Ranji Trophy: Mulani, Sarfaraz guide Mumbai to 249-8

Highlights and scores from the eighth round of the Ranji Trophy 2019-20 season being played across the country.

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R. Ashwin (right) misses Tamil Nadu's fixture against Baroda.   -  R. Ragu

Highlights of round eight of the Ranji Trophy 2019-20 season.

At Chandigarh: In a Plate Group match, Chandigarh was 193/3 at stumps on day one in reply to Mizoram's first innings score of 109 all out.

At Dehradun: The opening day saw 20 wickets fall. Uttrakhand was first all out for 83 and in reply Services scored 173 all out. At stumps, Uttarakhand was 10/0, trail by 80 runs.

At Pune: After put in to bat, Odisha ended the day's play on 220/5 against Maharashtra.

At Lahli: At stumps, Haryana was 198/9 and lead by 101 runs after bowling out Assam for 97.

At Baroda: After opting to bowl, Tamil Nadu at the end of first day's play was trailing by 39 runs after Baroda was bowled out for 174.

At Karnail Singh Stadium, Delhi: Himachal Pradesh after opting to bat was 283 all out on day one against Railways.

At Shimoga: R Samarth remained unbeaten on 105 as Karnataka after put in to bat was 233/3 against Madhya Pradesh at the end of first day's play.

At Jamtha, Nagpur: Put in to bat, Vidarbha was 239/6 at stumps on Day 1 against Kerala.

At Jaipur: Mukesh Kumar took a six-wicket haul as Rajasthan was all out for 241 and in reply Bengal was 47/1 at stumps on day one.

At Patiala: In Punjab vs Andhra clash, 24 wickets fell on day one. Andhra was first bowled out for 97, in reply Punjab was bundled out for 108. Andhra at stumps was 31/4.

At Patna: Riding on Rahul Dalal's unbeaten 151, Arunachal Pradesh was 283/6 at the end of day's play vs Bihar.

At Sovima, Nagaland: Visiting Goa side after opting to bat has put up 260/5, with Vaibhav Govekar and SK Patel scoring half-centuries on day one against Nagaland.

At Mangaldai: After bowling out Meghalaya for 174, Sikkim was struggling for 105/6 at the end of first day's play.

At Videocon Ground in Kolkata: After put in to bat, Fabid Ahmed remained unbeaten on 154 to take Pondicherry to 363/8 at stumps on day one.

Mumbai vs Saurashtra: STUMPS! Five wickets for Jadeja as Mumbai loses its eighth wicket for 249. Amol Karhadkar pings: First ball of the last over, Attarde lobs to forward short leg to give Jadeja a fifer. That's stumps. Mulani unbeaten on 59. Mumbai 249-8.

Jammu and Kashmir vs Tripura: It's stumps and Jammu and Kashmir is at 280/9.

Andhra vs Punjab in Patiala: Three wickets down for Andhra as M Pranith 13 (21) is caught by Mandeep Singh off Vinay Choudhary.

Pondicherry vs Manipur: Fabid Ahmed's 154 helps Pondicherry reach 363-8 at the end of day's play.

Mumbai vs Saurashtra in Rajkot: Seventh wicket falls for Mumbai. Vinayak Bhoir is trapped leg before for 21. With the day about to end, Mumbai 241-7.

Goa vs Nagaland: It's stumps and Goa is at 260-5. Darshan Misal 18 off 50 and Suyash S Prabhudessai is at 36 off 105.

Mumbai vs Saurashtra in Rajkot: Mumbai 235-6. Amol Karhadkar pings from Rajkot: Shams Mulani taps Jadeja for a single to long-off to complete his fourth half-century this season. With six overs remaining, Saurashtra opts for the second new ball. Can the pacers strike late in the day?

Chhattisgarh vs Jharkhand: It's stumps, Chhattisgarh 238-4. Harpreet Singh Bhatia 124 off 200 deliveries and Shashank Singh 13 off 47.

Punjab vs Andhra in Patiala: It's all over for Punjab. Anmol Malhotra is caught by Karan Shinde off Shoaib Mohammed Khan for 21. Punjab all out for 108.

Mumbai vs Saurashtra in Rajkot: Aditya Tare falls for 10 as Mumbai loses its sixth wicket for 214. D Jadeja gets his fourth wicket.

Punjab vs Andhra in Patiala: Punjab loses its ninth wicket for 95. It's a four-wicket haul for Shoaib Mohammad Khan.

Mumbai vs Saurashtra in Rajkot: Sarfaraz Khan falls for 78 off Makwana. Mumbai loses its fifth wicket for 197. A fine innings comes to an end.

