Ranji Trophy - Round 6, Day 3: Sarfaraz Khan, Tare solid in Mumbai first innings - as it happened

Catch all the LIVE scores, updates, commentary and analysis from Day three, round six of the Ranji Trophy matches being played at various parts of the country.

Bengal batsman Manoj Tiwary raises his bat after completing his triple century against Hyderabad.   -  PTI

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Stumps, Day Three

Assam 12/0 vs Maharashtra Needs 285 runs to win

Nagaland 76/2 vs Bihar Trails by 267 runs

Bengal beats Hyderabad by an innings and 303 runs Points: Bengal 7, Hyderabad 0

Jammu and Kashmir beats Odisha by 4 wickets

Mumbai 353/5, trails UP by 272 runs

Saurashtra 344 and 165/2 leads MP (280) by 229 runs

Baroda 150/2 trails Himachal (496) by 346 runs

Punjab 229 and 87/4 needs 133 more runs to win against Gujarat

Delhi 163 and 10/0 needs 337 more runs to win against Vidarbha

Goa 251 and 87/2 trails Chandigarh (580/7 dec.) by 242 runs

Jharkhand 298 and 76/1 needs 127 more runs to win against Uttarakhand

 

Mumbai vs Uttar Pradesh: Our correspondent Amol Karhadkar updates: Sarfaraz Khan (132 not out) and captain Aditya Tare (9 not out) see off the four overs with the second new ball to help Mumbai end the day at 353 for five. The duo will have to dig deep into the last day to get closer to UP's 625 for eight declared.

Mumbai vs Uttar Pradesh: Our correspondent Amol Karhadkar updates: Siddhesh Lad chases a real wide one outside off-stump by part-timer left-arm spinner Mohammad Saif and gets caught behind agonisingly short of a hundred. Lad goes for 98 (174b, 10x4, 1x6). The 210-run stand is over. Mumbai 338/5. Four balls later, Rajpoot takes the second new ball.

Mumbai vs Uttar Pradesh: Our correspondent Amol Karhadkar updates: Sarfaraz is cutting loose. A lofted drive straight into the sight screen is followed by a pull off right-arm pacer Wajid Ali into the Divecha Pavilion means he has raced to 114* while Mumbai have crossed 300. 306/4 at drinks break.

Odisha vs Jammu and Kashmir: Suryansh Raina scored a match-winning 69 and Shubam Singh Pundir made 45 as Jammu and Kashmir beats Odisha by four wickets to pocket six points. Odisha suffers its first defeat of the season.

Bengal vs Hyderabad: Our correspondent P.K. Ajith Kumar updates: It’s all over here at Kalyani. Bengal has romped home by an innings and 303 runs, with a day to spare. Following on, Hyderabad was dismissed in the second innings for 161 as it crashed to its fifth defeat in six matches. Akash Deep was the pick of the bowlers in the second innings, picking up four wickets and impressing with his pace.

Mumbai vs Uttar Pradesh: Our correspondent Amol Karhadkar updates: Sarfaraz Khan flicks Saurabh Kumar for a four. He waits to confirm whether he has reached the triple-figure mark and once it's confirmed, he leaps twice, stares at the UP dressing room and kisses the emblem. Second First Class 100 (107b, 14x4, 2x6)

Punjab vs Gujarat: Punjab is off to a sedate start in chase of 220 while Gujarat is in search of a breakthrough. Punjab 28/0

Odisha vs Jammu and Kashmir: Suryansh Raina departs for 69 and Shubham Singh Pundir falls for 45 but J&K is in solid position needing just 47 runs to win with five wickets in hand. J&K 157/5

Mumbai vs Uttar Pradesh: Our correspondent Amol Karhadkar updates: An unbroken 115-run partnership for the fifth wicket between Siddhesh Lad (66*, 11b, 9x4, 1x6) and Sarfaraz Khan (66*, 75b, 10x4, 2x6) has kept Mumbai afloat. At tea, they are 243/4, still 233 runs behind avoiding the follow-on mark.

Gujarat vs Punjab: Siddharth Kaul and Arshdeep Singh wreck havoc and share six wickets among themselves as Punjab bowled out Gujarat for 167. Punjab needs 220 runs to win.

