Ranji Trophy round-up: Round four, Day three

Irfan Pathan, took seven wickets still Baroda is staring at defeat against Delhi © Getty Images

 

New Delhi: Dec 1, 2011

 

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly scored a gritty hundred for Bengal against Haryana while Delhi wicketkeeper Puneet Bisht hit an unbeaten double ton against Baroda on the third day of the Ranji Trophy Elite division Thursday.

 

Ganguly made 135 with Bengal scoring 339. Haryana, who made 358 in the first innings, were 42 for one in the second at Rohtak.

 

Delhi, in reply to Baroda’s 318, were bowled out for 415. Irfan Pathan, who is going through good form, took seven wickets. But Baroda is staring at defeat having lost four wickets for 81 runs in the second innings.

 

In Cuttack, Mumbai after declaring their first innings at 529 fro eight are in the driving seat. The home team were skittled out for a paltry 93 in the first innings and were 163/7 when stumps were drawn Thursday.

 

Aakash Chopra led the comeback for the defending champions Rajasthan who were in a spot of bother after they were bowled out for 274 in the first innings and had to follow on. Chopra hit an unbeaten half century to put the hosts in a comfortable 91 for no loss at the end of the day’s play.

 

Karnataka are piling on the pressure against Saurashtra. They closed their first innings at 503 with Bharat Chipli scoring a brilliant unbeaten 159. Saurashtra have a long way to go having already lost half of the side for 179 runs.

 

Meanwhile Manpreet Gony took five wickets which helped Punjab bowl out Railways for 273. But Railways fought back and took four Punjab wickets with only 51 on board.(IANS)

 

Brief scores:

 

Elite Division

 

Group A:

 

At Cuttack: Mumbai 529/8 decl vs Orissa 93 all out in 41.2 overs (Niranjan Behera 26, Basant Mohanty 23; Dhawal Kulkarni 4/37, Zaheer Khan 3/31, Aavishkar Salvi 2/5) and 163/7 in 75 overs (Niranjan Behera 30, Basant Mohanty batting 41; Ramesh Powar 4/41, Abhishek Nayar 2/22)

 

At Mohali: Punjab 366 all out and 51/4 in 31 overs (Uday Kaul batting 21; Anureet Singh 2/20) vs Railways 273 all out in 84.3 overs (Sanjay Bangar 82, Ashish Yadav 86; Manpreet Gony 5/91, Harmeet Singh 4/54)

 

At Jaipur: Uttar Pradesh 492 all out vs Rajasthan 274 all out in 103 overs (Robin Bist 76, Ashok Menaria 57; Piyush Chawla 4/59, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3/75, Rudra Pratap Singh 2/97) and 91/0 in 30 overs (Aakash Chopra batting 57, Vineet Saxena batting 32)

 

At Bangalore: Karnataka 503/7 decl in 128.3 overs (KB Pawan 118, Bharat Chipli not out 159; Sandip Maniar 4/125, Siddharth Trivedi 2/86) vs Saurashtra 179/5 in 61 overs (Chirag Pathak 95, Sagar Jogiyani 30; Sunil Raju 3/33)

 

Group B:

 

At Delhi: Baroda 318 all out and 81/4 in 28 overs (Shatrunjay Gaekwad 32; Parwana Awana 2/25, Rajat Bhatia 2/12) vs Delhi 415 all out in 107 overs (Puneet Bisht not out 223, Mithun Manhas 49; Irfan Pathan 7/114, Bhargav Bhatt 2/62)

 

At Rohtak: Haryana 358 all out and 42/1 in 15 overs (Sunny Singh batting 18; Ashok Dinda 1/9) vs Bengal 339 all out in 119.2 overs (Sourav Ganguly 135, Arindam Das 74; Amit Mishra 4/58, Yuzvendra Chahal 2/29)

 

At Indore: Gujarat 130 all out and 272 all out in 72.4 overs (Pratharesh Parmar 65, Niraj patel 39; TP Sudhindra 6/60, Anand Ranjan 2/78) vs Madhya Pradesh 205 all out and 107/4 in 51 overs (Devendra Bundela 37, Naman Ojha 25; Mehul Patel 2/22)

 

Plate Division

 

Group A:

 

At Dharmasala: Himachal Pradesh 364 all out vs Services 202 all out in 78.5 overs (Soomik Chatarjee 33, Irfan Khan 32; Rishi Dhawan 5/74, Vikramjeet Singh 3/45, Jitender Mehta 2/63) and 134/5 in 44 overs (Pratik Desai batting 56, Jasvir Singh 37; Rishi Dhawan 3/49)

 

At Kochi: Kerala 130 all out and 131 all out in 57 overs (Akshay Kodoth 30, Sony Cheruvathur 23; Syed Sahabuddin 3/37, Shankara Rao 4/22) vs Andhra 74 all out and 185/9 in 66 overs (Bodapati Sumanth 55, Hemal Watekar 33; Padmanabhan Prasanth 3/33, Raiphi Gomez 3/22, Sony Cheruvathur 2/43)

 

At Agartala: Tripura 281 all out and 99/4 in 35 overs (Vinayak Samant batting 33; Sandeep Singh 2/26) vs Vidarbha 368 all out in 118.2 overs (Shiv Sunder Das 45, Sairaj Bahutule not out 134; Rana Dutta 4/73, Manisankar Murasingh 3/120).

 

Group B:

 

At Porvorim: Goa 147 all out and 104 all out in 34.1 overs (Swapnil Asnodkar 24, Robin D’Souza 21; Anwar Ahmed 4/74, Pagadala Naidu 4/16, Mohammed Khader 2/19) vs Hyderabad 408 all out in 165 overs (Akshath Reddy 118, Ibrahim Khaleel 94; Saurabh Bandekar 4/98)

 

At Dhanbad: Assam 502 all out vs Jharkhand 301/4 in 106 overs (Ishank Jaggi batting 163, Shiv Gautam 82; Abu Nechim 4/76)

 

At Ratnagiri: Jammu and Kashmir 388 all out vs Maharashtra 479/5 in 149 overs (Ankit Bawne batting 104, Rohit Motwani 98; Ram Dayal 2/97, Parvez Rassol 2/109).