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Punjab, Railways, HP, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Kerala and Maharashtra post wins

Iyer, Herwadkar post centuries after Mumbai concede 1st innings lead

Punjab, Railways, Himachal, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Kerala and Maharashtra posted outright wins on the fourth day of the third round of the Ranji Trophy 2017-18. Chhattisgarh claimed a first innings lead against Vidarbha, while Tamil Nadu seized a first innings lead against Mumbai and Andhra clinched a first innings lead against Odisha in drawn matches.

Here are the highlights of the day:

Group A

Assam vs Railways: Railways received a bonus point for their innings and 184-run win over Assam. 

Assam were trailing by 198 runs with three wickets in hand when play resumed on the final day of the match. Amit Mishra accounted for Pritam Das while Anureet Singh (5/28) claimed Abu Nechim Ahmed and Dhiraj Goswami to bundle out the hosts for 55 and wrap-up the game in the morning.

Scorecard - http://www.bcci.tv/ranji-trophy-2017-18/match/34

Uttar Pradesh vs Maharashtra:
Maharashtra beat UP by 31 runs Lucknow.

Maharashtra added 26 runs to their overnight score for the loss of three wickets in the morning before declaring their innings on 282 for seven. Having set the hosts a 324-run target, Chirag Khurana-led attack bowled UP out for 292. The bowler claimed 6/131 to take his tally of wickets in the match to 12 wickets (6/53 in the first innings).

Scorecard - http://www.bcci.tv/ranji-trophy-2017-18/match/35

Karnataka vs Hyderabad: Shreyas Gopal (4/91) and K Gowtham (3/92) bowled Karnataka to a 59-run win. 

After Hyderabad resumed their innings on 92 for two on the last day, Gowtham trapped Tanmay Agarwal lbw to leave the visitors on 103 for three. The spinner also bowled Akash Bhandari later. Vinay Kumar, Karun Nair and Stuart Binny picked a wicket each while Shreyas Gopal claimed the tail and wrapped-up the Hyderabad innings for 320.

Scorecard - http://www.bcci.tv/ranji-trophy-2017-18/match/36

Group B

Jharkhand vs Haryana: Jharkhand registered a 10-wicket win over Haryana in the third round of the ongoing season of the tournament.

After Haryana resumed their second innings on 141 for four, they were bowled out for 296 by the Shahbaz Nadeem-led attack. The spinner claimed six for 93 while Varun Aaron and Sunny Gupta picked two wickets each to set-up a win. Although Rajat Paliwal (93 off 237) and R Sharma (71 off 201) strove to keep the innings in the fray, once their stand was ended by Nadeem the rest of the lineup caved in to the Jharkhand attack.

After Nadeem claimed Paliwal to leave Haryana on 248 for five, Haryana were bowled out for 296. Ishan Kishan and Mohammed Nazim Siddiqui chased down the 80-run target with ease.

Scorecard - http://www.bcci.tv/ranji-trophy-2017-18/match/32

J & K vs Gujarat: Gujarat sailed to an innings and 64 runs win on the third day.

Scorecard - http://www.bcci.tv/ranji-trophy-2017-18/match/31

Kerala vs Team Rajasthan: Propelled by Jalaj Saxena’s century, Kerala declared their innings on 250 for four after resuming on 217 for two. The batsman’s unbeaten 105-run knock helped set the visitors a 343-run target.

Kerala then bowled Team Rajasthan out for 211 and claimed a 131-run win. Jalaj, who had claimed eight wickets in the first innings, picked two more to complete another ten-wicket haul. S Joseph claimed five for 44 as they bowled the team to a thumping win.

Scorecard - http://www.bcci.tv/ranji-trophy-2017-18/match/33

Group C

Andhra vs Odisha:
Andhra gained three points on the basis of a first innings lead against Odisha. 

While Andhra had declared their innings on 584 for five, Odisha resumed their wobbly innings on 294 for six on the fourth day. Biplab Samantray was the last to return to the pavilion; dismissed by Ravi Teja for 72 off 220 balls. The bowler finished with three wickets in the innings while Bhargav Bhatt took four to wrap up the Odisha innings for 391.

Having seized a 193-run lead, Andhra enforced the follow on and Odisha were 152 for seven when the match was called off in a draw.

Scorecard - http://www.bcci.tv/ranji-trophy-2017-18/match/25

Mumbai vs Tamil Nadu:
Tamil Nadu gained three points on the basis of a first innings lead while Mumbai picked one from the drawn match.

Shreyas Iyer and Akhil Herwadkar (132 off 244) both posted centuries after resuming the innings on the last day of the match. While the stylish No 3 batsman pilfered runs of the TN attack en route his century, Herwadkar built his innings patiently.

