Ranji Trophy - Round 6, Day 2: TN beats Railways, Tiwary hits triple century - as it happened

Tamil Nadu beat Railways for its first win of the Ranji Trophy 2019-20 season, while Uttar Pradesh took built up a significant lead against 41-time champion Mumbai.

Manoj Towary hit a brilliant unbeaten triple century to put Bengal in commanding position.   -  Rajeev Bhatt

Hello, and welcome to Sportstar's live coverage of day two of the sixth round of Ranji Trophy 2019-20 season.

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Scores at Stumps Day 2

Odisha 136/7 vs J & K Leads by 173 runs

Maharashtra 106/2 vs Assam Leads by 37 runs

Bihar 244/5 vs Nagaland Leads by 78 runs

Hyderabad 83/5 vs Bengal Trails by 552 runs

Chhattisgarh won by an innings and 28 runs vs Tripura

Haryana 126/9 vs Haryana Leads by 205 runs

Sikkim 112/5 vs Mizoram Needs 130 runs to win

Vidarbha 35/0 vs Delhi Leads by 51 runs

Mumbai 20/2, trails Uttar Pradesh by 605 runs

Madhya Pradesh 183/5, trails Saurashtra by 161 runs

Baroda 150/2, trails Himachal by 346 runs

Gujarat 281/10 and 23/0, leads Punjab by 75 runs

Mumbai vs Uttar Pradesh: Another update from our correspondent Amol Karhadkar: Ankit Rajpoot struck twice in the half four before stumps. Jay Bista lobbed one to point before nightwatchman Shashank Attarde edged to gully. At 20 for two, Mumbai has mountain to climb tomorrow.

Mumbai vs Uttar Pradesh: Our correspondent Amol Karhadkar reports: Upendra Yadav has already registered the highest ever score by a No. 7 batsman against Mumbai. With the UP keeper batting on 195, Mumbai have all nine fielders on the boundary line. A declaration is inevitable as soon he gets to his 200. Upendra Yadav (203*, 239b, 27x4, 3x6) cuts Royston Dias for a four and bursts into a wild celebration. The UP change room waits for him to calm down before Ankit Rajpoot declares the innings at a mammoth 625/8

Tamil Nadu vs Railways: Tamil Nadu beats Railways by an innings and 164 runs to register its first win of the season. With an innings win, it picks up a bonus point. Tamil Nadu 7 points; Railways 0

Mumbai vs Uttar Pradesh: Our correspondent Amol Karhadkar reports: Upendra Yadav has crossed 150 as he and Yash Dayal have compounded Mumbai's misery. A hapless Mumbai unit is hoping against hope for a mistake or declaration.  Uttar Pradesh 588/8

Bengal vs Hyderabad: Our correspondent P.K. Ajith Kumar updates: Not even the second day is over, but Hyderabad is finding itself in familiar territory. It is 37 for three, chasing the small matter of Bengal’s 635 for seven (decl.). Excellent exhibition of pace bowling by Akash Deep and Mukesh Kumar; the former has one wicket, the latter two.

Punjab vs Gujarat: Punjab vs Gujarat: Arzan Nagwaswalla takes a five-wicket haul as Punjab loses its eighth wicket, trailing still by 112 runs. Punjab 169/8

Uttar Pradesh vs Mumbai: Upendra Yadav 139* (164b, 20x4, 1x6) gets a standing ovation as he returns to the dressing room, having virtually killed the opposition. Yash Dayal 20* (26b, 1x4, 2x6) is his latest ally as they have helped UP take Tea at 534/8 in 140 overs.

Kerala vs Rajasthan: M.R Praveen Chandran reports: Rajasthan win by an innings and 96 runs. Shubman takes his sixth wins a leg before decision against Jalaj. Rohan Kunnummal absent hurt. Kerala all out for 82.

