Ranji Trophy 2018-19: Round 7, Day 1 Highlights

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Mumbai would be hoping that its captain Siddhesh Lad survives the last few minutes on day one of play. (FILE IMAGE)   -  Prashant Nakwe


Good morning, and welcome to the highlights of Day 1 of the seventh round of Ranji Trophy fixtures.


Stumps, Day 1 Roundup:

Goa 66/3 vs Assam: Trails by 109 runs

Services 48/2 vs Jharkhand: Trails By 145 Runs

Nagaland 101/4 vs Bihar: Trails By 49 Runs

Chhattisgarh 23/3 vs Maharashtra: Trails By 216 Runs

Bengal 194/6 vs Andhra

Gujarat 263/6 vs Vidarbha

Madhya Pradesh 132/9 vs Delhi

Himachal 25/1 vs Tamil Nadu: Trails By 202 Runs

Hyderabad 240/7 vs Punjab

Odisha 91/1 vs Jammu and Kashmir: Trails By 36 Runs

Rajasthan 171/2 vs Haryana: Leads by 53 runs

Uttar Pradesh 257/4 vs Tripura

Mumbai 334/5 vs Saurashtra

Karnataka 208/9 vs Railways


  • Hyderabad vs Punjab: Update from our reporter: Hyderabad finishes the day at 240 for seven at close of play with Himalay Agarwal batting on 51 and Mehdi Hasan on zero against Punjab.
  • Mumbai vs Saurashtra: Update from our reporter: Siddhesh Lad and Shivam Dube's unbroken 102-run partnership helps Mumbai end the day at 334 for five. The duo will have to survive the second new ball Sunday morning if Mumbai are put Saurashtra under pressure for an outright win

  • Delhi vs Madhya Pradesh: Madhya Pradesh is at 132/9 in 50.6 overs at the draw of stumps on day one. At the crease are Kumar Kartikeya Singh (19 off 37) and Kuldeep Sen (4 off 6).

  • Hyderabad vs Punjab: Update from our reporter: Hyderabad loses seventh wicket. Tanay Thyagarajan caught behind off Manpreet Gony, 239 for seven in 88.4 overs vs Punjab.
  • Mumbai vs Saurashtra: Update from our reporter: With 15-odd minutes remaining for stumps, Mumbai substitute rushes with a bottle of water - more importantly with a message - towards Lad. Mumbai would be hoping that the captain and the in-form all-rounder survive the last few minutes.
  • Himachal vs Tamil Nadu: Update from our reporter: Like New Delhi buses, a long wait and two in a row arrive. Tamil Nadu is bowled out for 227, Prashant Chopra wrapping up the tail.
  • Mumbai vs Saurashtra: Update from our reporter: Saurashtra has persisted with the old ball, with Jadeja asking a few questions of Lad, who has entered the 60s. Unadkat has brought himself on for a late burst. Mumbai 300 for five in 83 overs.
  • Hyderabad vs Punjab: Update from our reporter: Hyderabad loses sixth wicket, all rounder Ravi Teja sent back to the pavilion by leggie Mayank Markande, 228 for six vs Punjab in Hyderabad.

Final Session: Hyderabad vs Punjab at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.   -  V V Subrahmanyam


  • Karnataka vs Railways: Update from our reporter: Ronit More caught behind for 0. Karnataka 178/9. Railways wicket keeper Nitin Bhille, who has taken five catches today, is a former Karnataka U-23 player. He hails from the northern part of the state.
  • Karnataka vs Railways: Update from our reporter: Mithun edges Yadav to the keeper for 16. Karnataka 177/8. The left arm spinner has 3 wickets now.
  • Himachal vs Tamil Nadu: Update from our reporter: The lower order is putting up a resistance for Tamil Nadu. The sting in the attack seems to have gone as the seamers tire. The introduction of spinners also played into the hands of the batsmen. Abhishek Tanwar nears his half-century. Tamil Nadu 221/8 after 75 overs.
  • Andhra vs Bengal: Update from our reporter: Manoj Tiwary caught at slip off Vijaykumar for 90. Bengal is at 170/5. Earlier Agniv Pan got out for 39.
  • Mumbai vs Saurashtra: Update from our reporter: Siddhesh Lad charges down the wicket off Jadeja for a six over mid-off for his sixth 50-plus score of tjhe season. With Shivam Dube playing sensibly at the other end, the duo is rebuilding the Mumbai innings. Mumbai 284 for 5.
  • Uttar Pradesh vs Tripura: Priyam Garg scores a hundred off 192 balls. UP 226/3
  • Karnataka vs Railways: Our reporter from the venue says: Amit Mishra strikes twice in one over. Shreyas Gopal caught behind trying to run the ball down to third man. K. Gowtham bowled second ball by a beauty. Karnataka 159 for seven. It has lost 3/0 in the space of 10 balls.
  • Karnataka vs Railways: K. V. Siddharth falls for a patient 69. He is caught by Saurabh Wakaskar at mid-on off the bowling of left-arm spinner, Avinash Yadav. A needless shot. Karnataka 159 for five.
  • Mumbai vs Saurashtra: Aditya Tare's attempted drive results in an edge to Harvik Desai off Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, who is extracting turn and bounce off the pitch. Mumbai slips to 232 for five.
  • Chhattisgarh vs Maharashtra: Century for Rahul Tripathi! Tripathi has held Maharashtra innings together, bringing up his century in 142 balls, laced with 14 fours and one six.
  • Mumbai vs Saurashtra: Our reporter at Wankhede Stadium says: Drama at Wankhede!!! Aditya Tare's uppish drive off Dharmendrasinh Jadeja flies towards Arpit Vasavada at backward point, the fielder lunges forward, pouches the ball, claims the catch and the whole Saurashtra team starts celebrating. Tare immediately points out that the ball had bounced just before Vasavada held it. The umpires Nikhil Patwardhan and Sadashiv Iyer get together and the latter is convinced the ball had indeed bounced. He rejects the appeal to the dismay of Saurashtra team. Tare survives and Mumbai goes into tea 222 for four.


