As it happened: Ranji Trophy, Day 4

Periodic updates from Day 4 of Round 6 Ranji Trophy fixtures being played around the country.

Hardik Pandya took two wickets but couldn't stop Mumbai from taking a vital lead.   -  Prashant Nakwe

Good morning, welcome to Sportstar's live coverage of the final day of the sixth round of Ranji Trophy fixtures.

Our reporters N. Sudarshan from Surat, V.V. Subhramanyam from Hyderabad, Amol Karhadkar from Mumbai and M.R. Praveen Chandran from Thiruvananthapuram will be sending updates from ground zero.

Day 4 highlights

  • Sikkim beat Mizoram by 105 runs, for its third win in Plate Group. Taruwar Kohli made 156, but Mizoram was bowled out for 236 in its second innings. Ishwar Chaudhary took six for 111 for Sikkim
  • Saurashtra beat Maharashtra by five wickets after chasing down a target of 120.
  • Match drawn between Mumbai and Baroda. Mumbai declares its second innings at 307/7 and team decide to call it a draw. Mumbai gets three points, Baroda gets one.
  • It's a draw between Punjab and Tamil Nadu. Punjab takes three points from the match and Tamil Nadu just the one.
  • Tripura won by 10 wickets against Goa, which was bowled out for 173 in its second innings
  • Vidarbha beats Railways by 118 runs after Railways is bowled out for 124. Aditya Sarvate the hero with the ball returning with figures of 6/43 and a match haul of 9 wickets.
  • Himachal Pradesh beats Andhra by an innings and two runs.
  • Services defeated Assam by 10 wickets.
  • Match drawn at Uttar Pradesh vs Jharkhand. Jharkhand took the first innings lead and gets three points as Uttar Pradehs comes away with one point.
  • Gujarat and Karnataka settled for a draw. Karnataka at 107/4 needed 66 runs to win from 7 overs. Karnataka got three points and Gujarat got one.
  • Match between Hyderabad and Bengal ended in draw. Bengal took away three points after taking a first innings lead.
  • With that, Round 6 comes to an end. See you on December 22 for the next round.
     
  • Gujarat vs Karnataka: Both teams settle for a draw. With seven overs remaining and six wickets in hand, Karnataka needed 66 runs to win. Nischal and Siddharth were struggling to score against Axar Patel and Piyush Chawla's disciplined bowling and both teams have called it truce. Karnataka gets three points after taking the first innings lead. Gujarat gets one point.
     
  • Gujarat vs Karnataka: Update from our reporter: Axar and Chawla have pulled things back for Gujarat. Karnataka needs 69 from 54 balls. Nischal and Siddharth are struggling to score. Karnataka 104/4
     
  • Maharashtra vs Saurashtra: Saurashtra wins by five wickets.
     
  • Stumps at Punjab vs Tamil Nadu: Punjab takes 3 points from the match and Tamil Nadu gets just the one.
     
  • Gujarat vs Karnataka: Mayank Agarwal hits Axar for 18 runs in a over and brings up his fifty. He gets out soon after as Axar gets him to hole out to the cover fielder. Mayank goes for 53 off 57 balls. Karnataka 85/2, needs 88 runs to win.
     
  • Stumps at Mumbai vs Baroda: The teams agree to call off the match after Mumbai declares its second innings at 307 for 7 in 84 overs.

    Our reporter updates: Eknath Kerkar remains unbeaten on 56 off 116 balls with six 4s as Mumbai gets three points from the match, and Baroda gets one.

    Tough times for Mumbai. It has three more matches against Saurashtra, Vidarbha and Chhattisgarh. It has to probably win all three hands down in order to come into the reckoning for the knock-out phase.

  • Punjab vs Tamil Nadu: Dinesh Karthik is dismissed for 74 (175), caught by Baltej Singh off Sandeep Sharma. Tamil Nadu 6 down for 362.
  • Maharashtra vs Saurashtra: H. Desai is out for 44 (89), caught by R. Motwani off S.S. Bachhav and Saurashtra limps to 101/4.
  • Uttarakhand vs Nagaland: 150 for Abrar Kazi. He is on 153 off 222 balls (24x4, 1x6) and Nagaland 461/7.
  • Mumbai vs Baroda: Our reporter updates: Shivam Dube departs soon after that mammoth over. He attempts to hook Rishi Arothe and nicked to keeper Mitesh Patel. Dube walks off for 76 off 59 balls (2x4, 8x6) and Mumbai 295/7.
Ravi Shastri hit left-arm spinner Tilak Raj for six 6s in a single over on January 10, 1985 at the Wankhade Stadium. Shivam Dube misses a chance to emulate Shastri after 33 years. Incidentally, Shastri also achieved the feat in a Ranji Trophy match between Mumbai and Baroda.
  • Mumbai vs Baroda: Our reporter updates: Shivam Dube hits five sixes off left-arm spinner Swapnil Singh, who bowls the last ball of the over outside the leg stump. He moves from 45 to 75 in a flash. Mumbai 295/6.
    Ravi Shastri hit left arm spinner Tilak Raj for six 6s in a single over  on January 10, 1985 in a Ranji Trophy match between Mumbai and Baroda at the Wankhede. Dube misses a chance to emulate Shastri after 33 years.

