ashington Sundar   s file picture from 2016 Under-19 World Cup    Getty Images
Washington Sundar s file picture from 2016 Under-19 World Cup Getty Images

Baroda vs Andhra

Andhra trail by 183 runs with 8 wickets remaining in the first innings, on Day Two, Round 2 of Ranji Trophy 2017-18. After posting 373, Baroda dismissed both Andhra openers for 62 to make early inroads. However, Hanuma Vihari (71*) and Ricky Bhui (53*) added 128 runs for the fourth wicket and kept the game in balance. The duo will look to add more to Baroda s misery and take a sizable lead. Atit Sheth and Babashafi Pathan took a wicket apiece while Irfan Pathan went wicketless in the 9 overs he sent down.

On the opening day, Baroda opener Kedar Devdar had missed hundred by a mere 7 runs. No. 7 batsman Swapnil Singh, too, faced a similar fate, going for a well-made 88. That being said, the unluckiest of all this morning was Atit who remained unbeaten on 70 as he ran out of partners.

Brief scores:

Baroda 373 (Kedar Devdar 88; Swapnil Singh 88, Atut Sheth 70*; Bandaru Ayyappa 4 for 69) lead Andhra 190 for 2 (Hanuma Vihari 71*, Ricky Bhui 53*; Atit Sheth 1 for 41) by 183 runs.

Madhya Pradesh (MP) vs Mumbai

It is a run-fest at Indore. After MP registered 409, Mumbai went neck-and-neck and added 130, losing a mere wicket. MP s Naman Ojha would have been disappointed to have missed his double-hundred, scoring 180 off 410 deliveries. Ankit Sharma was the second-highest run-scorer (67) for MP. Amidst the runs galore, Akash Parkar took 4 for 70.

Mumbai s Akhil Herwardkar would be rueing himselffor losing his wicket on 17, on a batting-friendly track. But the second day belonged to Jay Bista who walloped 89 off 96, including 12 boundaries. Ankit Kushwah was the only wicket-taker for MP.

Brief scores:

Madhya Pradesh 409 (Naman Ojha 180; Akash Parkar 4 for 70) lead Mumbai 130 for 1 (Akhil Herwadka 89*; Ankit Kushwah 1 for 29) by 279 runs.

Tamil Nadu vs Tripura

156 of 332 runs that Tamil Nadu have put up so far oozed from Washington Sundar s bat, and he is still unbeaten, looking for a mammoth score. He did all this at a strike rate of 69.9. Captain Abhinav Mukund, however, was eluded of a deserved hundred; Joydeep Bhattacharya had him caught on 76.

Kaushik Gandhi soon joined his captain in the pavilion. That, by no means, held Tamil Nadu back as Baba Indrajith (73*) helped the on-song Sundar to keep building the score.

Brief scores:

Tripura 258 (Smit Patel 99, Yashpal Singh 96; Krishnamoorthy Vignesh 4 for 41) trail Tamil Nadu 332 for 2 (Washington Sundar 156*; Gurinder Singh 1 for 61) by 74 runs.