Manipur, who were shot down for 137 in the first innings on day one, courtesy Deepak Dhapola’s 7/50, scored 143/1 in their second innings when stumps were drawn on day two, thus taking a lead of 52 runs.
Manipur, who were shot down for 137 in the first innings on day one, courtesy Deepak Dhapola’s 7/50, scored 143/1 in their second innings when stumps were drawn on day two, thus taking a lead of 52 runs.

Even though Manipur conceded a lead of 91 runs to Uttarakhand on day two of round two of the Ranji Trophy 2018-19, the team from North-East clawed back in to the game with a solid effort with the bat in their second dig.

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Manipur, who were shot down for 137 in the first innings on day one, courtesy Deepak Dhapola’s  7/50, scored 143/1 in their second innings when stumps were drawn on day two, thus taking a lead of 52 runs.

Uttarakhand who started the day at 123/5, added 105 runs for the remaining five wickets on day two with skipper Rajat Bhatia scoring 61 off 63 balls. Vaibhav scored 54 while opener Karanveer Kaushal made 45 as Uttarakhand ended their first innings at 228.

For Manipur, Th Kishan and Bishworjit claimed four wickets each. In their second dig, Manipur started well with Lakhan Arjun Rawat, who had bagged a duck in the first innings, scoring an unbeaten 81. He put on a stand of 92 runs with P Prafullomani for the opening wicket. Dhapola though broke the stand claiming Prafullomani for 30, but one down batsman Priyojit K made 23 and added 51 runs for the second wicket with Rawat to take his team to 143/1.

Brief Scores: Manipur 143/1 (Lakhan Arjun Rawat 81*) & 137 lead Uttarakhand 228 (Rajat Bhatia 61, Vaibhav 54; Th Kishan 4/50) by 52 runs