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Ranji Trophy 2016-17, Group A: Bowlers Clinch Big Win for UP Against Railways

Edited By: Arnab Sen

Press Trust of India

Last Updated: December 02, 2016, 18:26 IST

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Left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav scalped four wickets as Uttar Pradesh dished out a fine bowling effort to comfortably beat Railways by a huge margin of 221 runs in a Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match, here on Friday.

Rajkot: Left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav scalped four wickets as Uttar Pradesh dished out a fine bowling effort to comfortably beat Railways by a huge margin of 221 runs in a Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match, here on Friday.

Resuming the day at the 35 for five while chasing 377 runs for an outright win, the defeat was inevitable for Railways and it was just a matter of time for the UP bowling attack to drew curtains on the game.

UP bowlers took 61.5 overs on the fourth and final day to bundle out Railways for 155 as their last five wickets contributed 120 runs.

Avinash Yadav top-scored for Railways with 43 while skipper Karn Sharma made 35.

Left-arm chinaman Kuldeep took four wickets giving away 33 runs, while pace duo of Praveen Kumar (2/22) and Imtiaz Ahmed (2/39) shared four wickets between them.

By virtue of the win, UP took home six points from the counter while Railways returned empty-handed.

Brief Scores:

Uttar Pradesh: 259 & 330 all out in 90 overs (Shivam Chaudhary 124, Suresh Raina 91; Karn Sharma 5/71) beat Railways: 213 & 115 all out in 61.5 overs (Avinash Yadav 43; Kuldeep Yadav 4/33) by 221 runs.

Points Uttar Pradesh 6, Railways 0.

MP Wraps Up Match Against Baroda in Just Two Balls

Dharamsala: Madhya Pradesh needed just two deliveries to dismiss the last Baroda batsman and wrap up an easy 232-run victory on the fourth and final day of their Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match here on Friday.

Sagar Mangalorkar was bowled by pacer Chandrakant Sakure, who completed his five-wicket haul, in the second ball he faced without adding any run to his overnight individual score of eight as well as to the team total of 114.

The other overnight batsman Babashafi Pathan remained not out on 10 as he did not face any ball today as Baroda were all out for 114 in 35.2 overs while chasing an improbable 347 for a win at the HPCA Stadium.

Madhya Pradesh, who had earned a 53-run first innings lead, collected all the six points from the win while Baroda got none.

Yesterday, Baroda suffered a batting collapse in their second innings as, barring an opening stand of 32 and a third-wicket partnership of 24, they failed to put up any resistance and were reduced to 95 for nine in 30 overs.

Thanks to an unbroken last-wicket stand between Mangalorkar and Pathan, Baroda reached 114 for 9 at the close of play yesterday.

Opener Kedar Devdhar top-scored for Baroda in their run chase with 18.

For Madhya Pradesh, Sakure (5/17) got ample support from Ishwar Pandey (2/19), Puneet Datey (2/49) and Ankit Kushwah (1/17).

Brief Scores:

Madhya Pradesh: 217 & 293

Baroda: 164 & 114 all out in 35.2 overs (Kedar Devdhar 18; Chandrakant Sakure 5/17).

Jiwanjot Strikes a Ton, Leads Punjab to Draw Against Gujarat

Belagavi: Young batsman Jiwanjot Singh struck his eighth first class century to help Punjab salvage a draw against Gujarat in their Ranji Trophy Group A match, here on Friday.

Resuming the final day trailing by 341 runs, Jiwanjot (101) and Manan Vohra (47) added 49 runs for the second wicket before the latter was removed by Jasprit Bumrah.

Jiwanjot, though, found fantastic support from Uday Kaul, who scored a fighting 64 as the duo raised an unbeaten 165-run partnership.

Gujarat needed wickets to push for an outright win but Jiwanjot and Kaul dashed their hopes with their resilient batting even as Gujarat got three points courtesy first innings lead.

Jiwanjot faced 261 balls and hit 15 boundaries in his knock while Kaul took 178 balls with the help of seven boundaries.

Brief Scores:

Gujarat 1st innings: 624 for 6 declared

Punjab 247 and 241 for 2 (Following on) in 89 overs. (Jiwanjot Singh 101 not out, Uday Kaul 64 not out; Rush Kalaria 1/26, J Bumrah 1/30).

first published:December 02, 2016, 18:11 IST
last updated:December 02, 2016, 18:26 IST