Bengal vs Hyderabad: Our correspondent P.K. Ajith Kumar updates: Manoj Tiwary has completed a monumental triple hundred (303 not out, 414b, 30x4, 5x6) and Bengal predictably declared immediately at 635 for seven (151.4 overs). Arnab Nandi is the other unbeaten batsman (65 not out). The unbroken eighth-wicket stand was worth 159.

Tamil Nadu vs Railways: R. Ashwin gets into the act as he traps Vikrant Singh as Railways lose its third wicket. Railways 59/3 after 22.4 overs. Trails by 195 runs

Kerala vs Rajasthan: M.R Praveen Chandran reports: Meneria takes a blinder at first slip. Akshay chandran falls cheaply. Lomoror takes his first  wicket. Kerala 72/6

Mumbai vs Uttar Pradesh: Our correspondent Amol Karhadkar with an update: The 119-run partnership for the eighth wicket is finally over with captain Ankit Rajpoot nudging Shashank Attarde to Tare. Courageous knock by Rajpoot, hit on the helmet a couple of times, he scored of 32, highest in FC. Upendra batitng 119. Uttar Pradesh 494/8

Bengal vs Hyderabad: Bengal has taken tea at a mammoth 629 for seven (151 overs) at Kalyani, where it is finally sunny. The host hasn’t declared probably because Manoj Tiwary is batting on 298 (411b, 29x4, 5x6). He could be only the second batsman from Bengal to make a triple hundred; the first was Devang Gandhi, who was involved in a controversy at the Eden Gardens last month. Tiwary had Gandhi, a National selector, evicted by the anti-corruption officials from the Bengal dressing room when the latter was seeking some medical treatment. Tiwary has been as ruthless here – against the Hyderabad bowlers, that is.

Kerala vs Rajasthan: M.R Praveen Chandran reports: Wearing pitch is playing tricks with the batsmen. Sachin Baby and Azharuddeen dismissed in quick successsion. Kerala 53/5.

Punjab vs Gujarat: OUT! Mandeep Singh tries to clear Piyush Chawla over the mid-on and finds S. Desai, who takes a comfortable catch. He departs for a brilliant 52. Punjab 138/6

Delhi vs Vidarbha: Delhi inches closer to closing down the first innings. However, it have three more wickets in hand and 69 runs to score. Ishant Sharma joins Anuj Rawat in the middle. Delhi 110/7.

Punjab vs Gujarat: Fifty for Anmol Malhotra. The right hander alongside Mandeep Singh have added 88 for the fifth wicket as Gujarat toils to break the partnership. Punjab 120/5.

Kerala vs Rajasthan: Our correspondent Praveen Chandran with an update: Salman Nizar(15) perishes trying to play the slog sweep and is bowled by Shubham. Kerala 39/3.

Tamil Nadu vs Railways: T Natarajan puts Railways in early trouble by picking two wickets after Tamil Nadu was bowled out for 330. Railways 19/2 after 7.2 overs Trails by 235 runs.

Bengal vs Hyderabad: Manoj Tiwary hits an unbeaten 250 and Bengal is in commanding position. Bengal 568/7 after 143.3 overs

Mumbai vs Uttar Pradesh: Our correspondent Amol Karhadkar with an update: Upendra Yadav nudges Shams Mulani through midwicket and runs two to celebrate his fourth First Class hundred (96b, 17x4, 1x6). UP are running away with the game now 449/7

Saurashtra vs Madhya Pradesh: Jaydev Unadkat picks two early wickets to dent Madhya Pradesh's progress. Madhya Pradesh 52/2 after 22.2 overs. Trails by 292 runs

Kerala vs Rajasthan: Our correspondent Praveen Chandran with an update: Kerala loses two quick wickets after lunch. Both openers depart as Kerala slides to 14/2. A wicket each for Shubham Sharma and Arjit Gupta. Kerala 17/2 Trails by 161 runs.

