Get the app

Ranji Trophy, Group B: Punjab set for huge innings victory against Railways

Railways lost all their 10 wickets in a space of 46 runs after a 150-run opening stand as Punjab look set for an innings victory in the opening Ranji Trophy encounter on Saturday.

Associated Press |October 3, 2015, 10:03 PM IST
Ranji Trophy, Group B: Punjab set for huge innings victory against Railways

Railways lost all their 10 wickets in a space of 46 runs after a 150-run opening stand as Punjab look set for an innings victory in the opening Ranji Trophy encounter on Saturday.

After declaring on their mammoth overnight score of 604 for five, Railways were replying well at 150 for no loss as Saurabh Wakaskar (69) and Ashish Singh (90) being well set.

But Brainder Sran (6 for 61) and Siddharth Kaul (4 for 53) used reverse-swing to good effect as Railways were bundled out for 196 adding just 46 runs more to their opening stand.

As many as five Railways batsman were out without scoring.

Being enforced follow-on, Railways were 125 for five with 283 runs still needed to save the innings defeat. Left-arm spinner Varun Khanna took all five wickets in the second innings.

Brief Scores: Punjab 604 for 5 decl. Railways 196 (Ashish Singh 90, Brainder Sran 6 for 61) & (f/o) 125 for 5 (Varun Khanna 5 for 51).

MP reach 234 for 3 in reply to UP's 686 for 7 decl

Aditya Shrivastava (99) and Naman Ojha (88) shared a 157-run partnership to help Madhya Pradesh reach 234 for 3 in their first innings in reply to Uttar Pradesh's 686 for seven declared.

Shrivastava's innings was studded with 13 fours as he is just one run short of a century, while Ojha blasted eight boundaries and three sixes at the Teerthanker Mahaveer University Ground.

At the draw of stumps, Shrivastava was at the crease with Madhya Pradesh still trailing by 452 runs with seven wickets remaining in their first innings.

Brief Score: Uttar Pradesh 1st innings: 686 for 7 declared in 185.1 overs. Madhya Pradesh 1st innings: 234 for 3 in 81.5 overs (A Shrivastava 99; A Rajdoot 2 for 43).

Tamil Nadu spinners win it against Baroda on rank turner

Tamil Nadu's spin troika of Rahil Shah, DT Chandrasekhar and Malolan Rangarajan took full advantage of a Chepauk track that was turning square from the very first day as they defended a lowly target of 122 beating Baroda by seven runs.

Chasing a victory target of 122, Baroda were shot out for 114 in 35.4 overs as the match ended inside two and half days.

Brief Scores: Tamil Nadu 125 & 155. Baroda 159 & (target 122) 114 all out in 35.4 overs (Deepak Hooda 32, Rahil Shah 5 for 43, DT Chandrasekhar 2 for 33, Malolan Rangarajan 3 for 38). Pts: TN 6; Baroda 0.

Mumbai 158 for 5 after dismissing Andra for 244

Siddhesh Lad hit a strokeful unbeaten fifty after seamer Balwinder Sandhu completed his five-wicket haul as Mumbai reached 158 for five in their first innings against Andra Pradesh.

Siddhesh anchored the Mumbai innings with a 107-ball 68 studded with 10 boundaries and a six after they were reduced to 61-4 in 36.1 overs. The 23-year-old shared a 97-run stand with Nikhil Patil (27) for the fifth wicket.

Brief Score: Andra Pradesh 1st innings: 244 all out in 123.2 overs (R Bhui 103, M Kaif 90; BS Sandhu 5 for 53). Mumbai 1st innings: 158 for five in 69 overs (S Lad 63 not out; CV Stephen 2 for 33).

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5211 116
2 New Zealand 3959 110
3 Australia 4320 108
4 England 5253 105
5 South Africa 3537 98
see more
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6967 124
2 India 7939 118
3 New Zealand 5347 116
4 South Africa 5602 112
5 Australia 5915 110
see more
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 8926 270
2 Australia 7815 269
3 England 6407 267
4 India 12141 264
5 South Africa 6220 259
see more