Iyer slammed 138 off 124 balls with 11 boundaries and nine sixes until he was run out. The top-order batsman scored runs off the opposition effortlessly as he launched the ball over the boundary during his sparkling knock.

After his departure with the result a foregone conclusion, Mumbai continued to bat till the match was called off in a draw. After resuming on 85 for one, Mumbai were 371 for five when the match finished in a draw.

Scorecard - http://www.bcci.tv/ranji-trophy-2017-18/match/26

Tripura vs Madhya Pradesh:
Madhya Pradesh cantered to a ten-wicket win over Tripura on the third day to take their points tally to 14 on the penultimate day.

Scorecard - http://www.bcci.tv/ranji-trophy-2017-18/match/30

Group D

Goa vs Punjab: Punjab beat Goa by an innings and 133 runs to register their first win of the tournament in the ongoing season.

Following on, Goa resumed their innings on 67 for two; trailing by 322 runs on the last day of the match. After adding 17 runs to the overnight total, Sagun Kamat was the first to be sent back Manpreet Singh Grewal. The pacer followed up with the wicket of Regan Pinto to leave the hosts on 90 for four. Raghu Sharma then claimed three wickets while Jiwanjot Singh affected a run out to wreck the middle-order and leave Goa tottering on 122 for eight.

Darshan Misal was stranded on 64 as Vinay Choudhary claimed the last two wickets to bowl Goa out for 256.

Scorecard - http://www.bcci.tv/ranji-trophy-2017-18/match/27

Services vs Himachal: Gurvinder Singh bowled Himachal to a 97-run win with a six-wicket haul after setting Services a 326-run target. The bowler registered his maiden ten-wicket haul (4/58 and 6/52) as he helped his team to their first outright win of the season.

After Services resumed their innings on 28 for one, Gurvinder Singh and co ran through the line even as Ravi Chauhan (97 off 209) strove to hold the innings afloat. Overnight batsman, V Yadav was run out by S Verma leaving the side on 62 for two. Nakul Verma was trapped lbw by S Verma 38 runs later while A Vashisht followed up with the wicket of Amit Pachhara a bit later.

While Vashisht later accounted for Chauhan, Gurvinder claimed the lower half of the line-up to bowl Services out for 228.

Scorecard - http://www.bcci.tv/ranji-trophy-2017-18/match/28

Vidarbha vs Chhattisgarh:
Chhattisgarh gained three points on the basis of a first innings lead from the drawn match against Vidarbha.

Vidarbha were trailing by 158 runs with four wickets in hand and were bowled out for an addition of 104 runs to the overnight score. Vishal Singh claimed one while S Ruikar added two more to his wickets tally and Jatin Saxena picked one wicket to bowl the team out for 435.

Having clinched a 54-run first innings lead, Chhattisgarh batted again and had posted 195 for nine when the match was called off in a draw.

Scorecard - http://www.bcci.tv/ranji-trophy-2017-18/match/29

BCCI Staff

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Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh post comprehensive wins

Jalaj Saxena continues his all-round show; Gritty Yomahesh gives TN 1st innings lead

Defending champions Gujarat registered their second successive win of Ranji Trophy 2017-18 with a thumping win over J & K in Round 3. Madhya Pradesh too raced to a solid win against Tripura.


Jalaj Saxena continued to impress with his all-round skills. After claiming eight wickets the Kerala cricketer returned to score a century.

Returning to first-class cricket after an injury lay-off, V Yomahesh, who had last played a Ranji Trophy game for TN way back in 2012-13 seasonm helped the team clinch a first innings lead. 

Centurion Karun Nair and a determined knock by Stuart Binny helped set up the match in Karnataka’s favour.

Here are the highlights of the day:

Group A

Assam vs Railways: The Anureet Singh-led Railways attack left Assam reeling on 41 for seven at stumps. The hosts were trailing by 198 runs and face the prospect of an innings defeat.

After Railways were powered to a 239-run first innings lead by centurion Arindam Gosh, Anureet (3/18) and Deepak Bansal (2/6) wrecked the Assam lineup. Amit Mishra and Avinash Yadav chipped in with a wicket each to help put Railways in a commanding position.

Earlier, at 224 for two, Railways were trailing by 20 runs with Nitin Bhille and Gosh at the crease when they resumed the innings on the third morning. The pair added 132 runs to the overnight total until Bhille was caught by Sibsankar Roy off his own bowling leaving the team on 356 for three.

Having taken the team past the 400-run mark, Gosh was later sent back for 109 by Dhiraj Goswami.

