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Ranji Trophy: Ravindra Jadeja’s all round show guides Saurashtra to big win

Ravindra Jadeja produced a magnificent all-round performance to help Saurashtra to a big win in the Ranji Trophy while Delhi eye a bonus point win over Railways.

cricket Updated: Oct 16, 2017 23:41 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Ravindra Jadeja took nine wickets and scored a double hundred for Saurashtra against Jammu and Kashmir.(REUTERS)

Ravindra Jadeja bagged nine wickets after scoring a double hundred to guide Saurashtra to an innings and 212 run victory over Jammu and Kashmir on day three of the Group B Ranji Trophy match.

As many as 16 wickets fell on day three after Jammu and Kashmir started the day at 103 for four. Jadeja, after completing a double hundred on day two, took four wickets in the first innings while the remaining were picked up by another left-arm spinner, Dharmendersinh Jadeja.

Rain frustrates Tamil Nadu

Rain played spoilsport in the Ranji Trophy Group “C” match between Tamil Nadu and Tripura at the M A Chidambaram Stadium here with only seven overs being possible on the third day.

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Resuming at the overnight score of 332 for 2, the home side lost two wickets including that of centurion MS Washington Sundar and finished the day at 357 for 4 in 88 overs, taking a lead of 99 runs over Tripura in the first innings.

Delhi eye big win

Keen to make amends for missing out on an outright win in their lung opener against Assam, Delhi’s spinners put their best foot forward taking the team towards a comprehensive innings victory against Railways at the end of the third day of the Ranji Trophy encounter.

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Having scored 447 in their first innings, Delhi bundled out Railways for 136 in the first innings and the home team fared no better ending the day at 157 for 6 after being followed on.With another 230 runs to get on the final day to avoid innings defeat, victory with bonus points look imminent for Delhi.

Karnataka on the verge

Karnataka were staring at an outright win after they restricted Assam to 169 for six when the third day’s play of the Group A Ranji Trophy match was stopped due to bad weather here.

The visitors required 155 runs to avoid an innings defeat with the hosts declaring their innings at 469 for 7.Karnataka added 42 runs to their overnight 427 for before losing centurion Krishnappa Gowtham in the first hour of the day.

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Shami in top form

India speedster Mohammed Shami showed his class with a four wicket burst with a devastating spell of reverse swing as Bengal inched closer to an innings victory against Chattisgarh in a Ranji Trophy group D encounter.

Shami had figures of 4 for 45 in 17 overs as Chattisgarh finished the day at 229 for five after being enforced follow-on. The home team scored a paltry 110 in their first innings after Bengal’s mammoth 529 for 7 declared.Chattisgarh still need to score 190 runs on the final day with only five wickets in hand in order to save innings defeat.

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Brief scores

Saurashtra 624/7 decl. J&K 156 all and 256 all out in 84.1 overs (Bisht 55, Dayal 56; Jivrajani 6/79).

At Jaipur: Rajasthan 423. Jharkhand 265 (Tiwary 83; Pankaj Singh 4/48) and 95/1.

At Nadiad: Kerala 208 and 203 (Piyush Chawla 3/66, Siddharth Desai 6/80). Gujarat 307 and (Target 105) 22/1.

Bengal 529/7 decl, Chattisgarh 110 (Ashoke Dinda 7/24, Mohammed Shami 2/44) and 229/5 (Abhimanyu Chauhan 115, Ashutosh Singh 71, Mohammed Shami 4/45)

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Goa 255 and 131/0 (Sumiran Amonkar 67, Swapnil Asnodkar 51). Himachal 625/7 decl (Priyanshu Khanduri 117,

Ankush Bains 143, Nikhil Gangta 127, Amit Kumar 97).

Punjab 161 and 227 (Manan Vohra 51, Abhishek Sharma 49, Akshay Karnewar 6/47, Akshay Wakhare 4/83) Vidarbha 505. Vidarbha won by an innings and 117 runs

First Published: Oct 16, 2017 23:39 IST

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