Amandeep Khare was the top scorer from Chhattisgarh by scoring 85    Getty Images (Representational Image)
Amandeep Khare was the top scorer from Chhattisgarh by scoring 85 Getty Images (Representational Image)

The Group C match between Chhattisgarh and Himachal Pradesh of Ranji Trophy 2016-17 was played at Green Park, Kanpur. After winning the toss, Chhattisgarh elected to bat first but had an awful start. They lost their first three wickets at the score of 39. All the top three batsman of Chhattisgarh Sahil Gupta, Abhimanyu Chauhan and Anupam Toppo. Opener Gupta was out for duck, while Chauhan and Toppo both made 13 each. After the fall of third wicket, Amandeep Khare and Ashutosh Singh added 51 runs between them for fourth wicket partnership. Ashutosh played a quite slow knock. LIVE Cricket Score Ranji Trophy 2016-17, Day 1, Round 6

He faced 92 deliveries to score 16, which included only one boundary but could not convert it into a big one as he become the victim of Mayank Dagar, which was his only wicket of the day. After that, Khare began building another partnership with his new partner in the crease with Avnish Dhaliwal. Both collected 76 runs for fifth wicket partnership. Khare was the first to get out and missed his ton by falling 15-run short. He scored 85, including nine boundaries as well. Soon, Dhaliwal too walked back to pavilion after scoring 39. Manoj Singh was the last man to get out from Chhattisgarh side on first day of this match. Manoj made only 21.

At the end of first day, Chhattisgarh scored 212 from 90 overs with the loss of seven wickets. From Himachal Pradesh bowling department, Bipul Sharma was the leader of the pack as he scalped three wickets and other three bowlers got one each. Rishi Dhawan, Akshay Chauhan and Mayank Dagar were the one to get one wicket each. Sumit Ruikar and Ajay Mandal will resume Chhattisgarh’s batting on the second day of this match.

Brief Score:

Chhatisgarh 212 for 7 (Amandeep Khare 85, Avnish Dhaliwal 39; Bipul Sharma 3 for 37) vs Himachal Pradesh