RP Singh shines for UP

In reply to UP’s first innings 403 all out, opener Natraj Behera (113) waged a lone battle for Orissa with a fighting century but his side were still trailing by 171 runs, with only one wicket in hand.

Former India pacer Debasis Mohanty, who came out at number nine, was the highest scorer for Orissa after Behera, and was batting on 30 in company of Dhiraj Singh (15) when stumps were drawn at Dr Akhilesh Das stadium.

Srivastava, Sudeep Tyagi and Praveen Gupta took a wicket each for UP while Piyush Chawla went wicketless in his 22 overs.

Super Leagure scores:

Group ‘A’: At Kolkata: Mumbai: 621/8 decl vs Bengal (O/n: 28/1): 296 all out in 97.1 overs (Writam Porel 71, Laxmi Ratan Shukla 38, Saurasish Lahiri 62, Shibsagar Singh 40; Ajit Agarkar 2-56, Dhawal Kulkarni 3-92, Avishakar Salvi 2-51, Ramesh Powar 2-63).

At Surat: Saurashtra: 262 and 60/2 in 30 overs (Chirag Pathak 35; Mohnish Parmar 2-11) vs Gujarat (O/n: 20/1): 191 all out in 73.4 overs (Priyank Kirit Panchal 40, Bhavik Thakar 30, Pratharesh Parmar 36; Jaidev Unadkat 3-46, Ravindra Jadeja 3-49, Rakesh Dhruv 2-38).

At Delhi (Karnail Singh Stadium): Assam: 187 and 160/9 in 81 overs (Amol Muzumdar 73 n.o., Kunal Saikia 25; Sanjay Bangar 2-38, Murali Kartik 5-66) vs Railways (O/n: 164/8): 182 all out in 83.1 overs (Tejinder Pal Singh 41, Jai P Yadav 37; Ranjitkumar Mali 3-36, Dhiraj Goswami 5-53).

At Chennai: Delhi: 318 and 122/2 in 41 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 76 n.o.; R Ashwin 2-39) vs Tamil Nadu (O/n: 122/5): 208 all out in 100.2 overs (S Anirudha 28, S Badrinath 104; Pawan Suyal 3-37, Vikas Mishra 4-49).

Group ‘B’: At Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh: 403 vs Orissa (O/n: 0/0): 232/9 in 91 overs (Natraj Behere 113, Ashok Chandra Sahoo 29, Debasis Mohanty 30; RP Singh 6-48).

At Rohtak: Haryana 127 and (O/n: 38/0): 310 all out in 99.5 overs (Nitin Saini 37, Rahul Dewan 34, Manav Sharma 28, Hemang Badani 79, Joginder Sharma 47, Ashish Hooda 29; Bhargav Bhatt 7-127) lt to Baroda: 470.

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