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Ranji Trophy, Group A: Gambhir scores 64 as Delhi reach 191/3

Ranji Trophy, Group A: Gambhir scores 64 as Delhi reach 191/3

However, Virender Sehwag failed again as Delhi reached 191 for 3 in reply to Mumbai's 324 in their Group A Ranji Trophy match.

Mumbai: Seeking to make a comeback to the Indian team, Gautam Gambhir made a patient half-century but Virender Sehwag failed again as Delhi reached 191 for 3 in reply to Mumbai’s 324 in their Group A Ranji Trophy match here on Friday.

At stumps on the second day of the match, Mithun Manhas, (60) and Manan Sharma (13) were at the crease. Gambhir top-scored for the visitors with 64.

Having bowled out Mumbai for 324 after the hosts resumed at overnight 252 for 6, Delhi trailed the defending champions by 133 runs in their first innings when stumps were drawn for the day.

While Sehwag was out caught behind for just nine off another out-of-favour India player, pacer Zaheer Khan, Gambhir struck 12 fours during his 147-ball knock at the Bandra Kurla Complex.


Brief scores:

Mumbai 1st innings: 324 all out in 112.2 overs (Siddhesh Lad 74, Wasim Jaffer 61, Aditya Tare 53, Zaheer 51; Parvinder Awana 5 for 72).

Delhi 1st innings: 191/3 in 56 overs (Gautam Gambhir 64, Mithun Manhas 60; Javed Khan 2 for 36).

Mohit helps Haryana take first innings lead

Rohtak: Right-arm pacer Mohit Sharma celebrated his inclusion in India’s ODI team with an impressive four-wicket haul to give Haryana the vital first innings lead against Jharkhand on the second day of their Group A Ranji Trophy match.

Mohit, who has been picked up in the 15-member Indian ODI squad for the upcoming three-match ODI series against the West Indies, returned with figures of 4 for 30 from his 10 overs to bowl Jharkhand out for 231 in their first innings in reply to Haryana’s 309.

Apart from Mohit, veteran Joginder Sharma also scalped two wickets giving away 23 runs. Left-handed batsman Saurabh Tiwary top-scored for Jharkhand with a 188-ball 95 which was studded with 10 boundaries.

Earlier, resuming at the overnight score of 296 for 8, the last two Haryana wickets could add only 13 runs before being bowled out.

Fit-again pacer Varun Aaron was the pick of the bowlers for Jharkhand with figures of 4 for 48. Captain Shahbaz Nadeem (3 for 109) too excelled with the ball scalping three wickets.

Brief Scores:

Haryana 1st innings: 309 all out in 93 overs.

Jharkhand 1st innings: 231 all out in 83 overs (Saurabh Tiwary 95; Mohit Sharma 4 for 30).

Niranjan, Subhrajit tons boost Odisha vs Vidarbha

Nagpur: Niranjan Behera and Subhrajit Sahoo slammed a century each as Odisha posted 453 for 6 declared before reducing Vidarbha to 14 for 2 at stumps on day two of their Ranji Trophy Group A match.

Deepak Behera (58 not out) also chipped in with an important half-century.

While Niranjan scored a patient 363-ball 131 which was studded with 14 boundaries, Sahoo remained unbeaten on 114 that came off 218 deliveries, including 10 fours and two sixes.

The day also saw Niranjan putting on a solid 100-run stand for the sixth wicket with Sahoo, who then joined hands with Deepak to share an unbeaten 111 runs partnership for the seventh wicket.

Odisha, after resuming at 226 for 3 with Niranjan on 90 and his overnight partner Biplab Samantray on 31, lost the latter early. Samantray’s 40 came from 126 balls.

Brief scores:

Odisha 1st innings: 453 for six declared (Niranjan Behera 131, Subhrajit Sahoo not out 114, Deepak Behera not out 58; Amol Jungade 4 for 56).

Vidarbha 1st innings: 14 for two in 4 overs (Faiz Fazal batting 10; Basant Mohanty 1 for 5).

Parthiv leads Gujarat’s reply

Bangalore: Captain Parthiv Patel led from the front with a strokeful 83 as Gujarat made a strong reply to Karnataka’s 306 all out by reaching 216 for 5 on the second day of their Group A Ranji Trophy match.

Parthiv, who struck 15 boundaries in his 98-ball knock, stitched a 104-run stand for the third wicket with opener Samit Gohel (38) to rebuild the Gujarat innings after the visitors were reduced to 29 for 2 at one stage at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

Gujarat now trail by 90 runs with five first innings wickets intact. At stumps, Bhargav Merai was batting on 41 while Akshar Patel was giving him company on six.

For Karnataka, Abhimanyu Mithun grabbed two wickets while R Vinay Kumar, Stuart Binny and KP Apanna took a wicket apiece.

Brief Scores:

Karnataka 1st Innings: 306 all out in 104.1 overs (Ganesh Satish 75, Rakesh Dhurv 4 for 83).

Gujarat 1st Innings: 216 for 5 in 72 overs (Parthiv Patel 83, Abhimanyu Mithun 2 for 52).