Highlights of round seven of the Ranji Trophy 2019-20 season.
Day 1: as it happened
At DRIEMS Ground, Cuttack: Odisha 215/3 at stumps on day one against Assam.
In Jammu: Harpreet Singh Bhatia scored a century as Chattisgarh reached 270/4 at stumps on Day 1 against J&K.
At Moin ul Haq Stadium, Patna: Bihar was all out for 208 and at stumps on day one, Meghalaya was 18/0.
At MBB Stadium, Agartala: After bowling Tripura out for 121, Maharashtra was 127/5 and a lead of six runs at stumps on day one.
At Ongole: After bundling out Kerala for 162, Andhra was 57/1 at stumps on day one.
At CCFC Ground, Kolkata: Mizoram was 8/0 in reply to Nagaland's 243 at the end of first day's play.
Services 232/8 (Pulkit Narang 38 off 67, Raushan Raj 38 off 88) vs Jharkhand at stumps on day one.
In Delhi: Railways 98/6 at stumps on day one (Arindam Ghosh 32 off 88, Avinash Yadav 29 off 92) vs Karnataka.
Stumps: Saurashtra 114/6 (Chirag Jani 17 off 50, A V Vasavada 17 off 52) after Jaydev Unadkat's six-wicket haul skittled Baroda for 154.
Gujarat 88/1 (B H Merai 29 off 44, Parthiv Patel 31 off 99), in reply to Vidarbha's 142 at stumps on Day 1.
Stumps: Goa dominated the proceedings and ended day one on 376/2 in 89.6 overs (Amit Verma 14 off 20, S K Patel 32 off 42) vs Arunachal Pradesh.
MP vs UP: In reply to Madhya Pradesh's 230, Uttar Pradesh was 22/3 in 7.6 overs (Aksh Deep Nath 6 off 7, Almas Shaukat 2 off 22) at stumps on Day 1. More importantly, Ravi Yadav took the three wickets of successive deliveries.
At the end of first day's play: Rajasthan 2/0 in 3.6 overs (M N Singh 0 off 12, Y B Kothari 2 off 12) in reply to Hyderabad's 171.
It's stumps in Dharamsala. Sarfaraz Khan remains not out on 226 as Mumbai ends the day at 372-5 against Himachal Pradesh.
It's stumps. Haryana ends the day at 50/5 in 20.6 overs. R P Sharma 21 off 33 balls, while S P Kumar 14 off 14.
V.V. Subrahmanyam updates: Hyderabad all out for 171 versus Rajasthan in the 81st over.
Madhya Pradesh vs Uttar Pradesh: MP innings ends for 230 in 72.6 overs. Gourav Yadav 22 off 21, Ravi Yadav 7 off 12.
It's stumps in Kolkata. Bengal ends the day at 286-5 in 87 overs against Delhi, with Anustup Majumdar remaining unbeaten on 94 and Shahbaz on 39.
Our correspondent Amol Karhadkar updates from Dharamsala: Since the light has faded a lot, the light meter is out. Ump Vineet Kulkarni takes the reading and is satisfied for the time being. Mumbai 361/5 in 74 overs.
Amol Karhadkar pings from Dharamsala: An unbeaten triple followed by an unbeaten run-a-ball double. Could Sarfaraz have asked for a better comeback season with Mumbai? He took guard when Mumbai were tottering at 16/3 and virtually single-handedly has taken the game away from Himachal Pradesh.
More updates from V.V. Subrahmanyam: Aniket Choudhary strikes again, removes Mehdi Hasan, caught behind, Hyderabad154 for 9.
VV Subrahmanyam updates: Hyderabad loses seventh wicket, Chama Milind (33) drives away from the body only to edge to wicketkeeper off Aniket Choudhary. Hyderabad 154 for 7 vs Rajasthan, a face saving seventh stand comes to an end. Soon, Hyderabd suffers another big blow next over as left arm spinner Shubhan Sharma dismisses K Sumanth (51). Hyderabad reaches 154 for 8 vs Rajasthan.
Mumbai vs Himachal Pradesh in Dharamsala: Sarfaraz Khan is nearing another double century. An unbeaten knock of 197 has put Mumbai in the driver's seat. What a campaign this has been for the young cricketer.
Baroda vs Saurashtra in Vadodara: Things have changed suddenly. Saurashtra has lost three quick wickets and is now reeling at 70-5.
