Rajasthan require another 152-runs to win against Odisha as sixteen wickets fell on the second consecutive day of the Ranji Trophy Group A match in Jaipur.
Rajasthan, who were left reeling at an overnight 28/6, were bowled out for 51 in response to Odisha’s 151 on the opening day.
Later in the day, Odisha were shot out for 129 before the hosts did well to make 79 for two, thanks to an unbeaten 56 by Puneet Yadav.
Brief scores: Odisha 1st innings: 151 and 129 in 39.2 overs (Ranjit Singh 31; Aniket Choudhary 4/31, Pankaj Singh 4/43). Rajasthan 1st innings: 51 and 79/2 in 22.3 overs (Puneet Yadav batting 56; Basant Mohanty 1/21, Alok Sahoo 1/28).
Dinda rocks Assam with 4/0 after Bengal score 444/6
Senior speedster Ashoke Dinda wreaked havoc against Assam with a devastating two-over spell taking four wickets without conceding a run as Bengal took complete control of their final Ranji Trophy group league encounter, in Guwahati on Wednesday.
After putting up a commendable first innings score of 444 for six, riding on Shreevats Goswami’s (112) maiden first-class ton and Pankaj Shaw’s well-compiled 99, Bengal send Assam reeling at 1/4 in four overs with another 290 runs required to avoid follow-on.
Brief Scores: Bengal 1st Innings 444/6 declared (Shreevats Goswami 112, Pankaj Shaw 99, Sayan Sekhar Mondal 87, Sudeep Chatterjee 65) Assam 1st Innings 1/4 (Ashoke Dinda 4/0)
Maharashtra take first innings lead against Karnataka
Maharashtra took a surprising first innings lead after bowling out defending champions Karnataka for 180 on day two of the Ranji Trophy Group A match in Pune on Wednesday.
Medium pacers Anupam Sanklecha, Shrikant Mundhe and Nikit Dhumal ran through the Karnataka batting with the innings ending in 67.4 overs.
Brief scores: Maharashtra 1st innings: 212 allout and 70/4 in 30 overs (Rahul Tripathi batting 31; Vinay Kumar (2/24, Sreenath Aravind 2/17) Karnataka 1st innings: 180 all out in 67.4 overs (Mayank Agarwal 33; Anupam Sanklecha 4/58, Shrikant Mundhe 3/54, Nikit Dhumal 3/46)
Vidarbha pile on 504/7 against Haryana
Ravi Jangid and Aditya Sarwate hit a century each down the order as Vidarbha piled on a massive 504 for 7 declared in their first innings on the second day of their final Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match against Haryana in Nagpur on Wednesday.
Jangid (110) and Sarwate (103 not out) stitched 212 runs for the seventh wicket to demoralise the Haryana bowlers after the home side resumed the day at 284 for 6 at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground.
Brief Scores: Vidarbha: 504/7 declared in 155 overs (Faiz Fazal 126, Ravi Jangid 110, Aditya Sarwate 103 not out; Harshal Patel 2/70) Haryana: 53 for no loss in 25 overs.