Ranji Trophy 2019-20 Highlights: Punjab beats Andhra inside two days

Get the Ranji Trophy live score, updates, highlights and commentary from day two of the eighth round of fixtures being played across the country.

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

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's highlights of day two of the eighth round of Ranji Trophy 2019-20.

 

STUMPS, DAY 2:

Meghalaya vs Sikkim: Sikkim needs 136 runs to win.

Nagaland vs Goa: Nagaland trails by 151 runs.

Tripura vs Jammu and Kashmir: Jammu and Kashmir leads by 191 runs.

Arunachal Pradesh vs Bihar: Bihar trails by 130 runs.

Jharkhand vs Chhattisgarh: Jharkhand trails by 523 runs.

Rajasthan vs Bengal: Rajasthan leads by 274 runs.

Railways vs Himachal: Railways leads by eight runs.

Saurashtra vs Mumbai: Saurashtra trails by five runs.

Baroda vs Tamil Nadu: Baroda trails by 306 runs.

Chandigarh vs Mizoram: Mizoram trails by 430 runs.

Karnataka vs Madhya Pradesh: Madhya Pradesh trails by 366 runs.

Maharashtra vs Odisha: Maharashtra trails by 74 runs.

Vidarbha vs Kerala: Kerala trails by 135 runs.

Delhi vs Gujarat: Gujarat trails by 24 runs

 

Baroda vs Tamil Nadu | Tamil Nadu declares at 490/7. Baroda trails by 316 runs.

Saurashtra vs Mumbai | Amol texts: Mumbai opt for the second new ball for the last over but Chirag Jani (45*, 101b, 5x4, 1x6) ensures the third morning will turn out to be the most crucial session of the match. At 257/6, Saurashtra are 5 runs behind Mumbai's 262.

Haryana vs Assam | And that will be it at the Chaudhary Bansi Lal Stadium! Haryana has beaten Assam by seven wickets in just 20 overs.

Punjab vs Andhra | MAJOR UPSET! Punjab has beaten Andhra by four wickets in just two days!

Saurashtra vs Mumbai | Amol updates: Sheldon (85, 151b, 233m, 10x4, 1x6) yet again falls short of a hundred vs Mumbai. Vinayak Bhoir gets an edge against the run of play to Tare behind the wicket.

Manipur vs Puducherry | Puducherry wins by an innings and 241 runs, thanks to A.C. Prathiban's fifer in the second innings.

TEA BREAK

1. Manipur 138 and 13 for 3 trails Puducherry 490 by 339 runs.

2. Meghalaya 174 and 155 leads Sikkim 128 by 201 runs.

3. Nagaland 114 for 3 trails Goa 318 by 204 runs.

4. Chhattisgarh 488 for 7 vs Jharkhand.

5. Tripura 171 for 6 trails J&K 329 by 158 runs.

6. Bihar 133 for 5 trails Arunachal Pradesh 351 by 218 runs.

7. Gujarat 147 for 4 trails Delhi 293 by 146 runs.

8. Punjab 108 and 52 for 5 needs 72 runs to beat Andhra 97 and 134.

9. Rajasthan 241 and 75 for 4 leads Bengal 123 by 193 runs.

10. Kerala 110 for 1 trails Vidarbha 326 by 216 runs.

11. Madhya Pradesh 21 for 1 trails Karnataka 426 by 405 runs.

12. Railways 194 for 4 trails Himachal Pradesh 283 by 89 runs.

13. Saurashtra 173 for 5 trails Mumbai 262 by 89 runs.

14. Tamil Nadu 407 for 5 leads Baroda 174 by 233 runs.

15. Maharashtra 110 for 2 trails Odisha 293 by 183 runs.

16. Chandigarh 513 for 4 leads Mizoram 109 by 404 runs.

 

Punjab vs Andhra | Punjab needs just 18 more runs to defeat Andhra, at the Dhruv Pandove Stadium in Patiala. After having been reduced to 32 for 5 in its chase of 130, Anmol Malhotra and Abhishek Gupta ensured a partnership of 69 runs to help the side recover.

Saurashtra v Mumbai | Amol says: Gupta was eventually dismissed for 37. Punjab is six down.

Sheldon Jackson had scored 59*, 95 & 57 in his last three innings against Mumbai. With a flick off Vinayak Bhoir, Jackson has moved to 83. He and Jani (37) have added 64 so far as Saurashtra are 237/5, 25 runs short of Mumbai's 262

Jharkhand vs Chhattisgarh | Jharkhand lost three wickets in one over to be 0 for 3 in reply to Chhattisgarh's 559. Veer Pratap Singh dismissed opener Kumar Deobrat, Utkarsh Singh and Saurabh Tiwary. Utkarsh and Saurabh were dismissed off the first ball they faced.

