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

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

Ranji Trophy 2016-17 Record Partnership
Maharashtra’s Swapnil Gugale and Ankeet Bawane. (Photo Source: BCCI)

The day 1 of the round 2 of Ranji Trophy 2016-17 belonged to veteran batsman Yuvraj Singh. He made most of the headlines. The 2nd day saw two new players being unearthed. Maharashtra batsmen made the most of their chances against Delhi. Skipper Swapnil Gugale and middle-order batsman Ankeet Bawane broke a 69-year-old record to create the highest partnership in Ranji Trophy history. The partnership was an unbeaten 594 – the second highest ever in first-class cricket. Maharashtra declared on 635/2 with Gugale unbeaten on 351 and Bawane unbeaten on 258.

Punjab were in a commanding position yesterday. Centuries from Yuvraj Singh and Gurkeerat Mann had put them in the driver’s seat against Madhya Pradesh. However, they lost 7 wickets in space of 27 runs to bundle out for 378. Yuvraj scored 177 while Mann scored 103. Ishwar Pandey was the wrecker in chief with 8/102 in his fiery spell this morning.

Saurashtra were shocked by some brilliant spell of bowling from Odisha’s pacers Mohanty and Pradhan on 2nd day morning as they were reduced to 38/5. Captain Jaydev Shah and Chirag Jani rebuilt the Saurashtra’s innings with a 88-run stand for the 6th wicket. Jaydev scored 64 at a brisk rate with 8 fours in 98 balls. Chirag Jani scored 45 as Saurashtra bundled out for 186.

With a first innings lead of 42, Odisha batted 23 overs before stumps and ended the day at 62 for loss of 2 wickets. Jaydev Unadkat trapped first innings centurion Sandeep Pattanaik in the 3rd over.

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Uttar Pradesh’s chinaman Kuldeep Yadav bagged a five-wicket haul against Bengal. Bengal skipper Manoj Tiwary scored 110 after opener Easwaran scored 142. Kerala’s import this season Jalaj Saxena scalped 5/53 to restrict Himachal Pradesh to 198/8 by the end of day 2. Mumbai’s opener Akhil Herwadkar’s 106 helped his team take a narrow lead against Irfan Pathan’s Baroda side.

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 173/10 in 64 overs (Devdhar 47, Ghosh 46, Natarajan 4/51, Vignesh 2/31)

Tamil Nadu 161/1 in 60 overs (A Mukund 98*, K Gandhi 41*, M Chaudhary 1/30)

Uttar Pradesh v Bengal

Brief Scores:

Bengal 466/10 in 139.2 overs (Easwaran 142, Tiwary 110, Kuldeep Yadav 5/115, Rajpoot 4/119)

Uttar Pradesh 126/3 in 35 overs (U Sharma 57*, S khan 43*, Dinda 2/27, Ghosh 1/29)

Uttar Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh v Punjab

Brief Scores:

Punjab 378/10 in 108.2 overs (Yuvraj 177, Gurkeerat 103, I Pandey 8/102, G Yadav 1/90)

Madhya Pradesh 182/5 in 62 overs (S Sharma 48*, A Shrivastava 36, M Grewal 4/25, S Gill 1/63)

Mumbai v Baroda

Brief Scores:

Baroda 305/10 in 86.1 overs (P Shah 66, D Hooda 46, Gohil 3/70, Thakur 2/82)

Mumbai 313/8 in 88 overs (Herwadkar 106, Sandhu 56*, Mangalorkar 3/74, Irfan Pathan 1/21)

Group B

Maharashtra v Delhi

Brief Scores:

Maharashtra 635/2 in 173 overs (Gugale 351*, Bawne 258*, Navdeep Saini 2/44)

Delhi 21/0 in 5 overs (Mohit Sharma 14*, U Chand 4*)

Rajasthan v Assam

Brief Scores:

Assam 195/10 in 84.2 overs (R Das 93*, P Das 40, P Singh 5/39, Nathu Singh 2/40)

Rajasthan 208/3 in 88 overs (Lomror 84*, Menaria 44, P Das 1/21, A Das 1/31)

Jharkhand v Karnataka

Brief Scores:

Karnataka 577/6 decl in 172 overs (R Samarth 235, Binny 97, A Kumar 3/78, Nadeem 2/199)

Jharkhand

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 186/10 in 67.3 overs (J Shah 64, C Jani 45, B Mohanty 4/58, S Pradhan 3/37)

Odisha 62/2 in 23 overs (R Singh 25*, A Sarangi 13*, Unadkat 1/13, Jani 1/21)

Group C

Tripura v Services

Brief Scores:

Tripura 275/10 in 91.4 overs (B Ghosh 49, Y Singh 41, M Khalid 4/61, Pathania 3/71)

Services 202/9 in 74 overs (SU Yadav 71*, Pathania 34, R Datta 3/36, Mura Singh 2/46)

Andhra v Chhattisgarh

Brief Scores:

Chhattisgarh 394/10 in 126.4 overs (Khare 143, A Chauhan 123, Siva Kumar 4/61, Stephen 2/69)

Andhra 151/5 in 49 overs (P Kumar 62, Ravi Teja 30*, P Rao 2/54, A Chauhan 1/13)

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  77/10 in 30.5 overs (Asnodkar 18, Kamat 16, Dayal 4/15, Nazir 3/10)

Jammu & Kashmir 261/10 in 61.3 overs (P Bisht 87, I Chauhan 64, Pandrekar 3/39, A Yadav 3/70)

Kerala v Himachal Pradesh

Brief Scores:

Kerala 248/10 in 107.1 overs (Baby 60, Samson 47, R Dhawan 4/66, G Singh 2/42)

Himachal Pradesh 198/8 in 56 overs (P Chopra 60, R Dhawan 28, Jalaj Saxena 5/53, Kareparambil 1/25)

Hyderabad v Haryana

Brief Scores:

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

Haryana 236/4 in 94.6 overs (N Saini 61, S Rohilla 60, M Siraj 2/37, M Hasan 2/61)