Ranji Trophy 12-13: Jharkhand vs Kerala review
Match Summary: Jharkhand (120 & 170) lose to Kerala (325) by innings and 35 runs
Points: Jharkhand 0, Kerala 7
It was the do or die moment. Unfortunately, Kerala had Sreesanth coming back from injury for this game. He took 4 wickets in the fist innings to knock out the Jharkhand team for 120. Then Kerala managed a big lead by scoring 325 through 2 top order centuries and not much else with Nadeem taking 4 wickets. Second time around, Ishank Jaggi got 90 but the rest of the brittle batting order was exposed again and they could only muster 170 to lose by an innings and 35 runs. Though Sreesanth did not manage a single wicket in the 2nd innings.
The result was a major setback for the quarter-final hopes. Though all is not completely lost yet. They need to win against the table topper Services at the minimum, while hoping other results also go in our favour.
All the best against Services.
Lead Scorer – Saurabh Tiwary – 568 @51.64
Most Wickets – Shahbaz Nadeem – 33 @24.00