January 5, 2020 7:34:54 pm
Putting up an all-round show, Karnataka defeated Mumbai by 5 wickets in their Elite Group B Ranji Trophy game here on Sunday, inside two-and-half days. This was Mumbai’s second consecutive loss at home, following their defeat against Railways. It is also Karnataka’s fourth outright win against Mumbai since the 2013-14 season.
Chasing 126 for an outright win, Karnataka openers R Samarth (34; 2×4) and Devdutt Padikkal (50; 5×4, 2×6) gave the team a solid start and the visitors were racing towards the target as they were 77/0 at lunch.
Samarth was batting on 27, while Paddikal was the more aggressive one, being unbeaten on 50. However, post-lunch offie Shashank Attarde (4-52) pegged back the visitors by taking two wickets.
He trapped Padikkal in front of the wicket and then dismissed Abhishek Reddy (4) as Karnataka were 84-2. It became 91/3 as Shams Mulani cleaned up Samarth.
Debutant Rohan Kadam (21) and skipper Karun Nair (10) brought the side on the cusp of a win when Attarde removed
Kadam. Karnataka needed eight more runs. In the same over, Attarde sent back Nair. Shreyas Gopal (5 not out) and B R Sharath (4 not out) took the side home without any further damage.
Earlier, resuming the day on 109/5, Attarde (10) joined overnight batsman Sarfaraz Khan (71 not out). The two added 25-runs for the sixth wicket. Sarfaraz was playing a responsible knock as he kept on increasing Mumbai’s lead, but was falling short of partners.
Left-arm pacer Prateek Jain (4-11) grabbed all the wickets in the morning session as he ran through the Mumbai’s lower order. Attarde’s resistance came to an end after he edged a short-pitched ball in the slip cordon with Mumbai at 134/6. From 134/6, Mumbai’s innings ended at 149/9.
It was already announced that Prithvi Shaw, who sustained a shoulder injury and was rushed to the National Cricket Academy on Saturday, would not bat in the second essay.
Jain gave a double blow to Mumbai in the 48th over, when he dismissed Tushar Deshpande (6) and Deepak Shetty (0). While Jain cleaned up Deshpande, he forced Shetty to nick.
The last man Royston Dias (0) lasted just six balls as he too was cleaned up by Jain. For Mumbai, apart from Sarfaraz, no other batsman
Karnataka had bundled out Mumbai for 194 in the first essay and then taken a slender 24-run lead. The 41-time domestic champions next play Tamil Nadu in Chennai from January 11.
Nair praised his bowlers for restricting Mumbai in the second innings and also said the target was “gettable”. He also said in a low-scoring game, any lead is important.
He also praised Padikkal and Sharath for their knocks. Mumbai captain Suryakumar Yadav said they failed as a unit. He also said that when he got out Shaw approached him to bat, but they did not take the risk, as he even could not lift his plate.
“When I saw him (Shaw) it was not that good. Even after me getting out, he came upto me and the manager, (saying) that I would love to bat. But we had a word with physio and the coach and it was not looking that good. We did not want to get it more severe. The physio had to take that call… when we he was having his lunch, he was not able to lift his plate,” said Surya.
Surya also praised Rahane for taking responsibility and opening the batting in the second innings. Meanwhile, in Vadodara, Baroda thrashed Railways by 99 runs.
Brief Scores: Mumbai 194 and 149/9 (Sarfaraz Khan 71 not out, Shams Mulani 31; Prateek Jain 4-11) vs Karnataka 218 and 129/5 (Devdutt Padikkal 50, R Samarth 34; Shashank Attarde 4-52).
Nitish Rana, pacers put Delhi on top against Punjab
Nitish Rana made a gritty 92 before pacers reduced Punjab to 44 for four in their second innings to put Delhi in a strong position on day three of their Ranji Trophy match here on Sunday.
Not many gave Delhi a chance against table leaders Punjab going into the match but the Dhruv Shorey-led squad has upped its game.
