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Haryana remain ahead

Rohtak, Dec 3, 2012, PTI:

Hosts Haryana are in an advantageous position against Delhi having ensured three points with a first innings lead and then extending it to 250 at stumps on the penultimate day of their Ranji Trophy group league match at the Bansi Lal Stadium.

Haryana got the important first innings lead after Delhi were bowled out for 224 in reply to Haryana’s first innings score of 307. The hosts then built upon their 83-run lead to finish the day at 167 for six, courtesy a fine half-century by skipper Amit Mishra.

The India discard is batting on 50 and has added 58 runs for the seventh wicket with Jayant Yadav. Mishra socred his runs off only 62 balls with four boundaries and a big six.

Left-arm spinner Vikas Mishra was the most successful bowler for Delhi in the second innings, bagging three for 57. All-rounder Sumit Narwal got two for 15 with his seamers.
As things stand now, if Haryana are able to last till lunch, Delhi will then have to settle for a draw and try to play for a point.

Earlier, Delhi started the day with overnight batsman Unmukt Chand and veteran Mithun Manhas, who had retired hurt on 20 the previous day. However, Unmukt was only able to add seven runs to his overnight score of 76 as he nicked one from medium pacer Ashish Hooda to wicket-keeper Nitin Saini. Unmukt’s 83 came off 152 balls with nine fours and two sixes.

Delhi were 186 for seven at that stage and the dream of getting three points was as good as over.

Veteran Manhas scored his 39th half-century in first-class cricket but had very little support from the other end.

Ranji Trophy round-up

GROUP A


At Mumbai: Mumbai: 297 and 294/5 decl in 74.4 overs (Hiken Shah 118, Abhishek Nayar 73 n.o., Shami Ahmed 2-39) vs Bengal: 201 and 47/0 in 16 overs.

At Mohali: Rajasthan: 222 and 196 all out in 58.2 overs (Vineet Saxena 41, Rashmi Parida 33, Dishant Yagnik 32, 27; Sandeep Sharma 5-57, Baltej Singh 3-59, Siddarth Kaul 2-48) vs Punjab: 215 and 149/1 in 41 overs (Jiwanjot Singh 80 batting, Ravi Inder Singh 34 batting, Karan Goel 28).

At Valsad: Gujarat: 566 vs Hyderabad: 291/4 in 104 overs (Hanuma Vihari 79, Akshath Reddy 79, Bavanka Sandeep 61 batting, Syed Quadri 33 batting).

At Rajkot: Saurashtra: 576/9 decl in 192.5 overs (Ravindra Jadeja 331, Kamlesh Makvana 100 n.o., Shitanshu Kotak 68, Bhushan Chauhan 33; Hardik Rathod 5-98, Sanjay Bangar 2-89, Krishnakant Upadhayay 2-134) vs Railways: 157/1 in 75 overs (Shivkant Shukla 74 batting, V Cheluvaraj 49 batting, Amit Paunikar 31).

GROUP B

At Rohtak: Haryana: 307 and 167/6 in 59 overs (Amit Mishra 50 batting, Abhimanyu Khod 36; Vikas Mishra 3-57, Sumit Narwal 2-15) vs Delhi: 224 all out in 76.1 overs (Unmukt Chand 83, Mithun Manhas 53; Mohit Sharma 3-35, Harshal Patel 3-55, Amit Mishra 2-63).

At Sambalpur: Maharashtra: 315 and 73/1 in 26 overs (Harshad Khadiwale 43 batting) vs Odisha: 441 all out in 129 overs (Biplab Samantray 107, Niranjan Behera 103, Natraj Behera 60, Deepak Behera 49; Shrikant Mundhe 3-112, Samad Fallah 3-118, Chirag Khurana 2-57).

At Kanpur: Baroda: 254 and 114 all out in 32.4 overs (Gagandeep Singh 42; Bhuvneshwar Kumar 5-34, Imtiaz Ahmed 2-10, Piyush Chawla 2-26) lt to Uttar Pradesh: 361 all out in 110 overs (Arish Alam 106, Mohammad Kaif 83, Imtiaz Ahmed 30, Gagandeep Singh 4-86, Murtuja Vahora 3-92, Bharghav Bhatt 2-64) and 8/0 in 1.3 overs. UP: 7 points; Baroda: 0.

At Nagpur: Tamil Nadu: 443/8 decl in 180 overs vs Vidarbha: 214/2 in 84.4 overs (Faiz Fazal 110 batting, S S Das 62).

GROUP C

At Visakhapatnam: Andhra: 393 vs Goa: 285/9 in 111 overs (Ravikant Shukla 84 batting, Sagun Kamat 46, Manvinder Bisla 30, Regan Pinto 29; Duvvarapu Shivkumar 6-41, T Atchuta Rao 2-89).

At Nadaun: Tripura: 441 and 116/5 in 48 overs (Abbas Ali 59 batting; Vikramjeet Malik 3-25) vs Himachal Pradesh: 260 all out in 77 overs (Rishi Dhawan 54, Rahul Singh 49 n.o., Aatish Bhalaik 41; Rana Dutta 4-65, Manisankar Murasingh 4-86).

At Guwahati: Jammu & Kashmir: 323 and 318/5 decl in 66 overs (Parvez Rassol 120 n.o., Ian Dev Singh 118, Adil Rishi 51; Arlen Konwar 2-93) vs Assam: 165 and 46/3 in 25 overs (Ram Dayal 2-12).

At Delhi: Kerala: 314 and 9/0 in 2 overs vs Services: 335 all out in 119.1 overs (Soumik Chatterjee 107, Yashpal Singh 89, Soumya Swain 30, Sarabjit Singh 25; Sandeep Warrier 4-86, Rohan Prem 2-30, C P Shahid 2-44).



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