  • Himachal vs Tamil Nadu: A 38-run partnership between Shahrukh Khan and Abhishek Tanwar is ended by Rishi Dhawan. Shahrukh has little clue about a full delivery that hit his pads; he is out lbw for 19. Tamil Nadu 169 for seven at tea on Day 1.
  • Mumbai vs Saurashtra: Saurashtra continues to dent Mumbai with regular wickets. Chetan Sakariya is bowling a good spell after suffering from Jay Bista's onslaught in the morning and Shubham Ranjane plays him onto the stumps. At 211 for 4, Aditya Tare joins captain Siddhesh Lad in the middle.
  • Hyderabad vs Punjab: Our reporter from Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, says: Pacer Siddharth Kaul was successful with his mind game: had a long stare at Tanmay Agarwal, said a few words and then produced an away swinger to force an edge to the slip cordon. He is out for 60, Hyderabad now 156 for three.
  • Mumbai vs Saurashtra: Our reporter from Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, says: Jay Bista's aggressive 127 (off 150 balls, 21x4) is finally over. He miscues an aerial shot off left-arm spinner Dharmendrasinh Jadeja to Aarpit Vasavada at extra cover. Three overs hence, Vikrant Auti's attempt to leave one one alone off Jaydev Unadkat results in an edge to the 'keeper. Mumbai now 199/3, having also lost Shreyas Iyer cheaply. He cuts Dharmendrasinh Jadeja straight to Sheldon Jackson at point. Can Mumbai avert a collapse, which has been synonymous with its season so far?
  • Karnataka vs Railways: Karnataka is 113 for three in 50.3 overs. K. V. Siddharth has brought up his half-century, having spent close to three hours at the crease.
  • Himachal vs Tamil Nadu: Our reporter from HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala, says: Just when (Dinesh) Karthik looked confident and set in the middle, he loses his wicket. Soon after playing a punch off the backfoot for four, and a flick for two, Karthik inside-edges Arpit Guleria onto his stumps. He's out for 31 and Tamil Nadu is 130 for five.
  • Karnataka vs Railways: D. Nischal chips Avinash Yadav over mid-on for a four and brings up Karnataka's 100. It has taken 46.3 overs, though. Karnataka now 103 for three. Nischal is batting on 37, K. V. Siddharth is on 48 and is the dominant partner in the 86-run stand.


Aniket Choudhary was the star with the ball for Rajasthan, picking five for 45 to help bowl out Haryana for 118.   -  R. V. Moorthy


  • Hyderabad vs Punjab: Hyderabad has lost its second wicket, with Rhot Rayudu edging behind to the wicketkeeper off Siddharth Kaul. It is now 148 for two.
  • Haryana vs Rajasthan: A five-for Aniket Choudhary (five for 45) has helped Rajasthan bowl out Haryana for 118, having opted to bowl first after winning the toss. Harshal Patel, the captain, top-scored for Haryana with an unbeaten 53 off 55 balls.
  • Himachal vs Tamil Nadu: Our reporter from HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala, says: B. Aparajith guides the ball through the offside to complete a fighting half-century, but soon after, slashes at a good-length delivery outside off stump and is caught at second slip. Pankaj Jaiswal picks up his second wicket. Tamil Nadu is 115 for four after 40 overs.
  • Bihar vs Nagaland: Bihar has been bowled out for 150 in 46.1 overs. Rachit is the star with the ball for Nagaland, picking six for 44 in 16.1 overs.
  • Hyderabad vs Punjab: Hyderabad captain, Akshath Reddy, falls for 73. Sanvir Singh provides the breakthrough, inducing an edge through to wicketkeeper Abhishek Gupta. Hyderabad 125 for one. Tanmay Agarwal, who has been patient, gets to his eighth first half-century. Rohit Rayudu has joined him in the middle.
  • Manipur vs Arunachal: Arunachal slips to 58 for nine, trailing Manipur by 27 runs in its first innings. 19 wickets have fallen on Day 1 so far and the two teams have batted a combined 50 overs!
  • Mumbai vs Saurashtra: Century! Jay Bista reaches his century in 116 balls, with 16 fours. This is his fourth first-class century and he has scored 100 of the 127 runs that Mumbai has scored today. Our reporter at the venue adds: Sixth ball after lunch, Jay Bista taps Hardik Rathod on the onside for a single, takes his helmet off and bursts into a spell of push-ups to celebrate what is his fourth first-class hundred!


