Ranji: Pacers fire Maharashtra into semis
Lahli, Feb 18 (IANS) Pacers Anupam Sanklecha (4/19) and Shrikant Mundhe (2/17) bowled Maharashtra into the semifinals of Ranji Trophy, beating Andhra Pradesh by 75 runs in a quarterfinals clash here.
Maharashtra set the opposition a 177-run target, but their pacers, led by Sanklecha and Shrikant Mundhe, then skittled Andhra out for 101 to bowl their side to victory.
At Cuttack, Akhil Herwadkar (161) and Shreyas Iyer (82) put Mumbai in an advantageous position, reaching 376 for seven on the third day against Delhi.
The brief scores:
At Lahli: Maharastra 91 & 223 all out (Kedar Jadhav 81; D Siva Kumar 6/79) vs Andhra 138 & 101 (AG Pradeep 25; Anupam Sanklecha 4/19, Shrikant Mundhe 2/17) Maharastra won by 75 runs.
At Indore: Karnataka 452 & 137 for two (Lokesh Rahul 73, Ravikumar Samarth 54) vs Assam 185 all out (Gokul Sharma 58; Sreenath Arvind 3/36, Shreyas Gopal 3/41).
At Cuttack: Mumbai 156 & 376 for seven (Akhil Herwadkar 161, Shreyas Iyer 82; Manan Sharma 4/89)vs Delhi 166.
At Jaipur: Tamil Nadu 403 all out vs Vidarbha 206 for six (Sachin Katariya 42; Aswin Crist 3/47).