Ranji Trophy 2015, Group C: Saurashtra outplay J&K to seal quarters berth

Ian Dev Singh's 179-ball 127 went in vain as Kamlesh Makvana wrecked havoc on the hosts on the third day.

By: PTI | Jammu | Published: December 3, 2015 7:56:58 pm

A sensational seven-wicket haul by spinner Kamlesh Makvana helped Saurashtra crush Jammu and Kashmir by an innings and 63 runs and seal their quarterfinal berth in the Ranji Tropy cricket tournament on Thursday.

Ian Dev Singh’s 179-ball 127 went in vain as Makvana wrecked havoc on the hosts on the third day, returning with figures of 26.4-5-100-7 at the Gandhi Memorial Science College Ground.

Resuming at 491/9, Saurashtra ended their first innings at a mammoth 497 in 126.2 overs after Jaydev Unadkat was dismissed by M Mudhasir.

In reply, J&K had a shaky start as Unadkat dismissed Umar Nissar (6) in the 7th over and then Makvana got rid of other opener Pranav Gupta (39) in the 28th over after he shared 52 runs with singh.

Skipper Parvez Rasool (0) was next to go as he was caught by Barot off Makvana. SP Khajuria (8) too was sent packing in the 36th over by Makvana.

Singh then added another 52 runs with Amir Sofi (20), before sharing a 78-run stand with Asif Khan (29) as J&K crossed the 200-mark. However, Singh too was dismissed in the 78th over with CS Jani taking the catch off DA Jadeja.

Once Singh was gone, Z Sofi (4) and VK Dogra (2) failed to reach double figures. M Mudhasir (23) and Sameer Ali (26 not out) fiddled around for sometime before the former was dismissed.

Brief Score:

Jammu & Kashmir 1st innings: 138

Saurashtra 497 (S Jackson 121; Z Sofi 3/51)

Jammu & Kashmir 2nd innings: 296 allout in 86.4 overs (ID Singh 127; KR Makvana 7/100)

Tiwary’s double ton props Jharkhand

Saurabh Tiwary struck a double hundred before Jharkhand declared their first innings at 388/8 and reduced Hyderabad to 169/6 on the third and penultimate day of their Ranji Trophy group C cricket match on Thursday.

Overnight 366/6, Jharkhand allowed Tiwary to touch the double-hundred mark before declaring their innings this morning. Tiwary remained unbeaten at 209, which came off 283 deliveries and included 27 fours and four sixes.

In reply, Hyderabad, who were bowled out for 145 in their first essay, were once again reeling. B Sandeep was the lone batsman to make a notable contribution with his 58-run knock, which included eight fours.

Brief Scores:

Jharkhand: 388/8d

Hyderabad: 145 and 169/6 in 77 overs (B Sandeep 58, Rahul Shukla 2/28).

Tripura forced to follow on against Services

Faced with a mammoth Services total of 512, Tripura’s batting collapsed and the hosts were forced to follow on after being dismissed for 229 in their first innings on the third and penultimate day of their Ranji Trophy Group C cricket match on Thursday.

Overnight 45/1 in their first innings, Tripura rode on Saurabh Das’ 115-ball 53 and some other decent middle-order contributions to make 229 but that was not enough to save them from follow on.

Brief Scores:

Services: 512

Tripura: 229 and 9/0 (f/o) in 3 overs.

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