Ranji Trophy 2019-20, Group C: Haryana, J&K dominate day one

Haryana ended day one 279 for three against Maharashtra, while Jammu and Kashmir has Uttarakhand seven for 64 after being bowled out for 182 itself.

Shubham Rohilla and Shivam Chauhan hit centuries to help Haryana dominate Maharashtra on the first day of the new Ranji Trophy season.   -  REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE

Opener Shubham Rohilla and middle-order batsman Shivam Chauhan scored centuries as Haryana comfortably reached 279 for three against Maharashtra on the opening day of their Group C opener at the Ranji Trophy here on Monday.

Rohilla and Chauhan added 221 runs for the third wicket to resurrect Haryana’s first innings after they were reduced to 24 for 2 in the 8th over.

While Chauhan blasted two sixes and had 14 hits to the fence in his 208-ball 117, opener Rohilla slammed 15 boundaries in his 234-ball 117 not out.

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Electing to bat, Haryana didn’t make a good start as opener Ankit Kumar (14) was sent packing by Samad Fallah in the seventh over, new batsman Chaitanya Bishnoi (1) too quickly walked back to the pavillion when he was dismissed by Anupam Sanklecha in the next over.

Chauhan and Rohilla then took Haryana to 50-mark in 14.4 overs. The duo continued to keep the bowlers at bay and entered the lunck break with Haryana at 127/2 in 33.6 overs.

The duo matched each other with Chauhan compiling his half century in 63 balls, while Rohilla reached the landmark in 93 balls.

With the duo in full flow, Haryana were 208 for 2 in 63 overs during the tea break.

Chauhan reached his century in 181 Balls, while after the break Rohilla completed his century, amassing 103 runs off 206 Balls.

Haryana scored the 250-run mark in 77.5 overs before the stumps were drawn after in 83.6 overs.

For Maharashtra, Fallah (1/42), Sanklecha (1/58) and Pradeep Dadhe claimed one wicket each.

Brief scores

Haryana 1st innings: 279 for 3 in 84 overs (Shivam Chauhan 117, Shubham Rohilla 117 not out; Samad Fallah 1/42) vs Maharashtra

Tripura 1st innings: 263 for 8 in 77 overs (Milind Kumar 59; Ashish Kumar 2/32) vs Jharkhand

Services 1st innings: 124 allout in 52.1 overs (V.S. Hathwala 34; A.K. Das 4/39) vs Assam 1st innings: 81 for 3 in 30 overs (G. Sharma 32; D.G. Pathania 2/21)

Jammu and Kashmir 1st innings: 182 allout 49.2 overs (S.P. Khajuria 47; R.S. Shah 3/18) vs Uttarakhand 1st innings: 64 for 7 in 25 overs (TM Srivastava 17; M Mudhasir 3/11)

Chhattisgarh 1st innings: 134 allout in 52.2 overs (A.J. Mandal 47; Rajesh Mohanty 6/47) vs Odisha 1st innings: 48 for 3 in 19 overs (S.P. Senapati 16; P.M. Datey 2/5)