Ranji Trophy 2016-17: Delhi earn three points after draw with Odisha

Delhi pocketed three points from the draw by virtue of their first innings lead, while Odisha had to be contend with just a point.

By: PTI | Updated: October 30, 2016 7:12 pm

Odisha finished at 274 for eight in their second innings as Delhi failed to garner bonus points after their Group B Ranji Trophy cricket match ended in a tame draw.

Delhi pocketed three points from the drawn affair by virtue of their first innings lead, while Odisha had to be contend with just a point.

Resuming their second essay at the overnight score of 109 for four, Odisha Biplab Samantray made a patient 88 off 221 balls with the help of 11 boundaries to amass the 274 run score in 133 overs.

Besides Samantray, wicket-keeper Saurabh Rawat hit 55 off 189 balls and together with the former shared 134 runs for the sixth wicket stand in the final day of the match.

Fit-again Ishant Sharma (3/51) picked up three wickets for Delhi. Earlier, Delhi declared their first innings at 495 for eight in reply to Odisha’s 237 all out.

Brief Scores: Odisha 237 and 274 for eight in 133 overs (Biplab Samantray 88, Gobind Poddar 56, Saurabh Rawat 55; Ishant Sharma 3/51). Delhi 495/8 decl (Gautam Gambhir 147, Milind Kumar 106, Manan Sharma 81, Rishabh Pant 60)

Points: Delhi 3, Odisha 1.

Gowtham spins Assam to doom to help Karnataka top table

Krishnappa Gowtham destroyed Assam’s second innings with a brilliant stint of off-spin bowling before Karnataka romped home to a comprehensive 10-wicket victory on the fourth and final day of their Ranji Trophy Group B game.

Gowtham grabbed 7 for 108 while leg-spinner Shreyas Gopal captured the other three wickets for 97 as the spin duo bundled out Assam for 264 in their second innings at the Bandra Kurla Complex ground.

Karnataka, who led Assam by 245 runs in the first innings, needed 20 runs for an outright victory and accumulated the required runs for no loss in just three overs to secure a thumping victory with a bonus point to boot.

The seven points that Karnataka gathered here helped them leapfrog Jharkhand to the top of the league table with 17 points.

This was also the southern outfit’s second successive outright victory after their innings win over Delhi at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata in their previous game.

Brief scores: Assam 325 and 264 (R Hazarika 44, A Verma 74; K Gowtham 7 for 108, S Gopal 3 for 97) lost to Karnataka 570 and 21 for no loss by ten wickets.

Points: Karnataka 7. Assam 0.

Jharkhand grabs 3 points against Vidarbha from drawn Ranji tie

Jharkhand grabbed three points, owing to the first innings lead after their Group B Ranji Trophy match against Vidarbha ended in a draw at the Krishnagiri Stadium. In reply to Vidarbha’s 105 allout in 42 overs, Jharkhand had scored 362 in 122.5 overs.

Resuming at an overnight score of 315/3, Vidarbha’s second innings folded at 444 in 152.2 overs and Jharkhand then reached 75 for four in 24.5 overs at stumps on the fourth and final day here.

Maha pocket 3 points from drawn Ranji match against Rajasthan

Maharashtra pocketed three points by virtue of the first innings lead after their Ranji Trophy Group B match against Rajasthan ended in a draw at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.

Twelve wickets fall on the fourth and final day of the match as Rajasthan lost their remaining two wickets to end their first innings at 330 in 123.4 overs, handing a crucial 131-run first innings lead to Maharashtra.

However, Rajasthan came back to bundle out Maharashtra for a paltry 145 in 60.4 overs in their second innings. They then batted for six over, scoring 4-0 in their second innings at stumps.

Brief Score: Maharashtra 461 & 145 allout in 60.4 overs (CG Khurana 36; NB Singh 3/32) Rajasthan 330 & 4/0 in 6 overs.