Uttarakhand registered their second straight victory of Ranji Trophy 2018-19, by beating Manipur by eight wickets at Abhimanyu Cricket Academy, Dehradun on day three of round 2 of the tournament on Wednesday.
Uttarakhand registered their second straight victory of Ranji Trophy 2018-19, by beating Manipur by eight wickets at Abhimanyu Cricket Academy, Dehradun on day three of round 2 of the tournament on Wednesday.

Uttarakhand registered their second straight victory of Ranji Trophy 2018-19, by beating Manipur by eight wickets at Abhimanyu Cricket Academy, Dehradun on day three of round 2 of the tournament on Wednesday.

After Manipur started the day at a healthy 143/1, Uttarakhand pacers – Sunny and Deepak Dhapola – bundled out the entire team in under 15 overs with both Dhapola and Sunny claiming five wickets each.

Overnight batsman Priyojit was the first to fall on day three trapped in front by Sunny in the second over of the day, followed by the wicket of well set Lakhan Arjun Rawat for 82 by Dhapola.

Manipur had four ducks in their innings and with the wicket of skipper Yashpal Singh for 15 – taken by Sunny – Manipur slumped to 164/8, thus losing seven wickets for just 21 runs. Manipur were eventually bowled out for 185, setting Uttarkhand a target of 95 runs. Dhapola finished with a match haul of 13 wickets (7/50 and 5/46).

Uttarakhand lost two wickets – Karanveer Kaushal (18) and Vaibhav Bhatt (27) – before overhauling the target in 17.5 overs with Vineet Saxena remaining unbeaten on 32*.

Brief Scores: Uttarakhand 99/2 (Vineet Saxena 32*; Th Kishan 1/10) & 228 beat Manipur 137 & 185 by eight wickets.