Shivam Dube smacked left-arm spinner Swapnil Singh for five sixes in an over. He falls soon after, though.   -  Vivek Bendre

 

  • Maharashtra vs Saurashtra: Saurashtra loses its third wicket for 72, Sheldon Jackson is the man dismissed for 7, castled by S.S. Bachhav.
  • Punjab vs Tamil Nadu: Dinesh Karthik hits a 50, off 143 balls, Tamil Nadu 321/5.
  • Uttar Pradesh vs Jharkhand: 50 for Mohammad Saif. He has got to the landmark in 112 balls with 8 fours and 1 six. Uttar Pradesh 125/1.
  • Gujarat vs Karnataka: Horrid start by Karnataka. Devdutt Padikkal is castled by Axar Patel for no score and Karnataka loses its first wicket for 6.
  • Hyderabad vs Bengal: Our reporter updates: Bad light appeal by Bengal and early tea, nothing interesting in the match and the only question is when play will be called off due to fading light? Bengal 49/1 in its second innings.
  • Mumbai vs Baroda: Our reporter updates: With 12 plus 15 mandatory overs remaining, the match at the Wankhede Stadium is heading towards a draw. At tea, Mumbai is 234/6 with Eknath Kerkar on 35 and Shivam Dube on 32. Resuming its second innings at 20/2, Mumbai lost two more wickets in the first two and a half hour session. Vikrant Auti made 42, Shreyas Iyer 30, Shubham Ranjane 64. Baroda’s Hardik Pandya bowled four overs before lunch and has not been on the field since 9.50 AM.
  • Gujarat vs Karnataka: Our reporter updates: Looks like Karnataka wants to have a go at 173 in 34 overs. Shreyas Gopal, the first innings top scorer, is in an intense practice session at the tea break. Devdutt Padikkal to open instead of Nischal along with Mayank Agarwal.
  • Maharashtra vs Saurashtra: Vishvarajsinh Jadeja is out for 3, clean bowled by C.G. Khurana and Saurashtra limps to 63/2.
  • Gujarat vs Karnataka: Our reporter updates: Juneja misses his century by 2 runs, caught by Gowtham when he tried to play against the turn. Ruish Kalaria doesn't trouble the scorers and as Ronit More cleans up the tail with Nagwaswalla bowled, Gujarat is all out for 345 and Karanataka needs 173 to win in 34 overs.
  • Uttar Pradesh vs Jharkhand: Chasing 325 for a win, UP is 112 for one. Mohammad Saif (44 not out) and Priyam Garg (42 not out) are involved in a 68-run partnership.
  • Services vs Assam: Assam is bowled out for 256. Diwesh Gurdev Pathania takes 5 for 56. Services needs 72 runs to win.

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Diwesh Gurdev Pathania took five for 56 to help Services bowl out Assam for 256. (file photo)   -  SANDEEP SAXENA

 