Gujarat vs Punjab: Punjab has a job in their hands and it will be on Mandeep Singh to guide his side to safety. Meanwhile, Gujarat continue to attack in search of another five wickets. Gujarat 72/5

Odisha vs Jammu and Kashmir: Odisha has taken a lead of 73 runs after bowling out J & K for 124. Odisha 36/0

Assam vs Maharashtra: Rishav Das' 94 helps Assam take a slender lead of 43 runs against Maharashtra. Assam 218/8 after 74.3 overs.

Punjab vs Gujarat: Some respite for Punjab at Lunch after a top-order collapse as skipper Mandeep Singh with an unbeaten 17 holds fort. But, Gujarat is firmly on top with Nagwaswalla wrecked havoc with a four-wicket haul. Punjab 67/5 after 26 overs.

Kerala vs Rajasthan: Our correspondent Praveen Chandran with an update: Rajasthan all out for 268. RR Singh is caught in the deep by Rohan Prem off Jalaj. Arjit Gupta unbeaten on 36. Overall lead is  178.

Kerala vs Rajasthan: Our correspondent Praveen Chandran with an update: Ninth wicket down for Rajasthan Aniket is dismissed. First wicket for Akshay Chandran. Rajasthan 262/9

Tamil Nadu vs Railways: Baba Indrajith perishes after hitting a patient half-century as Tamil Nadu loses its seventh wicket. Tamil Nadu 323/7 after 85.2 overs.

Mumbai vs Uttar Pradesh: Our correspondent Amol Karhadkar with an update: Royston Dias persists with his short-ball ploy and Upendra Yadav fetches three fours, the first of which helps him cross his fifty. UP too have crossed the 400-mark. Uttar Pradesh 404/7 after 109.2 overs.

 

Bengal vs Hyderabad: Our correspondent P.K. Ajith Kumar with an update: It’s lunch at Kalayni, which remains cold and windy. Bengal lost the wicket of Shahbaz Ahmed (49, 79b, 5x4, 1x6) in the last over before lunch; he was run out by a direct throw from mid-on by Akshath Reddy. That was after he added 108 runs for the seventh wicket with Manoj Tiwary, who is unbeaten on 216 (317b, 22x4, 3x6). He reached his sixth double hundred in the Ranji Trophy by guiding off-spinner Saakeh Sai Ram through the third man area for a boundary. Bengal 476/7

Mumbai vs Uttar Pradesh: Our correspondent Amol Karhadkar with an update: Royston Dias' short-ball ploy against Saurabh Kumar finally works as the lefty pulls straight to Sarfaraz Khan at square-leg. Saurabh's 44 (47b, 8x4) and his 72-run stand with Upendra Yadav (34*) has put UP in a solid position. Uttar Pradesh 375/7

Kerala vs Rajasthan: Our correspondent Praveen Chandran with an update: Yash Kothari (94) misses out an deserved hundred trapped in front bybJalaj. Batsman is disappointed indicates he has hit it. Umpire Ravi uphelds the appeal. Fifer for Jalaj. Rajasthan 235/7

Punjab vs Gujarat: Arzan Nagwaswalla picks his fourth and has wrecked Punjab's ship. The pacer now removes Gurkeerat Mann for a duck to leave Punjab reeling at 32/5.

Tamil Nadu vs Railways: Baba Indrajith is approaching his half-century as the 300 is up for Tamil Nadu. The home side has taken a massive lead of 227 runs with five wickets still remaining. TN 303/5 after 75.4 overs.

Punjab vs Gujarat: Arzan Nagwaswalla is on fire as he picks his third wicket and traps Anmolpreet Singh for a duck. Punjab in doldrums. Punjab 32/4 after 11 overs.