Bengal vs Hyderabad: Our correspondent P.K. Ajith Kumar updates: It's tea at Kalyani, where Hyderabad is 108 for five, following on, still trailing by 356. Ravi Teja is waging a lone battle with 39 not out. Unlike his colleagues, he has used his feet and not missed many scoring opportunities.

Puducherry vs Arunachal Pradesh: Veteran pacer Vinay Kumar claims 5-25 in the 2nd innings as Puducherry dismisses Arunachal Pradesh for 72 runs. Puducherry wins by 296 runs.

Jharkhand vs Uttarakhand: Uttarakhand keeps losing wickets at regular intervals. Ashish Kumar keeps at it with a bowling effort of 4-50 as the visitor takes a decent second innings. Uttarakhand 180/5, leads by 109 runs.

Madhya Pradesh vs Saurashtra: Saurashtra gets its lead to three-figures with Harvik Patel (9 not out) and Divyaraj Chauhan (25 not out) at the crease. Saurashtra 36/1, leads by 100 runs.

Mumbai vs Uttar Pradesh: Sarfaraz Khan taps Akshdeep Nath for a single square off the wicket to complete his 50 (50b, 9x4, 1x6). Siddhesh Lad is four runs shy of his maiden fifty of the season. Mumbai 204/4

Himachal vs Baroda: There has been no restart of the game at Dharamsala as the teams break for Lunch. Yusuf Pathan (21 not out) and Vishnu Solaki (85 not out) have added 57 runs for the third wicket. Baroda 150/2, trails by 346 runs.

Delhi vs Vidarbha: Vidarbha in a hurry to add some quick runs to its slender first innings lead after being dismissed for 179. Opener Sanjay Raghunath completes his fifty (52 not out, 6x4) after Wasim Jaffer departs for a well-made 40. Vidarbha 166/2, leads by 182 runs.

Nagaland vs Bihar: After an excellent hundred from MD Rahamatullah (106) and fifties from Babul Kumar (95) and Shasheem Rathour (81), Vikas Ranjan completes his hundred to remain unbeaten on 103 as Bihar declares at 509/7 with a first innings lead of 343 runs.

Maharashtra vs Assam: Jay Pande remains unbeaten on 121 (12x4) as he adds 51 for the sixth wicket alongside Vishant More (26 not out) as the lead against Assam swells to 193. Maharashtra 262/5 in 88 overs.

Gujarat vs Punjab: Kshitij Patel scores his maiden First Class half-century and what an important innings this has been. Comes at a time when the chips were down and Gujarat was clearly struggling. Top knock. Gujarat 142/6 Leads by 194 runs.

Hyderabad vs Bengal: Our correspondent P.K. Ajith Kumar updates: The question here at Kalyani is weather Hyderabad could take the match to the final day. It doesn’t look easy at the moment, with its second innings score, following on, at 56 for three in 15 overs. Two wickets for Akash Deep and one for Shahbaz, the hat-trick hero of the first innings. Hyderabad trails  by 408.

Odisha vs Jammu and Kashmir: Suryansh Raina and Shubham Singh Pundir are getting runs at a fair clip as Jammu and Kashmir needs another 124 runs to win with eight wickets remaining in hand. J&K 80/2

Mumbai vs Uttar Pradesh: Our correspondent Amol Karhadkar with an update: Hardik Tamore drives Wajid Ali through covers for a four and raises bat for his maiden FC fifty (51*, 80b, 10x4) in the penultimate over. Siddhesh Lad (21*, 40b, 3x4) then negotiates Saurabh Kumar's left-arm spin to place Mumbai at 128/3 at lunch.

 

Odisha vs Jammu and Kashmir: Rajesh Mohanty and Suryakant Pradhan pick a wicket apiece as J&K loses two wickets. J&K 53/2 after 24 overs. Requires another 151 runs to win.

Hyderabad vs Bengal: Our correspondent P.K. Ajith Kumar updates: “We need a wicket before lunch,” one of the Bengal fielders shouted. The bowler, Akash Deep, obliged, trapping Hyderabad captain Tanmay Agarwal lbw for 5. The visitors are now taking lunch, at 13 for one (three overs), with Akshay Reddy batting on eight and Rahul Buddhi yet to score. Following on, they are trailing by 451 runs.