  • Gujarat vs Karnataka: Gujarat is seven down! K. Gowtham traps Piyush Chawla lbw for 1.
  • Maharashtra vs Saurashtra: Snell Patel is trapped in front by S.M. Fallah for 15 (33 balls), Saurashtra 47/1.
  • Gujarat vs Karnataka: Our reporter updates: Axar Patel is out for 22, he tries to hit out against Samarnath but is caught by Mayank Agarwal at point. Gujarat 328/6, leading Karnataka by 155 runs. M. Juneja is holding fort at 90 on the other end.
  • Hyderabad vs Bengal: C.V. Milind strikes early. Abhimanyu Easwaran is the first to go for Bengal, out for 2 and Bengal is 2/1.
  • Services vs Assam: Diwesh Gurdev Pathania takes 4 wickets (4/48) as Assam is 247/8. Kunal Saikia is Diwesh's 4th victim, bowled for 18.
  • Mumbai vs Baroda: Bhargav Bhatt removes Shubham Ranjane for 64 (105 balls) and Mumbai wobbling on 180/6.
  • Uttarakhand vs Nagaland: 100 for Abrar Kazi. He has played 159 balls, 14 fours and 1 six for his 103 runs. Nagaland moves to 382/7.
  • Hyderabad vs Bengal: Ishan Porel dismisses Saaketh for 39 and Bengal takes the all-important first innings lead as Hyderabad folds for 312.
  • Punjab vs Tamil Nadu: Baba Indrajith misses a century by seven runs as he is run out for 93. Tamil Nadu 261/5.
  • Hyderabad vs Bengal: Mukesh Kumar picks up 4 wickets (4/53) as Hyderabad is 310/9, in reply to Bengal's 336.
  • Himachal vs Andhra: An innings and two runs win for Himachal Pradesh Stephen is the last man out for no score and Andhra folds for 284. M.J Dagar and G.K. Singh pick up three wickets each. Andhra's Jyotisaikrishna is stranded at one end for 82.
  • Mumbai vs Baroda: Mumbai's Shubham Ranjane gets to a 50 in 87 balls with 6x4, and 1x6. Mumbai moves to 155/5.
  • Maharashtra vs Saurashtra: D. Jadeja is the wrecker-in-chief with seven wickets (17.2-3-55-7) as last man S.M. Fallah goes for 12 and Maharashtra is all out for 267. Saurashtra needs 117 runs to win.
  • Mumbai vs Baroda: Vishnu Solanki sends Vikrant Vilas Auti back to the pavillion for 42 and Mumbai loses half its side for 144.
  • Gujarat vs Karnataka: Our reporter updates: There is a brief stoppage in play. Manprit Juneja has taken a 'break' just minutes after the lunch break.
  • Uttar Pradesh vs Jharkhand: Samarth Singh is out for 19 (53 balls), lbw to Varun Aaron and Uttar Pradesh loses its first wicket for 44.
  • Himachal vs Andhra: Jyothisaikrishna 52 runs in 141 balls (7x4, 0x6) as Andhra moves to 249/8.
  • Maharashtra vs Saurashtra: Hat-trick by Saurashtra's D. Jadeja. He removes A. Palkar for 1, caught by Snell Patel, traps S. Bacchav infront of the wicket and sends A. Sanklecha back to the hut. Maharashtra 250/9 and Jadeja has figures of 6/47.
  • Gujarat vs Karnataka: Our reporter updates: Ronit More strikes after lunch. Raval fends at one outside the off, hangs his bat away from the body and offers a catch to Sharath. He is out for 30 and Gujarat 281/5.
  • Services vs Assam: Khalid Ahmed traps Amit Sinha infront for 4, Assam 195/6.
  • Himachal vs Andhra: G.K. Singh removes Shoaib Mohammed Khan for 13, caught by N. Gangta. Andhra 244/7.
  • Uttar Pradesh vs Jharkhand: Uttar Pradesh on 33 for no loss at lunch. Samarth Singh 15 off 40 and Mohammad Saif 17 off 32 are in the middle.
  • Himachal vs Andhra: Andhra 241/6 at lunch. Jyothisaikrishna 46 off 127 and Shoaib Mohammed Khan 11 off 38 will resume the innings after the break. 
  • Uttarakhand vs Nagaland: Nagaland moves to 306/6 at lunch. Paras on 19 off 49 and Abrar Kazi on 65 off 113 in the middle.
  • Services vs Assam: Lunch break with Assam on 193/5. Amit Sinha on 4 off 24 and Sarupam Purkayastha on 53 off 98 have seen off the first session.
  • Maharashtra vs Saurashtra: At lunch, Maharashtra moves to 248/6 with A Palkar on 1 off 28 and R.H. Motwani on 113 off 178.
  • Mumbai vs Baroda: Mumbai moves to 116/4 at lunch. Vikrant Vilas Auti 33 off 108, Shubham Ranjane 22 off 55 in the middle.
  • Hyderabad vs Bengal: Hyderabad 274/8 at lunch. Ravi Kiran 0 off 7 and Saaketh 25 off 52 will resume after the break.
  • Gujarat vs Karnataka: Dhruv Raval on 30 off 64 and Manpreet Juneja on 65 off 151 have taken Gujarat to 281/4 at lunch.
  • Punjab vs Tamil Nadu: At lunch break, Tamil Nadu is 237/4 with Dinesh Karthik on 13 off 67 balls and B. Indrajith on 86 off 158 balls.

