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Ranji Trophy 2017/18, 6th Round: Nitish Rana & Prithvi Shaw slams century on Day 1

It was an amazing day on the first day of sixth round matches in Ranji Trophy 2017/18. Prithvi Shaw scored his 5th first-class century against Andhra Pradesh today. Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Punjab were dismissed by their opponents.

Assam took on Hyderabad in an inconsequential match at Guwahati. Assam captain Gokul Sharma won the toss and invited Hyderabad to bat first. Hyderabad lost 4 early wickets for 32 runs. Captain Ambati Rayadu and Sandeep steadied the innings. At the end of day 1, Hyderabad recovered to score 289 for 8.

Delhi took on Maharashtra at Palam A Stadium, Delhi. Delhi captain Ishant Sharma won the toss and batted first. Delhi lost 3 wickets. Nitish Rana and Pant played with positive intent. Pant was dismissed for 99. At the end of day 1, Delhi scored 260 for 4.

Strong Karnataka took on Uttar Pradesh. Mayank Agarwal continued his brilliant form with another quick fire 90. Karun Nair scored 62, Pandey remained not out on 63.

In Group B, Defending Champions Gujarat took on Rajasthan. Chintan Gaja picked 8 for 40 and bowled out Rajasthan for 153. Bishnoi was the top scorer for Rajasthan with 43 not out.

Jammu and Kashmir took on Haryana. Parveez Rasool won the toss and bowled first. Great bowling by Mudhasir and Dayal restricted Haryana for 119 for 7 before bad light called off a play. Kerala took on Saurashtra in Thiruvananthapuram. Sanju Samson was the top scorer with 68 for Kerala. In reply, Saurashtra ended on 37 for 0.

In Group C, Tamil Nadu took on Madhya Pradesh at Indore. TN captain won the toss and fielded first. MP was struggling at 67 for 5. Ankit Sharma and Ankit Dane added 120 runs. At the end of day 1, MP scored 224 for 7.

Baroda took on Odisha. Odisha captain GB Poddar won the toss and bowled first. KM Devdhar scored 104 while captain Deepak Hooda is still not out on 51. Baroda ended day 1 on 281 for 3. Both teams will not qualify for knockout stages.

Mumbai took on Andhra Pradesh. AP captain Vihari won the toss and bowled first. Prithvi Shaw scored his 5th first-class century and Lad made 86. For AP, Ayyappa took 3 wickets. Mumbai ended day 1 at 248 for 6.

In Group D, Punjab took on Bengal. Bengal bowlers made great use of bowling conditions dismissing the hosts for a paltry 147. In reply, Bengal ended day 1 on 76 for 0.

Chhattisgarh took on Services. Services captain ARPS Chauhan won the toss and fielded first at Delhi. Services bowlers dismissed Chhattisgarh for a paltry 130. Manoj Singh scored 53 for Chhattisgarh and for Services, Patina and Vikas Yadav bowled with great control.

Goa took on Vidarbha at Porovim. Goa was dismissed for 239. Vaz scored 72 for Goa. Wakhare and Sarwate took 7 wickets between them.

Group A 

Assam vs. Hyderabad ( Basara Stadium, Guwahati)

Assam captain Gokul Sharma won the toss and invited Hyderabad into bat. Hyderabad lost 4 wickets for 32 runs. Captain Rayadu and Sandeep steadied the innings. At the end of day 1, Hyderabad scored 289 for 8.

Hyderabad 289 for 8 in 84 overs ( Rayadu 83, Sandeep 84, Bhandari 41, Arup Das 3/90, Rahul Singh 3/54)

Delhi vs. Maharashtra ( Palam A Stadium, Delhi)

Delhi captain Ishant Sharma won the toss and batted first. The match started late. Delhi lost 3 early wickets for 55 runs. Pant and Nitish Rana added 168 runs for the 4th wicket. Pant was dismissed for 99.

Delhi 260 for 4 in 62 overs ( Nitish Rana 110*, Rishabh Pant 99, Khurana 2/71)

Karnataka vs. Uttar Pradesh ( Green Park Stadium, Kanpur)

Vinay Kumar won the toss and batted first at Green Park Stadium, Kanpur. Mayank Agarwal scored a quick fire 90. Every Karnataka batsmen contributed and ended the first day on 327 for 3.

