Ranji Trophy 2016: Rain keeps Sanju Samson stranded on 142

Kerala made steady progress and Sanju Samson carried on from where he left on Thursday.

By: PTI | Updated: October 7, 2016 7:05 pm

Heavy downpour halted Sanju Samson’s spectacular innings on 142 with Kerala on 282 for seven against Jammu and Kashmir in the 36 minutes of play that could be possible on day two of their Ranji Trophy group C match in Kalyani.

Resuming on 263 for seven with Sanju batting on his overnight score of 129, Kerala made steady progress and the 21-year-old wicketkeeper batsman carried on from where he left on Thursday.

Sanju showed some urgency adding 13 runs from 26 ball including three fours, while Manu Krishan also gave him a fine support but before they could consolidate heavy rains poured in for about two hours.

There was more rain in the afternoon as the match was called off at 3.30pm.

Brief Scores:

Kerala 1st Innings 282/7; 96.2 overs (Sanju Samson 142 batting, Manu Krishan 12 batting) vs Jammu and Kashmir. Match to continue.

Reddy puts Hyderabad on top

Opener Akshath Reddy struck an unbeaten 105 to put Hyderabad in a commanding position against Goa on day two of the Ranji Trophy Group C match in Nagpur.

Resuming the day at 28 for one, Reddy guided Hyderabad to 188 for four at stumps on day two. Goa were 164 all out on the opening day after choosing to bat at the VCA Stadium.

Hyderabad lost two wickets early in the day before Reddy resurrected the innings alongside captain Subramaniam Badrinath (41) as the pair shared a 90-run stand for the four wicket.

Reddy stood like a rock at the other end and after the fall of the skipper, ended the day with Bavanaka Sandeep (18*). The opener collected 17 fours in his 177-ball innings.

Brief scores: Goa 164 all out. Hyderabad 188/4 in 63 overs (Reddy 105 batting; Rituraj Singh 2/35).

Second day’s play washed out at Bhubaneswar

Rain played spoilsport as the second day of the Ranji Trophy group c match between Himachal Pradesh and Andra Pradesh was washed out without a ball being bowled at the KIIT Stadium.

On the opening day, Himachal had scored 318 for 7 in their 1st innings with Sumeet Verma (116 not out) and Prashant Chopra (117) hitting twin centuries.

At stumps, Verma and Rahul Singh (2) were at the crease.