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Ranji round-up: Mumbai, UP in command

Railways, after having bowled out for 187, faltered in their second knock as well.

Press Trust Of India |November 26, 2009, 7:31 PM IST
Ranji round-up: Mumbai, UP in command

New Delhi: Defending Champions Mumbai were in sight of an outright victory after spinners Harmeet Singh and Iqbal Abdulla left Railways tottering at 174 for seven in the second innings on the third day of the Ranji Trophy Super League tie at Karnail Singh stadium on Thursday.

Rohit Sharma scored his sixth first-class hundred to take Mumbai to 284 that gave them a first innings lead of 97 runs.

Railways, after having bowled out for 187, faltered in their second knock as well.

Faiz Fazal (42) and Sanjib Sanyal (40) showed some resilience, but Harmeet (3-25) and Abdulla (2-55), who caused Railways' downfall in the first innings, struck again.

The two left-arm spinners were instrumental in Mumbai's comeback victory against Himachal Pradesh in the last tie.

At Lucknow, Delhi were looking down the barrel after being shot out for 202 in the first innings against Uttar Pradesh.

After piling up 536/7 in the first innings, Uttar Pradesh bowlers stuck to their job. Praveen Kumar (3-37), Piyush Chawla (3-41) and R.P. Singh (2-70) were the wicket-takers.

Following on, Delhi were 104/2 in the second innings with Virat Kohli (61) and Puneet Bisht (37) at the crease.

Brief scores:

At Dharmasala: Tamil Nadu 293/8 dec and 199/5 (S. Anirudha 72, Dinesh Karthik 41; Vikramjit Singh Malik 3-37). Himachal Pradesh 366 all out (Bhaven Thakkar 83, Vinit Indulkar 71, Mukesh Sharma 78; Yo Mahesh 3-58, C. Ganapathy 2-58)

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At Mohali: Gujarat 160 all out and 227/7 (Rujul Bhatt 93 not out, Bhavik Thaker 31; M.S. Gony 3-87, Harmeet Singh 2-28), Punjab 444 all out (Taruwar Kohli 118, Rahul Sharma 95, Sunny Sohal 59; Salil Yadav 6-123, Siddharth Trivedi 2-65, Mehul Patel 2-129)

At Delhi: Railways 187 all out and 174/7 (Faiz Fazal 42, Sanjib Sanyal 40;

Harmeet Singh 3-25, Iqbal Abdulla 2-55) Mumbai 284 all out (Rohit Sharma 101 batting, Wasim Jaffer 75; Murali Kartik 5/81)

At Hyderabad: Orissa 276 and 159/4 (B S Pati 36, M.A Khader 2-43), Hyderabad 199 all out (Anirudh Singh 45, Debasis Mohanty 4-48, Basant Mohanty 3-34, AK Sahoo 2-56)

At Poona: Maharshtra 105 and 254/5 (A.R Bawne 170 not out, Abhimanyu Mithun 3-48) Karnataka 553/4 declared (K.B. Pawan 152, G. Satish 141, Amit Verma 148, B Akhil 54 not out, S.M Fallah 2-142)

At Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh 536/7 dec, Delhi 202 all out (Mayank Tehlan 34, Sumit Narwal 34 not out, Praveen Kumar 3-37, RP Singh 2-70, Piyush Chawla 3-41) and 104/2 (Virat Kohli 61 not out, Puneet Bisht 37 not out, Praveen Kumar 1-28)

At Kolkata: Saurashtra 650/9 dec, Bengal 319/2 (Arindam Das 136 not out, manoj Tiwaru 102 not out, Deep Dasgupta 61)

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