Baroda v Saurashtra in Vadodara: Saurashtra has made a strong start in response to Baroda's 154. It is 55 for one with opening batsman Harvik Desai having gotten off to a start and batting on 25. Avi Barot is the batsman dismissed, out for 26 off the bowling of A. Sheth. Snell Patel has joined Desai with Saurashtra looking to finish the day strongly.
Bengal v Delhi at Eden Gardens: An update from our reporter at the venue, Y. B. Sarangi: Goswami (59) hits a skier and is caught by Simarjeet at midoff. Vikas has his third wicket. Bengal 217/5, fifth wicket stand 117 runs.
Himachal v Mumbai in Dharamsala: Our reporter at the HPCA Stadium, Amol Karhadkar updates: Sarfaraz (132 not out, 156b, 20x4) has held the innings together but had Shubham Ranjane (29 not out, 42b, 6x4) not been lucky on 17 despite a clear bat-pad caught behind appeal, Mumbai would have been in trouble. At tea, 260/5 .
Hyderabad v Rajasthan: Our reporter at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, V. V. Subrahmanyam updates: Hyderabad putting up some fight finally thanks to a defiant seventh wicket stand between K Sumanth (42) and Chama Milind (21) as goes into tea break at 126 for 6.
Bengal v Delhi at Eden Gardens: Bengal wicketkeeper-batsman Shreevats Goswami gets to his fifty, he's had to work for it! Anustup Majumder is batting on 63 and the pair has added 106 runs for the fifth wicket so far. Bengal 206 for four.
Andhra v Kerala in Ongole: Job done! Andhra's Shoaib Md Khan finishes with a five-for and Kerala's been bowled out for 162 in 49.5 overs. Basil Thampi, batting at No. 8, top-scored with 42.
Bengal v Delhi at Eden Gardens: Anustup Majumder hits a four off Nitish Rana to get to his half-century. At tea on day one, Bengal 191/4, Anustup 55 not out, Shreevats Goswami 47 not out.
Hyderabad v Rajasthan: Our reporter at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium updates: Hyderabad loses sixth wicket, all-rounder T. Ravi Teja lbw to left arm pacer Tanveer ul Haq, 79 for 6 in 43 overs.
Himachal v Mumbai in Dharamsala: Our reporter at the HPCA Stadium, Amol Karhadkar updates: HP's ploy of bowling wide outside off-stump works as Aditya Tare (62 off 99b, 8x4) chases one from Raghav Dhawan and nicks it to first slip. That's the end of the 143-run partnership as Shubham Ranjane walks in. Mumbai 214/5.
Andhra v Kerala in Ongole: Basil Thampi and M. D. Nidheesh have forged a 24-run partnership for the ninth wicket, taking Kerala to 155 for eight. Thampi is batting on 36 and is already the top-scorer for Kerala.
Gujarat v Vidarbha in Surat: Defending champion Vidarbha is crumbling! Senior batsman Wasim Jaffer has just been dismissed by Gujarat seamer Chintan Gaja, Vidarbha 105 for seven! Akshay Wakhare and Lalit Yadav are the batsmen in the middle.
Himachal v Mumbai in Dharamsala: Our reporter at the HPCA Stadium, Amol Karhadkar updates: Sensational Sarfaraz has completed a second successive hundred, with a tap on the off-side off the left-arm spinner. 100 not out (102b, 16x4) as he and Tare have crossed the 100-run partnership for the 5th wkt. Mumbai 176/4. (Sarfaraz has had an excellent run since earning his Mumbai recall last month. Of the five hundreds Mumbai has scored this season, Sarfaraz has notched up two. His run this season is 8, 71 not out (against Karnataka), 36 (TN), 301 not out (UP) and 100 not out today)
Baroda v Saurashtra in Vadodara: Saurashtra captain Jaydev Unadkat continues his good form with the ball! He has picked six of the seven wickets to fall, leaving Baroda 137 for seven after being put in to bat.
Hyderabad v Rajasthan: Our reporter at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, V. V. Subrahmanyam updates: Hyderabad loses its fifth wicket, southpaw B. Sandeep's (38) freak run-out as he backed up too far to a straight drive from B. Sumanth off left arm spinner Shubham Sharma who deflected the ball on to the stumps smartly, 78 for five in 49th over.
Himachal v Mumbai in Dharamsala: Our reporter at the HPCA Stadium, Amol Karhadkar updates: Sarfaraz has been on song since resumption. Has added 38 runs in 24 balls to race to 90, including 4 fours in an over off Jaswal. Mumbai 156/4.