Mumbai vs Uttar Pradesh: Our correspondent Amol Karhadkar updates: Despite early blows, Upendra Yadav and Saurabh Kumar's run-a-ball 50-run partnership has restored the pendulum in UP's favour and Mumbai in danger of ruing missed chances. At drinks, Uttar Pradesh 359/6, having added 78 runs off 14 overs this morning

Punjab vs Gujarat: Punjab is sinking fast as it loses its third wicket, still trailing by 251 runs. Gujarat has been successful in making early inroads. Captain Mandeep Singh holds the key. Gujarat 30/3 after 9 overs.

Bengal vs Hyderabad: Our correspondent P.K. Ajith Kumar with an update: Manoj Tiwary is just 10 runs away from what would be his sixth double hundred in Ranji Trophy. Shahbaz Ahmed (26 not out) is giving him good company, adding 59 for the sixth wicket so far. Bengal 427/6 in 112 overs.

Mumbai vs Uttar Pradesh: Our correspondent Amol Karhadkar updates: Missed opportunity for Mumbai. Aditya Tare fails to pouch a thick edge off Saurabh Kumar's blade to deprive Akash Parkar of his third wicket. Saurabh survives on 9. Uttar Pradesh 312/6

Kerala vs Rajasthan: Our correspondent Praveen Chandran updates: The 200 up for Rajasthan and the lead crosses 100 and is now a handy one.  Rajasthan 212/6.

Mumbai vs Uttar Pradesh: Tushar Deshpande gets the other danger man. Bowling around the stumps to left-hander, Deshpande's angle does Rinku Singh (84, 157b, 9x4) in as he is adjudged LBW. Missed opportunity for Mumbai. Aditya Tare fails to pouch a thick edge off Saurabh Kumar's blade to deprive Akash Parkar of his third wicket. Saurabh survives on 9, UP 312/6.

Tamil Nadu vs Railways: Dinesh Karthik, unbeaten on 57, and Baba Indrajith (2 not out) resume TN's innings on the second day. The host leads by 160 runs.

Kerala vs Rajasthan:  Nidheesh strikes early for Kerala as Rajasthan captain Ashok Menaria is caught by Abhishek Mohan for 26. Rajasthan extend lead to 95. Kothari looking solid on unbeaten 73.

Bengal vs Hyderbad, our correspondent P.K. Ajit Kumar updates:  Good morning from a cold, windy Kalyani. It has been a good morning for Hyderabad thus far, having picked up a wicket, that of Sheryan Chakraborty, who was caught at slip off Ravi Kiran. The morning could have been even better for Hyderabad if the slip had accepted the regulation catch offered by Manoj Tiwary off Ravi Kiran. He was on 160 then, now he is on 170; Bengal 386 for six in the 101st over.

Mumbai vs Uttar Pradesh:  It takes Mumbai just two balls to strike on the second morning. Tushar Deshpande starts off a with a  short ball and the next one, he bowls a perfect yorker that crashes into the stumps through Akshdeep Nath's defence. Nath dismissed for 115 (217b, 16x4, 2x6). UP 281 for 5.

Scores at Stumps Day 1

1. Bengal 366/5 vs Hyderabad

2. Assam 77/1 vs Maharashtra

3. Meghalaya 235 all out vs Manipur 18/7

4. Nagaland 166 all out vs Bihar 115/2

5. Sikkim 107/4 vs Mizoram 201 all out

6. Delhi 41/4 vs Vidarbha 179 all out

7. Gujarat 277/9 vs Punjab

8. Kerala 173/4 vs Rajasthan 90 all out

9. Himachal Pradesh 314/5 vs Baroda

10. Madhya Pradesh vs Saurashtra 295/8

11. Mumbai vs Uttar Pradesh 281/4

12. Tamil Nadu 236/4 vs Railways 76 all out

13. Chhattisgarh 137/5 vs Tripura 53 all out

14. Jharkhand vs Uttarakhand 213/6

15. Odisha 161 all out vs J&K 38/3

16. Services 63/6 vs Haryana 176 all out

17. Puducherry 209 all out vs Arunachal Pradesh 109/3

18. Goa 251 all out vs Chandigarh 3/0