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Ranji Trophy 2017/18, 7th Round: Mumbai become the 4th team to seal Quarter Finals spot on Day 3

Mumbai defeated Tripura by 10 wickets to qualify for the quarterfinals. Maharashtra also defeated Assam to earn a consolation win.

In Group A, Delhi posted 415 in their first innings. Hyderabad started the 3rd day on 194 for 8 and added just 11 runs to be dismissed for 205. Delhi decided to follow on and in their second innings, Hyderabad has posted 233 for 2. Akash Reddy made 107 while captain Rayadu is still not out on 61.

Assam posted 279 in their first innings while Maharashtra scored 253. Assam began day 3 on 101 for 3 and just scored 88 runs before being dismissed for 189. Needing 215, Maharashtra won the match by 7 wickets with a century from Sheikh.

Karnataka continued their dominance as they bowled out Railways for 333. In their second innings, Mayank Agarwal scored another century to the 3rd day on 208 for 1.

In Group B, Rajasthan faced Saurashtra in an important match. Rajasthan started the third day on 60 for 2. They were dismissed for 275. Following on, they have ended on 13 for 0.  Barot scored 63 for Rajasthan.

Haryana is struggling against Kerala. Kerala started the 3rd day on 203 for 3. The lower order contributed important runs and scored 389. Ajit Chahal took 5 wickets for Haryana. In their second innings, Haryana is 83 for 5.

In the last match of Group B, defending Champions Gujarat are in a commanding position. Jharkhand started the day on 98 for 3. They were dismissed for 242. Gujarat decided to follow on and have scored 106 for 2. K Deborah scored 80 for Jharkhand. Gaja and Thakor picked 3 wickets each.

Mumbai outplayed Tripura by 10 wickets to qualify for the quarterfinals. Tripura started the day on 84 for 2. Smit Patel was the top scorer with 68. For Mumbai, Dhawal Kulkarni and Kothari picked 4 wickets each. Shaw scored a quick fire 50 to help Mumbai win the match by 10 wickets.

Odisha batsmen have performed much better in the second innings. Dhuper scored 88 and Senapati have is still not out on 78.

Tamil Nadu requires 231 runs on the final day. TN began the day on 226 for 5. They were dismissed for 274. In their second innings, Baroda made 197. Needing 233, TN is 2 for 0.

In the final Group, Vidarbha is in a strong position. They started the day on 237 for 0. HP bowlers dismissed the hosts for 456. In their second innings, HP is struggling at 70 for 3.

Goa began the third day on 191 for 5. Desai played a great knock of 103 not out and was dismissed for 310. Ashok Dinda picked 5 wickets. In their second innings, Bengal has made 108 for 3 with a lead of 177 runs.

Punjab is on the verge of innings win against Services. Services started day 3 on 130 for 4 and were dismissed for 315. Follow on, Services are 118 for 3.

Bengal vs. Goa ( Eden Gardens, Kolkata)

Goa began the day on 191 for 5. It was good batting display by Goa batsmen to be dismissed for 310. In reply, Bengal has scored 108 for 3 in 25 overs with a lead of 177 runs.

Bengal 379 in 99.3 overs ( SP Goswami 139, Majumdar 119, LA Garg 4/89) and 108 for 3 in 25 overs ( SD Chatterjee 35, LA Garg 2/38) lead Goa 310 in 105 overs ( Desai 103*, Ashok Dinda 5/79)

Group A

Hyderabad vs. Delhi (Hyderabad)

Hyderabad began the 3rd day on 194 for 8. They could add only 11 runs to be bowled out for 205. Delhi decided to follow on. In their second Hyderabad performed much better and are 233 for 2.

Hyderabad 205 in 74.2 overs ( Tanmay Agarwal 63, Kulwant Kherjoriya 4/48, Vikas Mishra 4/36) and 233 for 2 in 83 overs ( Akash Reddy 107, Rayadu 61*) lead Delhi 415 in 107.4 overs ( Himmat Singh 99, Ravi Kiran 3/83) by 23 runs.

Maharashtra vs. Assam ( Pune)

Starting on the overnight score of 101 for 3, Assam last seven batsmen added 88 runs. They were bowled out for 189. Chasing the target of 215, Maharashtra won the match by 7 wickets with a century from Sheikh.

Maharashtra 216 for 3 in 47 overs ( Nausad Sheikh 108*, Ankit Bawne 52*) and 253 in 68.2 overs ( Gaikwad 126, Rahul Singh 4/63) beat Assam 279 in 66.2 overs ( Gokul Sharma 87, Sibasankar Roy 80, Nikit Dhumal 5/94) and 189 in 63.5 overs ( Rishav Das 35, Thakuri 35, Dhumal 4/48, Dadhe 5/51) by 7 wickets

Maharashtra 6, Assam 0.

 

Railways vs. Karnataka (Delhi)

The Karnataka bowlers showed their class and dismissed Railways for 333. Railways started the day on 241 for 4.  In their second innings, Mayank Agarwal continued his brilliant form and scored another century. Karnataka ended day 3 on 208 for 1.

