2017-18 Ranji Trophy, Round 2: Ravindra Jadeja and Washington Sundar shine; Pathan brothers fail
A round-up of all the second round Ranji Trophy matches.
Pathan brothers fail to take Baroda through
Baroda's match against Andhra ended in a draw and the latter took first innings lead. Batting first, Baroda had posted a total of 373, in reply to which Andhra, courtesy Hanuma Vihari and Ricky Bhui's respective centuries, took a 181-run first innings lead.
While Irfan Pathan got out for a duck in the first innings, Yusuf walked without troubling the scorers in the second as Baroda finished with 195/6 and the match ended in a draw.
Brief Score: Baroda 373 and 195/6 drew Andhra 554
Mumbai take three points home
Naman Ojha's 180 for Madhya Pradesh powered them to a first innings total of 409. However, the Ranji giants Mumbai came back roaring and courtesy Jay Bista's whirlwind knock of 140-ball-135 helped his team to a first innings lead.
MP could then manage only 145 in their second innings by the time match got over and had to be content with just a point.
Brief Score: Madhya Pradesh 409 and 145/6 drew 440
Washington Sundar impresses yet again as TN draw
Batting first, Tripura were halted by Tamil Nadu for 258 and then, to everyone's surprise, Washington Sundar was sent in to open the innings for TN. The 18-year-old didn't disappoint and went on to score a 231-ball-159 to help his team to a first innings lead.
The match was affected by bad light, which saw almost 140 overs being wasted as Tripura managed 91 in their second innings before the match's finish.
Brief Score: Tripura 258 and 91/3 drew Tamil Nadu 357/4 dec
Sheldon Jackson and Ravindra Jadeja torment Jammu and Kashmir
Batting first, Saurashtra, with the help of Jackson's 181 and Jadeja's double century, posted a huge total of 624/7 before declaring their innings. In reply, J&K batsmen couldn't put up a fight and surrendered to the Jadeja duo of Ravindra and Dharmendrasinh.
Captain Cheteshwar Pujara invited the opponents to follow on, but another batting collapse saw J&K bundle out for 256 as Saurashtra walked away with a bonus point courtesy the innings win.
Brief Score: Saurashtra 624/7 defeated J&K 156 and 256
In other matches, Delhi walked away with seven points after trumping Railways by an innings and 105 runs. Karnataka, Bengal and Vidarbha registered wins by an innings as well while the contest between Uttar Pradesh and Hyderabad was abandoned due to the condition of the outfield.
Delhi 447 defeated Railways 136 and 206
Kerala 208 and 203 lost to Gujarat 307 and 108/6
Karnataka 469/7 defeated Assam 145 and 203
Jharkhand 265 and 332/6 drew Rajasthan 423
Goa 255 and 426/2 drew Himachal 625/7
Vidarbha 505 defeated Punjab 161 and 227
Bengal 529/7 defeated Chhattisgarh 110 and 259