Ranji Trophy: Rajasthan, Saurashtra bag wins, Gujarat nears victory- As it happened

Sikkim and Goa registered massive victories against Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh, respectively. Gujarat will look to close out the game tomorrow.

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Mumbai's Sarfaraz Khan celebrates his century against Himachal Pradesh.   -  Shailesh Bhatnagar

Hello, and welcome to the highlights of day three of the Ranji Trophy 2019-20 seventh round of fixtures.

 

Final results:

Sikkim beats Manipur by 232 runs, bags six points.

Saurashtra beats Baroda by four wickets, bags six points.

Goa beats Arunachal Pradesh by an innings and 336 runs, bags all seven points.

Andhra beats Kerala by seven wickets, bags six points.

Rajasthan beats Hyderabad by nine wickets, bags six points.

Uttar Pradesh beats Madhya Pradesh by seven wickets, bags six points.

 

Stumps on Day 3:

Bengal vs Delhi: Delhi (217/7) trails Bengal (318 all-out) by 101 runs in the first innings.

Mizoram vs Nagaland: Mizoram (318/3) leads Nagaland (243 all-out) by 75 runs in the first innings.

Tripura vs Maharashtra: Maharashtra (208 all-out and 103/2) Tripura (121 all-out and 290 all-out) needs 101 runs more to win.

Bihar vs Meghalaya: Bihar (208 all-out and 359/4) leads Meghalaya (179) by 338 runs in the second innings.

Gujarat vs Vidarbha: Gujarat (211 all-out and 74/4) against Vidarbha (142 all-out and 247) needs 101 runs more to win.

Himachal vs Mumbai: Mumbai (372/5) in the first innings.

J&K vs Chhattisgarh: Chhattisgarh (270/4) in the first innings.

Odisha vs Assam: Assam (238 all-out and 102/0) trails Odisha (436)  by 96 runs in the second innings.

Uttarakhand  vs Haryana: Haryana (50/5) trails Uttarakhand (109 all out) by 59 runs in the first innings.

Chandigarh vs Pondicherry: Pondicherry (37/4) trails Chandigarh (134 all-out) by 97 runs in the first innings.

Services vs Jharkhand: Jharkhand (153 all-out and 49/1) against Services (279 all-out and 259/8 d) needs 337 runs more to win.

Railways vs Karnataka: Karnataka (199/9) leads Railways (182) by 17 runs in the first innings

 

Do join us tomorrow for the last day of this round. Until then, it's goodbye from all of us. We leave you with the results and how other team shape up at stumps on day 3.

Stumps: That's a wrap from day three. The result of six matches have already been decided. Gujarat is sensing victory, while Services has a daunting task at hand in its pursuit of 386.

Railways vs Karnataka: The Southern giants now have the lead. S. Sharath, who is currently unbeaten 45, has Prateek Jain for company at the other end. Karnataka is 186/9, leading by four runs.

Services vs Jharkhand: After declaring at 259/8 in its second innings, Services has struck early through Diwesh Pathania, who dismissed Kumar Deobrat for a duck. Jharkhand, which is currently 14/1, needs 372 runs more to win.

Madhya Pradesh vs Uttar Pradesh: UP wins by seven wickets. Aryan Juyal (74*) and Mohammad Said (40*) help UP chase down the target of 178 against MP.

Gujarat vs Vidarbha: Bhatt and Juneja are currently out in the middle as Gujarat, which is chasing 179 to win against Vidarbha, is currently 59/3.

Railways vs Karnataka: Amit Mishra picks up his fourth wicket, castling Mithun for 1. Karnataka is 177/8, trailing by five runs int he first innings.

Hyderabad v Rajasthan: Our reporter at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, V. V. Subrahmanyam, updates: Rajasthan rides on an impressive century by opener Manender Singh and a handy half-century from Mahipal Lomror to score an emphatic nine-wicket win over Hyderabad. Chasing 193, it makes 195 for one!

Andhra v Kerala in Ongole: Victory for Andhra! Set a target of 43, Andhra wins by seven wickets after bowlers bowled out Kerala for 135 in its second innings.