Scorecard - http://www.bcci.tv/ranji-trophy-2017-18/match/34

Uttar Pradesh vs Maharashtra: Chirag Khurana claimed 6/53 to help ensure Maharashtra three points as the match heads to a draw. After UP resumed their innings on 232 for seven, Maharashtra bowled the hosts out for 271 to clinch a first innings lead.

Building on the 41-run lead, Maharashtra were 256 for four at Stumps on day 3. R Tripathi scored 91 while Ankeet Bawane made 58 to help the visitors strengthen their position. When play ended for the day, R Motwani (30*), batting with NS Shaikh (25*) had extended the lead to 297.

Scorecard - http://www.bcci.tv/ranji-trophy-2017-18/match/35

Karnataka vs Hyderabad: A 134-run knock by Karun Nair and a solid 144-ball 72 by Stuart Binny helped set up the match in Karnataka’s favour. 

Nair and Binny continued to build on the lead earlier in the day after resuming the hosts’ innings in the morning. After losing four early wickets on Day 2, the pair’s 160-run partnership held tip the balance in Karnataka’s favour. 

Binny was the first to be sent back on the third day by Mehdi Hasan (5/88) leaving the team on 217 for five. Nair then continued to carry the innings forward even as wickets fell at the other end. The middle-order batsman was the last to return to the pavilion; bowled by Akash Bhandari. 

K Gowtham and Shreyas Gopal then picked a wicket each to leave Hyderabad on 50 for two. When play ended for the day, Tanmay Agarwal (43*), batting with Ambati Rayudu (18*) had taken Hyderabad to 92/2. The visitors were trailing by 288 runs at Stumps. 

Group B 

Jharkhand vs Haryana: Jharkhand declared their innings on 425 for nine with a 217-run first innings lead and had left Haryana on 141 for four in the second innings at Stumps on day 3. 

Ishank Jaggi (135) and Shahbaz Nadeem’s patient 150-ball 70 helped Jharkhand to a solid lead. After the pair had resumed the innings on 311 for six, the middle-order batsman was the first to be sent by Deepak Punia leaving the team on 341 for seven. Nadeem then rallied on and took the team past the 400-run mark before being sent back by CK Bishnoi. Sunny Gupta was not out on 37 when Jharkhand declared their innings at the fall of Varun Aaron’s wicket. 

Nadeem then sent back S Rohilla in the first over to peg Haryana back. He later followed up with the wicket CK Bishnoi while Aaron accounted for G Singh. At 31 for three Rajat Paliwal and R Dagar then joined hands to stitch a partnership. They had taken the team to 141 when Dagar was sent back for 64 by Sunny Gupta. 

When play ended for the day, Paliwal was batting on 44 with R P Sharma. 

J & K vs Gujarat: Gujarat sailed to an innings and 64 runs win. With seven points from the game, the defending champions took their points tally to 13. 

After resuming the Gujarat innings on 276 for four, Manprit Juneja and Chirag Gandhi added 108 runs to the overnight total until the latter was dismissed. With the wicket of Gandhi (86) Manik Gupta ended the flourishing fifth-wicket partnership for 150 runs. 

With the lower half of the line-up, Juneja continued to add useful runs to the score-line. When the middle-order bat was sent back for 131 by Parvez Rasool, Gujarat were left of 432 for nine. The J & K skipper then wrapped up the Gujarat innings by castling Mehul Patel. Gujarat were bowled out for 455 with a 194-run first innings lead. 

Hardik Patel (5/59) and Piyush Chawla (4/38) then bowled Gujarat to a resounding win by bundling J & K out for 130 runs. 

Kerala vs Team Rajasthan: Jalaj Saxena claimed eight wickets to bowl Kerala to a 92-run first innings lead. After wrapping up the Team Rajasthan innings for 243, the all-rounder returned to boost his team further with a century. 

Opening the innings for Kerala, Jalaj had anchored the team to 217 for two until Stumps. He was batting on 102 with Sanju Samson on 72 when play ended for the day. 

Group C

Andhra vs Odisha:
In reply to Andhra’s 584 for five declared, Odisha were 294 for six at Stumps on Day 3 and trailed by 290 runs.
Odisha skipper Govind Podder scored 111 off 182 balls as he worked to keep the innings in fray after resuming it on 32 for one on the third morning. After his overnight partner, Sandeep Pattanaik was sent back by KV Sasikanth leaving the side on 51 for one, he was complemented by Subhransu Senapati in building the innings. 

The flourishing third wicket partnership was ended by Sasikanth for 185 with the wicket of the opener leaving Odisha on 236 for three. Bhargav Bhatt then followed up with the wicket of Senapati in the next over. 

