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Ranji Trophy 2016-17, Round 2, Day 1 – Review

Yuvraj Singh Ranji Trophy 2016-17
Yuvraj Singh. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The first day of the round 2 of Ranji Trophy 2016-17 saw an even battle between the bat and the ball. Yuvraj Singh bagged all the limelight though with an unbeaten 163 against Madhya Pradesh. It was the group A encounter that saw Punjab dominate the proceedings. Yuvraj was well supported by Gukeerat Mann who is batting 5 short of his century. Punjab sit comfortably at 340/3 at the end of day’s play. Tamil Nadu is staring at an upset against Railways.

D Bansal and M Singh rocked the Tamil Nadu batting to bundle them on 121. Railways, in their reply, are well on course to take the lead ending the day on 58/2. Goa’s batting woes do not seem to end. In the Group C encounter against Jammu and Kashmir, Goa reel on 45/5. This came in response to J & K’s first innings total of 227 riding on Parvez Rasool’s fighting 82.

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Twin centuries from Swapnil Gugale and Ankit Bawne have helped Maharashtra end day 1 on a dominating score of 290/2 against Delhi. Odisha and Saurashtra look evenly balanced in their encounter at Hyderabad. Odisha’s openers Sandeep Pattanaik and Ranjith Singh resisted the Saurashtra’s pace attack well after been put to bat. 18-year old Sandeep kept striking boundaries and brought up his fifty in just 71 balls. The 85-run opening stand was broken by Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, who trapped Ranjith in front for 30.

Despite wickets falling on one end, Sandeep Pattanaik carried on his innings well and completed his century in 183 balls. However, double strikes from Shaurya kept the Odisha’s innings unsettling. Sandeep’s hard-fought knock of 123 off 213 balls with 22 fours came to an end when he was caught by Sheldon Jackson off Jadeja. Odisha’ innings ended on 228.

On the bowling front, Yuzvendra Chahal bagged the accolades on the day 1 of round 2 of Ranji Trophy 2016-17. Playing for Haryana against Hyderabad, Chahal bagged 6/44 to restrict Hyderabad to 191 in their first innings.

Here is the round-up of all the matches in round 2 of Ranji Trophy 2016-17

Group A

Railways v Tamil Nadu

Brief Scores:

Tamil Nadu 121/10 in 42.2 overs (Rangarajan 36*, A Mukund 22, D Bansal 4/48, M Singh 3/31)

Railways 58/2 in 26 overs (Devdhar 29*, Shukla 11, Vignesh 1/6)

Uttar Pradesh v Bengal

Brief Scores:

Bengal 269/2 in 84 overs (Easwaran 116*, Chatterjee 73, Rajpoot 2/61)

Madhya Pradesh v Punjab

Brief Scores:

Punjab 340/3 in 87.2 overs (Yuvraj 163*, Gurkeerat 95*, I Pandey 2/89, G Yadav 1/78)

Mumbai v Baroda

Brief Scores:

Baroda 282/8 in 80 overs (P Shah 66, D Hooda 46, Gohil 2/86, Thakur 2/77)

Group B

Maharashtra v Delhi

Brief Scores:

Maharashtra 272/2 in 85 overs (Gugale 143*, Bawne 111*, Navdeep Saini 2/43)

Rajasthan v Assam

Brief Scores:

Assam 147/8 in 72 overs (R Das 56*, P Das 40, P Singh 4/31, Nathu Singh 2/26)

Jharkhand v Karnataka

Brief Scores:

Karnataka 248/3 in 90 overs (R Samarth 118*, K Nair 74, A Kumar 3/47)

Odisha v Saurashtra

Brief Scores:

Odisha 228/10 in 80.5 overs (S Pattnaik 123, Poddar 21, D Jadeja 4/67, D Punia 2/36)

Saurashtra 4/0 in 7 overs

Group C

Tripura v Services

Brief Scores:

Tripura 226/7 in 74 overs (Bishal Ghosh 49, Y Singh 41, M Khalid 4/56, Pathania 2/57)

Andhra v Chhattisgarh

Brief Scores:

Chhattisgarh 206/4 in 76.1 overs (Khare 110*, A Chauhan 45*, Stephen 2/34, Siva Kumar 1/22)

Goa v Jammu & Kashmir

Brief Scores:

Jammu & Kashmir 227/10 in 70.3 overs (Rasool 82, ID Singh 67, Jakati 4/48, Yadav 3/43)

Goa  43/5 in 17 overs (Asnodkar 18, Kamat 16, Dayal 2/10, Rasool 2/18)

Kerala v Himachal Pradesh

Brief Scores:

Kerala 152/4 in 66 overs (Baby 48*, Samson 47, G Singh 1/17, Nirmohi 1/29)

Hyderabad v Haryana

Brief Scores:

Hyderabad 191/10 in 82.5 overs (B Sandeep 44, Sumanth 35, Chahal 6/44, Pahal 2/31)

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