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Ranji Trophy 2017-18, 2nd round, 3rd day: Vidarbha inflict huge defeat on Punjab as Yuvraj fails with the bat

Rajdeep Puri
1.67K   //    16 Oct 2017, 18:08 IST

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Yuvraj Singh's poor form with the bat continued as Punjab suffered their loss of the season against Vidarbha in the second round of the Ranji Trophy.

Trailing by 344 runs at the start of the second innings, Punjab were bundled out for 226 to gift Vidarbha all 7 points.

Yuvraj's poor form with the bat has exacerbated his comeback plans as he failed the "yo=yo" fitness test as well.

Meanwhile, Dinesh Karthik, who was recently awarded a call-up to the Indian cricket team failed with the bat while his other Tamil Nadu teammates made merry. They have achieved a first-innings lead against Tripura having amassed 357 runs at the end of the third day.

Washington Sundar, who began the day at 156 was dismissed early on Day 3 while Baba Indrajith remains unbeaten on 89.

Bengal are closing in on a huge victory as well, as Mohammad Shami and Ashok Dinda make merry with the ball.

Dinda picked up seven wickets in the first innings to bowl Chattisgarh out for 110. Trailing by 419 runs, Chattisgarh ended the third day with 229 runs on the board. Shami was the pick of the bowlers as he picked up four wickets.

41-time champions Mumbai achieved a vital first-innings lead against Madhya Pradesh thanks to some useful partnerships lower down the order.

Brief Scores:

Mohali: Vidarbha 505 def. Punjab 161 & 226 by an innings and 117 runs.


Delhi: Delhi 447 lead Railways 136 & 157/6 (61 ov, f/o)

Railways trail by 154 runs with 4 wickets remaining

Vadodara: Baroda 373 vs Andhra 505/9 (139.4 ov)

Andhra lead by 132 runs with 1 wicket remaining in the 1st innings

Raipur: Bengal 529/7d vs Chhattisgarh 110 & 229/5 (71 ov, f/o)

Chhattisgarh trail by 190 runs with 5 wickets remaining

Nadiad: Kerala 208 & 203 vs Gujarat 307 & 22/1 (13 ov, target: 105)

Gujarat require another 83 runs with 9 wickets remaining

Dharamsala: Goa 255 & 131/0 (32 ov) vs Himachal Pradesh 625/7d

Goa trail by 239 runs with 10 wickets remaining

Mysore: Assam 145 & 169/6 (63 ov) vs Karnataka 469/7d

Assam trail by 155 runs with 4 wickets remaining

Indore: Madhya Pradesh 409 vs Mumbai 415/8 (123 ov)

Mumbai lead by 6 runs with 2 wickets remaining in the 1st innings

Jaipur: Rajasthan 423 vs Jharkhand 265 & 102/1 (27 ov, f/o)

Jharkhand trail by 56 runs with 9 wickets remaining

Rajkot: Saurashtra 624/7d vs Jammu & Kashmir 156 & 256 (84.1 ov, f/o)

Saurashtra won by an innings and 212 runs

Chennai: Tripura 258 vs Tamil Nadu 357/4 (88 ov)

Tamil Nadu lead by 99 runs with 6 wickets remaining in the 1st innings

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