Gujarat vs Punjab: Disaster for Gujarat as Parthiv Patel is run-out. Pushes the ball towards mid-off and sets off for a single but Gurkeerat Mann charges in with a direct hit and Parthiv falls short of his crease. Gujarat 77/5 Leads by 129 runs.

Gujarat vs Punjab: Sanvir Singh strikes and he removes Bharghav Merai to leave Gujarat four donw. Out comes Gujarat captain Parthiv Patel. Gujarat 64/4

Hyderabad vs Bengal: Our correspondent P.K. Ajith Kumar updates: Shahbaz Ahmed has taken a hat-trick and Hyderabad is all out for 171, in reply to Bengal’s 635 for seven (dec). After castling Jaweed Ali, who missed the line, he had both Ravi Kiran and K. Sumanth, who came back to the wicket after retiring hurt, lbw. The left-arm spinner has taken a career-best four for 26 from 8.3 overs. Three wickets apiece for seamers Akash Deep and Mukesh Kumar. Bengal enforce follow-on.

Mumbai vs Uttar Pradesh: Our correspondent Amol Karhadkar updates: Hardik Tamore pulls Wajid Ali for his seventh four to earn a deserving drinks break. While Tamore is batting on 35 (50b), opener Bhupen Lalwani has moved to 38 (70b, 4x4). Mumbai 86/2 in 23 overs, having added 66 runs in 16 overs today.

Assam vs Maharashtra: J.S. Pande is three shy of his hundred as Maharashtra takes a solid lead of 142 runs. Maharashtra Leads by 142 runs

Hyderabad vs Bengal: Our correspondent P.K. Ajith Kumar updates: Hyderabad’s fight to avoid its fifth defeat in six matches is well and truly on at Kalyani. The visitors are seven down for 168, in reply to Bengal’s 635 for seven (decl.); if that wasn’t enough, K. Sumanth, one of their most dependable batsmen, has retired hurt, after being hit on the head by seamer Akash Deep, who has been working up some good pace. The Hyderabad wicket-keeper has been taken to the hospital for a scan; an update is awaited. Jaweed Ali is playing a fine innings though; he is 71 not out (107b, 12x4). The last man to get out was Saaketh Sai Ram, trapped lbw by left-arm spinner Shahbaz Ahmed.

Hyderabad vs Bengal: Mukesh Kumar and Akash Deep share six wickets among themselves as Hyderabad loses its seventh wicket. Hyderabad 165/7 Trails by 469 runs.

Gujarat vs Punjab: Siddharth Kaul is breathing fire and he picks his second wicket. He squares up Manpreet Junega with a peach of an outswinger and Gujarat is now in trouble. Gujarat 33/3 Leads by 85 runs.

Odisha vs Jammu and Kashmir: Odisha sets Jammu and Kashmir a 205-run target in a low-scoring affair.

Gujarat vs Punjab: Siddharth Kaul and Baltej Singh have made early inroads to put Gujarat under early pressure. Gujarat 25/2 Leads by 77 runs.

Mumbai vs Uttar Pradesh: Our correspondent Amol Karhadkar pings: It's a moist morning at Wankhede. With too much of dew, super sopper had to be applied before start, so Bhupen Lalwani and Hardik Tamore have a tougher task to survive against experienced Ankit Rajpoot and accurate Yash Dayal. Mumbai 23/2

Bengal vs Hyderabad: Our correspondent P.K. Ajith Kumar with an early update: Good morning from Kalyani, where it is pretty cold, though the sun has made an early appearance. The day began with a fine over from Mush Kumar, who got one to swing in and clean up Hyderabad captain Tanmay Agarwal. The visitors have managed not to lose another wicket after that; they are 100 for six in 29 overs, still 535 behind Bengal's first-innings. Jaweed Ali is 27 not out and wicket-keeper K. Sumanth, who played the best innings for Hyderabad this season, is batting on eight.  Sumanth's hundred against Kerala had given his team the only win of the tournament. Hyderabad 101/6

Punjab vs Gujarat: Siddharth Kaul had the perfect start as he castled Samit Patel with a peach of a delivery but as it turned out it was a No-ball. Gujarat 24/0

 

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