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Unmukt holds Delhi innings together

Rohtak, Dec 2, 2012, PTI:

Unmukt Chand’s impressive half-century was the lone bright spot on an otherwise dull day for Delhi as they were struggling at 165 for six in reply to Hary­ana’s first innings total of 307 in a Group B Ranji Trophy match here on Sunday.

Delhi still need 143 runs to gain the first innings lead and Unmukt has very little support left with Sumit Narwal being dismissed off the last ball of the second day by Haryana skipper Amit Mishra.

Mishra has taken two wickets while medium-pacer Harshal Patel has also accounted for two.


Unmukt, who has faced 130 balls hit eight fours and two sixes, didn’t get much support with senior pro Rajat Bhatia (21) getting out even after spending considerable time in the middle. The only significant partnership of the Delhi innings so far has been the 67 for the fourth-wicket by Unmukt and Bhatia. To make matters worse for Delhi, Mithun Manhas (20) was forced to retire hurt.

Unmukt now has Vikas Mishra, Parvinder Awana and Manoj Chauhan for company and it will be a big ask for the youngster to ensure first innings lead for his team.

Earlier in the day, Haryana resumed from 219 for six and their tail wagged considerably to help the hosts cross the 300-run mark. Harshal Patel smashed a quickfire 39 off 49 balls even as Awana got a five-wicket haul.

Awana’s five for 71 was his seventh five-for in first-class cricket but now he will have to perform with the bat in order to bail his team out.

Brief scores: Haryana: 307 all out in 117.4 overs (Rahul Dewan 71, Nitin Saini 45, Rahul Dalal 48, Sunny Singh 28, Harshal Patel 39; Parwinder Awana 5-71, Vikas Mishra 2-70) vs Delhi: 165/6 in 54.3 overs (Unmukt Chand 76 batting, Harshal Patel 2-42, Amit Mishra 2-48).

Ranji Trophy round-up


Group A

At Mohali: Rajasthan: 222 and 56/1 in 17 overs (Dishant Yagnik 32) vs Punjab: 215 all out in 78.4 overs (Ravi Inder Singh 85, Gurkreet Singh Mann 40, Mandeep Singh 25; Pankaj Singh 5-45, Aniket Choudhary 3-51, Rituraj Singh 2-61).

At Mumbai: Mumbai: 297 all out in 105.1 overs (Wassim Jaffer 80, Abhishek Nayar 62, Aditya Tare 38, Dhawal Kulkarni 37, Ankeet Chavan 35; Laxmi Ratan Shukla 5-38, Iresh Saxena 4-105) and 6/0 in 3 overs  vs Bengal: 201 all out in 65.4 overs (Arindam Das 98 n.o., Manoj Tiwary 39; Ankeet Chavan 4-61, Kshemal Waingankar 2-16).

At Valsad: Gujarat: 566 all out in 165.2 overs (Smit Patel 114, Parthiv Patel 111, Manprit Juneja 106, Samit Gohel 85, Bhargav Merai 78, Rujul Bhatt 33; Lalith Mohan 3-116, Anwer Ahmed 2-57, Hanuma Vihari 2-69, Syed Quadri 2-92) vs Hyderabad: 50/1 in 12 overs (Akshath Reddy 30 batting).

Group B

At Sambalpur: Maharashtra: 315 all out in 101.5 overs (Aniket Bawne 51, Chirag Khurana 48, Harshad Khadiwale 43, Kedar Jadhav 33, Virag Awate 25, Shrikant Mundhe 39 n.o., Akshay Darekar 27; Basant Mohanty 3-40, Alok Sahoo 2-43) vs Odisha: 237/3 in 67 overs (Natrak Behera 60, Niranjan Behera 59 batting, Govind Podder 40, Biplab Samantray 26 batting; Shrikant Mundhe 2-66).

At Kanpur: Baroda: 254 all out in 83.3 overs vs Uttar Pradesh: 301/6 in 94 overs (Mohammad Kaif 83, Suresh Raina 25, Arish Alam 100 batting; Gagandeep Singh 3-62).
At Nagpur: Tamil Nadu: 443/8 in 180 overs (S Badrinath 192, Abhinav Mukund 30, Vijay Shankar 63, Dinesh Kaarthick 49, KB Arun Karthik 26; Sandeep Singh 2-83, Shrikant Wagh 4-101, Sumit Ruikar 2-78) vs Vidarbha.

Group C

At Visakhapatnam: Andhra: 393 all out in 137.1 overs (Amol Muzumdar 88, Syed Shahabuddin 49, Prasanth Kumar 48, A G Pradeep 30, D Shivkumar 106 n.o.; Saurabh Bandekar 5-107, Hanumant Gadekar 4-97) vs Goa: 72/1 in 31 overs (Sagun Kamat 41 batting).

At Guwahati: Jammu & Kashmir: 323 all out in 109.1 overs (Parvez Rassol 67, Hardeep Singh 39, Bandeep Singh 36, Obaid Haroon 52, Waseem Raza 40; Abu Nechim 2-92, Arup Das 6-87) and 1/0 in 1 over vs Assam: 165 all out in 64.3 overs (Pallavkumar Das 28, Dheeraj Jadhav 69, Sibsankar Roy 25; Parvez Rasool 7-41).

At Nadaun: Tripura: 441 all out in 129 overs (Subhrajit Roy 111, Udit Patel 30, Abbas Ali 83, Ajay Ratra 56, Abhijit Dey 45, Manisankar Murasingh 29, Tushar Saha 28; Rishi Dhawan 4-114, Kanwar Abhinay 2-71) vs Himachal Pradesh: 111/5 in 37 overs (Aatish Bhalaik 28 batting).

At Delhi: Kerala: 314 all out in 134.5 overs (V A Jagadeesh 199 n.o., Akshay Kodoth 32; Suraj Yadav 4-95, Nishan Singh 2-60, Shadab Nazar 2-69) vs Services: 84/2 in 34 overs (Soumik Chatterjee 27 batting, Soumya Swain 30 batting; Sandeep Warrier 2-13).

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