Karnataka 327 for 3 in 90 overs ( Mayank Agarwal 90, Nischol 90*, Pandey 63*, Dhruv Pratap Singh 2/74)

Group B

Gujarat vs. Rajasthan ( Surat)

Defending Champions Gujarat had a great outing against Rajasthan. Rajasthan captain Pankaj Singh won the toss and batted first. Chintan Gaja broke the backbone of Rajasthan batting line up. Rajasthan was bowled out for 153. In reply, Gujarat ended day 1 on 90 for 1.

Gujarat 90 for 1 in 37.5 overs ( Gohel 46*, Panchal 46*) trail Rajasthan 153 in 50 overs ( Bishnoi 43*, Chintan Gaja 8/40) by 63 runs.

Haryana vs. Jammu and Kashmir ( Lahli, Rohtak)

Jammu and Kashmir captain Parvez Rasool won the toss and elected to field first. Haryana batsmen struggled against Jammu bowlers. Himanshu Rana was the top scorer for Haryana with 35.

Haryana 119 for 7 in 45 overs ( H Rana 35, Palliwal 23*, Mudhasir 4/34, Dayal 3/35)

Kerala vs. Saurashtra (Thiruvananthapuram)

Saurashtra captain Jaydev Shah won the toss and bowled first. Sanju Samson was the top scorer for Kerala with 68 runs. Kerala was dismissed for 225. In reply, Saurashtra ended day 1 on 37 for 0.

Sauhastra 37 for 0 in 10 overs ( Robin Uthappa 20*) trail Kerala 225 in 78 overs ( Sanju Samson 68, Dharmendra Jadeja 6/112) by 188 runs.

Group C

Tamil Nadu vs. Madhya Pradesh ( Indore)

In an all-important match for Tamil Nadu, Abhinav  Mukund won the toss and bowled first. Madhya Pradesh lost 5 early wickets for 67 runs. Ankit Sharma and Dane added 120 runs for the 6th wicket. MP ended day 1 on 224 for 7.

Madhya Pradesh 224 for 7 in 80 overs ( Ankit Sharma 75*, Ankit Dane 63, K Vignesh 3/47, Washington Sundar 2/46)

Baroda vs. Odisha ( Vadodara)

Odisha captain GB Poddar won the toss and bowled first. KM Devdhar scored a brilliant 104. It was a great batting display by Baroda to end day 1 on 281 for 3. Both teams are out of contention to qualify for the quarterfinals.

Baroda 281 for 3 in 90 overs ( KM Devdhar 104*, Deepak Hooda 51*)

Andhra Pradesh vs. Mumbai ( Ongole)

Andhra Pradesh captain Vihari won the toss and bowled first. Prithvi Shaw smashed his 5th first-class century. He scored 114 in 173 balls. At the end of day 1, Mumbai scored 248 for 6.

Mumbai 248 for 6 in 90 overs ( Prithvi Shaw 114, Lad 86, Ayyappa 3/87)

Group D

Punjab vs. Bengal (Amritsar)

Bengal captain Manoj Tiwari won the toss and bowled first. None of Punjab batsmen were able to score runs. Kramnik and Amit picked 3 wickets each. Shubham Gill scored 63 for Punjab. At the end of day 1, Bengal made 76 for 0.

Bengal 76 for 0 in 21 over’s ( Raman 42*, Easwaran 42*) trail Punjab 147 in 46 overs ( Shubam Gill 63, Prammnik 3/41, Amit 3/31)

Chhattisgarh vs. Services ( Raipur)

Services captain ARPS Chauhan won the toss and fielded first. It was a great bowling display by Services bowlers to dismiss the hosts Chhattisgarh for just 130. At the end of day 1, Services ended on 39 for 0.

Services 39 for 0 in 12 overs ( Ravi Chauhan 21*, Navneet Singh 16*) trail Chhattisgarh 130 in 72.2 overs ( Manoj Singh 53, Pathania 4/45, Vikas Yadav 3/10)

Goa vs. Vidarbha ( Porovim)

Goa captain DW Misal won the toss and batted first. Vaz played a great knock of 72 which helped Goa to post 239. For Vidarbha, Wakhare and Sarwate picked 7 wickets between them.

Goa 239 in 93.4 overs ( Vaz 72, Wakhare 4/50, Sarwate 3/54)