After Shorey’s 96 on day two, Rana (92 off 189) batted sensibly alongside Jonty Sidhu (41) to take Delhi past Punjab’s first innings score of 313.
Lalit Yadav (39) also made a crucial lower-order contribution as Delhi ended their first innings at 339.
After a spirited showing with the bat, pacers extended Delhi’s advantage, especially the young Simarjeet Singh who continues to impress in his second first-class season.
He removed Sanvir Singh (11) before removing the in-form Gurkeerat Singh Mann (15).
Opener Shubman Gill (4), who courted controversy in the first innings by arguing with the on-field umpire, failed for the second time in the game. The India batsman was dismissed by Subodh Bhati in the third over.
Punjab captain and first innings’ top-scorer Mandeep Singh was in the middle on 8 when stumps were drawn. Punjab lead by just 18 runs going into day four.
Punjab 313 and 44/4 in 13 overs vs Delhi 339 all out in 115.5 overs (Shorey 96, Rana 92; Markande 3/77).
Services thrash Maharasthra by innings and 94 runs
Medium-pacers Diwesh Pathania and Sachidanand Pandey took five wickets each as Services thrashed Maharashtra by an innings and 94 runs in a Ranji Trophy Group ‘C’ match, here on Sunday.
Resuming at their overnight score of 93 for five, Maharashtra’s second innings folded for just 147.
The visitors lost Naushad S Shaikh (41) for the addition of just one run when Pandey (5/56) induced an edge, taken by wicket-keeper Nakul Verma.
Opener Murtaza Trunkwala, who had retired hurt on Saturday returned to the crease but didn’t last long, falling to Pathania (5/49) for 9 after hitting two boundaries.
Vishant More, who was batting on 33 overnight, added only three runs to his score before being bowled by Pandey.
There was brief resistance from the lower-order but eventually Maharashtra were bundled out in 48.1 overs.
Number 11 batsman Manoj Ingale (14 not out, 5 balls) helped himself to two fours and a six before Pathania finished things off with the wicket of Mukesh Choudhary (14).
Services picked up their second win to add seven points to their kitty.
Services had scored 285 in their first innings after bundling out their rivals for 44 and then reduced the visitors to 93 for 5 in the second innings at stumps on day two on Saturday.
Maharashtra: 44 and 147 in 48.1 overs (Naushad Shaikh 40; Diwesh Pathania 5/49, Sachidanand Pandey 5/56)
Services: 285 all out in 95.2 overs (Ravi Chauhan 65, Arjun Sharma 47, Vikas Hathwala 47; Manoj Ingale 5/73, Anupam Sanklecha 2/78)
Jharkhand 259 and 103 for 4 in 28 overs (Md Nazim 37)
J&K: 441 all out in 87.4 overs (Abdul Samad 128, Suryansh Raina 76, Abid Mushtaq 50; Varun Aaron 3/69, Ashish Kumar 3/102).
Assam 294 all out in 92 overs (Riyan Parag 123, Gokul Sharma 47; Sunny 3/34, Mayank Mishra 3/55, Rahil Shah 3/71)
Uttarakhand: 121 and 83 all out in 35.2 overs (Unmukt Chand 41; Mukhtar Hussain 6/15, Ranjit Malli 4/27)
Assam: 7 points, Uttarakhand: 0.
Haryana 123 and 258 all out in 72.4 overs (N R Saini 55, S R Chauhan 42; Veer Pratap Singh 4/49, Vishal Singh 3/38)
Chhattisgarh: 119 all out in 35.1 overs (Vishal Singh 45 not out, Jiwanjot Singh 24; AK Chahal 5/25, Harshal V Patel 4/40) and 33 for 3 in 13 overs.
Tripura 288 for 6 declared in 82 overs (Milind 105 not out, M B Mura Singh 72, S M Singha 65; Rajesh Mohanty 3/78)
Odisha: 5 for no loss in 4 overs.
📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
- The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.