Jay Bista has bounced back in style after being omitted from Mumbai's last fixture, against Baroda.   -  SUDHAKARA JAIN


  • Manipur vs Arunachal: Having bowled out Manipur for 85 earlier this morning, Arunachal is 35 for six in response. Kishan Singh has four for 8 in nine overs. Shaping up to be an action-packed day, with 16 wickets having fallen already!
  • Assam vs Goa: Assam is in a similar spot of bother! It is 135 for eight having been put in to bat by Goa. Lakshay A. Garg is leading the way with four wickets.
  • Bihar vs Nagaland: In Patna, the home team has been reduced to 81 for eight. Rachit removes Vivek for a third-ball duck, out lbw, and completes a five-for. He now has figures of 5 for 32 in his 15th over.
  • Lunch has been taken on Day 1 at most of the grounds. Mumbai and Hyderabad are the only two teams which, batting first, haven't lost a wicket in the first session. In Mumbai, Jay Bista is nearing a century, batting on 95. Haryana has slipped to 84 for eight against Rajasthan.


  • Himachal vs Tamil Nadu: Our reporter at HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala, says: Dinesh Karthik has looked scratchy in his innings so far; he has struggled to find the middle of the bat and has had three lbw appeals against him. He executed a neat square drive off Arpit Guleria in the last over before lunch. Tamil Nadu is 90 for three at lunch on Day 1.
  • Mumbai vs Saurashtra: The home team has gone past 100; it's now 112 for no loss. Jay Bista is batting on 85 and Vikrant Auti is giving him company with 25.
  • Karnataka vs Services: D. Nischal was dropped on 20 by Arindam Ghosh at first slip, off the bowling of Amit Mishra. Karnataka is 67 for three in the 31st over.
  • Himachal vs Tamil Nadu: Relentless pressure brings a wicket for the home team. Raghav Dhawan picks his first wicket! B. Indrajith's off stump goes cartwheeling. He falls for 30 and Dinesh Karthik has walked out to join B. Aparajith. Tamil Nadu is 70 for three.
  • Mumbai vs Saurashtra: Mumbai is 89 for no loss in 27 overs. Jay Bista has reached his half-century and is batting on 63. Vikrant Auti has been patient.
  • Hyderabad vs Punjab: Akshath Reddy reaches 50 in style, hitting a six off slow bowler Arpit Pannu. Hyderabad is 79 for no loss in the 28th over.
  • Himachal vs Tamil Nadu: Our reporter from HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala, says: Huge shout for caught-behind down the leg, off seamer Raghav Dhawan. Not out.  B. Aparajith is the batsman. Stunned silence from Himachal. The partnership between Aparajith and B. Indrajith is now 59. Tamil Nadu is 66 for two after 25 overs.
  • Karnataka vs Railways: Our reporter from Navule Ground, Shimoga, says: Karan Thakur, who had bowled continuously from one end and has figures of two for 13 in 10 overs, has now been replaced by left-arm spinner Avinash Yadav.  Karnataka is 57 for three, K. V. Siddharth and D. Nischal have added 40 runs for the fourth wicket, helping their recover from a precarious 17 for three.
  • Himachal vs Tamil Nadu: Our reporter from HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala, says: It's a welcome drinks break for B. Indrajith and B. Aparajith. There was no let-up by the Himachal seamers, who continued to test the batsmen. Indrajith moved to 26 with a streaky boundary — an edge that evaded the slip fielders. Rishi Dhawan, the third seamer, has leaked a few boundaries. Tamil Nadu is 52 for two.


