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Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Quarter-finals, Day 4- Round-Up

Gujarat registered a comprehensive 464-run triumph over Goa after decimating their batting attack in both the innings.

Parthiv Patel
Parthiv Patel. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Day 4 of Quarter-finals of Ranji Trophy 2019-20 culminated with Gujarat becoming the first team to storm into the semi-finals of the tournament.

Gujarat registered a comprehensive 464-run triumph over Goa after decimating their batting attack in both the innings. Centuries from skipper Parthiv Patel and Roosh Kalaria laid the foundation for Gujarat as they posted a mammoth total of 602/8 in their first innings. After bundling out Goa for a meagre total of 173 runs in their first innings, it looked like a cakewalk for Parthiv Patel and Co. Gujarat amassed 199 runs in their second innings before declaring the innings.

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To plunge more misery on Goa, Gujarat’s bowling lineup kept scalping wickets at regular intervals in the second innings. Suyash Prabhudessai’s 66-run knock raised Goa’s hopes of a draw but no other batsman was successful to stick with him besides Darshan Misal (46). Goa’s innings eventually wrapped up at 164/10, paving the way for Gujarat to cruise into the semi-finals of Ranji Trophy 2019-20. Roosh Kalaria was adjudged Man of the Match for his sublime all-round performance in the match.

In the encounter between Bengal and Odisha, the former exhibited a strong batting performance and amassed a total of 361 runs before the end of Day 4. Abhishek Raman’s half-century coupled with Shreevats Goswami’s 78-run knock paved way for Bengal to gather a competitive total on the board. Shahbaz Ahmed (52) and Arnab Nandi (45) also stitched crucial knocks while coming down the order to keep the scoreboard clicking. On the back of some individual batting performances, Bengal have taken a formidable lead of 443 runs over Odisha.

Karnataka also established a handsome lead over Jammu & Kashmir

Saurashtra also showcased a strong batting performance against Andhra Pradesh. After decimating Andhra for a meagre total of 136 in their first innings, Saurashtra’s batting force notched their lead further up by delivering impressive performances with their willow.

Avi Barot (54), Vishvaraj Jadeja (46) and Arpit Vasavada (48) set the ball rolling for Saurashtra until Prerak Mankad stepped to the crease and left Andhra’s bowling attack in disdain. Mankad played a vital 85-run knock and was also assisted by Dharmendrasinh Jadeja’s 60. At the stumps, Saurashtra achieved a massive 658-run lead over Andhra.

In the enthralling encounter between Karnataka and Jammu & Kashmir, the former was successful in establishing a 255-run lead over the latter. After curbing Jammu and Kashmir to 192 runs in their first innings, Karnataka’s batting force proved their force to establish a handsome lead over the Parvez Rasool-led side.

Ravikumar Samarth played a sublime knock of 74 runs at the top to propel Karnataka to a good start. Krishnamurthy Siddharth also bolstered their middle-order by stitching 74 runs while remaining unbeaten at the end of Day 4.

Brief Scores:

Saurashtra vs Andhra, 4th Quarter-Final

Saurashtra 1st innings: 419/10 (Chirag Jani 121; Yarra Prithviraj 3/51)

Andhra 1st innings: 136/10 (CR Gnaneshwar 43; Jaydev Unadkat 4/42)

Saurashtra 2nd innings: 375/9 (Prerak Mankad 85; Jyothi Sai Krishna 4/47)

Karnataka vs Jammu and Kashmir, 3rd Quarter-Final

Karnataka 1st innings: 206/10 (Krishnamurthy Siddharth 76; Parvez Rasool 3/36)

Jammu and Kashmir 1st innings: 192/10 (Shubham Khajuria 62; Prasidh Krishna 4/42)

Karnataka 2nd innings: 241/4 (Ravikumar Samarth 74; Parvez Rasool 2/53)

Bengal vs Odisha, 2nd Quarter-Final

Bengal 1st innings: 332/10 (Anustup Majumdar 157; Basant Mohanty 4/53)

Odisha 1st innings: 250/10 (Debasish Samantray 68; Nilkantha Das 3/43)

Bengal 2nd innings: 361/7 (Shreevats Goswami 78; Govinda Poddar 3/95)

Gujarat vs Goa, 1st Quarter-Final

Gujarat 1st innings: 602/8 (Parthiv Patel 124; Felix Alemao 3/86)

Goa 1st innings: 173/10 (Amit Verma 56; Chintan Gaja 5/19)

Gujarat 2nd innings: 199/6 (Samit Gohel 72; Lakshay Garg 4/2)

Goa 2nd innings: 164/10 (Suyash Prabhudessai 66; Siddharth Desai 5/81)

Gujarat won by 464 runs

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