Prithvi Shaw slams ton, Mohammad Siraj puts in great show in Ranji Trophy

Mohammad Siraj celebrated his call-up to the Indian cricket team squad with a wonderful performance from Hyderabad while Prithvi Shaw continued his great form to boost Mumbai against Tamil Nadu in the Ranji Trophy encounters.

cricket Updated: Oct 24, 2017 21:27 IST
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Mohammad Siraj, who was snapped up for a big sum by Sunrisers Hyderabad, put in a good show for Hyderabad in the Ranji Trophy match against Karnataka.(BCCI)

Young opener Prithvi Shaw underlined his class with a century against a quality Tamil Nadu attack to lead Mumbai to 314 for 7 on the opening day of the Ranji Trophy Group “C” match.

Electing to bat after winning the toss, Mumbai suffered an early setback when comeback man Yo Mahesh got Akhil Herwadkar in his first over. The opener was trapped leg-before for a duck.

Shaw and Shreyas Iyer, who has been picked in the India T20 team to face New Zealand, were in an aggressive frame of mind and attacked the Tamil Nadu bowlers.

It was another hard day for Ashwin as he bowled 29 overs for 77 in picking up two wickets while Yo Mahesh also scalped two Mumbai batsmen. Left-arm spinner Rahil S Shah went for 82 runs in his 25 overs while young all-rounder MS Washington Sundar bowled only four overs.

Siraj shines, Rahul fails

Mohammed Siraj celebrated his India call-up with a four wicket haul as Hyderabad dismissed Karnataka for 183 on the first day of the Ranji Trophy group A encounter.

At stumps, Hyderabad were 51 for 3 with Kolla Sumanth unbeaten on 34. Siraj grabbed 4 for 42 in 15 overs as India international KL Rahul was castled by medium pacer Ravi Kiran for 4 runs. He looked rusty during his 27-ball stay at the crease.

Hosts Karnataka after a good batting show in the previous game faltered badly with only Stuart Binny’s 61 off 88 balls adding some semblance of respectability to the total.

Jiwanjot double ton propels Punjab

Opener Jiwanjot Singh struck double-century and Anmolpreet Singh hit a ton as Punjab reached 396 for two on the opening day of their Group D Ranji Trophy match against Goa.

Punjab has no points from two outings so far, having lost a match and conceding a lead in another. Jiwanjot and Anmolpreet shared an unbroken 236-run stand for the fourth wicket.

Haryana skittle out Jharkhand

Haryana managed a paltry 208 against Jharkhand on the first day of a Ranji Trophy group B encounter, a match that marked veteran leg-spinner Amit Mishra’s return to competitive cricket after six-month lay-off due to injury.

Off-spinner Sunny Gupta (4/67) and seamer Jaskaran Singh (3/52) shared bulk of the spoils with India A regular Shahbaz Nadeem at his parsimonious best taking 2 for 27 in 23 overs.

Group C

At Mumbai: Mumbai 314/7 in 89.1 overs (Prithvi Shaw 123, Shreyas Iyer 57, Aditya Tare 53, Vijay Shankar 3/37, R Ashwin 2/77) vs Tamil Nadu.

At Vizianagaram: Andhra Pradesh 278/2 in 89.5 overs (Hanuma Vihari 143 batting, DB Prashanth Kumar 127) vs Odisha.

At Agartala: Tripura 88/6 in 40 overs (BB Ghosh 42 batting, Ishwar Pandey 3/20) vs Madhya Pradesh.

At Goa: Punjab 396/2 in 90 overs (Jiwanjot Singh 215 batting, Anmolpreet Singh 103 batting) vs Goa.

First Published: Oct 24, 2017 21:25 IST