Ranji Trophy 7th Round, Day 4 Round Up: Delhi avoid scare to win by 2 wickets; Bumrah takes 6 wickets to ensure first innings lead
Delhi avoided a massive scare to win their 7th round encounter against Rajasthan by two wickets at Wayanad earlier today.
Beginning their day with 51 runs on the board with the loss of 3 wickets, Delhi found themselves in a spot of bother when Vijay Tokas and Indian cricket team batsman Shikhar Dhawan were dismissed in quick succession.
Two solid lower order contributions by Nitish Rana and Sumit Narwal ensured Delhi kept themselves in the match and won it in the end. This was a much-needed victory for Delhi in their quest to qualify for the semifinals of the tournament.
Once again, Pankaj Singh was the pick of the bowlers for Rajasthan picking up two crucial wickets, including the wicket of Gautam Gambhir who was recently dropped from the Indian squad.
Brief Scores: Rajasthan 238 & 221 lost to Delhi 307 & 156/8 by two wickets.
Karnataka prevented their first loss of the season with a strong 2nd innings performance against Odisha in their Group A encounter at the Airforce Complex ground in Palam, New Delhi.
After being reduced to 133-5 earlier in their innings, the middle and lower order led the recovery for Karnataka. CM Gautam and Shreyas Gopal showed their worth with the bat scoring 95 and 77 respectively. Captain Vinay Kumar and Gowtham chipped in with contributions of 41 and 46 respectively.
Dhiraj Singh was the pick of the bowlers with 5 wickets to his name.
Chasing 231 to win, Odisha took things a little too slow and managed 63 runs in the final 32 overs of the match and went away with 3 points.
Brief Scores: Karnataka 179 & 393 drew against Odisha 342 & 63/0
A spectacular bowling performance by India’s specialist T-20 bowler Jasprit Bumrah led to Gujarat earning a first-innings lead against defending champions Mumbai.
Mumbai began the final day’s play with 328 runs on the board with 4 wickets in hand with Shreyas Iyer and Shubham Ranjane at the crease. Unfortunately, they were soon dismissed and Mumbai were bowled out 15 runs short of Gujarat’s innings.
Gujarat ended the final day of play at 82-0 in 45 overs and went away with the vital 3 points of the match.
Brief Scores: Gujarat 437 & 82/0 drew against Mumbai 422
In a tightly contested encounter, Tamil Nadu walked away with the 3 points courtesy a first innings lead they achieved earlier in the match.
Beginning the day at 121-2, Indian limited overs batsman Mandeep Singh sent a message to the selectors as he smashed his way to a century. He was well complimented by Uday Kaul, Manpreet Gony and Gurkeerat Mann who chipped in with well-crafted half-centuries.
Chasing 306, Tamil Nadu ensured no hiccups and ended the day’s play with 103 runs on the board with 9 wickets in hand with Abhinav Mukund unbeaten at 67.
Brief Scores: Punjab 284 & 375/5d drew against Tamil Nadu 354 & 103/1
Madhya Pradesh 510/8 dec. Drew against Railways 371 and 150/1
Vidarbha 347 * 146/2 beat Saurashtra 301 and 189 by 8 wickets
Maharashtra 542 beat Assam 256 and 234 by an innings and 52 runs
Services 401 and 295/9 dec. drew against Himachal Pradesh 296 and 145/2
Haryana 568 vs Goa 413 drew 152/5
Hyderabad 351 and 122 beat Chhattisgarh 188 and 241 by 44 runs
Kerala 219 & 302/6d drew against Andhra 226 & 193/4