Ranji Trophy 2017-18: Maharashtra Thrashes Assam; Mumbai Rout Tripura to Qualify for Quarter-final
In the Group C fixture, Mumbai registered an emphatic win over Tripura by ten wickets, as hosts entered into the quarter-final of the Ranji Trophy 2017-18 season.
On the penultimate day of the match in Mumbai, the 41-time first-class premier league tournament, Mumbai chased down the target of 63 (scored 64) in 6.2 overs.
Opening batsman Prithvi Shaw smashed unbeaten 50, as Jay Bista remained not out on 13 off 12 balls – to take hosts home following a convincing win.
The 18-year-old batsman right-handed Shaw smashed fifty after facing 26-balls, as innings was laced with eight boundaries.
In first innings, Tripura was skittled out for 195, as Mumbai posted 421 for eight to declare first innings. In second innings Tripura was bundled out for 288.
With the win, Mumbai managed 21 points in total after claiming seven points from the match while going past Andhra Pradesh’s 19 points.
In a Group A match, Maharashtra registered a seven-wicket victory over Assam after Naushad Shaikh struck brilliant hundred.
The middle-order batsman Naushad remained unbeaten on 108 off 105 balls, as his innings was comprised of 20 boundaries.
After the first innings lead of 26, Assam was bundled out on 189.
However, the hosts chased down the target of 216 in 47.4 overs.
Skipper Ankit Bawne remained unbeaten on 52 off 72 balls. He smashed five boundaries and two maximums.
Hyderabad finished day three with 233 for two on board in 83 overs.
The hosts are leading by 23 runs after being rattled out for 205 in first innings.
Hosts Maharashtra beat Assam by seven wickets.
Karnataka is leading by 309 runs after scoring 208 for one in 58.1 overs in second innings.
Following the stumps at day three, Jharkhand posted 106 for two in the second innings after facing 34 overs.
Earlier, the hosts were bundled out for 242 in 86.3 overs which further saw Chintan Gaja and Kamlesh Thakor picked three wickets each.
In second innings, Thakor claimed both the wickets after Kumar Deobrat struck 53 off 97 balls.
Virat Singh was batting on 32 off 65 balls, as Utkarsh Singh remained not out on nine off 14 balls.
In Jaipur, hosts are struggling against Saurashtra, as Rajasthan was bundled out for 275 in first innings.
Before the stumps were removed from the groove, Rajasthan scored 13 for no loss in eight overs, as they are trailing by 246 runs.
After Kerala scored 389, Haryana was reeling at 83 for five in 41 overs. The hosts are still trailing by 98 runs.
Odisha is trailing by four runs as the scored 237 for four in 100 overs against Madhya Pradesh.
Odisha was bundled out for 147 runs, before being put to bat again before the stumps were withdrawn.
In two overs, Tamil Nadu scored two runs after Baroda was bundled out for 97 in 57.5 overs.
Mumbai thrashed Tripura by 10 wickets on day three.
Services were 118 for three in 35 overs in the second innings after being restricted to 315 in the first innings in 35 overs.
The visitors are still trailing by 212 runs.
As Himachal Pradesh is trailing by 33 runs, the visitors posted 70 on board for the loss of three wickets in 20 overs.
Bengal is leading by 177 runs in second innings, as they finished the day three with 108 for three in 25 overs.
Tahir Ibn Manzoor
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