Young opener Shubham Rohilla struck a maiden century but could not prevent Andhra from defeating Group C leaders Haryana by 77 runs in their Ranji Trophy league game at the Wankhede Stadium.
Required to score 371 for an outright victory after having conceded a 150-run first innings lead to Andhra, Haryana were all out for 293, a vast improvement on their first innings score of 103, but still not good enough to carry them across the finish line.
The northern outfit began the last day at the overnight 138 for 3 with their main hopes resting on 18-year-old Rohilla who carried on from 75 to notch his fledgling career’s opening first class ton.
However once Rohilla, who made 118 in 274 balls with 10 hits to the fence, was trapped leg before with the second new ball by Andhra medium pacer Siva Kumar, who bagged five wickets in the first innings, Haryana’s hopes ebbed away.
C K Bishnoi made a fighting, unbeaten 69 for a losing cause. There was some resistance from last man Ashish Hooda who remained scoreless after facing 27 balls before he was dismissed leg before by Ravi Teja to bring the match to an end. Bishnoi remained unconquered after facing 238 balls and striking six fours.
Siva Kumar was given good support mainly by left-arm spinner Bhargav Bhatt who took three wickets to add to the two he claimed in the first innings.
Andhra secured five points that boosted their tally to 13 from four while Haryana remained on 15 from the same number of games.
Brief scores: Andhra 253 and 220 beat Haryana 103 and 293 (S G Rohilla 118, C K Bishnoi not out 69; Siva Kumar 4 for 71 B Bhatt 3 for 82) by 77 runs.
Points: Andhra 5. Haryana 0.
Kerala earn 3 points against Chhattisgarh
Kerala secured 3 points for taking the first-innings lead in their Group C Ranji Trophy cricket match against Chhattisgarh.
Batting first, Kerala were all out for 207, a shade better than Chhattisgarh’s first-innings total of 187 at the Keenan Stadium.
The two teams batted better in the second innings, though. While Kerala, overnight 15 for no loss, scored 307/2 riding on skipper Rohan Prem’s unbeaten 123, Chhattisgarh, set a target of 328 for an outright victory, were 249/6 when the match ended.
Opener Sahil Gupta was the top-scorer for Chhattisgarh with 123 not out.
Goa-Tripura match ends in exciting draw
Goa fell short of a successful chase by 15 runs as Tripura garnered 3 points on the basis of taking the first-innings lead in an exciting Group C Ranji Trophy cricket match here today.
Sent into bat, Tripura managed 283 all out in their first innings, but bowled out Goa for 269 to take a crucial first innings lead of 14 runs at the KIIT Stadium.
Tripura batted much better in their second innings, making a sporting declaration at 328/9 to set Goa a target of 343.
The Goans nearly pulled off the chase before ending their second innings at 328/8 in 71 overs.
Overnight 226/7, Tripura rode on Gurinder Singh’s unbeaten 103 and Rajat Dey’s 82.
In reply, skipper Sagun Kamat (78) and Sumiran Amonkar (41) put on 83 runs for the second wicket to lay the foundation for Goa.
After the duo’s departure, Snehal Kauthankar (63), Darshan Misal (59) and Saurabh Bandekar (55) made useful contributions, but in the end their efforts did not prove to be enough for Goa.
Points for J&K against Services
Jammu and Kashmir collected 3 points after taking the first-innings lead in their Group C Ranji Trophy cricket match against Services here today. Batting first, Services’ Rahul Singh struck 182 to help his team make 477.
Jammu and Kashmir gave a strong reply and made 612/8 with Ian Dev Singh (120), Shubham Khajuria (111) and Samiullah Beigh (109) recording centuries. Beigh was unbeaten when the proceedings ended on the fourth and final day at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium.
All-rounder Parvez Rasool contributed 70 after returning figures of 5/117 with the ball. Jammu and Kashmir were 379/6 overnight.
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