Ranji Trophy 2018-19, Round 5, Day 1 – Round up

The Mahrashtra Derby remained the biggest attraction on Day 1.

Avesh Khan
Avesh Khan. (Photo Source: Twitter)

It was an exhilarating start to the fifth round of Ranji Trophy on Thursday as we witnessed quite a few teams laying a great foundation for a huge total. Gujarat ended up posting an above par total with Piyush Chawla scoring a hundred, whilst Jaydev Shah continued his purple patch to help Saurashtra get close to 300.

When the Maharashtra derby goes on, its difficult for that game to not hog limelight. Interestingly, its not the 41-time champions Mumbai who have the upper hand, but Swapnil Gugale and Chirag Khurana’s big scores helped Maharashtra post 298 runs just for the loss of three wickets. They will be eyeing a score in excess of 450 on Day 2.

A struggling Saurashtra seemed to have lost their way on Day 1 against Karnataka, but skipper Jaydev Shah once again came to the rescue. He fell three runs short of a well-deserved hundred, but ensured his side got to 288 for the loss of nine scalps at stumps. Jagadeesha Suchith picked up a five-fer for Karnataka.

Andhra get a strong start in Gambhir’s farewell game

Gautam Gambhir‘s final game as a cricketer started with Andhra fighting their way towards 266 for the loss of seven wickets. Ricky Bhui registered a brilliant 150 and remained unbeaten at stumps. Despite not getting a lot of support, Bhui kept stitching decent partnerships with the lower middle order to keep Andhra in a commanding position.

After registering a stunning win against Himachal Pradesh, Hyderabad stumbled badly on the first day of the fifth round. They got bowled out for a paltry 124 as Avesh Khan ripped past their batting lineup in style. Ajay Rohera and Rajat Patidar scored fifties to ensure MP ended their day at 168/1.

Here are the scores from the other games happening across the country.

Brief Scores

Elite Group A

Baroda vs Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh first innings: 129 all out in 39.1 overs (Swapnil Singh 5/23)

Baroda first innings: 165/7 in 45 overs (Yusuf Pathan 46*)

Gujarat vs Railways

Gujarat first innings: 340/8 in 88 overs (Piyush Chawla 108*, Priyank Panchal 69)

Maharashtra vs Mumbai

Maharashtra first innings: 298/3 in 87 overs (Swapnil Gugale 101, Chirag Khurana 71, Jay Pande 68*)

Saurashtra vs Karnataka

Saurashtra first innings: 288/9 in 91 overs (Jaydev Shah 97; Jagadeesha Suchith 5/104)

Elite Group B

Delhi vs Andhra

Andhra first innings: 266/7 in 86 overs (Ricky Bhui 150*; Suboth Bhati 5/35)

Madhya Pradesh vs Hyderabad

Hyderabad first innings: 124 all out in 35.3 overs (Avesh Khan 7/24)

Madhya Pradesh first innings: 168/1 in 46 overs (Ajay Rohera 81*)

Punjab vs Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh first innings: 244/5 in 90 overs (Nikit Gangta 58, Ankit Kalsi 50*)

Tamil Nadu vs Kerala

Tamil Nadu first innings: 249/6 in 90 overs (Baba Indrajith 87, Shahrukh Khan 82*; Sandeep Warrier 3/42)

Elite Group C

Services vs Goa

Services first innings: 184 all out in 71.3 overs (Ravi Chauhan 75; Vijesh Prabhudessai 5/52)

Goa first innings: 27/1 in 14 overs

Jammu & Kashmir vs Uttar Pradesh

Jammu & Kashmir first innings: 290 all out in 71.4 overs (Irfan Pathan 91, Parvez Rasool 87; Saurabh Kumar 6/90)

Uttar Pradesh first innings: 31/3 in 14 overs

Jharkhand vs Odisha 

Jharkhand first innings: 172 all out in 71.1 overs (Basant Mohanty 5/44)

Odisha first innings: 27/3 in 13 overs

Rajasthan vs Assam

Assam first innings: 108 all out in 28.1 overs (Aniket Choudhary 5/38)

Rajasthan first innings: 153/2 in 56 overs (Mahipal Lomror 77*)

Haryana vs Tripura

Haryana first innings: 258/7 in 90 overs (Chaitanya Bishnoi 82, Rahul Dagar 114)

Plate

Nagaland vs Manipur

Nagaland first innings: 126 all out in 37.3 overs (Priyojith K Singh 3/20)

Manipur first innings: 173/3 in 46 overs (Mayank Raghav 109*)

Bihar vs Arunachal Pradesh

Arunchal Pradesh: 84 all out in 39.5 overs (Ashutosh Aman 4/26)

Bihar first innings: 250/1 in 48 overs (Babu Kumar 72*)

Sikkim vs Puducherry

Puducherry first innings: 418/4 in 90 overs (Paras Dogra 253)

Uttarakhand vs Meghalaya

Meghalaya first innings: 294/5 in 84 overs (Puneet Bisht 154, Yogesh Nagar 91)

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