Ranji Trophy’s first round ended yesterday with Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Karnataka registered wins and have started their campaigns in great fashion. Here’s bringing you the scores of all matches.
1. MUMBAI VS JAMMU & KASHMIR.
J&K team was in the limelight by defeating the 40 time Ranji trophy champions for the first time ever. A century and fifty by Shubham Khajuria in the two innings, along with Hardeep Singh’s effort with the bat(41*) in the second innings, paved way to a historic win for J&K. Chasing 237 at the Wankhede Stadium, the visitors resumed their innings on 58/1 on the fourth morning
Brief scores: J&K- 254, 237-6 ( S. Khajuria-78; Dhabolker: 2/67) beat Mumbai- 236, 254 ( S.Yadav 114; Ram Dayal 5/76) by 4 wickets.
2. KARNATAKA VS TAMIL NADU:
Defending champions, Karnataka kicked off their season with a huge 285-run victory against Tamil Nadu. Vinay Kumar declared Karnataka’s second innings on 351/5 in the morning to set the opposition a 368-run target.
Sreenath Aravind was the standout performer with 7 wickets in the match which includes a hat – trick. Eventually, Karnataka notched up a gigantic win when they dismissed Tamil Nadu for a partly 82.
Brief Scores: Tamil Nadu: 274, 82 ( A. Mukund 16; Aravind 4/9) lost to Karnataka 290, 351/5 dec. ( Mayank Aggarwal 80; S. Binny 77*) by 285 runs.
3. RAILWAYS VS MADHYA PRADESH
With an off show with the bat in the first innings, Madhya Pradesh conceded a 99 run deficit. In the second innings MP put a better effort posting 310, though match ended in a draw giving 3 points to Railways by virtue of first innings lead. Railways took 3 points on the basis of first innings lead.
Brief Scores: Railways: 280 and 43/3 (Majumdar 18*; I. Pandey 1/11) MP: 181 and 310 (R. Khan 78*; K. Upadhyay 4/71) MATCH DRAWN.
4. BARODA VS BENGAL
Laxmi Ratan Shukla’s all round brilliance helped Bengal take away 3 points from the drawn game, with a 101-run first innings lead. Bengal resumed the final day on 8/1, and Laxmi Shukla declared on 246/1 signalling the end of the game.
Brief Scores: Bengal: 455 and 246/9 ( L.R. Shukla 105*; D. Hooda 3/39) Baroda: 354 ( D. Hooda 114; A. Dinda 3/92). MATCH DRAWN.
1. DELHI VS SAURASHTRA
Delhi showed a clinical performance to beat Saurashtra by 9 wickets. Gautam Gambhir got among runs with a formidable century in the first innings. Following on, Saurashtra were dismissed for 240 after starting the day at 163/4. Gambhir and Varun Sood reached the target after Unmukt Chand was dismissed early.
Brief Scores: Delhi: 442 and 19/1 beat Saurashtra 217, 240 (S. Jackson 51; S. Narwal 3/41) by 9 wickets.
2. PUNJAB VS HARYANA
Haryana chasing a stiff target of 320 in the second innings were bundled out for a mere 200. Yuvraj Singh meant business with a fifty in the first innings and a century in the second. Sandeep Sharma, Sarbajit Ladda and Rajwinder Singh took 3 wickets apiece in the second innings.
Brief Scores: Haryana 283 and 200 (S. Rana 86; Sandeep Sharma 3/30) lost to Punjab 273, 330/6 dec. (Y. Singh 130, N. Saini 2/35)
3. GUJARAT VS RAJASTHAN
Gujarat bowling line up, led by Ishwar Chaudhary, managed to restrict Rajasthan to a score of 195 having a 145 runs first innings lead. Chasing a mammoth 412 for victory, Rajasthan’s Robin Bist saved them from a certain defeat with an unbeaten century.
Brief Scores: Gujarat: 340, 266/7 dec. ( P.K. Panchal 110; S. Gehlot 4/50) Rajasthan: 195 and 271/8 ( R. Bist 124*; I. Chaudhary 4/71)
4. MAHARASHTRA VS ODISHA
Despite putting up a decent score on board, Odisha couldn’t prevent Maharashtra from taking the very important first innings lead, with the match ending in a draw. Odisha started the day on 1/0 and ended on 178/5.
Brief Scores: Odisha: 311, 178/5 ( N. Behera 74; A. Darekar 3/32) Maharashtra: 371 ( H. Khandiwale 83; D. Behera 4/82)
1. KERALA VS GOA
Amit Verma and Nikhilesh Surendan scored hundreds to give their team a small first innings lead over Goa. Resuming the day on 299/6 in their first innings, Kerala went past Goa’s score and gained 3 points. While Amit Verma scored a hundred on day 3, Surendan innings took them over Goa’s score.
Brief Scores: Kerala: 393/9 dec. ( A. Verma 123*; S. Bhandekar 2/54) Goa: 367 and 179/1 ( S. Kamat 103*; N. Niyas 1/17)
2. ANDHRA VS HYDERABAD
In a high scoring affair, Andhra conceded a 153 run first innings lead to Hyderabad. They showed better application in the second innings to end the match in a draw and save defeat.
Brief Scores: Andhra: 369 & 215/2 (S. Bharat 130*; C. Milind 1/25) Hyderabad: 522. MATCH DRAWN.
3. SERVICES VS HIMACHAL PRADESH
Owing to some great performances with the ball by Rishi Dhawan and Vikramjeet Malik, HP crushed Services by a huge margin of an innings and 29 runs. They also got the bonus point and henc got seven points from the match.
Brief Scores: Services: 226, 224 (R. Palival 43) lost to HP: 479 (N. Gangta 99; A. Sakeya 4/91)
4. ASSAM VS TRIPURA:
Tripura struggled to perform the the bat in both innings and thereby slumped to a 10 wicket defeat by Assam. The match ended on Day 3 itself.
Brief Scores: Assam: 275, 18/0 beat Tripura: 135 & 155 ( R. Solanki 40; K. Das 7/50)