Ranji Trophy, Fourth round, Day 2 Round-up: Deepak Hooda left stranded at 293; Gautam Gambhir makes a huge statement
Gautam Gambhir made a stroke-filled 147 against Odisha
Delhi skipper Gautam Gambhir made a huge statement ahead of the Test series against England by scoring a stroke-filled 147 against Odisha. Gambhir, who made a comeback to the national team after three years in the third and final Test against New Zealand, helped his side take a first-innings lead against Odisha at Mohali. Along with Gambhir, Rishabh Pant was the star of the show for Delhi as he scored a 56-ball 60.
At the BKC Kurla complex in Mumbai, out of favour Indian batsman Robin Uthappa registered a century and was backed well by his skipper Karun Nair. At the end of day 2, Karnataka were 223/2 with both Uthappa and Nair batting on 108 each.
Baroda captain Deepak Hooda missed out on a deserving triple-century against Punjab as he was left stranded at 293 when his team was bowled out for 529. Tamil Nadu’s Kaushik Gandhi and N Jagadeesan registered their maiden first-class 100 as the Abhinav Mukund-led side piled on the runs and ended the day 2 at 547/7.
In an interesting battle at Guwahati, Himachal Pradesh were all out for just 36 runs against Hyderabad as pacer Akash Bhandari bowled three overs without conceding a single run and scalped 4 wickets. In return, Hyderabad were reeling at 99-7 when the day ended. Rishi Dhawan took 6 out of the 7 wickets HP managed to take.
At Guwahati: Hyderabad 99/7 (B Anirudh Sitaram 44*, Rishi Dhawan 6-35) vs Himachal Pradesh 36 (Akash Bhandari 4-0, Ravi Kiran 3-12).
At Bhubaneshwar: Goa 220/8 (Swapnil Asnodkar 57, Gurinder Singh 3-40) vs Tripura 283.
At Cuttack: Tamil Nadu 547/7 (Kaushik Gandhi 157, N Jagadeesan 118*, B Inderjith 68) vs Madhya Pradesh.
At Jamshedpur: Chhattisgarh 179/9 (Abhimanyu Chauhan 37, Iqbal Abdullah 3-29) vs Kerala 207.
At Jaipur: Jammu and Kashmir 96/1 (Shubham Khajuria 37*, RB Pal 1-26) vs Services 477 (RS Gahlaut 182, Parveez Rasool 5-117).
At Mohali: Delhi 351/7 (Gautam Gambhir 147, Rishabh Pant 60, Dhiraj Singh 3-61) vs Odisha 237.
At New Delhi (Palam): Uttar Pradesh 147/4 (Samarth Singh 50, HP Patel 3-58) vs Gujarat 347.
At Mumbai (BKC): Karnataka 223/2 (Robin Uthappa 108*, Karun Nair 108*) vs Assam 325.
At Wayanad: Vidarbha 105 and 48/0 (Faiz Fazal 29*) vs Jharkhand 362/8 decl. (Ishank Jaggi 112*, Pratyush Singh 86).
At Hyderabad: Rajasthan 76/2 (MN Singh 31*) vs Maharashtra 461 (Ankit Bawane 83,NS Shaikh 143, RA Tripathi 95).
At Mumbai (Wankhade): Andhra 253 and 95/3 (Hanuma Vihari 47*, Mohit Sharma 2-26) vs Haryana 103 (SG Rohilla 27, D Siva Kumar 5/25).
At New Delhi (FS Kotla): Punjab 121/1 (Manan Vohra 67*) vs Baroda 529 (Deepak Hooda 293*, DM Mistry 76, Sandeep Sharma 4-101).
At Dharamsala: Bengal 205 and 208/9 (Manoj Tiwary 48, Wriddhiman Saha 44) vs Railways 105 (Karn Sharma 40, Ashok Dinda 5-45, Sayan Ghosh 3-41).