Amol Karhadkar pings from Rajkot: Sarfaraz has thus been dismissed after scoring 605 runs in FC. But he is 7th in the list of most runs between dismissals after KC Ibrahim (709), Graeme Hick (645), Vijay Merchant (634), Patsy Hendren (630), S Badrinath (625) & Pankaj Dharmani (608).

Rajasthan vs Bengal in Jaipur: A six-wicket haul by Mukesh Kumar helps Bengal restrict Rajasthan to 241 in the first innings. Mahipal Lomror (52) is the top-scorer for Rajasthan.

Punjab v Andhra in Patiala: More trouble for Punjab! It goes into tea seven down for 77 runs, still trailing Andhra by 20 runs. Anmol Malhotra and Mayank Markande are the batsmen in the middle, while S. Ashish has been the pick of the Andhra bowlers with figures of 9-1-33-4.

Karnataka v Madhya Pradesh in Shimoga: Our reporter at the venue, Shreedutta Chidananda updates: At tea, Karnataka 120 for three in 55 overs. Ravikumar Samarth batting on 52, with K. V. Siddharth on 14.

Saurashtra v Mumbai in Rajkot: An update from Amol Karhadkar, our reporter at the SCA Stadium: Sarfaraz (61 not out, 114b, 7x4, 1x6) and Shams Mulani (31 not out, 112b, 4x4, 1x6) have used the additional pace of Kushang Patel to their advantage with a cover drive each. Mumbai have had a wicketless session, 173/4 at tea.

Karnataka v Madhya Pradesh in Shimoga: Our reporter at the venue, Shreedutta Chidananda updates: Ravikumar Samarth brings up a laboured half-century Off 166 balls, and after over four hours at the crease (260 minutes).

Baroda v Tamil Nadu in Vadodara: All out! Baroda manages only 174 in its first innings, with Atit Sheth top-scoring with 60-ball 53. Seamer M. Mohammed finishes with figures of seven for 68. S. Dipak Ragav adds: Finally TN bowl out. Sai Kishore gets Atit Sheth caught at midwicket. Baroda all out for 174. TN would feel they gave away 50 runs extra. Could have a huge impact of the match. Baroda would feel they have some momentum with them.

Baroda v Tamil Nadu in Vadodara: An update from S. Dipak Ragav, our reporter at the venue: Atit Sheth brings up his 50 with a boundary through point. Six fours and one six in his 52 off 54 balls. Has turned the game for Baroda.

Saurashtra v Mumbai in Rajkot: An update from Amol Karhadkar, our reporter at the SCA Stadium: Sarfaraz dances down the wicket and opens up his shoulders off Jadeja to celebrate his 50 (99b, 6x4, 1x6) in style. 146/4, 58-run stand with Shams Mulani.

Punjab v Andhra in Patiala: After being bowled out for 97, Andhra has fought back with four quick wickets! Punjab has lost its top-four batsmen (Abhijeet Garg, Sanvir Singh, Mandeep Singh, and Gurkeerat Mann) with just 62 runs on the board, trailing Andhra by 35 runs.

Rajasthan v Bengal in Jaipur: Bengal has broken the 47-run partnership between Mahipal Lomror (52) and A. R. Gupta (33), and as a further setback for Rajasthan, it has lost both its set batsmen. Rituraj Singh and Shubham Sharma have added 35 runs for the eighth wicket so far.

Vidarbha v Kerala in Nagpur: Vinoop Manoharan has provided Kerala the crucial wicket of Wasim Jaffer, who's out for a patient 57. Vidarbha 131 for three with Ganesh Sathish batting on 48.

Baroda v Tamil Nadu in Vadodara: TN would have hoped to wrap up the Baroda innings quickly after having it eight down for 100, but Atit Sheth and Anureet Singh are putting on a fight. They have added 60 runs for the ninth wicket so far, with Sheth batting on 39 and Anureet on 25. Baroda 160 for eight.

Railways v Himachal in New Delhi: A half-century from Rishi Dhawan (58 not out) helps Himachal move to 143 for five with an unbroken 50-run partnership with N. R. Gangta, who's batting on 24.

Saurashtra v Mumbai in Rajkot: Mumbai lost its way after a solid start by Jay Bista and Bhupen Lalwani, collapsing to 88 for four, but the in-form Sarfaraz Khan and Shams Mulani have safely negotiated the first hour after lunch, taking the 41-time Ranji Trophy winner to 119 for four.

Punjab v Andhra in Patiala: All out! Andhra, having elected to bat first, has been shot out for 97, with seamer Siddharth Kaul starring with the ball for Punjab taking 5 for 24 in 9.4 overs.

