Ranji Trophy 2015-16 roundup: Day 2 

On the second day of the Ranji Trophy, surprises continued. Umesh Yadav scored a hundred, Gautam Gambhir’s  Delhi bounced back after the first innings failure while India discard Ravindra Jadeja produced an all-round performance for Saurashtra. Teams like Assam, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Baroda are fighting in a low scoring match while services are marching towards victory. The man of the day was Umesh Yadav  for his stormy 128 off 119. Here is the days scenario from 12 matches.

Assam v Karnataka:

Assam failed to get much lead over Karnataka. They squandered a good chance to throttle the defending champion. In reply to Karnataka’s 187, Assam got only 7 run lead.

Brief score:  Karnataka 187 & 77 (Samarth R 33*and Mayank Agarwal 44*)

Assam 194 (Pallav Kumar Das 55, Amit Verma 57, Vinay Kumar 2 for 20, Karun Nair 2 for 11)

Jammu & Kashmir v Kerala

J&K, who were bemused before the start of their campaign, scored a competitive 330 on their first innings while Kerala ended the day 156 for 2

Brief score: J&K 330 (Bandeep Singh 82, Parvez Rasool 54, Waseem Raza 73, Manish Kareparambali 3 for 63)

Kerala 158 for 2 (VA Jagadeesh 69, Rohan Prem 67*, Ram Dayal 1 for 32)

Haryana v Maharastra

Maharashtra restricted Virender Sehwag lead Haryana in  335.

Brief score: Haryana 335 (HJ Rana 157, Virender Sehwag 92, NR Dhumal 3 for 55, SM Fallah 3 for 78)

Maharashtra 7/0 (SM Gugale 5 and Harshad Khadiwale 2)

Rajasthan v Delhi

Delhi after the failure in the first innings, bounce back in the second innings. Captain Gautam Gambhir is leading from the front.

Brief score: Delhi 138/10 & 176 for 1 (Unmukt Chand 84,  Gautam Gambhir 77, NB Singh 1 for 27)

Rajasthan: 240/10 (DL Chahar 50, PR Yadav 46, Sumit Narwal 3 for 47, Manan Sharma 3 for 59)

Tamil Nadu v Baroda

Baroda has to chase 122 runs to win the match. It looks easy, but tomorrow morning will decide the fate of Baroda.

Brief score: Tamil Nadu 125/10 & 155/10 (B Indrajit 35, B Aparajit 39, Bhargav Bhatt 6 for 58, Swapnil K Singh 2 for 56)

Baroda: Baroda 159/10 & 4 (Yusuf Pathan 41, Kedar Devdhar 40, Rahil Shah 4 for 38, DT Chandrasekar 4 for 50)

Kedar Devdhar 4*, HK Solanki 0*

Uttar Pradesh v Madhya Pradesh

UP are in a strong position.

Brief score: UP 656 for 5 (Mohammad Saif 198, SN Khan 155, Almas Shaukat 128, Jalaj Saxena 3 for 190)

Vidarbha v Odisha

Umesh Yadav’s 128 run cameo innings changed the course of the match.

Brief score: 467/10 (A Shanware 119, Umesh Yadav 128, Suryakanta Pradhan  3 for 76, Basant Mohanty 3 for 65

Odisha: 79 / 2( Girija Raut 25, Govinda Poddar 21, RD Thakur 1 for 11, AA Wakhare 1 for 18)

Andhra Pradesh v Mumbai

Brief score: 213/4 (Rickey Bhui 103, Mohammad Kaif 89*, BS Sandhu 3 for 45)

Jharkhand v Services

Services are marching to victory over shaky Jharkhand as need only 82 runs on the third day of the match.

Brief score:  Jharkhand 45/10 & 192/10 (Saurabh Tiwary 56, Virat Singh 51, Diwesh Gurdev Pathania 7 for 64)

Sevices: 161/10 & 5 ( Rajat Paliwal 26, Poonam Poonia 24, Rahul Shukla 3 for 61, Jaskaran 2 for 24)

Saurashtra v Tripura

Ravindra Jadeja’s 6 wicket haul forced Tripura to follow on

Brief score: Saurashtra 307/10( Sheldon Jackson 97,  Ravindra Jadeja 91, TS Saha 4 for 72, AA Dey 4 for 118)

Tripura: 103/10/ & 11 ( Arindam Das 24, Parvinder Singh 19, Ravindra Jadeja 6 for 27, KR Makwana 3 for 32)

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