Rakesh stars for Gujarat in facile win

A dominant Gujarat rode on Rakesh Dhruv’s five-wicket haul, which included a hat-trick, to register an easy innings and one-run victory over Vidarbha in a Group ‘A’ Ranji Trophy match here on Tuesday.

Vidarbha, trailing Gujarat by 219 runs in the first innings, were shot out for 218 in their second essay on the third and penultimate day at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground.

Brief scores: Group A: At Nagpur: Vidarbha: 85 all out and (O/n: 87/1): 218 all out in 99.4 overs (Faiz Fazal 77, Akshay Kolhar 28, Shalabh Srivastava 56, Ranjit Paradkar 36 n.o.; Jasprit Bumrah 3-59, Rakesh Dhruv 5-21) lt to Gujarat: 304 all out. Points: Gurarat: 7 points; Vidarbha: 0.

At Jamshedpur: Jharkhand vs Delhi; Third day’s play too abandoned because of rain.At Mohali: Odisha: 205 all out in 83.2 overs and 110/2 in 30 overs (Niranjan Behera 42 n.o; Govind Poddar 52 n.o.; Sandeep Sharma 2-20) vs Punjab (O/n: 306/2 in 94 overs): 560/6 decl in 150 overs (Ravi Inder Singh 50, Taruwar Kohli 144, Mandeep Singh 175, Mayank Sidhana 48, Amitoze Singh 56 n.o., Harbhajan Singh 49 n.o.; Deepak Behera 2-108, Dhiraj Singh 2-125). 

Group B: At Rajkot: Saurashtra: 475/7 decl in 183 overs vs Rajasthan: 136 all out in 36.1 overs (Robin Bist 29, Ashok Meneria 26; Dharmendrasinh Jadeja 3-39, Kamlesh Makvana 3-30, Vishal Joshi 3-51) and (following on) 148/4 in 48 overs (Vineet Saxena 70, Robin Bist 38; Dharmendrasinh Jadeja 3-51).

At Kolkata: Bengal vs Baroda; Third day’s play also abandoned because of rain.At Indore: Madhya Pradesh: 510/6 decl vs Railways: 335/9 in 104 overs (Shivakant Shukla 113, V Cheluvaraj 28, Amit Paunikar 30, Mahesh Rawat 103; Ishwar Pandey 7-84, Jatin S Saxena 2-79).

At New Delhi: Tamil Nadu: 456/7 decl in 167 overs vs Services: 245/5 in 101 overs (Soumik Chatterjee 47, Anshul Gupta 37, Yashpal Singh 87 n.o., Sarabjit Singh 34 n.o.; Malolan Rangarajan 2-46). 

Group C: At Dharamsala: Himachal Pradesh (O/n: 543/5 in 115 overs): 558/5 decl in 116.4 overs (Prashant Chopra 40, Paras Dogra 209 n.o., Abhinav Bali 73, Amit Kumar 29, Rishi Dhawan 89, Bipul Sharma 100 n.o.; Shadab Jakati 2-141) vs Goa: 243 all out in 80.3 overs (Rohan Belekar 54, Ravikant Shukla 79, Shadab Jakati 52; Rishi Dhawan 5-68, Waqar Ahmed 2-64) and (following on) 38/0 in 10 overs (Amogh Sunil Desai 26 n.o.).

At Guwahati: Assam: 323 all out and 13/0 in 3 overs vs Kerala (O/n: 119/3): 362 all out in 120.4 overs (Nikhilesh Surendran 46, Sanju Samson 211, Robert Fernandez 27; J Syed Mohammad 4-87, Arlen Konwar 4-94). 

At Hyderabad: Hyderabad: 221 all out in 76 overs and 96/2 in 36 overs (Akshath Reddy 26, Dwaraka Ravi Teja 37) vs Andhra (O/n: 85/1 in 30 overs): 185 all out in 84.3 overs (Srikar Bharat 29, Prasanth Kumar 47, Duvvarapu Shivkumar 39; Ravi Kiran 2-36, Ashish Reddy 3-49, Pragyan Ojha 3-59).

At Pune: Tripura: 304 all out in 109.5 overs and 28/1 in 17 overs vs Maharashtra (O/n: 133/1 in 47 overs): 460/3 decl in 126 overs (Harshad Khadiwale 112, Vijay Zol 200 n.o., Kedar Jadhav 57, Sangram Dilip Atitkar 54 n.o.).

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