Gujarat v Vidarbha in Surat: Chasing 179 for victory, Gujarat is 26 for one with opening batsman Bhargavi Merai dismissed for 23. Captain Parthiv Patel, who opened the innings first time round, has moved himself down the order.

Railways v Karnataka in Delhi: In reply to Railways' 182 all-out in the first innings, Karnataka is 110 for six. Spin-bowling all-rounder Shreyas Gopal has just been dismissed with wicketkeeper S. Sharath batting on 12. It's a battle for first-innings lead!

Madhya Pradesh v Uttar Pradesh in Indore: MP bowlers have made inroads into the UP batting line-up, taking three for 10 to reduce MP to 95 for three, chasing 175. They, however, need to keep taking wickets to bowl out UP. Opening batsman Aryan Juyal is well set and batting on 33, while Mohammad Saif is the new batsman in.

Himachal v Mumbai in Dharamsala: Our reporter, Amol Karhadkar, updates from the HPCA Stadium: Just before the 2.30 inspection, a dark cloud settled above the ground. It results in the umpires being forced to call off Day 3. See you tomorrow, hoping against hope to see some action.

Gujarat v Vidarbha in Vadodara: Vidarbha bowled out for 247 in its second innings, with Akshay Wadkar top-scoring with 87, while Roosh Kalaria was the pick of the Gujarat bowlers with figures of 29-13-62-4. Gujarat needs 175 runs to win.

Baroda v Saurashtra: Victory for Saurashtra! An 87-run partnership for the seventh wicket, between Arpit Vasavada (48 not out) and Prerak Mankad (36 not out) takes Saurashtra to a four-wicket win and six points

 

Hyderabad v Rajasthan: An update from our reporter, V. V. Subrahmanyam, at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium: Rajasthan marching on thanks to an unbeaten fifty by opener Manender Singh, 100 for one, chasing 193 for victory

Hyderabad v Rajasthan: An update from our reporter, V. V. Subrahmanyam, at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium: Rajasthan inching towards the target with opener Manender Singh looking good on 40. Rajasthan 74 for one, chasing 193

Bengal v Delhi at Eden Gardens: An update from our reporter, Y. B. Sarangi, at the venue: Bad light has stopped play with Delhi 217 for seven, trailing Bengal by 101 runs

Hyderabad v Rajasthan: Chasing 193 for victory, Rajasthan is 65 for one. Opener Kothari fell cheaply for 6, dismissed by pacer Ravi Teja, but Manender Singh and Mahipal Lomror have stitched a 46-run partnership for the second wicket.

Himachal v Mumbai in Dharamsala: An update from Amol Karhadkar, our reporter at the HPCA Stadium: The fallout of 1pm inspection: Next inspection at 2.30pm. And the ground staff is back at work

Madhya Pradesh v Uttar Pradesh in Indore: UP has made a strong start in pursuit of 175: it is 56 for no loss with opening batsman Almas Shaukat batting on 39 and his partner Aryan Juyal on 15

Baroda v Saurashtra in Vadodara: Harvik Desai falls! Atit Sheth provides the breakthrough for Baroda, reducing Saurashtra to 121 for six. Saurashtra needs 79 more runs to win.

Bengal v Delhi at Eden Gardens: Delhi has three wickets for the addition of no runs, slumping from 192 for four to 192 for seven in the space of three overs. It's still behind Bengal by 126 runs, giving the home team the opportunity to secure a first-innings lead with a day and half of the match left.

Hyderabad v Rajasthan: An update from our reporter, V. V. Subrahmanyam, at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium: Rajasthan loses opener Yash Kothati, lbw to pacer Ravi Teja on the stroke of lunch. Rajasthan 17 for one, chasing 193 for victory

Railways v Karnataka in Delhi: After dismissing Railways for 182, Karnataka has begun its first innings with a good chance to first take a first-innings lead. Opening batsman Ravikumar Samarth has been dismissed early by Amit Mishra.

