Ranji Trophy, Round 4, Day 2, Round-up: Cheteshwar Pujara breaks all-time record; Mayank Agarwal smashes double century
Karnataka's Mayank Agarwal sent a stern message to the selectors after a dazzling double-century with the bat on Day 2. He put on a 259 run partnership along with Ravikumar Samarth, who scored a century as well. Karnataka ended the day firmly on top, 216 runs ahead of Maharashtra.
In the other matches, Delhi ended the day 63 runs behind Uttar Pradesh as Gautam Gambhir notched up 86 runs.
Meanwhile, Indian discard Ambati Rayudu scored a magnificent century as Hyderabad amassed 474 runs in the first innings.
Karnataka 461-2 vs Maharashtra 245
Delhi 228-6 vs Uttar Pradesh 291
Hyderabad 474-9 decl. vs Railways 24-1
Cheteshwar Pujara's continued his dream run with the bat as he scored yet another double-century. By doing so, he broke the record for scoring the most number of double centuries (12) by an Indian in first-class cricket.
The notable performances from the other matches include Piyush Chawla, who picked up four wickets, thus helping Gujarat earn a first-innings lead against Haryana.
Jammu and Kashmir were not able to capitalise on their bowling performance, as they themselves for bowled out for a low total, thus giving away a first-innings lead to Kerala.
Saurashtra 553/9d vs Jharkhand 52/2
Gujarat 236 & 110/2 vs Haryana 157
Kerala 219 & 45/1 vs Jammu & Kashmir 173
After Prithvi Shaw's century on the first day, Mumbai managed to score only 289 runs in the first innings. However, their bowlers were on song as they ran through Odisha's batting line-up, thus earning a 144 run lead in the first innings. They ended the day with 58 runs on the board with the loss of three wickets.
Baroda continues from where they left off on day 1 and continued to take the attack to the Tripura bowling line-up, thus amassing 521 in the first innings.
In the other match, Harpreet Singh Bhatia's 88 run knock paved the way for Madhya Pradesh reaching a respectable total of 319. In response, Andhra Pradesh ended the day 144 runs behind.
Madhya Pradesh 321 vs Andhra 177/5
Baroda 521 vs Tripura 63/1
Mumbai 289 & 58/3 vs Odisha 145
Vidarbha captain Faiz Fazal's century helped his side amass 385 runs on the board in the first innings. Their bowlers performed well too and are in pole position to achieve the first-innings lead against Services.
Meanwhile, Anmolpreet Singh and Gurkeerat Singh Mann's centuries earned Punjab a massive first-innings lead against Chattisgarh.
In the other match, Bengal's Manoj Tiwary scored a sumptuous century as his side ended with 419 runs in the first innings.
Bengal 419 vs Himachal Pradesh 163/5
Chhattisgarh 238 vs Punjab 481/6
Vidarbha 385 vs Services 141/4