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Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Round 8, Day 1- Round-up

Sarfaraz Khan gathered 78 runs to continue his run-scoring spree along with Shams Mulani, who also smashed a gritty half-century against Saurashtra.

Siddarth Kaul
Siddarth Kaul. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The eighth round of the ongoing 2019-20 Ranji Trophy kicked off across the length and breadth of the country today. Punjab’s Siddharth Kaul wreaked havoc on the first day after he scalped a hat-trick to decimate Andhra’s batting force. After Andhra managed to post only 97 runs in their 1st innings, they retaliated by curbing Punjab at a modest score of 108.

Shoaib Md Khan and S Ashish scalped five wickets each to put Andhra back into the driving seat. However, Andhra’s misery with the bat continued in the second innings as the Ricky Bhui-led side lost four wickets before the stumps on Day 1. It was quite an eventful day for bowlers as the crowd witnessed 24 wickets falling on the first day of the encounter.

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In the match between Puducherry and Manipur, Fabid Ahmed hogged the limelight with an unbeaten 154-run knock to propel his side to post 363 runs on the board before stumps. He was also assisted by skipper Paras Dogra’s gritty half-century. Chhattisgarh also put up a strong batting display against Jharkand as they amassed 238/4 before the stumps. Skipper Harpreet Singh emerged as their talisman after smashing an unbeaten ton. Opener Jiwanjot Singh also smashed a half-century.

Wickets galored in the encounter between Uttarakhand and Services after Services curbed Uttarakhand at the score of 83 runs in the first innings, courtesy brilliant bowling performances from Diwesh Pathania and Raushan Raj. Uttarakhand bounced back on the back of Mayank Mishra’s six-wicket haul as they dismantled Services’ batting line-up and restricted them to a total of 173 runs. Bengal‘s Mukesh Kumar also stole the limelight against Rajasthan by scalping six wickets on the first day. Rajasthan posted 241 runs in the first innings.

Ravikumar Samarth also steered Karnataka to a respectable total of 233/3 by smashing an unbeaten ton. In the much-awaited clash between Mumbai and Saurashtra, Sarfaraz Khan gathered 78 runs to continue his run-scoring spree along with Shams Mulani, who also smashed a gritty half-century. Dharmendrasinh Jadeja was the pick of Saurashtra’s bowling attack as he scalped five wickets.

Brief Scores:

Nagaland vs Goa, Plate

GOA 1st innings: 260/5 (Vaibhav Govekar 71; Shrikant Mundhe 3/36)

Manipur vs Puducherry, Plate

PDC 1st innings: 363/8 (Fabid Ahmed 154; Rex Singh 2/59)

Tripura vs Jammu and Kashmir, Elite Group C

JK 1st innings: 280/9 (Jiyaad Magrey 66; Manisankar Murasingh 4/85)

Jharkhand vs Chhattisgarh, Elite Group C

CG 1st innings: 238/4 (Harpreet Singh 124; Sahil Raj 2/44)

Arunachal Pradesh vs Bihar, Plate

ARNP 283/6 (Rahul Dalal 151; Ashutosh Aman 3/75)

Meghalaya vs Sikkim, Plate

MGLY 1st innings: 174/10 (Puneet Bisht 85; Ishwar Chaudhary 5/48)

SKM 1st innings: 105/6 (Yashpal Singh 44; Abhay Negi 4/32)

Chandigarh vs Mizoram, Plate

MIZ 1st innings: 109/10 (Taruwar Kohli 77; Gurinder Singh 4/18)

CDG 1st innings: 193/4 (Raman Bishnoi 73; Lalhruai Ralte 2/46)

Uttarakhand vs Services, Elite Group C

UTK 1st innings: 83/10 (Dikshanshu Negi 21; Raushan Raj 3/27)

SER 1st innings: 173/10 (Gahlaut Rahul Singh 45; Mayank Mishra 6/48)

UTK 2nd innings: 10/0 (Piyush Joshi 4; Diwesh Pathania 0/1)

Maharashtra vs Odisha, Elite Group C

ODSA 220/5 (Shantanu Mishra 84; Ashay Palkar 2/46)

Haryana vs Assam, Elite Group C

ASM 1st innings: 97/10 (Rajjakuddin Ahmed 35; Tinu Kundu 5/35)

HAR 1st innings: 198/10 (Rohit Parmod Sharma 59; Ranjit Mali 3/34)

Delhi vs Gujarat, Elite Group A and B

DEL 1st innings: 270/6 (Kunwar Bidhuri 78; Arzan Nagwaswalla 3/54)

Punjab vs Andhra, Elite Group A and B

AP 1st innings: 97/10 (KV Sasikanth 20; Siddarth Kaul 5/24)

PUN 1st innings: 108/10 (Anmol Malhotra 21; Shoaib Md Khan 5/46)

AP 2nd innings: 31/4 (Pranith Manyala 13; Vinay Choudhary 3/11)

Rajasthan vs Bengal, Elite Group A and B

RAJ 1st innings: 241/10 (Mahipal Lomror 52; Mukesh Kumar 6/62)

BEN 1st innings: 47/1 (Koushik Ghosh 24; Rituraj Singh 1/10)

Vidarbha vs Kerala, Elite Group A and B

VID 1st innings: 239/6 (Ganesh Satish 58; MD Nidheesh 3/53)

Karnataka vs Madhya Pradesh, Elite Group A and B

KAR 1st innings: 233/3 (Ravikumar Samarth 105; Gaurav Yadav 1/29)

Railways vs Himachal Pradesh, Elite Group A and B

HP 1st innings: 283/10 (Nikhil Gangta 72; Pradeep T 4/62)

Saurashtra vs Mumbai, Elite Group A and B

MUM 1st innings: 249/10 (Sarfaraz Khan 78; Dharmendrasinh Jadeja 5/90)

Baroda vs Tamil Nadu, Elite Group A and B

BRD 1st innings: 174/10 (Atit Sheth 53; M Mohammed 7/68)

TN 1st innings: 135/10 (Abhinav Mukund 73; Swapnil Singh 0/5)

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