Shahbaz Nadeem will have to turn up and restrict Gujarat on Day 2    File photo
Shahbaz Nadeem will have to turn up and restrict Gujarat on Day 2 File photo

At Ranchi: Gujarat ended Day One at 262 for 4 versus Jharkhand. Opting to bowl, Jharkhand bowlers were made to work hard for regular breakthroughs. Samit Gohel and Priyank Panchal started well and added 57 runs for the opening stand. Shahbaz Nadeem came into picture, and reduced Gujarat to 134 for 3. However, an unbeaten stand and half-centuries from Manprit Juneja and Rujul Bhatt ensured Gujarat went to stumps without any further damage.

Jharkhand can bounce back if they can get early wickets and keep Gujarat under 350.

Brief scores

Gujarat 262 for 4 (Samit Gohel 64, Priyank Panchal 33, Manprit Juneja 51*, Rujul Bhatt 51*, Shahbaz Nadeem 2 for 67) vs Jhakrhand

At Lahli: Kerala rocked Haryana to 206 for 8 to gain upper hand in the opening day of Round 7. Sandeep Warrier and Vinod Kumar shared five wickets among themselves, whereas Basil Thampi got rid off top scorer, Rajat Paliwal (45). From Haryana’s perspective, they lost wickets at regular intervals after an impressive start. From 66 for no loss, they were reduced to 97 or 3. Later, they were 137 for 4 and again slipped to 205 for 7. Skipper Amit Mishra (31*) will be eager to add some vital runs when play resumes.

Brief scores

Haryana 206 for 8 (Guntashveer Singh 40, Shubham Rohilla 36, Rajat Paliwal 45, Amit Mishra 31*; Sandeep Warrier 3 for 50, Vinod Kumar 2 for 39) vs Kerala

At Jaipur: Avi Barot’s unbeaten hundred has given a perfect platform for Saurashtra against Rajasthan. Rajasthan removed Saurashtra openers soon and had them reeling at 36 for 2. However, the script changed from thereon. Robin Uthappa got along with Barot, and the duo took the team out of a troubled waters. The pair scored at a good rate, before Uthappa departed for 59.

The momentum was carried forward by Sheldon Jackson and Barot. They have added 124 runs together, and will look to take the score above 450.

Brief scores

Saurashtra 286 for 3 (Avi Barot 128*, Robin Uthappa 59, Sheldon Jackson 54*; Tanvir Mashart Ul-Haq 2 for 48) vs Rajasthan