Aditya Sarvate of Vidarbha is the hero with the ball returning with figures of 6/43 and a match haul of 9 wickets.   -  PTI

 

  • Railways vs Vidarbha: Railways batsman Madhur Khatri doesn't come out to bat and that is the end of Railways' innings. It has folded for 124 and Vidarbha wins the match by 118 runs and bags six points. What a win for the defending champion!
  • Railways vs Vidarbha: Aditya Sarvate is sizzling with the ball. Six-for for him. Manjeet Chaudhary offers a catch to Rajneesh Gurbani for 33 and Railways sinks to 124/9. 6/43 for Sarvate now.
  • Hyderabad vs Bengal: Four wickets for veteran pacer Ashoke Dinda. He sends Tanay Thyagarajan back to the hut for 6, trapped infront of the wicket. Hyderabad 268/8. Dinda now has figures of 4/75.
  • Services vs Assam: Sarupam Purkayastha gets to his 50. He has played 85 balls with six boundaries. Assam moves to 188/5.
  • Gujarat vs Karnataka: Our reporter updates: Gujarat on 269/4. Dhruv Raval was dropped by Samarnath at second slip early in his innings and the lead now is almost 100. Juneja on 60 and Raval on 23.
  • Maharashtra vs Saurashtra: Rohit Motwani brings up his century, taking Maharashtra to 238 for six in its second innings. It leads Saurashtra by 87 runs.
  • Railways vs Vidarbha: Railways is 93/8, chasing 243 for a win. Aditya Sarvate has returned with a five-for. He has figures of 5/40 now.
  • Gujarat vs Karnataka: A fighting half-century from Manpreet Juneja, who gets to the landmark in 121 balls. Gujarat now 250 for four in its second innings, leads by 77 runs.
  • Railways vs Vidarbha: Railways is 61 for four, needs another 182 runs for a win.
  • Tripura vs Goa: Goa is bowled out for 173 in its second innings, Tripura needs eight runs for an outright win.
  • Hyderabad vs Bengal: K. S. Chaitanya falls for 22, lbw to Mukesh Kumar. Hyderabad now 232 for six, still trailing Bengal by 104 runs.
  • Punjab vs Tamil Nadu: R. Sai Kishore is dismissed for 9, leg-before to Abhishek Sharma. Tamil Nadu now 189 for four, Dinesh Karthik joins B. Indrajith in the middle.
  • Mizoram vs Sikkim: Taruwar Kohli's fighting second-innings hundred not enough to win Mizoram the match nor deny Sikkim an outright win. Sikkim wins bv 105 runs, its third win in Plate Group.
  • Punjab vs Tamil Nadu: B. Indrajith brings up his half-century, Tamil Nadu now 187 for three, trails Punjab by 77 runs.
  • Gujarat vs Karnataka: Vinay Kumar isn't backing off! Our reporter says: Now Juneja steps out to Vinay again. The seamer sends down a bouncer and then kicks the ball away from the pitch, to prompt Juneja to sneak a run if he can. There's chatter after every ball.
  • Gujarat vs Karnataka: K. Gowtham gives Karnataka the breakthrough, Gujarat now 214 for four. Rujul Bhatt is caught by R. Samarth off the bowling of off-spinner.

Karnataka captain, Vinay Kumar, has been engaged in a serious verbal duel with Gujarat batsman Manpreet Juneja on Day 4.

 

  • Punjab vs Tamil Nadu: Tamil Nadu trails the host by 82 runs in its second innings having been forced to follow on. It is 182 for three with B. Indrajith, the captain, and R. Sai Kishore in the middle.
  • Gujarat vs Karnataka: Our reporter from Lalbhai Contractor Stadium, Surat, says: Gujarat begins well. Manpreet Juneja steps out and carts Vinay Kumar over mid-wicket. On the next ball, Vinay beats Juneja and has something to say to Juneja, who isn't interested and moves away. Vinay waits mid-pitch for Juneja to come, their confrontation forces umpires to intervene.
  • Hyderabad vs Bengal: Rohit Rayudu is out for 93, bowled by Mukesh Kumar, Hyderabad loses its fifth wicket with 205 on the board. It trails Bengal by 131 runs in the first innings.
  • Mumbai vs Baroda: Siddesh Lad falls early on Day 4, caught behind off the bowling of Lukman Meriwala. Mumbai reduced to 35 for three.
  • Mizoram vs Sikkim: Taruwar Kohli continues to lead Mizoram's fightback. He is batting on 138 and Mizoram now needs 138 runs to win with two second-innings wickets in hand.
  • Hyderabad vs Bengal: At the start of Day 4, Hyderabad trails Bengal by 132 runs — 204 for four in response to 336 — in the first innings, the two teams in a gripping contest for first-innings lead. (Day 3 report)
  • Railways vs Vidarbha: At the Karnail Singh Stadium in New Delhi, Railways is 19 for one, chasing 243 for an outright win.
  • Mizoram vs Sikkim: Sikkim is closing in on a victory. It needs two more wickets for an outright win, while Mizoram needs 174 more runs. Taruwar Kohli is batting on 111.