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Saurashtra in quarters

Rajkot, Jan 1, 2013, PTI:

Riding on a splendid bowling by debutant seamer Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Saurashtra beat Madhya Pradesh by 227 runs on the fourth and final day of their Ranji Trophy Group A match to storm into the quarterfinals.

Jadeja scalped six wickets in Madhya Pradesh’s second innings giving away 51 runs off 26.4 overs, and was well supported by off-spinner Kamlesh Makvana, who finished with three for 43.

After scoring 242 in the first innings, Saurashtra restricted MP to 135.
In the second essay, the hosts declared at 303 for four, setting MP a target of 411. Saurashtra bowled out the visitors for 183.

The match was crucial for both the sides to enter into knockout rounds where MP needed only three points, while an outright win was required for the hosts. With this win, Saurashtra earned six points and improved their position with 23 points.


Ranji Trophy round-up: Group A: At Mumbai: Gujarat: 244 and 337 all out in 100.4 overs (Manprit Juneja 98, Chirag Gandhi 64, Parthiv Patel 47, Rush Kalaria 43, Samit Gohel 27; Ankeet Chavan 4-124, Abhishek Nayar 2-31, Javed Khan 2-46) drew with Mumbai: 447 and 65/1 in 27 overs (Hiken Shah 42 n.o.). Mumbai: 3 points; Gujarat: 1.
At Rajkot: Saurashtra: 242 and 303/4 decl bt Madhya Pradesh: 135 & 183 all out in 68.4 overs (Jalaj Saxena 75, Rameez Khan 31; Dharmendrasinh Jadeja 6-51, Kamlesh Makvana 3-43). Saurashtra: 6pts; Madhya Pradesh: 0.

At Jaipur: Rajasthan: 384 and 329/9 decl in 105 overs (Vineet Saxena 146, Robin Bist 30, Ashok Menaria 30, Deepak Chahar 29, Hrishikesh Kanitkar 26; Amol Shinde 4-84, Ashish Reddy 2-67) drew with Hyderabad: 349 and 38/0 in 12 overs. Rajsthan: 3pts; Hyderabad: 1pt.

At Kolkata: Railways 214 and 314/9 decl bt Bengal: 157 and 249 all out in 78.3 overs (Sandipan Das 62, Debabrata Das 44, Arindam Das 40; Anureet Singh 4-46, Karan Sharma 3-60, Sanjay Bangar 2-43). Railways: 6pts; Bengal: 0.

Group B: At Nagpur: Delhi 523/9 decl drew with Vidarbha: 257 and (following on) 216/7 in 96 overs (Shalabh Srivastava 80 n.o., Gaurava Upadhayaya 47, Hemang Badani 26; Vikas Mishra 3-26, Pradeep Sangwan 2-57). Delhi: 3pts; Vidarbha: 1pt.
At Chennai: Tamil Nadu: 571/6 decl drew with Haryana: 180/3 in 86 overs (Rahul Dalal 56 n.o., Abhimanyu Khod 45, Rahul Dewan 43). Tamil Nadu: 1pt; Haryana: 1pt.
Group C: At Porvorim: Goa: 381 and 241/4 in 82 overs (Reagan Pinto 62 n.o., Rohan Belekar 57, Ravikant Shukla 52 n.o., Amogh Sunil Desai 40; Jamaluddin Syed Mohammed 3-63) drew with Assam: 366. Goa: 3pts; Assam 1pt.

At Cuddapah: Andhra: 329 and 191 all out in 77 overs (Bharat Reddy 43, Srikar Bharat 37, A G Pradeep 29, Amol Muzumdar 27; Chovvakkaran Shahid 5-52, Unnikrishnan Manukrishnan 2-22,  Sreesanth 2-23) drew with Kerala: 312 and 192/4 in 23 overs (VA Jagadeesh 70 n.o., Sanju Samson 51, Robert Fernandez 27 n.o.; Syed Shahabuddin 2-49). Andhra: 3pt; Kerala: 1pt. At Delhi: Services: 185 and 152 lt to Jharkhand: 120 and 219/5 in 51.4 overs (Rameez Nemat 86, Akash Verma 72, Ishank Jaggi 28 n.o.; Nishan Singh 3-70). Jharkhand: 6pts; Services: 0.

At Jammu: Tripura: 355/8 decl in 125.4 overs (Ajay Ratra 103 n.o., Subhrajit Roy 86, Abbas Ali 64, Manisankar Murasingh 33; Parvez Rassol 6-91) drew with Jammu & Kashmir: 47/1 in 11 overs (Parvez Rassol 27 n.o.). Tripura: 1pt; Jammu & Kashmir: 1pt.

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