Jharkhand vs Chhattisgarh | Chhattisgarh has been bowled out for 559. Harpreet Bhatia top-scored with 221, and Ajay Mandal scored an unbeaten 121. Jiwanjot Singh, the opener, scored a half-century. Veer Pratap Singh was the last batsman to be dismissed,

Rajasthan v Bengal | At tea on day two, Rajasthan is 75 for four, an overall lead of 193 runs. Bengal, after being bowled out for 123, has hit back by taking four wickets without conceding many runs, but it needs to keep taking wickets to ensure it isn't chasing a big score batting last.

Baroda v Tamil Nadu | Our reporter at the venue, S. Dipak Ragav adds: TN goes to tea on day two at 407/5. Scoring rate slowed in the last 20 overs. About 60 runs in the last 20 overs. TN was going at 4.8 rpo. Now it is about 4.4. TN leads by 233 runs. The visitor will look to bat as long as possible. Lot of time left in the match.

Vidarbha v Kerala | Kerala has responded strongly to Vidarbha's first-innings total of 326. It is 106 for one with opening batsman Mohammed Azharuddeen batting on 61, while Rohan Prem, new to the crease, is on 10.

Saurashtra v Mumbai | Amol Karhadkar, our reporter at the SCA Stadium, updates: Pacers have given Mumbai the upper hand. Royston Dias broke the dangerous stand by getting rid of Arpit Vasavada (46). Tushar Deshpande then bounced out Prerak Mankad (1) on the cusp of tea. Sheldon (57 not out) lone man standing. Saurashtra 173/5 at tea.

Baroda v Tamil Nadu| Abhinav Mukund falls for 206! An update from S. Dipak Ragav, our reporter at the venue: Abhinav finally dismissed for a brilliant 206. caught at slip. Krunal Pandya gets the wicket. TN 386/5. B. Indrajith meanwhile retired hurt due to cramps. TN leads by 212.

Baroda v Tamil Nadu | Tamil Nadu opening batsman Abhinav Mukund has brought up his double-century, batting on 201 off 233 balls. Baba Indrajith is settled at the crease, too, batting on 25. Tamil Nadu 382 for four, leads Baroda by 208 runs. Our reporter at the venue, S. Dipak Ragav adds: Abhinav gets to a brilliant double hundred. a nice flick to get to 196 and a lucky edge behind the keeper to get to his 200 off Yusuf Pathan.

Saurashtra v Mumbai | Amol Karhadkar, our reporter at the SCA Stadium, updates: The partnership between Sheldon (34 not out, 66b, 4x4, 1x6) and Vasavada (33 not out, 57b, 5x4) has developed to 61 runs and the Mumbai huddle during drinks break is devising a new strategy, having switched to pace at both ends. Saurashtra 134/3

Delhi v Gujarat | A breakthrough for Delhi early in the post-lunch session, and it's the big wicket of Bhargav Merai, who's out for 18 off the bowling of Kunwar Bidhuri. Gujarat is 100 for four, trails Delhi by 193 runs.

Manipur v Pondicherry | Manipur manages to bat only 31.1 overs and has been bowled out for 138, conceding Pondicherry a 352-run first-innings lead. Pondicherry has enforced the follow-on.

Punjab v Andhra | Andhra has been bowled out for 134 in its second innings, setting Punjab a target of 124. Vinay Choudhary is the pick of Punjab bowlers in the second innings with figures of 28.4-6-46-6.

Baroda v Tamil Nadu | An update from S. Dipak Ragav, our reporter at the venue: Baroda finally gets a breakthrough. Yusuf Pathan traps Dinesh Karthik lbw for 49. It is Yusuf's 200th first-class wicket. TN 331/4. Leads by 157 runs.

Saurashtra v Mumbai | Amol Karhadkar, our reporter at the SCA Stadium, updates: Sheldon Jackson (22 not out) and Arpit Vasavada (25 not out) start patiently after lunch before the stand-in captain Vasavada takes on Attarde in the seventh over. A cover drive, a sweep and a square cut means Saurashtra races to 106/3.

Vidarbha v Kerala | Vidarbha's last-wicket partnership has helped Vidarbha go past 300 after being reduced to 267 for nine. Darshan Nalkande and Aditya Thakare added 59 runs for the 10th wicket before N.P. Basil bowled Thakare. Nalkande finishes unbeaten on 66 off 65 balls, with Vidarbha posting 326 in its first innings. M. D. Nidheesh is the pick of the Kerala bowlers with figures of 30-5-82-5.

Rajasthan v Bengal | Can you believe it? Bengal loses five wickets for three runs to be bowled out for 123, conceding Rajasthan a first-innings lead of 118. Left-arm seamer Tanveer ul Haq and Rituraj Singh finish with four wickets apiece.

Baroda v Tamil Nadu | S. Dipak Ragav, our reporter at the venue, updates: At lunch on day two, TN 287/3. Leads by 113 runs. A total 152 runs came today in 30 overs. Scoring at five runs per over. Abhinav 155 of 183 balls. Dinesh Karthik 32 off 17 balls with 5 fours and a six.

