Ranji Trophy 2016-17: Round 4 Review

Ranji Trophy 2016-17: Round 4 Review

Yuvraj Singh Ranji Trophy 2016-17
Yuvraj Singh. (Photo Source: Times of India)

In Round 4 of the Ranji Trophy 2016-17 only 4 teams were able to grab an outright victory while most matches ended in tame draws. Railways were defeated by Bengal as their lead pacer Ashoke Dinda picked a five-wicket haul in both the innings to finish with a match haul of 10 for 112. But it was Yuvraj Singh who stole the limelight on the day with his 260-run knock which is now the highest individual score by a Punjab skipper in the Ranji Trophy.

The inning while in its own right was a gem but didn’t have much of an impact on the outcome of the game as Punjab drew with Baroda as both the teams scored 529 and 670 runs in the only inning they played.

The other team that secured a win was Gujarat as they beat Suresh Raina less Uttar Pradesh side by 132 runs. Medium pacer Hardik Patel was the star for his team as he picked a seven-for in the second inning and had a total of 11 wickets in the match. Andhra and Karnataka also won their respective games.

In a group B contest, Delhi drew with Odisha but the positive for the team was the form of skipper Gautam Gambhir who scored a century and was dismissed only after scoring 147 runs. Pacer Ishant Sharma who was making a comeback in the game after recovering from chikungunya picked a three-wicket haul in the second inning and had a total of four in the game.

Here is how Round 4 of the Ranji Trophy 2016-17 panned out:

Brief Scores:

Tamil Nadu Vs Madhya Pradesh, Cuttack

Tamil Nadu: 555/7d (Kaushik Gandhi 157; Ashwin Das 3-111)

Madhya Pradesh: 273 (Devendra Bundela 93; Washington Sundar 3-22) & 222/5 (Shubham Sharma 77*; Aushik Srinivas 3-40)

Match drawn

 

Punjab Vs Baroda, New Delhi

Baroda: 529 (Deepak Hooda 293*; Sandeep Sharma 4-101) & 37/0 (Kedar Devdhar 20*)

Punjab: 670 (Yuvraj Singh 260, Manan Vohra 224; Swapnil Singh 4-169)

Match drawn

Some of the records broken by Yuvraj Singh during his knock of 260:

Also read – Twitter Reactions: Yuvraj Singh registers the highest ever score by Punjab captain in Ranji history

Railways Vs Bengal, Dharamsala

Bengal: 205 (Sudip Chatterjee 85; Anureet Singh 4-66) & 214 (Manoj Tiwary 48; Karan Thakur 4-45) Railways: 105 (Karn Sharma 40; Ashoke Dinda 5-45) & 271 (Shivakant Shukla 83; Ashoke Dinda 5-67)

Bengal won by 43 runs

 

Uttar Pradesh Vs Gujarat, New Delhi

Gujarat: 347 (Chirag Gandhi 87; Imtiaz Ahmed 5-73) & 201 (SB Gohil 50; Kuldeep Yadav 6-79)

Uttar Pradesh: 241 (Samarth Singh 50; Hardik Patel 4-71) & 175 (Tanmay Srivastava 37; Hardik Patel 7-72)

Gujarat won by 132 runs

 

Tripura Vs Goa, Bhuvneshwar

Tripura: 283, 328/9 decl

Goa: 269, 328/8

Match drawn

 

 

Hyderabad Vs Himachal Pradesh, Guwahati

Himachal Pradesh: 36, 301

Hyderabad: 126, 200/6

Match drawn

 

Chhattisgarh Vs Kerala, Jamshedpur

Kerala: 207, 307/2 decl

Chhattisgarh: 187, 249/6

Match drawn

 

Jammu and Kashmir Vs Services, Jaipur

Services: 477

Jammu and Kashmir: 612/8

Match drawn

 

Haryana Vs Andhra, Mumbai

Andhra: 253, 220

Haryana: 103, 293/10

Andhra won by 77 runs

 

Assam Vs Karnataka, Mumbai 

Assam: 325, 264

Karnataka: 570/9 decl, 21/0

Karnataka won by 10 wickets

 

Jharkhand Vs Vidarbha, Kerala

Vidarbha: 105, 444

Jharkhand: 362/8 decl, 75/4

Match drawn

 

Delhi Vs Odisha, Mohali

Delhi: 495/8 Decl

Odisha: 237, 274/8

Match drawn

 

Rajasthan Vs Maharashtra, Hyderabad

Maharashtra: 461, 145

Rajasthan: 330, 4/0

Match drawn