Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Ranji round-up: Dhawan slams double ton

New Delhi: Shikhar Dhawan (224) cracked his maiden first-class double-century as Delhi piled on a huge 591 all out against a weakened Baroda attack on the second day of their Ranji Trophy Super League Group B match.

Already missing captain Irfan Pathan, Baroda had to play without the services of Salim Veragi, their opening bowler who was called twice for a suspect action.

To add to the woes of Baroda, all the Delhi top-order batsmen except captain Aakash Chopra (21) scored half centuries. Gaurav Chabbra (65), Rajat Bhatia (78), Mayank Tehlan (55) and Yogesh Nagar (55) made merry of the ineffective Baroda bowling to take the score to 591 all out from 168.4 overs.

For Baroda, Yusuf Pathan and Rakesh Solanki took three wickets apiece conceding 148 and 73 runs respectively.

In reply, Baroda openers Connor Williams (9) and Satyajit Parab (10) saw out the nine overs before stumps at 21 without loss.

In another Group B game, riding on Abhishek Jhunjhunwala's 95 and Manoj Tiwary's 88, Bengal piled up 325 runs in their first innings in reply to Maharsahtra's 179.

Maharshtra, in their second essay, were 46 for no loss with Harshad Khadiwale batting on 24 and Rohan Bhosale on 15, thereby trailing Bengal by 100 runs.

On a day dominated by the bowlers, Abhmanyu Mithun's five-wicket haul put Karnataka on the driver's seat against Uttar Pradesh at the end of the second day of the Ranji Trophy Super League Group B match on Wednesday.

Mithun (5/63) ran through the UP line-up to reduce the hosts to 214 for eight at stumps on day two after Karnataka had added 33 runs to their overnight score to be all out for 405.

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Ranji round-up: Dhawan slams double ton

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Manish Pandey (194) too could not add to his overnight score and missed his maiden double century by six runs.

Bhuvaneshwar Kumar (4/109) and Shalabh Srivastava (4/76) were in great form, dismissing the last five Karnataka batsmen for just 33 runs.

For UP, opener Tanmay Srivastava (30), Ravikant Shukla (27) and Parvinder Singh (32) did show some sparks in the top-order but failed to capitalise on their starts.

Earlier, Karnataka lost wickets in a hurry as UP bowlers' ruled the roost to eventually bundle out the visitors 405 in 103. overs.

In Delhi, Murali Vijay's unbeaten half-century consolidated Tamil Nadu's position as the side reached 150 for two after bundling out Railways for 327 on the second day of their Ranji Trophy Super League Group-A match.

Vijay was on 65 in company S Badrinath (33) at stumps.

Resuming at 242 for four, Railways earlier could add just 85 runs for the loss of six wickets today. Sanjay Bangar, who was on 111 on Tuesday, did not get support from the lower order. He carried his bat through the innings for 163.

In reply, Tamil Nadu started on a disastrous note with Mukund running himself out in the first over for a duck before Vijay and Arun Karthik (47) steadied the innings with a 83-run stand.

In another group A game, Sahil Kukreja's 90 and Abhishek Nayar's fluent 53 helped Mumbai reach 244 for the loss of seven wickets against Punjab on the second day.

Earlier, starting at the overnight score of 242 for nine, Punjab's last wicket could add just 17 runs as they were bowled out for 259.

Mumbai too got off to a disastrous start to their innings, losing the first three wickets cheaply with the scoreboard reading 65.

However, Kukreja and Nayar stitched together a valuable 115 runs for the fourth wicket to stabilise the Mumbai innings.

Ablish was the chief destroyer of Mumbai innings, claiming four wickets, while Gony took two wickets and Harmeet Singh scalped one victim.

In Ahmedabad, hosts Gujarat bowled out Orissa for a paltry 192 runs to earn a vital first innings lead of 78.

The visitors were bundled out in just 70.5 overs. Niranjan Behera top-scored with 78 runs of 195 deliveries, while B S Pati and Rakesh Mohanty contributed 24 and 34 runs respectively.

Earlier, the hosts resuming the day at 237 for seven and could only muster 33 more runs before their innings folded for 270.

In a Group A game, unbeaten half-centuries from Paras Dogra and Ajay Mannu helped Himachal Pradesh reach 166 for three against Hyderabad.

Dogra was unbeaten on 54 while giving him company at the crease was Mannu on 52 as the duo played cautiously after the fall of three wickets to amass the runs in 59 overs.

For Hyderabad, Alfred Absolem picked up two wickets for 48 runs while out-of-favour India left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha scalped one victim giving away 38 runs.

Earlier, starting at the overnight score of 237 for six, the last four Hyderabad batsmen added 91 runs in 28.3 overs to take their score beyond 300.

However, the day started on a bad note for Hyderabad as Abhinav Kumar could only add three runs to his overnight score of 70.

But Hyderabad's cause was helped by Munagala Praneet Arjun's gutsy 71 and some indicipline bowling from Himachal bowlers, who gave away 39 run extras.

Vikramjeet Malik shone with the ball for Himachal with figures of four for 67. He was ably supported by Ashok Thakur at the other end, picking up two wickets for 71 runs.

Tags: ranji trophy, Manish Pandey, Karnataka