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Ranji Trophy 2017/18 1st round: Pathan brothers light up day 3 with huge partnership

The third day saw Saurashtra registering an innings victory Haryana at Lahli, Rohtak. Kerala also registered a comfortable 9 win over Jharkhand. Railways produced a remarkable turnaround by defeating Uttar Pradesh by 21 runs defending just 94 runs.

In Group A, Delhi lower order batsmen A Rawat and Manan Sharma scored crucial runs to post 435 A Nechim picked 4 wickets to end with figures of 7/68. Uttar Pradesh bowled out Railways for 161 with top scorer by AN Ghosh with 57 runs. Chasing a paltry total of 94, Anureet Singh, Avinash Yadav and Bansal bowled out UP for 72. Railways won the match by 21 runs.

In Group B, Sauhastra defeated Haryana by an innings and 31 runs to register 7 points. Unadkat picked 3 wickets today.  J and K batsmen played with positive intent ending day 3 on 432 for 6. AO Bandy scored a century and Parveez Rasool was dismissed for 97.  Jharkhand could add only 2 runs before being dismissed for 202. Kerala won their first match by trashing Jharkhand by 9 wickets. Jalaj Saxena and KS Monish great bowling helped Kerala bowl out Jharkhand for just 89 runs. Kerala was given a target of 33 and chased down the target with ease.

In Group C, were bowled out for 309. Ravichandran Ashwin took 2 wickets for Tamil Nadu while for Andhra Pradesh, B Sumanth scored a brilliant century and K Ashwin Hebbar scored 64 runs. In their second innings, Tamil Nadu is 112 for 2 with Mukund not out on 54. Madhya Pradesh posted a massive total of 551 for 8 declared. Yusuf Pathan and Irfan Pathan shared 188 runs stand for the fifth wicket. Baroda was dismissed for 302. Following on, Baroda is 41 for 1. For MP, 4 bowlers took 2 wickets each and 1 bowler took 1 wicket.

In Group D, Goa played slowly ending the 3rd day on 223 for 4. Anoka scored 79 and Kamat made 47.  Prashant Chopra scored a triple century scoring 338 runs and Himachal Pradesh posted a massive total of 729 for 8 declared. Punjab batsmen made great use of good batting conditions with Abhishek Gupta and Abhishek Sharma still at the crease with 484 runs for the loss of 6 wickets.

Services batsmen could not score much as they were bowled out for 359. Navneet Singh scored 124. For Bengal, AA Gani picked 5 for 109 runs.

Only 2 overs were possible in the match between Tripura and Odisha, Hyderabad and Maharashtra did not happen due to rain.

Group A

Railways vs. Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow)

On the third day, Uttar Pradesh bowled out Railways for 161 giving a target of just 94 to win. Railways bowlers created on UP batsmen and bowled them out for 72 in 26 overs.

Railways 182 in 76 overs ( Ashish Yadav 53*, NS Bhile 42, AS Rajpoot 3/30, Zeeshan Ansari 3/78) 161 in 63.3 over ( AN Ghosh 57, AS Rajpoot 4/34, Zeeshan Ansari 3/47) beat Uttar Pradesh 250 in 85.5 overs ( AD Nath 75, S Chaudary 44, Anureet Singh 3/42, Avinash Yadav 3/86) and 72 in 26 overs ( Avinash Yadav 4/26, Anureet Singh 3/25, Bansal, 2/11) by  21 runs.

Railways 6, Uttar Pradesh 0.

Delhi vs. Assam (Delhi)

Starting the day on 268 for 4, Gambhir could score only 1 run before being dismissed. A Rawat scored 71 and Manan Sharma 69 helped Delhi post 435 all out. For Assam, Nechim added 4 more wickets and finished with figures of 7 wickets for 68. In their second innings, Assam is struggling at 60 for 3.

Assam 258 in 95 overs  ( Purkayastha 66, G Sharma 51, Ishant Sharma 5/38) and 60 for 3 in 31 overs ( SA Roy 28*, N Saini 2/13) trail Delhi 435 in 135.3 overs ( Gambhir 137, Nitish Rana 110, A Rawat 71, Manan Sharma 69  AN Ahmed 7/68) by 117 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.

