Ranji Trophy 2022 season is seeing some amazing cricket and the 2nd round of games is no exception. The 2nd day’s play has seen 3 games conclude with 2 more games on the process of completion come day 3. Here is what happened on Wednesday during the second round of Ranji Trophy games.
Delhi vs Assam – Guwahati –
Overnight score – Delhi – 271/7 (Day 1 Stumps)
Dhruv Shorey carried his bat to score an impressive 252* off 315 balls (34x4 2x6) to help Delhi score a mammoth 439 all out. Delhi reach the score thanks to 91 run last wicket stand between Shorey and debutant Harshit Rana who scored 24 off 26 balls (1x4 and 3x6). At stumps Assam were 158/4 Rishav Das batting on 71 and Gopal Sharma on 39.
Assam trails Delhi by 281 with 5* wickets in hand (1 player Retired Hurt)
Meghalaya vs Sikkim – Shillong
Overnight score – Meghalaya 46/3 (trails by 94 runs)
Starting the day at 46/3 still trailing by 94 runs, Meghalaya were all out for 153 with a lead of 13. P. Tamang did the damage with the ball with 5/43 as number 10 batter Akash Chaudhary top scored with 31. In the 2nd innings, thanks to 5/19 by Rajesh Bishnoi and 4/26 by Dipu Sangma, Sikkim were all out for 90. Chasing 78 to win, Meghalaya won the game by 10 wickets in the 8th over with Raj Biswa scoring 56 off 32 balls (7x4 and 2x6).
Meghalaya wins the match by 10 wickets
UP vs Nagaland – Dimapur
Overnight score – UP 400/3
UP started with Dhruv Jorel and Rinku Singh at the crease. Jurel was out for 249 from 329 balls (26x4 and 2x6). Rinku Singh was not out on 127 off 146 balls with (13x4). UP declared their innings at 551/4 from 117 overs. Shivam Sharma then tormented Nagaland to claim 7/59, as the home side were bowled out for 136. Asked to follow on, Nagaland were 44/6 at stumps with Shivam Mavi, Karan Sharma and Kartikeya Jaiswal picking 2 wickets each.
Nagaland (following on) needs 371 runs with 4 wickets left to avoid innings defeat.
Bengal vs Himachal Pradesh – Kolkata
Overnight score -310/9 (Bengal)
Anustup Majumdar fell in the 1st over of the day as Bengal were all out for 310 with no addition to their overnight score. In reply, HP were all out for 130 to give Bengal a lead of 180 runs. Prashant Chopra was the top scorer with 71, while Shahbaz Ahmed with 5/32 was the lead wicket taker for Bengal. At Stumps, Bengal had scored 89/1 with Abhishek Das out for 20 ball 35. Koushik Ghosh was batting on 21 and SK Gharami on 32.
Bengal leads HP by 269 runs with 9 wickets left
Bihar vs Manipur – Ahmedabad
Overnight score – Bihar – 293/7
Bihar added just 18 runs to their overnight score of 293, before getting all out for 311. Manipur scored 229/6 at the end of the day. P. Singh top scored with 75 as LK Singh was not out on 30 and J Singh on 17.
Manipur trails Bihar by 82 runs with 4 wickets in hand
Arunachal Pradesh vs Mizoram – Anand
Overnight score – Mizoram 191/5 (lead by 63 runs)
Taruwar Kohli scored an amazing 203 (297B 30x4 and 1x6) as Mizoram reached 338 all out with a lead of 275. In the 2nd innings Arunachal Pradesh were all out for 157 with Avinash Yadav picking 4/42.
Mizoram wins the match by an innings and 118 runs
Punjab vs Railways – Delhi
Overnight score – Railways 77/7 trails PUN by 85 runs
Railways lower order added 77 runs for the last 3 wickets with Yuvraj Singh top scoring with 55. Punjab went into the 2nd innings with 12 runs as Railways got 4 wickets to leave Punjab reeling at 18/4 with Yuvraj Singh picking all 4 wickets.
Punjab leads Railways by 30 runs with 6 wickets left
Tripura vs Vidarbha – Nagpur
Overnight score -Tripura 3/0 trail VID by 261 runs
Tripura batted well to end the 2nd day’s play at 290/7 with half centuries by S. Chatterjee and W. Saha. For Vidarbha it was Yash Thakur who was the star with the ball with 4/39. Chatterjee scored 83 (183B 9x4 and 2x6) while Saha scored 66 (99B 10x4).
Tripura leads VID by 26 runs with 3 wickets left
Gujarat vs Jammu and Kashmir – Ahmedabad
Overnight score – GUJ -266/7
Hosts Gujarat added 41 runs to their overnight score of 266 before getting all out for 307. Chintan Gaja swung his bat to score 85 ball 41 as Umran Malik picked 1 wicket. In reply Gujarat bowlers dismissed J and K for 135 with Siddharth Desai picking 6/38. Fazil Rashid with 51 was the top scorer for then visitors. Asked to follow on J and K were 83/3 with Siddharth Desai picking 3 more wickets to take his match tally to 9 as Henan Nazir was not out on 33.
