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Ranji Trophy 2018-19, Round 9, Day 4 – Round Up

With a dramatic win against Himachal Pradesh, Kerala managed to enter the quarter finals of the Ranji Trophy twice in a row.

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Sachin Baby. (Photo Source: Twitter)

With Thursday’s exhilarating action, the 2018-19 edition of the Ranji Trophy saw the end of its ground stages. Vidarbha, Saurashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand made it to the quarterfinals of the tournament, which will commence on 15th January.

Bengal teased Punjab right till the end in their Group B encounter and eventually managed to salvage a draw, which was useful for neither. Despite having a huge first innings lead, they failed to contain the Bengal batters in their second innings, who rode on Abhimanyu Easwaran’s double ton and batted the whole day out.

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Unfortunately for Punjab, this draw saw them lose a spot in the quarters. If they had won this game, they would’ve ended with 26 points, on level terms with Kerala, Gujarat and Punjab had a superior net run rate.

Vidarbha and Saurashtra romp through despite playing out a draw

It was an intriguing game happening in Rajkot between Saurashtra and Vidarbha, which eventually ended in a draw and both sides ended up getting the desired result. Vidarbha declared at their overnight score and tried to hunt down Saurashtra in their second innings, a plan which backfired badly as Vishvaraj Jadeja scored a century. Saurashtra eventually earned three points thanks to a 76-run first innings lead.

Kerala delivered a sensational knockout punch to Himachal Pradesh and ended up qualifying for the knockouts in a dramatic way. Himachal declared their innings at their overnight score and posted a 295-run target for Kerala. With Sachin Baby, Vinoop Manoharan and Sanju Samson scoring fifties, they managed to chase down an improbable target and finished fourth on the joint Group A & B table.

Here are the scores from the other games happening in the country

Brief Scores

Elite Group A

Baroda vs Karnataka

Karnataka first innings: 112 all out in 31.2 overs (Bhargav Bhatt 3/27, L Meriwala 3/22)

Baroda first innings: 223 all out in 51 overs (Vishnu Solanki 69; Shreyas Gopal 4/47)

Karnataka second innings: 220 all out in 63.4 overs (Krishnamurthy Siddarth 64; Deepak Hooda 5/31, Bhargav Bhatt 5/116)

Baroda second innings: 110/8 in 28.1 overs (Yusuf Pathan 41)

Baroda won by 2 wickets

Mumbai vs Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh first innings: 129 all out in 42.1 overs (Amandeep Khare 48; Tushar Deshpande 5/46)

Mumbai first innings: 188 all out in 62 overs (Suryakumar Yadav 43; Pankaj Rao 3/53)

Chhattisgarh second innings: 149 all out in 32.5 overs (Vishal Singh 47; Shardul Thakur 4/47)

Mumbai second innings: 92/1 in 24.2 overs (Jay Gokul Bista 49*)

Mumbai won by 9 wickets

Railways vs Maharashtra

Maharashtra first innings: 70 all out in 23.2 overs (Avinash Yadav 4/38)

Railways first innings: 259 all out in 77.4 overs (Mahesh Rawat 89; Satyajeet Bachhav 8/108)

Maharashtra second innings: 131 all out in 39.1 overs (Avinash Yadav 5/71, Harsh Tyagi 4/29)

Railways won by an innings an 58 runs

Saurashtra vs Vidarbha

Saurashtra first innings: 356 all out in 136.4 overs (Sheldon Jackson 65, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja 72; Yash Thakur 4/92)

Vidarbha first innings: 280/9 declared in 118 overs (Wasim Jaffer 98, Mohit Kale 66; Jaydev Unadkat 6/56)

Saurashtra second innings: 218/2 in 73 overs (Vishvaraj Jadeja 105*, Sheldon Jackson 53*)

Match drawn

Elite Group B

Himachal Pradesh vs Kerala

Himachal Pradesh first innings: 297 all out in 96.1 overs (Ankit Kalsi 101, Rishi Dhawan 58; MD Nidheesh 6/88)

Kerala first innings: 286 all out in 87 overs (Ponnam Rahul 103; Arpit Guleria 5/47)

Himachal Pradesh second innings: 285/8 declared in 52.1 overs (Rishi Dhawan 85; Sijomon Joseph 4/51)

Kerala second innings: 299/5 in 67 overs (Vinoop Manoharan 96, Sachin Baby 92, Sanju Samson 61*)

Kerala won by 5 wickets

Andhra vs Madhya Pradesh

Andhra first innings: 132 all out in 54.3 overs (Ishwar Pandey 4/43, Kumar Kartikeya 3/23)

MP first innings: 91 all out in 35.5 overs (Girinath Reddy 6/29)

Andhra second innings: 301 all out in 101.1 overs (Karan Shinde 103, Prasanth Kumar 44; Ishwar Pandey 3/55)

MP second innings: 35 all out in 16.5 overs (KV Sasikanth 6/18)

Andhra won by 307 runs

Bengal vs Punjab

Bengal first innings: 187 all out in 69.1 overs (Shrivats Goswami 57; Vinay Choudhary 6/62)

Punjab first innings: 447 all out in 131.3 overs (Anmolpreet Singh 126, Shubman Gill 91; Mukesh Kumar 5/114)

