Patel slams ton to push back Orissa


Gujarat, who scored 270 in first innings and then dismissed the visitors for 192, declared their second essay at 301 for six after their batting line-up put up a consistent performance on the third day. Niraj, who cracked 13 boundaries and one six during his 188-ball stay, and skipper Parthiv Patel (76, 4X8) shared a 108-run partnership to consolidate Gujarat’s position. Orissa were 10 for one after 3.4 overs, with skipper Shiv Sunder Das (1) unbeaten when the day’s play was called off.

Brief scores: Group A: At Chandigarh: Punjab: 259 all out and 55/1 in 23 overs (Inder Singh 26 n.o.) vs Mumbai: 471/9 decl in 141 overs (Sahil Kukreja 90, Rohit Sharma 25, Abhishek Nayar 53, Omkar Jagannath Khanvilkar 87, Ramesh Powar 125 n.o.; Harmeet Singh 2-92, Love Ablish 4-107, M S Gony 2-99).

At Delhi: Railways: 327 all out in 134.4 overs vs Tamil Nadu: 312/8 in 137 overs (Murali Vijay 65, Subramaniam Badrinath 111; Murali Karthik 3-89, Shailender Gehlot 2-67).
At Ahmedabad: Gujarat: 270 all out and 301/6 in 89 overs decl (Niraj Patel 107, Parthiv Patel 76, Bhavik Thaker 52; Paresh Patel 2-64) vs Orissa: 192 all out and 10/1 in 3.4 overs.
At Hyderabad: Hyderabad: 328 all out and 101/3 in 30 overs (Tirumallasetti Suman 46, Ambati Rayudu 42) vs Himachal Pradesh: 350 all out in 115.1 overs (Paras Dogra 123, Ajay Mannu 68; Alfred Absolem 4-95, Pragyan Ojha 3-83).

Group B: At Vadodara: Delhi: 591 all out vs Baroda: 319/8 in 93 overs (Satyajit Parab 36, Jacob Martin 44, Rakesh Solanki 55, Yusuf Pathan 32, Pinal Shah 63, Rajesh Pawar 42 n.o.; Sumit Narwal 3-70, P Awana 2-64).

At Pune: Maharashtra: 179 all out and 305/7 in 100 overs (Harshad Khadiwale 114, Rohan Bhosale 33, Rohit Motwani 59 n.o., Ganesh Gaikwad 43; Ranadeb Bose 3-47, Saurasish Lahiri 4- 87) vs Bengal: 325 all out in 105.3 overs (Arindam Das 38, Wriddhiman Saha 26, Manoj Tiwary 88, Abhishek Jhunjhunwala 95; Samad Fallah 4-102, Sajin Sureshnath 2-63, Azhar Ansari 2-33, Kiran Ramling Adhav 2-98).

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