Jammu and Kashmir needs 89 runs with 7 wickets left to avoid innings defeat
Madhya Pradesh (Champs) vs Chandigarh – Indore
Overnight score – MP 289/7
Chandigarh bowled out defending champions MP for 309 after the home team added 20 runs more to their total. Sandeep Sharma ended with 7/93 from 26 overs. In reply Chandigarh were twice bowled out in a single with skipper Kumar Kartikeya doing the star turn. In the 1st innings Chandigarh scored mere 57 with Kartikeya picking 6/20. Asked to follow on, Chandigarh were bowled out for 127 as Kartikeya picked 4/44 alongwith Saransh Jain who picked 5/37. Kartikeya ended the game with figures of 10/64.
Madhya Pradesh win the game by an innings and 125 runs.
Rajasthan vs Kerala – Jaipur
Overnight score – RAJ -310/5
Rajasthan were bowled out for 337 adding just 27 runs for the loss of 5 wickets, with Salman Khan falling for 74. In response, Kerala had to thank Sanju Samson’s 82 (108B 14x4) and Sachin Baby for his unbeaten 109 (174B 13x4). The hopes of Kerala will rest on Sachin Baby’s shoulder in a bid to take a 1st innings lead.
Kerala trails Rajasthan by 69 runs with 3 wickets left
Karnataka vs Puducherry – Bangalore
Overnight score -111/1 (trails PDC by 59 runs).
Karnataka were all out for 304 taking a lead of 193 runs with Ravi Samarth top scoring with 137 (242B 17x4). Ankit Sharma did the star turn for Puducherry with 6/60. In the 2nd innings, Puducherry had lost 3 wickets as Jay Pande with 25* was holding fort at stumps.
Puducherry trails Karnataka by 76 runs with 7 wickets left
Baroda vs Haryana – Vadodara
Overnight score – Baroda -370/2
Baroda continued to pile the agony on Haryana as they scored a massive 615 runs on the board. Vishnu Solanki was out for 64, but Priyanhu Moila joined in the century act with 144 (218 b 18x4 and 3x6). Opener J. Singh was out for 195 (261 B 24x4 and 2x6). C. Bishnoi with 29* and Ankit Kumar with 38* were at the crease for Haryana when the stumps were drawn
Haryana trails Baroda by 545 runs with 9 wickets left
Odisha vs Uttarakhand – Dehradun
Overnight score – UTK 4/0 trails Odisha by 209 runs
Starting the day at 4/0 the home team ended the day at 308 for 3 with skipper and opener Jiwanjot Singh doing the star tur. Jiwanjot was not out on 174 (306 B 28x4). Keeping him company was Swapnil Singh on 60 from 91 balls with 3 fours and 3 sixes.
UTK leads Odisha by 95 runs with 7 wickets in hand
Andhra vs TN – Coimbatore
Overnight score – Andhra 277/5
Tamil Nadu bowlers wrapped the innings early as Andhra could only add 20 runs to their overnight total to be bowled for 297. In reply, Sai Sudarshan continued his good form with a blistering 113 (180B with 10x4). He was supported by Baba Aparjith who scored 88 as Washington Sundar and Vijay Shankar were batting at stumps.
TN trails Andhra by 24 runs with 5 wickets left
Mumbai vs Hyderabad – Mumbai
Overnight score – Mumbai 457/3
Mumbai scored a massive 651/5 declared from 127.2 overs as Ajinkya Rahane scored 204 (261 B with 26x4 and 3x6) and Sarfaraz Khan scored yet another century 126* (161 B with 18x4). It was then Shams Mulani who damaged the visitors with 5/76 with the ball as Rohit Rayudu was not out on 72 to end the day.
Hyderabad trails Mumbai by 478 runs with 4 wickets left
Maharashtra vs Saurashtra – Rajkot
Overnight score – MAH -253/2
Maharashtra batted the entire 2nd day to finish on 472/7 with Naushad Shaikh top scoring with 101. Skipper Ankit Bawne scored 96, while Saurabh Nawale scored 72. At stumps, Ashay Palkar was not out on 51 with Vicky Ostwal yet to open his account.
Services vs Chhattisgarh – Delhi
Overnight score – CHG 9/0 Trails Services by 204 runs
It was a slow going day at Palam as Chhattisgarh crawled to 280/5 before play was called off. Amandeep Khare was not out on 66 along with Ajay Mandal who was not out on 101 (141 B with 10x4 and 2x6).
CHG leads Services by 67 runs with 5 wickets left
Jharkhand vs Goa – Jamshedpur
Overnight score – JHA – 280/4
Goa bowlers bowled out Jharkhand for 386 with Kumar Kushagra top scoring with 95 along with 65 by Saurabh Tiwary. For the visitors, Darshan Misal picked 4 wickets, while Arjun Tendulkar picked 1 wicket. Goa then were rocked as they were 4 down at stumps with Utkarsh Singh picking 3 wickets. Last game’s batting heroes, Prabhudesai was out for 2 and Tendulkar was out for 1.Goa trails Jharkhand by 287 with 6 wickets left