven wickets for an outright win that will earn it six points after being held to a draw by Andhra in its opening match.

Stay tuned as the day's proceedings will begin in a while from now.

The focus will be on India international Umesh Yadav, who impressed with a five-wicket haul in the first innings as Vidarbha aims for an outright win against Rajasthan. Similarly, Odisha and Punjab too have a chance to pocket full points.

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu suffered a crushing defeat against Himachal and India international R Ashwin minced no words as he spoke about his team's downfall.

R. Ashwin: Tamil Nadu suffering from inexperience

Ranji Trophy: Spinners help Bengal trounce Kerala

Kerala’s batting imploded for the second time, but it was more dramatic in the second innings, as Bengal registered an eight-wicket win inside three days in the Ranji Trophy Elite A & B Group match at the KCA-St. Xavier’s College ground on Thursday.

Ranji Trophy | Round 2, Day 3 | As it Happened

It was payback time for Bengal, which extracted sweet revenge after the humiliating defeat it suffered against Kerala at the Eden Gardens last season.

Here's how all the matches stand at stumps on day three:

RESULTS

1. Bengal 50 for 2 and 307 beat Kerala 239 and 115 by eight wickets.

2. HP 158 and 154 beat TN 96 and 145 by 71 runs.

3. Haryana 242 beat Tripura 68 and 49 by an innings and 125 runs.

4. Puducherry 446 for 8 dec. beat Sikkim 65 and 112.

5. Manipur 116 and 216 lost to Nagaland 400 by an innings and 68 runs.

STUMPS

1. Services 86 for 3 and 271 trails Odisha 540 by 183 runs.

2. Uttarakhand 174 for 3 and 120 trails Chhattisgarh 520 for 7 dec. by 226 runs.

3. Hyderabad 242 and 30 for 5 trails Punjab 443 for 6 dec. by 171 runs.

4. Rajasthan 260 and 12 for 3 trails Vidarbha 510 for 8 by 238 runs.

5. Delhi 215 and 89 for 6 trails Andhra by 64 runs.

6. UP 289 and 29 for 1 trails Karnataka 321 by 11 runs.

7. Baroda 222 and 114 for 4 needs 60 runs to defeat Madhya Pradesh 125 and 270.

8. Railways 248 and 27 for 1 trails Saurashtra 479 for 9 by 204 runs.

9. Maharashtra 109 and 192 for 5 needs 172 runs to defeat J&K 209 and 263.

10. Bihar 115 and 4 for 0 trails Chandigarh 420 by 301 runs.

11. Meghalaya 203 and 145 for 5 trails Goa 463 by 115 runs.

12. Arunachal Pradesh 343 and 143 for 3 trails Mizoram 620 for 9 dec. by 134 runs.