Ranji Trophy 2012: Sreesanth shines with four wickets for Kerala against Jharkhand

Kerala bwled out Jharkhand for 120 runs in their first innings on Saturday © Getty Images

Malappuram: Dec 22, 2012

India discard S Sreesanth took four wickets as Kerala bowled out Jharkhand for a mere 120 and then scored 165 for one on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy Group C match, on Saturday.

Apart from paceman Sreesanth, who gave away just 28 runs in his 10.1 overs, Sandeep Warrier (2/38) and CP Shahid (2/13) took two wickets apiece after Kerala invited visitors to bat.

Jharkhand Wicket-keeper Shiv Gautam was the highest scorer for them with his 30-run knock while Rameez Nemat (21) Sunny Gupta (20) were the notable scorer.

Kerala then made a strong reply, ending the day a comfortable 165 for one after losing opener A Hegde in the first ball of the innings.

V Jagadessh (77) and Robert Fernandez (86) were at the crease when stumps were drawn for the day.

Brief Scores: Jharkhand 120 all out (S Gautam 30; S Sreesanth 4 for 28) trail Kerala 165 for 1 (R Fernandez 86*; Jaskaran Singh 1 for 45) by 45 runs