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Ranji Trophy 2017/18 1st round: Gambhir & Rana slam tons on day 2

The second day saw Prashant Chopra completing his triple century against Punjab. He scored 338 runs. In other matches, Saurashtra added just 7 runs to be bowled out for 278. Ishant Sharma took 2 more wickets to finish with 5 wickets for 38 runs against Assam.

In Group A, Assam was bowled out for 258. For Delhi veteran, Gambhir remained not out on 136 and helped them to post 269 for 4. Uttar Pradesh was bowled out for 250 in the first innings and Railways struggled at 27 for 3 in the second innings.

In Group B, Sauhastra were bowled out for 278. Haryana was dismissed for 107 and were made to follow on, have been reduced to 93 for 6 in their second innings too.  Jammu and Kashmir bowlers made a great comeback to bowl out Rajasthan for 330, in reply they are in strong position at 150 for 1. AO Bandy still not out on 72.  Jharkhand could add only 2 runs before being dismissed for 202. Kerala ended day 2 on 250 for 8 with contributions from Jalaj Saxena not out on 47. Sunny Gupta took 6/94 for Jharkhand.

In Group C, Andhra Pradesh ended day 2 on 231 for 7. Ravichandran Ashwin took 2 wickets for Tamil Nadu while for Andhra Pradesh, B Sumanth remained not out on 72 and K Ashwin Hebbar scored 64 runs. Madhya Pradesh posted a massive total of 551 for 8 declared. In reply Baroda struggling at 36 for 2.

In Group D, Chhattisgarh was bowled out for 458 with contributions from Manoj Singh 125, Jalaj Saxena with 82, SS Ruikar 57. For Goa, DW Misal took added 3 more wickets to pick 5 wickets. Prashant Chopra scored a triple century scoring 338 runs and Himachal Pradesh posted a massive total of 729 for 8 declared. Replying to this total, Punjab made a strong start with 110 for 1 wicket.

Bengal declared their innings on 552 for 9 with contributions from the lower order. Services ended day 2 on 103 for 1.

The matches between Odisha and Tripura, Hyderabad and Maharashtra did not happen due to rain.

Group A

Railways vs. Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow)

After dismissing Railways for 182, the Uttar Pradesh batsmen could only score 250 runs. In the second innings, Railways have lost 3 wickets for 27 runs.

Railways 182 in 76 overs (Ashish Yadav 53*, NS Bhile 42, AS Rajpoot 3/30, Zeeshan Ansari 3/78) 27 for 3 AS Rajpoot 2/6) trail Uttar Pradesh 250 in 85.5 overs ( AD Nath 75, S Chaudhary 44, Anureet Singh 3/42, Avinash Yadav 3/86)by  41 runs.

Delhi vs. Assam (Delhi)

Ishant Sharma picked 2 more wickets and bowled out Assam for 258. In Delhi’s first innings, Gambhir scored a brilliant 136 not out helping them to go past Assam score. Nitish Rana also scored 110 which created pressure on Assam bowling

Delhi 268 for 4 in 90 overs ( Gambhir 136*, Nitish Rana 110, AN Ahmed 3/39) lead Assam 258 in 95 overs  ( Purkayastha 66, G Sharma 51, Ishant Sharma 5/38) by 11 runs.

Hyderabad vs. Maharashtra (Hyderabad)

Play was called off

Group B   

Saurashtra vs. Haryana ( Lahli, Rohtak)

Saurashtra added just 7 runs to be bowled out for 278. Jaydev Unadkat, KD Patel, and SM Sanandia took 10 wickets between bowling out Haryana for 107. Following on, the Saurashtra bowlers continued their brilliant performance reducing the hosts to 93 for 6. CM Bishnoi was the top scorer with 53 not out.

