Ranji Trophy 12-13: Jharkhand vs Himachal Pradesh
665 // 29 Nov 2012, 09:28 IST
Match Summary: Jharkhand (236/10 & 244/2) drew with Himachal Pradesh (442/7 dec)
Points: Jharkhand 1, Himachal Pradesh 3
A poor first innings effort by the Jharkhand batsmen led to the team slipping up in the 1st innings against some disciplined bowling by Himachal. Only a fighting century by Saurabh Tiwary, the first by any Jharkhand player in this season and a 130 run stand with Sunny Gupta provided the saving grace. In reply, Himachal went on to take a big lead with the bowlers being largely ineffective. Shankar Rao took 3 wickets while Sunny took 2. Himachal in a bid to enforce an outright victory declared but a more disciplined second innings effort took Jharkhand to safety and secured 1 point. Akash Verma playing his 1st game of the season scored a century while Manish Vardhan (94) narrowly missed out.
The result has hampered the qualifying chances a little, with Jharkhand having slipped down to 4th place in the group with 11 points. They now rest in the coming round beginning December 4th with a must win game against Tripura beginning on December 8th.