Shreyas Gopal scored a handy fifty © PTI
Shreyas Gopal scored a handy fifty © PTI

Delhi vs Railways

As the third day of round two came to an end, Delhi remained 4 wickets away from victory against Railways in Ranji Trophy 2017-18. Railways’ performance has been disappointing in all accounts, be it batting or bowling and they failed to curate a comeback, losing 6 wickets for 157 at stumps. They have only three sessions and 4 wickets in hand to turn thing around. Nitin Bhille has kept Railways’ hopes alive with his standout performances.

Ishant Sharma, who was clinical with a 3-for on Day Two, was wicketless on Monday. Left-arm spinners Vikas Mishra and Manan Sharma made sure Delhi continued to dominate, by first bundling Railways for 136 and then doing further damage in the following innings.

Brief scores:

Delhi 447 lead Railways 136 (Shivakant Shukla 29, Mahesh Rawat 28, Anureet Singh 22; Ishant Sharma 3 for 20, Manan Sharma 4 for 50) and 157 for 6 (Nitin Bhille 54*, Abhishek Kumar Yadav 20; Pulkit Narang 2 for 45, Vikas Mishra 2 for 27, Manan Sharma 2 for 44) by 154 runs.

Karnataka vs Assam

The Karnataka-Assam match shared the same story. Karnataka’s one-sided dominaion has kept them 4 wickets away from victory against Assam in the match. Bundled for 145 in their first innings, Assam were 169 for 4 at stumps on Day Three before Karnataka declared their innings for 469 for 7. Krishnappa Gowtham remained one run short of 150, while Shreyas Gopal was unbeaten at 50.

Gowtham helped his side equally with the ball, emerging as the best bowler with 3 for 39. Sibsankar Roy (44) and Gokul Sharma (62*) strove hard to keep Assam in hunt.

Brief scores:

Assam 145 and 169 for 6 (Sibsankar Roy 44, Gokul Sharma 62*; Abhimanyu Mithun 2 for 29, Krishnappa Gowtham 3 for 39) trail Karnataka 469 for 7 (Ravikumar Samarth 123, Krishnappa Gowtham 149, Shreyas Gopal; Arup Das 4 for 113, Swarupam Purkayastha 3 for 80) by 155 runs.

Hyderabad vs Uttar Pradesh

There was again no play at Hyderabad due to wet outfield and stumps were taken early.