While Biplab Samantaray worked to hold the innings together, Odisha lost two more wickets until the end of day’s play. When play ended for the day he was batting on 23 with Shubham Nayak. 

Mumbai vs Tamil Nadu: Returning to first-class cricket after almost five years due to an injury lay-off, Yomahesh helped Tamil Nadu seize a first innings lead with an unbeaten 103-run knock. 

After resuming the innings on 239 for five, overnight batsman R Ashwin was sent back by Dhawal Kulkarni leaving the team on 244 for six. Vijay Gohil followed up with the wicket of N Jagadeesan a bit later. With the team still trailing by 87 runs, Yomahesh joined Baba Indrajith in the middle. The pair had taken the team to 339 when the middle-order batsman departed edging Gohil to the slips. 

Yomahesh then rallied on and took the team to Lunch at 345 for eight with Rahil Shah. While Mumbai looked for a breakthrough, the pair rallied on in the second session. Yomahesh then took TN to a first innings lead with a six over long-on off Gohil and also brought up his half-century. The pair carried on in an effort to extend the lead and TN were on 411 when Rahil was sent back by Akash Parker. 

Yomahesh then carried forward with Vignesh K and brought up his century with yet another six. They had taken the lead to 76 when, the tail-ender was bowled by Aditya Dhumal. 

Looking back on the timely knock in his comeback game in a tough situation bating with the lower-order, Yomahesh said he drew on the previous experience to help the team pull through. “I have been in a similar situation in 2012 where we played Mumbai in the semi-finals. We were somewhere around 100 for 5 where me and Prasanna stitched a similar sort of partnership. I scored around 60 or 70 (67) and Prasanna scored a hundred. That experienced really helped me a lot. I kind of helped Rahil and Vignesh, I passed on to them as well.” 

Vijay Shankar then bowled Prithvi Shaw in the third over to leave Mumbai on six for one. Shreyas Iyer, who then came to the crease clobbered the TN attack en route his half-century. The No 3 bat smashed five sixes and three boundaries. When play ended for the day, Iyer (56* off 58) and Akhil Herwadkar (26* off 64) had taken Mumbai to 85 for one. 

Tripura vs Madhya Pradesh: Madhya Pradesh cantered to a ten-wicket win over Tripura on the third day to take their points tally to 14.
After resuming their innings on 201 for seven, MP were bowled out for 260 on the third day with a 55-run first innings lead. Mihir Hirwani (5/22) and Ankit Sharma (4/51) then skittled Tripura out for 103. 

Hirwani set the ball rolling by running out B Gosh with 11 runs on the board. 48 runs later, Ankit Sharma bowled U Bose and later in the over trapped R Banik lbw to leave the hosts on 59 for three. The duo then dismantled the Tripura lineup and wrapped up the innings in 44 overs to set up the game for the visitors. 

Rajat Patidar and Harpreet Singh Bhatia then chased down the paltry 49-run target in 14.2 overs. 

Group D

Goa vs Punjab: Asked to follow on, Goa were trailing by 322 runs with eight wickets in hand.

After Goa resumed their first innings on 94 for one, the home team were 246 and asked to follow on. Raghu Sharma claimed 4/50 while Vinay Choudhary picked three wickets and Siddharth Kaul accounted for two wickets. The top-scorer of the innings, No 11 batsman, Amit Yadav remained not out on 52.

Following on, Goa were 67 for two with Sagun Kamat and Amogh Desai in the middle. Vinay Choudhary and Siddharth had picked a wicket each to push the hosts further on the back-foot. 

Services vs Himachal: After Himachal set Services a 326-run target, the hosts were 28 for one at Stumps on day 3. 

Earlier, GK Singh finished with a four-for as HP bowled Services out for 215 after resuming on 153 for six.

Building on the 149-run lead, Himachal declared their second innings on 176 for nine. While V Yadav, Diwesh Pathania and RK Singh left the visitors on 58 for six, Rishi Dhawan’s 40 followed by A Vashisht’s 44 helped the team boost the lead and set Services a formidable target.
Services opener, Ravi Chauhan was batting with V Yadav when play ended for the day. 

Vidarbha vs Chhattisgarh: Vidarbha were 331 for six at Stumps on Day 3 after resuming on 31 for one in the morning. In the battle for a first innings lead, Vidarbha are trailing by 158 runs at the end of day’s play while Chhattisgarh need four wickets. 

Faiz Fazal scored 125 off 229 balls while Wasim Jaffer scored a half-century as the team looked to shape a reply to the mammoth Chhattisgarh total. When play ended for the day, A Wankhede was batting on 22 with Karn Sharma on nine. 

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