Paras Dogra smashed an unbeaten 204 while skipper Bipul Sharma struck an unconquered 119 to help Himachal Pradesh pile up a massive 535 for five declared in their first innings on the second day of a Ranji Trophy Group C cricket match in Agartala.
Coming on to bat at the overnight score of 106, Dogra found an able partner in his captain Sharma. The duo shared quickfire 218 runs off 165 just balls for the unconquered sixth wicket after Rishi Dhawan (65) added just one runs to his last night’s score.
Dogra’s runs came off 282 balls with the help of 19 boundaries and four huge hits over the fence, while Sharma faced 136 deliveries during his century knock and hit 13 fours and three sixes in the process.
Manisankar Murasingh (2/118) picked up two wickets for the home team.
In reply, Tripura were 143 for two in 42 overs in their first innings.
Opener Bishal Ghosh was batting on 81, while giving him company was Rakesh Solanki on 42.
Rishi Dhawan (2/40) picked up both the wickets for Himachal.
Brief Scores: Himachal Pradesh 1st innings: 535 for five decl in 136 overs (Paras Dogra 204 not out, Bipul Sharma 119 not out; Manisankar Murasingh 2/118). Tripura 1st innings: 143 for two in 42 overs (Bishal Ghosh 81 not out, Rakesh Solanki 42 not out; Rishi Dhawan 2/40).
Tiwary put Jharkhand in command against Goa
Riding on Saurabh Tiwary’s superb 162, Jharkhand scored 385 all out in their first innings before reducing Goa to 106 for five on the second day of their Ranji Trophy Group C cricket match on Friday.
Resuming on 229 for two, Jharkhand went on to add another 156 runs for the loss of eight wickets in their first essay.Overnight batsman S P Gautam added just four runs to his score of 72 when he was plumbed leg before wicket by Sagan Naik for 76 (280b, 9X4). He shared 168 runs for the third wicket with Tiwary.
Tiwary, who started the day on 100 not out, then kept the scoreboard moving and along with Ishank Jaggi (35) added 69 runs for the fourth wicket.
Tiwary, whose knock included 14 fours and five sixes in 269 balls, did bulk of the scoring to take the visitors to a commanding position, and was the sixth wicket to have fallen.
Goa’s V A Naik (4/67) then wiped off the tail, dismissing Kaushah Singh (19), Shahbaz Nadeem (1), R R Singh (12) and Samar Quadri (1) to become the pick of the bowlers.
Amulya Pandrekar and Darshan Misal took two wickets each. Sagar Naik and Amogh Desai claimed wicket apiece.
Samson’s double ton powers Kerala
Sanju Samson stroked his way to an aggressive double century as Kerala notched up 483 all out in their Group C Ranji Trophy cricket match against Services on Friday.
At close of play on the second day, Services were 85 for three in 32 overs at the Conor Vayal Stadium in Tellicherry.
Resuming the day at 273 for four, Services rode on Samson’s 264-ball knock to put up a good total on the board.
Samson hit 27 boundaries and four sixes during his 404-minute stay at the crease.
Suraj Yadav was the best bowler for Services, returning figures of 5/94.
When the stumps were drawn, Services trailed Kerala by 398 runs with seven wickets remaining in their first innings.
Assam take first-innings lead against Andhra
Assam took a vital first-innings lead in their Group C Ranji Trophy cricket match against Andhra on Friday.
At stumps on the second day, Assam were 199 for six in their first innings, a lead of 62 runs with four wickets remaining in reply to the visiting side’s 137 all out.
It was due to the efforts of Arun Karthik and Jamaluddin Syed Mohammad that hosts Assam managed to gain a handy lead at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium.
While Arun Karthik got out after scoring 49, Jamaluddin was batting on the same score when the stumps were drawn for the day.
Assam resumed the day at their overnight score of 32 for one.