Bengal second innings: 432/6 in 130 overs (Abhimanyu Easwaran 201*, Manoj Tiwary 105; Mayank Markande 3/123)

Punjab second innings: 132/5 in 15 overs (Manpreet Gony 58)

Match drawn

Tamil Nadu vs Delhi

Tamil Nadu first innings: 432 all out in 164.4 overs (Abhinav Mukund 134, Baba Indrajith 86, Pradosh Ranjan Pau 78; Vikas Mishra 4/142)

Delhi first innings: 336 all out in 133.1 overs (Jonty Sandhu 140*, Lalit Yadav 91; Sai Kishore 5/90)

Tamil Nadu second innings: 113/1 in 40 overs (N Jagadeesan 59*)

Match drawn

Elite Group C

Haryana vs Services

Services first innings: 170 all out in 59.3 overs (Vikas Hathwala 54; Tinu Kundu 6/60, Amit Rana 4/55)

Haryana first innings: 149 all out in 57.5 overs (Shubham Rohilla 64; Arun Bamal 7/42)

Services second innings: 79 all out in 29.3 overs (Tinu Kundu 5/35)

Haryana second innings: 104/4 in 24 overs (Ankit Kumar 72*; Navneet Singh 3/22)

Haryana won by 6 wickets

Jammu & Kashmir vs Jharkhand

JK first innings: 151 all out in 45.4 overs (Owais Amin Shah 76; Ajay Yadav 5/16)

Jharkhand first innings: 319/9 in 91 overs declared (Saurabh Tiwary 134; Parvez Rasool 4/98)

JK second innings: 120 all out in 49.4 overs (Shahbaz Nadeem 4/43, Anukul Roy 3/42)

Jharkhand won by an innings and 48 runs

Uttar Pradesh vs Assam

Assam first innings: 175 all out in 53.4 overs (Pallavkumar Das 75; Yash Dayal 3/15)

Uttar Pradesh first innings: 619 all out in 177.4 overs (Rinku Sinh 148, Upendra Yadav 138; Ranjit Mali 4/127)

Assam second innings: 317/4 in 103 overs (Rahul Hazarika 63, Gokul Sharma 100*)

Match drawn

Odisha vs Goa

Odisha first innings: 352 all out in 111.5 overs (Sandeep Pattnaik 100;  AS Desai 3/77)

Goa first innings: 116 all out in 39 overs (SK Kamat 43; Suryakant Pradhan 5/48)

Odisha second innings: 151 all out in 43.4 overs (Sujit Lenka 39; Lakshay Garg 5/75)

Goa second innings: 111 all out in 29.5 overs (Rajesh Mohanty 5/49)

Odisha won by 276 runs

Tripura vs Rajasthan

Tripura first innings: 35 all out in 18.5 overs (Aniket Choudhary 5/11)

Rajasthan first innings: 218 all out in 51.3 overs (M Murasingh 4/75)

Tripura second innings: 106 all out in 25.3 overs (Deepak Chahar 5/17)

Rajasthan won by an innings and 77 runs

Plate

Uttarakhand first innings: 377 all out in 83.5 overs (Saurabh Rawat 102, Rajat Bhatia 84; Akhil Rajput 2/21)

Mizoram first innings: 198 all out in 75.2 overs (Taruwar Kohli 96*; Dhanraj Sharma 3/49)

Mizoram second innings (F/O): 123 all out in 59 overs (Taruwar Kohli 68*; Rajat Bhatia 4/17)

Uttarakhand won by an innings and 56 runs

Puducherry vs Nagaland

Nagaland first innings: 467 all out in 106.3 overs (Hokaito Zhimomi 177, Jonathan R 123, Nitesh Lohchab 100; Raiphi Gomez 3/59)

Puducherry first innings: 286 all out in 98.2 overs (Paras Dogra 144, Sai Karthik 81; Abrar Kazi 4/62)

Nagaland second innings: 222/6 declared in 61 overs (H Zhimomi 63*, A Kazi 60; Pankaj Singh 3/61)

Puducherry second innings: 208/3 in 67 overs (Vikneshwaran Marimuthu 64, Paras Dogra 50*)

Match drawn

Arunachal Pradesh vs Sikkim

Arunachal Pradesh first innings: 169 all out in 49.1 overs (Kshitiz Sharma 59; Milind Kumar 5/42)

Sikkim first innings: 262 all out in 95.3 overs (Lee Yong Lepcha 58, Milind Kumar 51; Deendyal 3/96)

Arunachal Pradesh second innings: 109 all out in 45.3 overs (Ishwar Chaudhary 7/51)

Sikkim second innings: 19/0 in 1.3 overs

Arunachal Pradesh won by 10 wickets

Bihar vs Manipur

Manipur first innings: 156 all out in 32 overs (Mayank Raghav 79; Samar Quadri 5/49)

Bihar first innings: 257 all out in 63.1 overs (Vivek Kumar 40; Priyojit Singh 5/74, Bishworjit Konthoujam 5/74)

Manipur second innings: 238 all out in 70.4 overs (Yashpal Singh 105, Priyojit Singh 64; Ashutosh Aman 7/71)

Bihar second innings: 140/7 in 25.1 overs (Mangal Mehrur 53; Bishworjit Konthoujam 3/33)

Bihar won by 3 wickets

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