Paceman Mohit Sharma ripped apart the middle and lower order in a five wicket haul as Haryana celebrated a comprehensive eight-wicket win over Hyderabad to take six points from their Group C Ranji Trophy match, here today.
Hyderabad resumed the day at 102 for five and Haryana bowled them out for 224, built around Kolla Sumanth’s 55 and Chama Milind’s unbeaten 66.
Mohit took four of the five wickets that fell in the day as he removed M Sumanth (0), Kolla, Vishal Sharma (0) and M Ravi Kiran (0).
Haryana needed only 85 runs to win which they scored in 16.4 overs with opener Nitin Saini scoring 45 from 72 balls and Chaitanya Bishnoi scoring an unbeaten 20.
Hyderabad: 191 and 224 all out in 83.5 overs (Chama Milind 66 not out, Kolla Sumanth 55; M Sharma 5/26)
Haryana: 331 and 85 for 2 in 16.4 overs. (N Saini 45, C Bishnoi 20 not out; M Siraj 1/18).
Chattisgarh pick up 3 points on the back of first innings lead
Chhattisgarh picked up three points on the basis of taking the first-innings lead as their Group C Ranji Trophy match against Andhra ended in a draw here today.
Andhra were 282 for eight in their second innings when the match ended on the fourth and final day at the Bengal Cricket Academy Ground.
Srikar Bharat top-scored for Andhra with 57, while Hanuma Vihari made 51. DB Ravi Teja missed out on a half century by a run, while K Ashwin Hebbar made 45.
For Chhattisgarh, Ajay Mandal was the most successful bowler, picking up three wickets in 48 overs in which he conceded just 30 runs.
Points: Chhattisgarh 3, Andhra 1.
Tripura beat Services by 219 runs
Tripura hammered Services by 219 runs in a Ranji Trophy group C encounter in Guwahati on Sunday.
Chasing a stiff target of 383, Services were all out for 163 in 54.1 overs with left-arm spinner Gurinder Singh picking 4/25 in 15.1 overs and Manishankar Mura Singh getting three wickets.
This was after Tripura declared their second innings at 340 for three with twin centuries with Udiyan Bose scoring 165 and Smit Patel hitting 127.
Tripura had scored 275 in their first innings and then took a 42-run lead by bowling out Services for 233.
Brief Scores: Tripura 275 & 340/3 decl (Udiyan Bose 165, Smit Patel 127)
Services 233 and 163 (Gurinder Singh 4/25, MB Murasingh 3/54). Tripura won by 219 runs. Points: Tripura 6; Services 0.