Baroda v Tamil Nadu in Vadodara: S. Dipak Ragav, our reporter at the venue, with an assessment of the pitch: There is assistance for the pacers but the wicket is not as tough as the scoreboard suggests. Only Yusuf Pathan got a very good delivery. Rest of the batsmen perished going for expansive drives. Baroda 102 for eight

Karnataka v Madhya Pradesh in Shimoga: Ravikumar Samarth and captain Karun Nair have stabilised the Karnataka innings, but the runs are coming in a trickle. The pair has added 34 runs in 21 overs, taking Karnataka to 69 for two.

Vidarbha v Kerala in Nagpur: Since the early dismissals of captain Faiz Fazal and Aniruddha Choudhari, veteran Wasim Jaffer and Ganesh Sathish have stabilised Vidarbha's innings. The pair has added 60 runs for the third wicket so far, taking their team to 83 for two. Kerala bowlers have exerted control, however, with Vidarbha scoring a shade over two runs per over.

Punjab v Andhra in Patiala: Having chosen to bat first, Andhra is 96 for seven, with Shoaib Mohammed and K. V. Sasikanth pairing up to rescue the innings. They have added 35 runs for the seventh wicket so far, with Mohammed batting on 15 and Sasikanth 20. For Punjab, Vinay Choudhary has been the pick of the bowlers with figures of 19-7-28-3.

Baroda v Tamil Nadu in Vadodara: S. Dipak Ragav, our reporter at the venue, updates: At the stroke of lunch, Mohammed caps it off in style and gets his 5th wicket. Swpanil singh caught by the skipper. good catch diving to his right. Baroda 95/7.

Saurashtra v Mumbai in Rajkot: Update from Amol Karhadkar, our reporter at the SCA Stadium: Dharmendra Jadeja has ensured Saurashtra doesn't miss Jaydev Unadkat's bowling. His spell (12-5-27-3) rattles Mumbai to 93/4 at lunch. Sarfaraz Khan (12*, 34b, 2x4) and Shams Mulani (0*, 12b) will have to dig deep to bail Mumbai out of trouble.

Delhi v Surat at Arun Jaitley Stadium: Senior batsmen Nitish Rana and Dhruv Shorey have been dismissed in quick succession, with Hiten Dalal holding the innings together with an unbeaten 52. Jonty Sidhu is the new batsman in.

Rajasthan v Bengal in Jaipur: A partnership developing between Mahipal Lomror (batting on 41) and A. R. Gupta (batting on 19), who have added 22 runs for the sixth wicket, Rajasthan 119 for five.

Saurashtra captain and left-arm seamer Jaydev Unadkat was felicitated by the Saurashtra Cricket Association before play this morning.

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Jaydev Unadkat felicitated by Saurashtra Cricket Association for reaching 300 Ranji Trophy wickets.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Baroda v Tamil Nadu in Vadodara: S. Dipak Ragav, our reporter at the venue, updates: TN well and truly on top. Mohammed gets some extra bounce and has Yusuf Pathan caught at 3rd slip/gully by Suryappprakash. Baroda 76/6.

Saurashtra v Mumbai in Rajkot: Update from Amol Karhadkar, our reporter at the SCA Stadium: Change of end works for Jadeja. Lalwani (25, 73b, 4x4) runs out of patience and throws away yet another start by holing out to mid-off. Mumbai 74/3 and Sarfaraz Khan takes guard in familiar territory.

Karnataka v Madhya Pradesh in Shimoga: Shreedutta Chidananda, our reporter at the venue, updates: Samarth's innings has not exactly been what you would call riveting...he is on 17 off 75 balls "Nair, Nair, we want sixer," chants a large group of school-kids. Don't see one coming.

Baroda v Tamil Nadu in Vadodara: S. Dipak Ragav, our reporter at the venue, updates: Fifth wicket for TN. Mohammed introduced for his second spell from the other end and traps Deepak Hooda leg-before. Baroda 65/5.

