Ranji Trophy Round Up: Gautam Gambhir, Shikhar Dhawan Fails To Score Big, Priyank Panchal Crosses 1000 Run-Mark
The highest run scorer of Ranji Trophy this season, Priyank Panchal, scored yet another century to rescue Gujarat from a tough situation. Gujarat was stuck in a difficult position before Priyank Panchal scored a ton, crossing the 1000 run mark in this year’s Ranji Trophy.
Despite his century, Gujarat is in a difficult situation as they are seven down on a score of 267, they have to cross the 350 run mark in order to gain some points from this game so as to qualify for the next round.
Punjab 216/4 (Uday Kaul 86, Mandeep Singh 78; Suryakumar Yadav 2-3, Shardul Thakur 2-44) vs Mumbai at Mohali.
Uttar Pradesh 360/7 (Saurabh Kumar 85*, Kuldeep Yadav 77*; Babashafi Pathan 3-84) vs Baroda at Nasik.
Gujarat 267/7 (Priyank Panchal 113, Dhruv Raval 35; Baba Aparajith 2-29) vs Tamil Nadu at Belagavi.
Bengal 185/4 (Abhimanyu Easwaran 68*, Shreevats Gosami 52*; Chandrakant Sakure 2-33) vs Madhya Pradesh at Delhi (Palam A).
A total of 18 wickets fell on day one of the Ranji game between Saurashtra and Delhi. Winning the toss, Delhi skipper Gautam Gambhir invited Saurashtra to bat first. Saurashtra team couldn’t survive fast bowling of Pradeep Sangwan and Sumit Narwal, as a result, they were 10 down on a score of 92 but Saurashtra was also quick enough to make a comeback as Delhi batsmen too struggled and they were eight down on a score of 194 at stumps.
Both Gautam Gambhir and Shikhar failed again as both of them were dismissed on a score of 16. The good thing for Delhi was that they gained and the first innings lead. However, still, it’s anybody games as the bowler friendly wicket can swing the game in anybody’s favour.
Maharashtra 163 (Rohit Motwani 32; Vinay Kumar 5-46) lead BY 86 runs vs Karnataka 67/1 (R Samarth 33*) at Mohali.
Saurashtra 92 (Prerak Mankad 33; Pradeep Sangwan 4-25, Sumit Narwal 4-27) trail by 102 runs vs Delhi 194/8 (Rishabh Pant 40, Pradeep Sangwan 39*; Kushang Patel 4-59) at Vadodara.
Rajasthan 140 (Manender Singh 27, Rajat Bhatia 26; Aditya Sarwate 3-22) lead by 126 runs vs Vidarbha 14/0 at Greater Noida.
Delhi’s fog once again came into play as only 42 overs possible on the first day between Services and Kerala. In 42 overs bowled on day 1, Kerala bowlers scalped 4 wickets at cost of 103 runs. Services’ player Anshul Gupta scored a half-century. There is a forecast of fog on all four days of the game and we will see a lot of overs being scuppered in the coming three days.
Haryana 231 (Chaitanya Bishnoi 52; 3-53, Sanjay Majumder 3-53) lead by 161 runs vs Tripura 70/4 at Kolkata.
Goa 260/6 (Sagun Kamat 104, Darshan Misal 68*; Bipul Sharma 2-37) vs Himachal Pradesh at Mumbai (BKC).
Andhra Pradesh 190 (Mudi Prajith 63, Ashwin Hebbar 52; Chama Milind 5-28, Ravi Kiran 4-33) lead by 180 runs vs Hyderabad 10/0 at Lucknow.
Chhattisgarh 217/6 (Amandeep Khare 106; Samiullah Beigh 4-56) vs Jammu & Kashmir at Gwalior.
Brief scores: Services 103/4 (Anshul Gupta 52*, Shamsher Yadav 23*; Athif Bin Ashraf 3-35) vs Kerala at Delhi (Karnail Singh Stadium).
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