Baroda v Saurashtra in Vadodara: With about 15 minutes to go for lunch on day three, Saurashtra, chasing 200 runs for victory, is 96 for five! Opening batsman Harvik Desai's batting on 44, while Arpit Vasavada is the new batsman in

Himachal v Mumbai in Dharamsala: An update from Amol Karhadkar, our reporter at the HPCA Stadium: After examining the outfield, match referee Gaurav Vashisht and umpires S. Ravi and Vineet Kulkarni have decided to inspect at 1pm. One can see the stark difference between the shade of the covered and uncovered outfield.

Madhya Pradesh v Uttar Pradesh in Indore: MP is bowled out for 160 in its second innings, an overall lead of 174, setting UP a target of 175. Yash Dayal is the pick of the UP bowlers in the second innings with figures of 15.3-3-52-4

Hyderabad v Rajasthan: An update from V. V. Subrahmanyam, our reporter at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium: Akshath Reddy bowled by part-time slow bowler Mahipal Lomror, out for 71, and Hyderabad's all-out for 156, setting Rajasthan 192 for victory and six points.

Hyderabad v Rajasthan: An update from V. V. Subrahmanyam, our reporter at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium: Hyderabad loses ninth wicket, Saaketh Sai Ram stumped by Manender Singh off left-arm spinner Shubham Sharma. Hyderabad 146 for nine, leads by 182 runs.

Baroda v Saurashtra in Vadodara: Baroda bowlers have picked up two wickets while conceding 24 runs in the first hour on day three. Chetan Sakariya and D. Chauhan are the batsmen dismissed! Saurashtra, now 47 for four, needs a further 153 runs to win.

Himachal v Mumbai in Dharamsala: An update from our reporter at the HPCA Stadium, Amol Karhadkar: Mumbai players are here and straightaway head to the outfield to check its condition. Two of the eight covers yet to be taken off.

 

Hyderabad v Rajasthan: An update from our reporter at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, V. V. Subrahmanyam: Hyderabad opener Akshath Reddy hooks left-armer Anikat Choudhary for a six to reach his first fifty this season, Hyderabad 129 for eight

Gujarat v Vidarbha in Surat: Defending champion Vidarbha has managed 20 runs for the loss of two wickets this morning. Captain Faiz Fazal and Akshay Wakhare are the batsmen dismissed with Roosh Kalaria and Chintan Gaja taking those wickets respectively.

Hyderabad v Rajasthan: At the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad is 116 for eight in its second innings, holding an overall lead of 152 runs. Opening batsman Akshath Reddy is batting on 47, with Saaketh the new batsman.

Madhya Pradesh v Uttar Pradesh in Indore: After taking a 14-run first-innings lead, MP has moved to 122 for three in its second innings for an overall lead of 136. Captain Naman Ojha is batting on 28 with Yash Dubey on 13, the partnership having added 39 runs so far.

Himachal v Mumbai in Dharamsala: An update from Amol Karhadkar, our reporter at the HPCA Stadium: The umpires have set an inspection for 11am but with the shape the outfield is in, doesn't look promising. The Mumbai camp in fact hasn't yet started to the stadium from their hotel in the hills.

Himachal v Mumbai in Dharamsala: Start of the third day's play has been delayed due to a wet outfield. An update from Amol Karhadkar, our reporter at the HPCA Stadium: Morning from Dharamshala. We have been greeted with bright sunshine but a hailstorm overnight - and snowfall bot very far - means Day 3 is all about waiting and hoping for the ground staff to pull off a miracle.

 

Hyderabad v Rajasthan: An update from our reporter at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, V. V. Subrahmanyam: Hyderabad loses Chama Milind. Ducks expecting a bouncer off Aniket Choudhary, but ends up fending off awkwardly into short leg's hands. Hyderabad 103 for seven

Railways v Karnataka in Delhi: An update from our reporter Uthra Ganesan: It's finally sunny in Delhi and Railways-Karnataka is likely to begin around 11 am.

Bengal v Delhi at Eden Gardens: Rain has delayed the start of the third day's play.

 

Baroda v Saurashtra in Vadodara: It is evenly poised going into day three: Saurashtra needs 177 runs to win, while Baroda needs to take eight wickets.