Bengal v Delhi at Eden Gardens: Our reporter at the venue, Y. B. Sarangi updates: Bengal 136/4 at second drinks break. Koushik Ghosh 46 was caught at slip off Kulwant Khejroliya.
Karnataka v Railways in Delhi: Our reporter at the venue, Uthra Ganesan, updates: Ashish sherawat is out, caught behind by S. Sharath off Abhimanyu Mithun trying to cut a widish delivery and edging behind. Railways 5/1.
Karnataka v Railways in Delhi: Our reporter at the venue, Uthra Ganesan, updates: Karnataka has won the toss and elected to field.
Andhra v Kerala in Ongole: Andhra has picked wickets at regular intervals, leaving Kerala 102 for six! Shoaib Md Khan has taken four for 44, while K. V. Sasikanth and Prithvi Raj Yarra have taken a wicket apiece.
Gujarat v Vidarbha in Surat: At lunch on day one, Vidarbha, after choosing to bat first, is 89 for five! Wasim Jaffer is still at the crease and Aditya Sarvate will join him when play resumes after lunch. Siddharth Desai has been the wrecker-in-chief and has figures of 8-1-23-3, while Roosh Kalaria and Nagwaswalla have taken a wicket apiece.
Himachal v Mumbai in Dharamsala: Lunch update from our reporter at the HPCA Stadium, Amol Karhadkar: Sarfaraz Khan stars yet again as his 52 not out (67b, 7x4) and 5th wkt stand with Tare (31 not out, 63b, 4x4) has helped Mumbai recover to 118/4 in 32 overs at lunch. For HP, Vaibhav Arora's twin inswingers have been the highlight so far.
Meanwhile, former Australia captain Steve Waugh is at the Eden Gardens!
Karnataka v Railways in Delhi: Our reporter at the venue, Uthra Ganesan, updates: Lunch at karnail Singh stadium without any first session. Toss at 12.10. Game to start at 12.40. Doesn't look like it will drizzle again, sky's clearing up too.
Meanwhile, former Australia captain Steve Waugh is at the Eden Gardens as the Ranji Trophy match between Bengal and Delhi is being played!
Andhra vs Kerala in Ongole: At lunch on day one, Kerala, put in to bat by Andhra captain Ricky Bhui, is 81 for four. Salman Nizar and Jalaj Saxena will look to resurrect the innings after lunch.
Himachal v Mumbai in Dharamsala: Our reporter at the HPCA Stadium, Amol Karhadkar, updates: Aditya Tare survives a caught-behind off Arora on 12 and a run-out chance; Sarfaraz then raises his 50 with a single off Jaswal (62b, 7x4). Mumbai 109/4.
Hyderabad v Rajasthan: Our reporter at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, V. V. Subrahmanyam updates: Hyderabad loses Jaweed Ali, like Akshath plays away from the body to be caught behind off pacer Rituraj Singh, 29 for three. Rajasthan pacer Ritutaj Singh strikes again in the same over, cleans up Himalay Agarwal, Hyderabad 33 for four, quality spell of accurate bowling, teasing off stump line and bringing the odd one back, not much of pace but perfect line and length on off stump.
Madhya Pradesh v Uttar Pradesh in Indore: Having been put in to bat, MP is 66 for four! Ajay Rohera, who had been holding fort, was the third wicket to fall, run out after he made a 48-ball 42. Yash Dubey and Venkatesh Iyer are the batsmen in the middle as they look to resurrect the innings. UP captain Ankit Rajpoot, Yash Dayal and Mohsin Khan have taken a wicket apiece, while Saurabh Kumar ran out Rohera.
Bengal v Delhi at Eden Gardens: Lunch at Eden! Bengal 73 for three, Koushik Ghosh batting 37, Anustup Majumder batting 0. Vikas Mishra 2/11, SImarjeet Singh 1/19
Hyderabad v Rajasthan: Our reporter at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, V. V. Subrahmanyam updates: Rajasthan pacer Rituraj Singh strikes a big blow, forces an off drive from out of form Akshath Reddy only to edge to slip cordon, Hyderabad 29 for 2 in 23.3 overs.
Karnataka v Railways in Delhi: Our reporter at the venue, Uthra Ganesan, updates: Delhi for you... 20 km apart, while services game has begun, the Karnataka versus railways game is still nowhere close to starting.
Bengal v Delhi at Eden Gardens: Our reporter at the venue, Y. B. Sarangi updates: Manoj Tiwary stumped off Vikas. Stepped out to a flighted one and missed it due to slight turn. Bengal 72/3.
