Ranji Trophy: Saurashtra’s win over Punjab lone result in Elite DivisionNovember 20th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Saurashtra’s emphatic win over Punjab by an innings and 144 runs was the lone result in the third round of the Ranji Trophy Elite Division matches that concluded Sunday.
Mumbai’s Abhishek Nayar scored a valiant 191 not out but his side couldn’t prevent Karnataka from ending with a sizeable first innings lead in the drawn fixture at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Railways and Haryana ended their matches with a first innings lead.
At the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium in Mohali, Punjab’s innings folded-up for 120 while following on and chasing Saurashtra’s 542.
Saving the match was a herculean task for Punjab, who were trailing by 220 runs with six wickets in hand before the start of the final day’s play. And the home team succumbed rather quickly after resuming the innings on 44 for four. Punjab had made 278 in the first innings.
Saurashtra’s left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat took eight wickets in the match including six on day two while Sandip Maniar bagged four in Punjab’s second innings. The visitors got six points for the huge victory and are now at fourth place in Group A standings. Punjab have dropped to fifth.
In another Group A match, Nayar waged a lone battle for Mumbai against Karnataka as he scored his second hundred in as many matches. The hosts, chasing 635, were all out for 441 after resuming on 354 for 8. Karnataka were 147 for three in the second innings when stumps were called. Manish Pandey and Amit Verma were their stars in the first innings, hitting 200 and 173 respectively. Karnataka got three points in the draw and now lead the Group while Mumbai, who got one, are second.
In Group B, Delhi batted better in the second innings to ensure a draw against Tamil Nadu at the Ferozshah Kotla here. The home team’s effort of 212 on the opening day meant they were doing the catching up for the remainder of the match but a total of 311 in the second innings got them the unlikely result.
Tamil Nadu were 129 for three at close of play, getting three points for the first innings score of 306. They are second in Group B behind Baroda, who conceded first innings lead to Haryana in a drawn match at the Moti Bagh Stadium in Baroda.
Goa, Maharashtra and Hyderabad registered wins in the Plate Division, defeating Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand and Assam respectively.
At Delhi : Delhi 212 all out and 311 all out in 95.4 overs (Milind Kumar 58, Yogesh Nagar 56; Lakshmipathy Balaji 4 for 65, Jagannathan Kaushik 3 for 60, Yo Mahesh 2 for 48) vs Tamil Nadu 306 all out and 129 for 3 in 35 overs (Dinesh Karthik 52, Baba Aparajith not out 44; Parvinder Awana 2 for 32) Result: Match drawn
At Delhi: Rajasthan 521 for 8 decl and 21 for 4 (Arlen Konwar 2 for 5, Anureet Singh 2 for 10) vs Railways 525 for 8 decl in 161 overs (Shivakant Shukla 87, Mahesh Rawat 145; Vivek Yadav 6 for 134, Sumit Mathur 2 for 105). Result: Match drawn
At Mumbai: Karnataka 635 for 9 decl and 147 for 3 in 51 overs (KB Pawan 57, Ganesh Satish 56; Ankeet Chavan 2 for 71) vs Mumbai 441 all out in 117.5 overs (Abhishek Nayar not out 191, Rohit Sharma 64; Vinay Kumar 4 for 104, Stuart Binny 3 for 27, Abhimanyu Mithun 2 for 100). Result: Match drawn
At Sambalpur: Orissa 482 all out vs Uttar Pradesh 590 for 4 in 194.5 overs (Parvinder Singh not out 202, Arish Alam not out 118; Basant Mohanty 2 for 104). Result: Match drawn
At Mohali: Saurashtra 542 all out vs Punjab 278 all out and 120 all out in 44.5 overs (Amitoze Singh not out 41; Sandeep Maniar 4 for 47, Siddharth Trivedi 3 for 34, Jaydev Unadkat 2 for 27). Result: Saurashta won by an innings and 144 runs
At Kolkata: Bengal 496 all out and 114 for 1 (Parthasarathi Bhattacharjee not out 51, Sourav Ganguly 42; Taduri Prakash Sudhindra 1 for 36) vs Madhya Pradesh 533 all out in 169.5 overs (Naman Ojha 127, Mohnish Mishra 132; Shami Ahmed 5 for 116, Manoj Tiwary 2 for 38). Result: Match drawn
At Vadodara: Haryana 390 all out and 195 all out in 60.4 overs (Abhimanyu Khod 71, Sunny Singh 46; Swapnil Singh 4 for 32, Irfan Pathan 5 for 37) vs Baroda 214 all out and 228 for 7 in 85 overs (Ambati Rayudu not out 83, Aditya Waghmode 33; Amit Mishra 3 for 52, Ashish Hooda 2 for 28, Jitender Billa 2 for 46). Result: Match drawn
At Delhi: Vidarbha 508 for 6 decl vs Services 240 all out in 92.4 overs (Jasvir Singh 74, Soumyaranjan Swain 70; Shrikant Wagh 4 for 56, Amol Jungade 2 for 45, Ravi Jangid 2 for 32) and 194 for 7 in 76 overs (Yashpal Singh not out 124, Sarabjit Singh 20; Shrikant Wagh 2 for 43, Amol Jungade 2 for 36). Result: Match drawn
At Vijayawada: Andhra 265 all out and 342 all out in 121.1 overs (Shankara Rao 148, Bodapati Sumanth 77; Vishal Bhatia 5 for 76, Gurvinder Singh 3 for 92) vs Himachal Pradesh 341 all out and 91 for 0 in 18 overs (Abhinav Bali not out 54, Rishi Dhawan not out 37). Result: Match drawn
At Guwahati: Assam 227 all out and 169 all out in 73.4 overs (Gokul Sharma 38, Sibsankar Roy 34; Lalith Mohan 5 for 42, Syed Quadri 2 for 26) vs Hyderabad 474 for 6 decl. Result: Hyderabad won by an innings and 78 runs
At Nasik: Maharashtra 460 all out and 106 for 1 in 21 overs (Harshad Khadiwale not out 56, Sangram Dilp Atitkar not out 35; Rahul Shukla 1 for 42) vs Jharkhand 283 all out and 282 all out in 92.1 overs (Manish Vardhan 88, Shiv Gautam 39; Samad Fallah 4 for 71, Dominic Joseph 3 for 29). Result: Maharashtra won by nine wickets
At Jammu: Goa 281 all out and 376 for 9 decl vs Jammu & Kashmir 260 all out and 220 all out in 62.4 overs (Ram Dayal not out 54, Parvez Rassol 44; Abhishek Raut 2 for 30, Amit Yadav 2 for 36, Ryan D’Souza 2 for 32. Result: Goa won by 177 runs
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