Saurashtra 278 in 90.3 overs ( PN Mankad 68, Sheldon Jackson 51, Chirag Jani 45, AH Hooda 6/61) beat Haryana 107 in 42.3 overs ( R Tewtia 23, SM Sanandia 4/44) and 140 in 43 overs ( C Bishnoi 56, Punia 34, Unadkat 3/55) by an innings and 31 runs

Saurashtra 7, Haryana 0.

Jharkhand vs. Kerala (Thiruvananthapuram)

Kerala added just 9 runs on the 3rd day being dismissed for 259. Jalaj Saxena and KS Monish broke the backbone of Jharkhand batting line up. They were dismissed for 89 giving a target of 33. Kerala chased down the target with 9 wickets to spare

Kerala 259 (Mohammed Azharuddin 51, Jalaj Saxena 47*, Sunny Gupta 6/94) and 34 for 1 in 5 overs ( Arun Karthik 27*) beat Jharkhand 202 in 73.2 overs ( Ishan Kishan 45, Jalaj Saxena 6/50) and 89 ( SS Tiwary 26*, Jalaj Saxena 5/27, KS Monish 4/42) by 9 wickets

Kerala 6, Jharkhand 0.

Rajasthan vs. Jammu and Kashmir ( Jaipur)

J and K batsmen played with positive intent ending the day 3 in a strong position at 432 for 6

Jammu and Kashmir 432 for 6 in 152 overs ( AO Bandy 102, SP Khajuria 53, Parveez Rasool 97, ) lead Rajasthan 330 ( Robin Bist 113, Ashok Menaria 69, R Bishnoi 43,  M Mudhasir 5/81) by 102 runs.

Group C 

Tamil Nadu vs. Andhra Pradesh (Chennai)

Starting the 2nd day on 231 for 7, Andhra Pradesh B Sumanth scored a century and were bowled out for 309. Tamil Nadu in their second innings is 112 for 2.

Tamil Nadu 176 in 85 overs ( Baba Aparajith 51, K Vignesh 25*, Bhargav Bhatt 4/52, Prithvi Raj 3/39)and 112 for 2 ( Abhinav Mukund 54*,) trail Andhra Pradesh 309 in 123.4 overs ( B Sumanth 109, Shoaib Md Khan 43, Hebbar 64, R Ashwin 4/71) by 21 runs.

Madhya Pradesh vs. Baroda ( Indore)

On the third day, Yusuf Pathan scored 111 while Irfan Pathan scored 80 runs and shared 188 runs partnership for the 5th wicket. Baroda was dismissed for 302 in 79 overs. Following on, Baroda are struggling at 41 for 1 in 17 overs

Baroda 302 in 79 overs ( Yusuf Pathan 111, Irfan Pathan 80,) and 41 for 1 in 17 overs ( Waghmode 31*)  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 208 runs.

Odisha vs. Tripura (Cuttack)

Only 2 overs were possible with Tripura at 6 for 0.

Group D 

Himachal Pradesh vs. Punjab (Dharamshala)

Punjab batsmen made good use of batting conditions as they ended day 3 on 484 for 6. Abhishek Sharma and Abhishek Gupta have steadied the ship for Punjab. Gurvinder Singh picked 5 wickets for HP.

Punjab 484 for 6 in 122 overs ( Abhishek Gupta 129*, Abhishek Gupta 81*, Gurvinder Singh 5/118 ) trail  Himachal Pradesh 729 for 8 declare in 148 overs ( Prashant Chopra 338, P Dogra 99, Ankush Bains 80,  Sumeet Verma 79, Sandeep Sharma 4/149) by 245 runs

Services vs. Bengal ( Delhi)

Services batsmen were bowled out for 359. Navneet Singh was the top scorer with 121 and for Bengal, AA Gani took 5 wickets for 109 runs. In their second innings, Bengal is in a strong position at 77 for 0.

Bengal 552 for 9 declare  ( Sudip Chatterjee 115, Manoj 69, AA Gani 51, Ashok Dinda 55*,  S Pandey 4/108, Patina 3/100) and 77 for 0 in 11 overs ( A Raman 40*, Easwaran 31*) lead Services 359 in 111.2 overs ( Navneet Singh 121, Ravi Chauhan 53, AA Gani 5/109 by 270 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 223 for 4 in 97 overs ( SP Amnokar 79, SK Kamat 47 trail Chhattisgarh 458 (Manoj Singh 125, Jatin Saxena 82, S Ruikar 57, DW Misal 5/79) by 235 runs