Ranji Trophy: Himachal Pradesh take 208-run lead over Jammu and Kashmir

Rishi Dhawan led the show with an unbeaten 79 (12x4, 1x6) as Himachal piled 370 to get a handsome 208 first innings lead.

By: PTI | Updated: November 6, 2016 9:13 pm
ranji trophy, ranji 2016, ranji trophy 2016, ranji matches, ranji scores, himachal pradesh, jammu kashmir, services, chattisgarh, cricket news, sports news Paras Dogra smashes 23 boundaries and one six in his knock. (Source: PTI File)

Half-centuries from Paras Dogra, Rishi Dhawan and Ankit Kalsi put Himachal Pradesh in driver’s seat against Jammu and Kashmir in their group C Ranji Trophy cricket match at the JSCA International Stadium Complex, today.

Himachal Pradesh put up a solid batting performance with India discard Dhawan leading the show with an unbeaten 79 (12×4, 1×6) as they piled 370 to get a handsome 208 first innings lead.

Starting at 39 for no loss on second day, Jammu and Kashmir still need 169 runs to make Himachal Pradesh bat again.

Overnight 58 for 2 with Ankit Kalsi on 25 and Paras Dogra on three, Himachal Pradesh made steady progress as the duo notched their respective half-centuries.

Kalsi scored 54 (9×4) in an 88-run third wicket partnership with Dogra who topscored with a patient 89 from 170 balls (10×4).

Later Dhawan took charge and engaged himself in a crucial 74-run seventh wicket stand with Bipul Sharma (28) to give Himachal Pradesh a massive lead.

Brief Scores:

Jammu and Kashmir 162 and 39 for no loss; 11 overs.

Himachal Pradesh 370 in 98.5 overs (Paras Dogra 89, Rishi Dhawan 79 not out, Ankit Kalsi 54; Aamir Aziz 4/56).

Services reach 400-8 against Andra on day 2 in Ranji Trophy

Shamsher Yadav completed a superb century to guide Services to a mammoth 400-8 against Andra Pradesh at stumps on the second day of their Ranji Trophy Group C match at Holkar Cricket Stadium here today.

Resuming at an overnight score of 170-3, Services added another 230 runs, riding on a 431-ball 136 by Shamsher and a 151-ball 95-run unbeaten innings by G Rahul Singh.

Shamsher, who started the day at an overnight score of 60, blasted 15 boundaries and a six in his innings, while Rahul hit 13 fours.

At the draw of stumps, Rahul was at the crease along with DG Pathania (5).

Vikas Yadav (16) was the first to be dismissed today after he was runout by Ashwin Hebbar in the 96th over. Raushan Raj (27) too was run out in the 134th over as Services lost half their side at 250 in 133.3 overs.

Overnight batsman Shamsher then was sent back to the hut by Bhargav Bhatt in the 166th. Nakul Sharma (2) and Azaruddin Bloch (1) then were removed by Bhatt and Ravi Teja.

Brief Score:

Services 1st innings: 400-8 in 179 overs (SU Yadav 136; DB Ravi Teja 2/24).

Goa bowl Chhattisgarh out for 198

Goa medium pacer Rituraj Singh bagged 6/60 as Chhattisgarh collapsed from 103 for 2 to 198 all out on the second day of their Ranji Trophy Group C cricket fixture at Barabati Stadium today.

In response, Pankaj Rao and Kant Singh shared five wickets between them as Chhattisgarh bounced back to leave Goa on 127 for 6, trailing by 71 runs at close.

Resuming on 103 for 2 with Amandeep Khare on 58, Chhattisgarh got the breakthrough in the second over of the day when Singh cleaned up the batsman for an addition of just two runs to his overnight total.

Continuing his fine spell, Singh castled Chauhan in the next over as Chhattisgarh lost two wickets on 105 before Ashutosh Singh showed some resistance and remained unbeaten on 55.

Ashutosh and Mohammad Kaif (14) looked to build a partnership before Singh trapped Chhattisgarh skipper LBW to end the partnership for 37 and their end was hastened after he had wickets of Pratik Sinha and Kant Singh off successive deliveries.

In reply, Goa failed to get a partnership going with Chhattisgarh bowlers getting regular breakthroughs.

At close, Samar Dubhashi (38 batting) and Shadab Jakati (29 batting) were at crease as Chhattisgarh still needed 71 to overcome the deficit.

Brief Scores:

Chhattisgarh: 198 all out in 71.3 overs (Amandeep Khare 60, Ashutosh Singh 55; Rituraj Singh 6/60).

Goa: 127 for 6 in 57 overs (Kant Singh 3/27).