Lot of matches is played in a Ranji trophy tournament and today was no different.
Here is a report of the Day 1 of the second round of the Ranji Trophy.

1. Odisha vs. Gujarat, Group B  

Odisha was put to bat after Gujarat won the toss and it was a disappointing display of batting by the Odisha team as they only managed 219 runs on day 1 in 90 overs, losing 8 wickets. Rush Kalaria of Gujarat was the pick of the bowlers as he got 5 wickets conceding 54 runs. Akshar Patel also got one wicket.

2. Rajasthan vs. Saurashtra, Group B

The match started late due to wet outfield and only 4 overs of play was possible on day 1. Saurashtra won the toss and put Rajasthan to bat whose score was 5-0 at stumps. Please see to it that this is a cricket scoreboard (5-0) and not a football scoreline.

3. Karnataka vs. Bengal, Group A

Karnataka was put into bat by Bengal and after 66 overs of play on day 1, Karnataka finished at 237-7. Robin Uthappa failed to impress again as he was out for a duck on the second delivery. After 69/5, wicket keeper C. Gautam scored a well compiled 63 while Vinay Kumar is still batting on 42. 4 wickets for Ashok Dinda might well do for his comeback to the Indian Team.

4. Jammu and Kashmir vs. Tamil Nadu, Group A

J&K who pulled up an upset against Mumbai, gave a tough time for the Tamil Nadu batsmen as they managed only 244-8 at Tea on Day 1. Tamil Nadu had won the toss and had decided to bat first. M. Rangarajan is batting at 90 from 69 while Waseem Paray was the pick of the bowlers picking up 4 wickets.

5. Mumbai vs. Railways, Group A

Mumbai coming out of a shock defeat had only 8.2 overs on day 1 to bowl in which they got 2 wickets at a price of 25 runs.  Mumbai after winning the toss and electing to field will be happy to get 2 wickets before the end of days play.

6. Uttar Pradesh vs. Madhya Pradesh, Group A

Uttar Pradesh having won the toss and opting to field must be very happy after having Madhya Pradesh tottering at 195-7 at stumps on Day 1. Madhya Pradesh captain, Bundela scored 80 while the rest of the team looked pathetic. Three wickets each for Praveen Kumar and RP Singh as they rattled the MP batting line up.

7. Punjab vs. Vidharbha, Group B

At Tea, Punjab are 157-6 after Vidharbha won the toss and opted to field. Gurukeerat Singh scored 75. From Vidharbha, Swapnil Bandiwar took 2 wickets. Overall, Vidharbha is in a commanding position and the match could be theirs.

8. Andhra vs. Kerela, Group C

85 overs bowled on day 1 with Kerela batting score reading 202-7. Raiphi Gomez is still batting on 74 while his partner Manukrishnan is on 28 off 110 supporting Gomez in a vital partnership. Shivkumar of Andhra took 3 wickets. Kerela were tottering at one stage when Sanju Samson got out with score on 95-5. Gomez showed grit in his innings of 74 and a hundred tomorrow will be special for the Team and for him.

9. Hyderabad vs. Goa, Group C

Hyderabad after being put into bat would enjoy todays batting display as they lost only 1 wicket in 3 sessions. Goa winning the toss and opting to field first might have just backfired them. Hyderabad scored 290 for the loss of just one wicket in 90 overs. Hanuma Vihari is batting at 163 while Tanmay Agrawal is batting at 115. Both would be looking to set a huge total and get an innings victory against Goa.

10. Jharkand vs. Assam, Group C

Only 53 overs bowled in the day, Assam was struggling at 153-6. Only Arun Karthick managed to score a half century while others failed to give him support. 2 wickets each for Ajay Yadav and Samar Quadri of Jharkand bought them right in the game.

11. Services vs. Tripura, Group C

Not even a single ball bowled. Day washed out.

12. Haryana vs. Maharashtra, Group C

With 18 overs bowled in the day, Haryana ended on 41-2. Maharashtra won the toss and elected to bowl first and they would not feel disappointed at all. AA Barot is batting at 20 at the moment and his wicket is crucial tomorrow morning.

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