Karnataka v Madhya Pradesh in Shimoga: MP bowlers, Gourav Yadav in particular, have kept the Karnataka batsman on a tight leash, which is reflected in the run-rate of 2.35 runs per over. Karnataka, after being put in to bat, is 47 for two, with Ravikumar Samarth and captain Karun Nair looking to rebuild the innings. Our reporter at the venue, Shreedutta Chidananda updates: Some seam movement for the bowlers. Padikkal fell cheaply, caught behind without scoring. Rohan Kadam fell on the stroke of the first drinks break, caught at second slip. Progress has been slow. Karnataka watchful

Saurashtra v Mumbai in Rajkot: Update from Amol Karhadkar, our reporter at the SCA Stadium: Double delight for Saurashtra!!! Dharmendra Jadeja gives Saurashtra the breakthrough, traps Jay Bista (43, 66b, 7x4) in front of the wickets. Prerak Mankad then gets the big fish Suryakumar Yadav lbw for a first-ball blob. Mumbai 63/2. Suryakumar Yadav will feel hard done by as the ball appeared to have been doing too much and could well have missed the leg-stump. Nevertheless, Siddhesh Lad will have to rebuild the innings along with Lalwani

Baroda v Tamil Nadu in Vadodara: S. Dipak Ragav, our reporter at the venue, updates: Abhishek Tanwar strikes twice in two overs. Removed Solanki caught at second slip by Indrajith and Krunal Pandya inside-edged on to the stumps. Baroda 50/4 in 19 overs

Saurashtra v Mumbai in Rajkot: Update from Amol Karhadkar, our reporter at the SCA Stadium: The unstoppable Wasim Jaffer has crossed yet another milestone in his glittering career. Has just now become the first batsman to tally 12,000 runs in Ranji Trophy.

Saurashtra v Mumbai in Rajkot: Amol Karhadkar, our reporter at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, updates: Minutes before the drinks break, Lalwani top-edges a cover drive but the man at covers is too late running backward to the ball. Lalwani survives on 17. At drinks, Mumbai 56/0, Bista 37 not out.

Punjab v Andhra in Patiala: After winning the toss and electing to bat first, Andhra finds itself 26 for four just after an hour's play. Seamers Vinay Choudhary and Siddharth Kaul have picked two wickets apiece. B. Sumanth and Karan Shinde have added 10 runs so far for the fifth wicket as they look to rebuild the innings.

Vidarbha v Kerala in Nagpur: Faiz Fazal falls! Vidarbha captain dismissed for 10, M. D. Nidheesh takes the wicket. Vidarbha 34 for two. Ganesh Sathish joins veteran Wasim Jaffer, who's batting on 15.

Baroda v Tamil Nadu in Vadodara: Butter fingers for wicketkeeper N. Jagadeesan? Dipak Ragav updates: OH MY. Jagadeesan drops another sitter. Vishnu Solanki the beneficiary again. Dropped on 2. Abhishek Tanwar the bowler. He shouts his frustration. This is poor stuff from the TN 'keeper. Two balls later, solanki gets his first boundary though covers.

Baroda v Tamil Nadu in Vadodara: M. Mohammed puts TN in the ascendancy with his early breakthroughs. Our reporter at the venue, S. Dipak Ragav updates: Second wicket for TN. Mohammed gets Ahmadnoor Pathan caught at slips by Indrajith. Baroda 28/2. Pathan had earlier hit Mohammed for 4 boundaries in his knock of 21.

Saurashtra v Mumbai in Rajkot: Saurashtra captain Jaydev Unadkat is not playing this match because of a niggle, but he has been felicitated for reaching 300 first-class wickets after his 12-wicket haul against Baroda.

 

Rajasthan v Bengal in Jaipur: Put in to bat by Bengal captain Abhimanyu Easwaran, Rajasthan is 40 for one. Yash Kothari is the batsman dismissed, lbw to Mukesh Kumar, with Manender Singh and Mahipal Lomror having forged a partnership for the second wicket.

Railways v Himachal in New Delhi: After winning the toss and electing to bat first, Himachal has lost opening batsman Ankush Bains early, out for 0 off the bowling Pradeep Poojar. Himachal 11 for one.

Manipur v Pondicherry in Kolkata: Having chosen to bowl first, Manipur has struck early through Rex. Ranjit and A. C. Parthiban are the batsmen dismissed, both trapped lbw. Pondicherry 29 for two.

Vidarbha v Kerala in Nagpur: Put in to bat by Kerala captain Jalaj Saxena, defending champion Vidarbha has lost opening batsman Aniruddha Choudhari (0) early. Veteran Wasim Jaffer has joined captain Faiz Fazal in the middle.

Baroda v Tamil Nadu in Vadodara: TN captain Baba Aparajith has won the toss and chosen to field first. R. Ashwin, who's part of the India A squad to face New Zealand A starting February 7, has been replaced by Abhishek Tanwar.

 

Saurashtra v Mumbai in Rajkot: Mumbai captain Aditya Tare has won the toss and elected to bat first.

 

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Karnataka v Madhya Pradesh in Shimoga: MP captain Shubham Sharma has won the toss and elected to field first.

Delhi v Gujarat at Arun Jaitley Stadium: Gujarat captain Priyank Panchal has won the toss and chosen to field first.