Haryana 107 in 42.3 overs ( R Tewtia 23, SM Sanandia 4/44) and 93 for 6 ( C Bishnoi 53*) trail Saurashtra 278 in 90.3 overs ( PN Mankad 68, Sheldon Jackson 51, Chirag Jani 45, AH Hooda 6/61)78 runs

Jharkhand vs. Kerala (Thiruvananthapuram)

Jharkhand won the toss and elected to bat first. It was a good bowling performance by Kerala bowlers who restricted Jharkhand to just 200 for 9. Ishan Kishan was the top scorer with 45.

Kerala 250 for 8 ( Mohammed Azharuddin 51, Jalaj Saxena 47*, Sunny Gupta 6/94) lead Jharkhand 202 in 73.2 overs ( Ishan Kishan 45, Jalaj Saxena 6/50)by 48 runs

Rajasthan vs. Jammu and Kashmir ( Jaipur)

Jammu and Kashmir bowlers made a great comeback to bowl out Rajasthan for 330. In reply J and K, batsmen have made 150 for 1.

Jammu and Kashmir 150 for 1 in 58 overs ( AO Bandy 72*, SP Khajuria 53) trail Rajasthan 330 ( Robin Bist 113, Ashok Menaria 69, R Bishnoi 43,  M Mudhasir 5/81) by 180 runs.

Group C 

Tamil Nadu vs. Andhra Pradesh (Chennai)

Tamil Nadu batted first and was not able to score much as they were bowled out for just 176. Murali Vijay, Mukund, Ashwin failed to contribute. Andhra Pradesh ended the first day on 8 for 0 in 3 overs

Andhra Pradesh 231 for 7 in 93 overs ( B Sumanth 72*, Hebbar 64, R Ashwin 2/51) lead Tamil Nadu 176 in 85 overs ( Baba Aparajith 51, K Vignesh 25*, Bhargav Bhatt 4/52, Prithvi Raj 3/39) by 55 runs

Madhya Pradesh vs. Baroda ( Indore)

Madhya Pradesh batsmen continued their brilliant form with bat posting a massive total of 551 for 8 declared. In reply, Baroda lost 2 wickets for 36 runs.

Baroda 36 for 2 in 13 overs ( KH Devdhar 20*,) trail Madhya Pradesh 551 for 8 declare ( SS Sharma 196, Ankit Sharma 104, PM Davey 33*Devendra Bundela 99, AA Sheth 2/90, Swapnil Singh 3/136) by 515 runs.

Odisha vs. Tripura (Cuttack)

The match did not start due to wet outfield.

Group D 

Himachal Pradesh vs. Punjab (Dharamshala)

It was another great day for batsmen on the day 2 at Dharmashala. Prashant Chopra played a sensational knock scoring 338 runs and contributions from other batsmen helped Himachal Pradesh post 729 for 8 declared. In reply, Punjab ended day 2 on 110 for 1.

Punjab 110 for 1 in 30 overs ( Pargat Singh 64, Jiwanjot Singh 34*) trail  Himachal Pradesh 729 for 8 declared in 148 overs ( Prashant Chopra 338, P Dogra 99, Ankush Bains 80,  Sumeet Verma 79, Sandeep Sharma 4/149) by 619 runs.

Services vs. Bengal ( Delhi)

Bengal lower order contributed important runs. AA Gani made 51, KK Seth 30, Mohammed Shami 23 and Ashok Dinda remained not out on 55, declaring on 552 for 9. Services also began on a positive note ending day 2 on 103 for 1.

Services 103 for 1 in 39 overs ( Navneet Singh 44*, Ravi Chauhan 42 retired hurt) trail Bengal 552 for 9 declare  ( Sudip Chatterjee 115, Manoj 69, AA Gani 51, Ashok Dinda 55*,  S Pandey 4/108, Patina 3/100) by 449 runs

Goa vs. Chhattisgarh ( Porvorim)

Chhattisgarh lower order contributed crucial runs which helped the visitors to post a competitive total of 458. For Goa, DW Misal took 5 wickets for 79. Goa ended day 2 on 28 for 0

Goa 28 for 0 in 10 overs trail Chhattisgarh 458 (Manoj Singh 125, Jatin Saxena 82, S Ruikar 57, DW Misal 5/79) 430 runs.