The picturesque backdrop to the HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT


  • Hyderabad vs Punjab: Our reporter from Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium says: Hyderabad off to a confident start, scoring 48 without losing a wicket. Akshath Reddy is looking good; he has played some flowing drives and is batting on 31. Tanmay Agarwal is giving him company.
  • Manipur vs Arunachal: Manipur has been shot out for 85! Kishan Singh top-scores with 19. Deendyal finishes with five for 38, while Licha Tehi took three for 36 and Doria takes one for 2.
  • Chhattisgarh vs Maharashtra: Ankit Bawne is gone for nought, Maharashtra slips to 46 for four. Kedar Jadhav and Chennai Super Kings' new recruit, Ruturaj Gaikwad, have also been dismissed for ducks. Captain Rahul Tripathi has joined Swapnil Gugale in the centre.
  • Mumbai vs Saurashtra: Mumbai is 50 for no loss in the 15th over. Saurashtra has stemmed the run flow but Jay Bista and Vikrant Auti have been solid.
  • Himachal vs Tamil Nadu: Our reporter from HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala, says: It's been a shaky 45 minutes for Tamil Nadu in very cold conditions. Both openers are out and the early strikes have made Himachal chirpy in the field. Twin brothers B. Aparajith and B. Indrajith have survived a jittery phase — there was a close lbw shout and a few plays and misses. Runs have come in a trickle. Tamil Nadu is 19 for two in 11 overs.
  • Manipur vs Arunachal: Manipur's batsmen are falling like nine pins! It is 58 for eight and Deendyal has a five-for already. We are only into the 21st over!
  • Mumbai vs Saurashtra: Our reporter from Wankhede Stadium says: Omission from the last game seems to have brought out the best in Jay Bista. He goes after Chetan Sakariya, smacking the left-armer for seven fours in three overs and prompting the captain, Jaydev Unadkat, to bring on another left-arm pacer, Hardik Rathod.
  • Karnataka vs Railways: Our reporter at Navule Ground says: D. Nischal was caught at second slip but the bowler, Amit Mishra, had overstepped. No such luck for Karnataka two overs later, however: R. Samarth edges behind to second slip for 3.  New batsman Devdutt Padikkal is out for five, squared up by Karan Thakur and he edges behind.
  • Karnataka vs Railways: Our reporter from Navule Ground in Shimoga says: Vinay Kumar has pulled out with a sore knee. So, Manish Pandey is leading Karnataka. R.


Navule Ground, Shimoga.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT


  • Mumbai vs Saurashtra: Mumbai is off to a solid start having been asked to bat first. Jay Bista has raced away to 26 runs off 21 balls, with four fours. Our reporter from Wankhede Stadium says: The focus could well be on Jaydev Unadkat, the Saurashtra captain, and Shivam Dube, the Mumbai all-rounder, in what is their first outing since fetching big bucks at the IPL 2019 auction four days ago. While Saurashtra would be eager to ensure a place in the quarterfinals, Mumbai would be hoping for a miraculous comeback. Vikrant Auti and Jay Bista have started with little problems against Unadkat and Chetan Sakariya.


Mumbai vs Saurashtra team sheets   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT


  • Himachal vs Tamil Nadu: Tamil Nadu, having won the toss and chosen to bat first, has lost its openers early. Abhinav Mukund is out for nought, caught by Ankush Bains off P. P. Jaswal. N. Jagadeesan is leg before wicket to Arpit N. Guleria. It is currently 8 for two.
  • Andhra vs Bengal: At Visakhapatnam, Bengal has lost Abhimanyu Easwaran in the fourth over after Andhra won the toss and chose to field first.
  • Uttar Pradesh vs Tripura: UP has lost Samarth Singh, out for a third-ball duck, in the first over. Saurabh Das gives Tripura an early breakthrough after UP chose to bat first on winning the toss.
  • Manipur vs Arunachal: Manipur has slipped to 32 for five! Yashpal Singh, the captain, Samson Singh and Hrithik Kanojia have fallen in the space of two overs. Arunchal's opening bowlers have been excellent so far: Deendyal has three for 13 in four overs and Licha Tehi has two for 19 in his fifth over.
  • Bihar vs Nagaland: Bihar is another team that has lost an early wicket having been put in to bat by Nagaland. Mahrour is the batsman dismissed, bowled for four by Rachit.
  • Jharkhand vs Services: Jharkhand has lost an early wicket of Mohammad Nazim, out leg before wicket to Raushan Raj. It is 3 for one after being put in to bat by Services.
  • Manipur vs Arunachal: Manipur is 25 for two having been asked to bat first. P. Praffulomani and Mayank Raghav are the batsmen dismissed.
  • Assam vs Goa: Goa won the toss and opted to field first. Assam is 33 for one. Biplab Saikia and Rishav Das are leading the recover after the early loss of Pallav Kumar Das for nought.

The 2018-19 edition of Ranji Trophy has reached its business end. In the seventh round of fixtures, Karnataka takes on Railways, Punjab meets Hyderabad without senior batsman Yuvraj Singh, a full-strength Delhi braces for Madhya Pradesh test, among others.