Karnataka 434 in 111 overs ( Mayank Agarwal 173, Manish Pandey 108, Karan Thakur 3/91, Manish Rao 3/96) and 208 for 1 in 58.1 overs ( Mayank Agarwal 104*, Samarth 54) lead Railways 333 in 98.4 overs ( Mahesh Rawat 124, Arindam Ghosh 91, Shreyas Gopal 4/102) by 309 runs.

Group B

Rajasthan started the 3rd day on 60 for 2. Saurashtra bowlers showed their discipline and dismissed Rajasthan for 275. It was a poor display of batting by Rajasthan as Bist scored 63.

Rajasthan vs. Saurashtra ( Jaipur)

Rajasthan 13 for 0 in 8 overs and 275 in 102.2 overs ( Robin Bist 63, Jadeja 3/42) trail Saurashtra 534 in 143.4 overs ( Avi Barot 130, Jackson 94, Unadkat 88, Chahar 3/110, UL Haq 3/112) by 246 runs.

Kerala vs. Haryana ( Lahli, Rohtak)

Kerala began the 3rd day on 203 for 3. Haryana bowlers created pressure on Kerala batsmen and dismissed them for 389. In their second innings, Haryana is struggling at 83 for 5.

Haryana 83 for 5 in 41 overs ( Rajat Paliwal 25*, Basil Thampi 2/22, Jalaj Saxena 2/22) and 208 in 81.3 overs ( Rajat Paliwal 46, Sandeep Warrior 4/50) trail Kerala 389 in 129.3 overs ( Rohan Prem 93, Saxena 91, Ajit Chahal 5/90) by 89 runs.

Jharkhand vs. Gujarat

Jharkhand 106 for 2 in 34 overs ( Deborah 53, Virat Singh 32*, Thakor 2/30) and 242 in 86.3 overs ( K Deborah 80, CT Gaja 3/49, Thakor 3/43) trail 411 in 130.5 overs ( RH Bhatt 145*, Manpreet Juneja 67) by 63 runs.

Group C

Mumbai vs. Tripura ( Wankdehe Stadium, Mumbai)

Mumbai thrashed Tripura by 10 wickets to qualify for the quarterfinals. Tripura began the 3rd day on 84 for 2. Smit Patel was the top scorer for Tripura with 68 runs. Kulkarni and Kothari took 4 wickets each. Prithvi Shaw scored a quickfire fifty to help Mumbai win the match with ease.

Mumbai 421 for 8d in 111 overs ( Jay Bista 123, Siddesh Lad 123, MuraSingh 5/71) and 64 for 0 in 6.2 overs ( Prithvi Shaw 50*) beat Tripura 195 in 60.4 overs ( Akash Parkar 5/32) & 288 in 78 overs ( Smit Patel 68, Kulkarni 4/69, Kothari 4/72) by 10 wickets.

Mumbai 7, Tripura 0.

Madhya Pradesh vs. Odisha ( Indore)

Odisha has performed much better in the second innings. They started the day on 18 for 0. RR Dhuper scored 88 and Senapati remained not out on 78. Odisha ended the 3rd day on 237 for 4.

Odisha 237 for 4 in 100 overs ( Dhuper 88, Senapati 78, Hirwani 2/58) and 147 in 52.2 overs ( Shantanu Mishra 60, C Sakura 4/42) trail Madhya Pradesh 388 in 115 overs ( Patidar 123, Poddar 7/102) by 4 runs.

Tamil Nadu vs. Baroda ( Vadodara)

Tamil Nadu began the 3rd day on 226 for 5. They were dismissed for 274. Baroda batsmen failed in the second innings and could not score big runs. TN needed 233 runs and scored 2 runs.

Tamil Nadu 274 in 95.3 overs ( Baba Aparjith 59, Meriwala 3/37) and 2 for 0 in 2 overs& Baroda 309 in 98.1 overs ( Swapnil Singh 144, K Vignesh 3/52)& 197 in 57.5 overs ( Swapnil Singh 49, M Mohammad 3/22)

Group D

Vidarbha vs. Himachal Pradesh ( Nagpur)

Vidarbha began the 3rd day on 237 for 0. HP bowlers created pressure and dismissed the hosts for 456. In reply, HP is struggling in their second innings at 70 for 3.

Himachal Pradesh 70 for 3 in 20 overs ( P Chopra 25, Gurbani 2/38) and 353 in 107.3 overs ( Vasisht 69, Gurbani 6/113) trail Vidarbha 456 in 134.4 overs ( Faiz Faizal 206, RR Sanjay 115, R Dhawan 4/96) by 33 runs.

Punjab vs. Services ( Amristar)

Punjab is on the verge of an innings win over Services. Services began the day on 130 for 4 and were dismissed for 315. Follow on, Services are 118 for 3.

Services 118 for 3 in 35 overs ( Rahul Singh 47*, S Kaul 2/39) and 315 in 71.2 overs ( VU Yadav 71, MS Gony 5/63) trail Punjab 645 for 6 d in 138 overs ( Anmolpreet Singh 252*, Gurkeerat Singh Mann 70) by 212 runs.