Ranji Trophy 2013-14: Ranjithkumar Mali's stunning spell helps Railways crush Baroda

Baroda lost by an innings and 48 runs to Railways in Ranji Trophy Group B game © Getty Images (Representational Photo)

Vadodara: Nov 17, 2013

Medium pacer Ranjitkumar Mali finished with stunning match figures of 10 for 103 to bowl Railways to an innings and 48 runs victory over Baroda on the final day of their Ranji Trophy Group ‘B’ match, here today.

In a poor display of batting, Baroda crumbled for 217 in their second innings, losing nine wickets after starting the day at 33 for one, with Mali (2/55), fellow pacemen Anureet Singh (3/54) and Krishnakant Upadhyay (4/63) sharing nine wickets among them on a lively Moti Bagh track.

Mali had returned with impressive figures of eight for 50 in the first innings to bowl out Baroda for 176 runs in their first innings.

In reply, Railways had ended their first innings at 441 for eight declared with middle-order batsman Arindam Ghosh scoring a fine unbeaten double century (208) to put the visitors in the driver’s seat.

Starting their second essay trailing Railways by 233 runs, Baroda batsmen meekly surrendered in front of some hostile pace bowling to be bundled out for 217.

For Baroda, opener Saurabh Wakaskar top-scored in the second innings with 59, while Pinal Shah made an unbeaten 57.

Brief Scores:

Baroda: 176 and 217 (Saurabh Wakaskar 59, Krishnakant Upadhyay 4/63, Anureet Singh 3 for 54) lost to Railways: 441 for 8 decl. (Arindam Ghosh 208 not out, Gagandeep Singh 3 for 94) by an innings and 48 runs

Points: Railways 7, Baroda 0.