Saurashtra v Mumbai | Amol Karhadkar, our reporter at the SCA Stadium, updates: Shashank Attarde has brought Mumbai back into the game, drawing Divyaraj Chauhan forward to crash into the stumps. Sheldon Jackson and Arpit Vasavada, the senior-most batsmen in Saurashtra's line-up, then see off the session. 77/3 at lunch

Delhi v Gujarat | After being bowled out for 293, Delhi has struck back with the wickets of Priyank Panchal and Rujul Bhatt, reducing Gujarat to 51 for two.

Saurashtra v Mumbai | Amol Karhadkar, our reporter at the SCA Stadium, updates: Ever since Shashank Attarde came into the attack in the 16th over, a wicket looked around the corner. He has to wait till his 4th, when opener Harvik Desai's (31) uppish drive lands straight into the offie's hands. Saurashtra 64/2.

Punjab v Andhra | Since being reduced to 36 for seven, Andhra captain Ricky Bhui and seamer K. V. Sasikanth have added 60 runs for the eighth wicket, taking the overall lead to 85 runs. Bhui is batting on 43, while Sasikanth is on 28.

Baroda v Tamil Nadu | An update from S. Dipak Ragav, our reporter at the venue: At the drinks interval, TN 213/1. Lead by 39. Kaushik Gandhi was dropped by kedar devdhar on 17.

Vidarbha v Kerala | After a delayed start to the day's play, Vidarbha has lost two wickets in quick succession. Aditya Sarvate and Akshay Karnewar, having gotten off to starts, were dismissed by M. D. Niddhesh and Jalaj Saxena respectively. Vidarbha 250 for eight.

Saurashtra v Mumbai | An update from Amol Karhadkar, our reporter at the SCA Stadium: Royston Dias pitched one in the channel to get Snell Patel to nick to Tare. In his next over, the left-arm pacer has an injury scare, having hurt a finger while trying to stop a straight drive. He completes the over and walks off the field. Saurashtra 20/1.

Baroda v Tamil Nadu | S. Dipak Ragav, our reporter at the venue, updates: With a flick to square leg, Abhinav Mukund gets to his 100. His second on the bounce. Another quick ton. 100 off 116 balls with 18 fours. TN leads by 2 runs. Before Mukund reached his century, L. Suryapprakash was dismissed! Baroda finally gets a breakthrough. Baba Pathan gets Suryapprakash bowled. Batsman tuck on the backfoot and it appeared the ball just kept low.

Rajasthan v Bengal | Bengal has lost two wickets in quick succession with Rajasthan fighting back. Left-arm seamer Tanveer ul Haq has picked the wickets of Koushik Ghosh and Manoj Tiwary, with the wickets falling on 70 and 72. Bengal now 78 for three, with the well-set Abhishek Raman batting on 29.

Vidarbha v Kerala | The start of play on day two has been delayed due to bad light.

Manipur v Pondicherry | Fabid Ahmed is out for 233, Pondicherry is 480 for nine. Sagar P. Udeshi is two short of a half-century.

Punjab v Andhra | Wickets galore! Andhra, in its second innings, is 45 for seven, an overall lead of 34! Captain Ricky Bhui is batting on 20 and holds the key to Andhra stretching that lead.

Karnataka v Madhya Pradesh | Shreedutta Chidananda, our reporter at the venue, updates: K. V. Siddharth is out for 62, without adding to his overnight score. He is bowled by Ravi Yadav via an inside edge. Soon after, Karnataka's reduced to 245 for five. Ravikumar Samarth is out lbw for 108. The batsman was not happy with the decision, walked off rubbing his thigh. 

Saurashtra v Mumbai | Amol Karhadkar, our reporter at the SCA Stadium, updates: Takes 19 balls (17 mins) for Saurashtra to wrap up Mumbai's innings. Kushang Patel gets both the left-handers with short balls, with Mulani and Deshpande holing out to mid-on and mid-off. Mumbai 262 all out.

Baroda v Tamil Nadu| S. Dipak Ragav, our reporter at the venue, says: An important session for Baroda here. The early morning cool conditions and some moisture from the overnight dew, should help the pacers. The ball is 33 overs old. But the TN batsmen have hit about 28 boundaries. so it has taken a beating.

Manipur v Pondicherry in Kolkata: Middle-order batsman Fabid Ahmed gets to his maiden first-class double-century, and it's come at a good pace, too, with his strike rate in excess of 80. Pondicherry 432 for eight.

Delhi v Gujarat | Delhi has lost a wicket early on day two! Kunwar Bidhuri, who was batting on 78 overnight, is bowled by Chintan Gaja. Delhi 270 for seven.

Saurashtra v Mumbai | An update from Amol Karhadkar, our reporter at the SCA Stadium: Morning from a foggy Rajkot. The pitch may have some juice in it early on. While Saurashtra will hope to wrap up Mumbai's last two wickets, left-handed batsmen Shams Mulani and Tushar Deshpande will hope to add some valuable runs early on.

Manipur v Pondicherry | Middle-order batsman Fabid Ahmed is approaching his double-hundred, currently batting on 188 with Sagar P. Udeshi giving him company on 22. Pondicherry is in the ascendancy at 409 for eight.