Himachal v Mumbai in Dharamsala: Partnership broken! Our reporter at the HPCA Stadium, Amol Karhadkar, updates: Rishi Dhawan may have been sidelined for this game but his elder brother, Raghav, breaks the partnership by getting the ball to move in and crashing into middle and off through Lad's defence. 71/4. Captain Tare joins Sarfaraz in the middle
Gujarat v Vidarbha in Surat: Aniruddha Choudhari and Mohit Kale have resurrected Vidarbha after the early dismissal of captain Faiz Fazal in the third over. The pair has added 56 runs for the second wicket so far with Choudhari batting on 32 and Kale on 12.
Bengal v Delhi at Eden Gardens: Our reporter at the venue, Y. B. Sarangi updates: Bengal loses second wicket, southpaw kazi saifi bowled by left arm spinner Vikas Mishra, 63/2. Stand-in captain and triple centurion from the previous match, Manoj Tiwary has strode out to the middle, joining opening batsman Koushik Ghosh.
Baroda v Saurashtra in Vadodara: It's been a one-man show from Saurashtra captain Jaydev Unadkat, who has figures of 6-3-11-3! Baroda in deep trouble at 33 for three after 13 overs. Captain Kedar Devdhar is holding fort, with Swapnil Singh having joined him in the middle.
Mizoram v Nagaland in Kolkata: Nagaland, after choosing to bat first, is 58 for four. Opening batsman Sedezhalie is holding fort with Yogesh Takawale having joined him after the loss of Stuart Binny.
Himachal v Mumbai in Dharamsala: Our reporter at the HPCA Stadium, Amol Karhadkar, updates: Sarfaraz Khan has literally started off from where he left in Mumbai last week. Consecutive fours off Vaibhav Arora, second an upper cut, takes him into double digits. Siddhesh Lad follows it up with a flick off Abhinay. Mumbai 35/3.
Andhra v Kerala in Ongole: After being put in to bat, Kerala has lost its openers P. Rahul and Robin Uthappa early. It's 39 for two, with captain Sachin Baby and Rohan Prem looking to rescue the innings.
Himachal v Mumbai in Dharamsala: Mumbai slips to 20 for three after being sent in to bat by Himachal captain Ankit Kalsi! Openers Jay Bista, Bhupen Lalwani and No. 3 batsman Hardik Tamore have been dismissed cheaply, bringing Siddesh Lad and the triple centurion against Uttar Pradesh Sarfaraz Khan to the crease.
Hyderabad v Rajasthan: Our reporter at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium V. V. Subrahmanyam updates: Hyderabad loses captain Tanmay Agarwal in the 7th over, 4/1 against Rajasthan as left arm pacer Choudhary traps him on the hesitant shuffle.
Himachal v Mumbai in Dharamsala: Our reporter at the picturesque HPCA Stadium, Amol Karhadkar, updates: Vaibhav Arora gives HP the breakthrough. Vaibhav Arora gets one to move back in sharply and it thuds into Jay Bista's (12, 12b, 2x4) pads. With the batsman shouldering arms, umpire S. Ravi raised his finger immediately. Mumbai 13/1.
Karnataka v Railways in Delhi: Our reporter at the venue, Uthra Ganesan, updates: Bad light has delayed the start of the game between Karnataka and Railways.
Gujarat v Vidarbha in Surat: Vidarbha captain Faiz Fazal has won the toss and chosen to bat first. He and Aniruddha Choudhari have safely negotiated the first two overs from Roosh Kalaria and Chintan Gaja.
Himachal v Mumbai in Dharamsala: Himachal captain Ankit Kalsi has won the toss and chosen to bowl first. Jay Bista and Bhupen Lalwani open the batting for the 41-time Ranji Trophy champion!
Bengal v Delhi at Eden Gardens: Delhi captain Dhruv Shorey won the toss and chose to field first, and seamer Simarjeet Singh has struck early! Bengal opening batsman Abhishek Kumar Raman is out, caught behind for 9, Bengal 20 for one. Team news from our reporter at the venue, Y. B. Sarangi: Kulwant Khejroliya and Subodh Bhati open bowling. Koushik Ghosh takes the place of Abhimanyu Easwaran to open with Abhishek Raman.
Baroda v Saurashtra in Vadodara: Baroda captain Kedar Devdhar has won the toss and chosen to field first.
Hyderabad v Rajasthan: Hyderabad captain Tanmay Agarwal has won the toss and elected to bat first.
Madhya Pradesh v Uttar Pradesh in Indore: UP captain Ankit Rajpoot has won the toss and chosen to field first.
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