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Ranji Trophy 2018/19, Round 9, Day 4: Kerala beat Himachal Pradesh by 5 wickets to progress into quarterfinals 

Pavan Suresh
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467   //    10 Jan 2019, 17:11 IST

The match between Bengal and Punjab ended in a thrilling draw resulting in both teams not qualifying for the knockouts
The match between Bengal and Punjab ended in a thrilling draw resulting in both teams not qualifying for the knockouts

The fourth and final day of final round matches saw Kerala beat Himachal Pradesh by five wickets to progress into the quarterfinals of Ranji Trophy 2018/19 season.

Jharkhand defeated Jammu and Kashmir by an innings and 58 runs but could not qualify for quarterfinals.

The rest of matches ended in a draw. With this round, the quarter-finalists line up has been decided with Vidarbha, Saurashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Gujarat qualify from Group A and Group B, From Group C, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan made it into top eight. From Plate Group, Uttarakhand qualified easily.


Elite Group A

Saurashtra versus Vidarbha ( SCA Stadium, Rajkot)

The match between Vidarbha and Saurashtra ended in a draw. Vidarbha declared on their overnight score of 280 for 9. In their second innings, Saurashtra ended on 218 for 2.

Saurashtra 356 in 136.4 overs ( D Jadeja 72, Makvana 49*, Harvik Desai 74, Sheldon Jackson 65, Bingewar 3/68, Yash Thakur 4/92, ) and 218 for 2 in 73 overs ( Vishwraj Jadeja 105*, Sheldon Jackson 53*, Sarwate 1/63) Vidarbha 280 for 9 in 118 overs ( Wasim Jaffer 98, Kale 66, Undakat 6/56, Sakarya 2/72, Mankad 1/31)

Saurashtra 3, Vidarbha 1.


Elite Group B

Himachal Pradesh versus Kerala ( Atal Bihari Vajpayee Stadium, Nadun)

Kerala defeated Himachal Pradesh by 5 wickets to progress into the quarterfinals. Himachal Pradesh declared their innings on their overnight score of 285 for 8. Chasing target of 297 runs to win, Kerala chased it down with 5 wickets to spare. 

Kerala 286 in 87 overs ( Poonam Rahul 127, Azharuddeen 40, Sanju Samson 50, Guleria 5/47) and 299 for 5 in 67 overs ( Manoharan 96, Sachin Baby 92, Sanju Samson 61*, Gurvinder Singh 2/58) beat Himachal Pradesh 297 in 96.1 overs ( Ankit Kalsi 101, Raghav Dhawan 58, Nidheesh 6/88) and 285 for 8 d in 52.1 overs ( Rishi Dhawan 85, Kalsi 64, Joseph 4/51) by 5 wickets.

Kerala 6, Himachal Pradesh 0.

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Tamil Nadu versus Delhi (Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai)

Tamil Nadu took the first innings lead over Delhi. Starting the final on 268 for 6, Delhi were bowled out for 336. In their second innings, Tamil Nadu ended on 113 for 1.

Tamil Nadu 432 in 164.4 overs ( Abhinav Mukund 134, Ranjan Paul 78, Shahrukh Khan 55, Indrajith 84, Vikas Mishra 5/142, Shivam Sharma 4/105) and 113 for 1 in 40 overs ( Jagadeesan 59*, Lalit Yadav 1/6) draw Delhi 336 in 133.1 overs  ( Jonty Sidhu 140*, Lalit Yadav 91, Chandela 27, Sai Kishore 5/90)

Tamil Nadu 3, Delhi 1.

Bengal versus Punjab ( Jadavpur University Campus 2nd Ground, Kolkata)

The match between Bengal and Punjab ended in a thrilling draw. Starting the 4th and final day on 218 for 2, Bengal declared their innings on 432 for 6. Chasing the target of 173 runs to win in 15 overs, Punjab scored 132 for 5.

 Punjab 447 in 131.3 overs ( Anmolpreet Singh 126, Shubman Gill 91, MS Gony 69*, Mukesh Kumar 5/114, Pramanik 4/108) and 132 for 5 in 15 overs ( Manpreet Gony 58, Mandeep Singh 35, Pramanik 1/33) Bengal 187 in 69.1 overs ( SP Goswami 57, Sudip Chatterjee 52, VI Choudhary 6/62)and 432 for 6 d in 130 overs ( Easwaran 201*, Manoj Tiwary 105, Writtick Chatterjee 48 , Mayank Markande 3/123, MS Gony 1/43)

Punjab 3, Bengal 1.


Elite Group C

Jammu and Kashmir versus Jharkhand ( Gandhi Memorial Science College Ground, Jammu)

Jharkhand defeated Jammu and Kashmir by an innings and 48 runs. Starting the 4th day on 24 for 0, Jammu and Kashmir were bowled out for 120. Despite Jharkhand winning the match, they did not qualify for the knockouts stage.

 Jharkhand 319 for 9 d in 91 overs ( Saurabh Tiwary 134, Kumar Deobrat 74, Parvez Rasool 4/98, Salam 3/47) beat Jammu and Kashmir 151 in 45.4 overs ( Owais Shah 76, Ajay Yadav 5/16, Anukul Roy 3/27) and 120 in 49.4 overs ( Salam 40, Khajuria 24, Shahbaz Nadeem 4/43, Anukul Roy 3/42) by an innings and 48 runs.

Jharkhand 7, Jammu and Kashmir 0.

Uttar Pradesh versus Assam (Green Park Stadium, Kanpur)

Uttar Pradesh qualified for the knockout stage taking the first innings lead over Assam. Starting the 4th day on 102 for 0, Assam finished the day on 317 for 4.

 Assam 175 in 53.4 overs ( PP Das 75, Yash Dayal 3/15, Saurabh Kumar 3/25) and 317 for 4 in 103 overs ( Gokul Sharma 100*, Purkayastha 67, PP Das 40*Hazarika 63, I Ahmed 2/73) Uttar Pradesh 619 in 177.4 overs  ( Rinku Singh 149, Upendra Yadav 138, Saurabh Kumar 59, Akshdeep Nath 81, Umang Sharma 32, Ranjit Mali 4/127, Arup Das 1/63, Gokul Sharma 2/82, )

Uttar Pradesh 3, Assam 1.


Plate Group

Puducherry versus Nagaland ( Nagaland Cricket Stadium, Sovima, Dimapur)

The match between Nagaland and Puducherry ended in a draw. Starting the 4th day on 185 for 5, Nagaland declared their innings on 222 for 6. In their second innings, Puducherry ended the day on 208 for 3.

Nagaland 467 in 106.3 overs ( Zhimomi 177, Jonathan 123 , Lohchab 100, Pankaj Singh 3/118, Gomez 3/59 ) and 222 for 6 d in 61 overs ( Zhimoni 63*, Kazi 60, Lohchab 47, Pankaj Singh 3/61, D Rohit 2/45) Puducherry 286 in 98.2 overs ( Paras Dogra 144, Sai Karthik 81, Kazi 4/62, Lemtur 3/57) and 208 for 3 in 67 overs ( Marimuthu 64, Sai Karthik 55, Dogra 50*, Lemtur 2/43)

Nagaland 3, Puducherry 1.



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