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Ranji Trophy 2003

May 12, 2003 12:25 IST

Gautam GambhirThe just concluded Ranji Trophy competition has seen the emergence of several young talented players, chief among them are Gautam Gambhir, who heads the runs tally scoring 833 runs in 8 matches, Ambati Rayudu, who scored 698 runs in 7 matches and Lakshapathy Balaji, who was the most succesful bowler with 47 wickets.

But it was not just the youngsters who did all the talking. Sunil Joshi (47 wickets at an average of 14.46) and Hrishikesh Kanitkar (734 runs in 5 matches) led the charge of the veteran brigade.

A complete statistical review of the Ranji season follows:

Highest team totals
Totals For vs Venue Start date
653 - 6d MAH BIH Dhanbad 28/12/2002
607 - 9d KAR VID Nagpur 27/01/2003
598 - 3d KAR J&K Bangalore 27/11/2002
589 - 5d ORI GUJ Ahmedabad 01/02/2003
562 - 7d MPR J&K Indore 28/12/2002

Lowest team totals

Totals For vs Venue Start date
68 MPR HAR Rohtak 09/11/2002
97 AND DEL Delhi FSK 19/12/2002
98 MUM HYD Secunderabad 09/11/2002

Highest individual scores
Batsman Score For vs Venue Start date
HH Kanitkar 290 MAH BIH Dhanbad 28/12/2002
S Sriram 267 TND PUN Mohali 01/02/2003
MH Parmar 247 GUJ ASM Valsad 17/11/2002
Yashpal Singh 240 SER TRI Delhi Palam 12/11/2002
BM Rowland 237* KAR J&K Bangalore 27/11/2002
AR Khurasiya 237 MPR MAH Indore 17/11/2002
G Gambhir 233* DEL RLY Delhi FSK 09/11/2002
P Dharmani 230* PUN GUJ Ahmedabad 25/01/2003
S Somasunder 222 KER TRI Kochi 27/11/2002
AT Rayudu 210 HYD AND Secunderabad 17/11/2002
Ashwani Gupta 203* J&K BIH Jamshedpur 09/11/2002

Leading run-getters

Batsman Team M I NO Runs HS Avg 100 50
G Gambhir Del 8 12 1 833 233* 75.72 3 1
HH Kanitkar Mah 5 9 0 734 290 81.55 2 4
AT Rayudu Hyd 7 12 2 698 210 69.80 3 2
AV Kale Mah 5 9 1 683 150 85.37 4 1
M Manhas Del 8 12 0 674 158 56.16 3 2
W Jaffer Mum 9 16 3 666 117 51.23 2 2
Yashpal Singh Ser 5 9 1 659 240 82.37 2 3
S Sriram TN 8 12 1 641 267 58.27 2 1
DS Manohar Hyd 7 14 2 633 119 52.75 3 2
AR Khurasiya MP 6 10 0 630 237 63.00 2 3
SS Parab Bar 7 11 0 626 141 56.90 3 2
MH Parmar Guj 6 9 0 619 247 68.77 1 4
AA Pagnis Rlys 7 12 1 619 116 56.27 2 3
KR Powar Asm 6 8 0 618 175 77.25 2 3
VST Naidu Kar 7 10 2 612 167* 76.50 1 5
S Somasunder Ker 7 12 0 612 222 51.00 2 2

Best partnerships for each wicket

Wicket Batsmen Runs For vs Venue Start date
1 211 A Chopra/G Gambhir DEL HPR Delhi FSK 27/11/2002
2 234 DS Manohar/A Nand Kishore HYD BEN Secunderabad 19/12/2002
3 336 G Gambhir/M Manhas DEL RLY Delhi FSK 09/11/2002
4 281* BM Rowland/VST Naidu KAR J&K Bangalore 27/11/2002
5 245 A Raja Ali/Abhay Sharma RLY AND Vijayawada 28/12/2002
6 181 GK Pandey/N Chopra UPR TND Chennai MAC 27/11/2002
181 DA Chougule/SB Joshi KAR VID Nagpur 27/01/2003
7 190 TB Arothe/NR Mongia BAR UPR Varanasi 25/01/2003
8 268 S Sriram/MR Shrinivas TND PUN Mohali 01/02/2003
9 168 S Narwal/D Bhagna HAR BIH Gurgaon 19/12/2002
10 101 R Elahi/R Mishra UPR BAR Varanasi 25/01/2003

Best bowling (in an innings)

Bowler Best For vs Venue Start date
F Shaikh 9-29 GOA SER Delhi Palam 28/12/2002
MV Sane 8-43 MAH J&K Pune DG 19/12/2002
F Shaikh 8-111 GOA VID Nagpur 27/11/2002
KS Sahabuddin 7-35 AND DEL Delhi FSK 19/12/2002
D Ganesh 7-36 KAR HAR Faridabad 28/12/2002
KNA Padmanabhan 7-39 KER TRI Kochi 27/11/2002
JP Jobanputra 7-83 SAU GOA Rajkot 19/12/2002

Best bowling (in a match)

Bowler Best For vs Venue Start date
D Ganesh 12-89 KAR HAR Faridabad 28/12/2002
Sunil B Joshi 12-137 KAR KER Bangalore 04/03/2003

Leading wicket-takers

Bowlers Team M Balls Runs W Avg Best 5WI 10WI SR
L Balaji TN 7 1580 668 47 14.21 6-26 7 3 33.61
Sunil B Joshi Kar 7 2067 680 47 14.46 6-62 4 1 43.97
ND Hirwani MP 6 1779 678 45 15.06 6-89 4 1 39.53
A Bhandari Del 8 1605 884 45 19.64 6-73 3 1 35.66
SV Bahutule Mum 9 1818 679 40 16.97 6-67 3 - 45.45
KNA Padmanabhan Ker 7 1237 518 38 13.63 7-39 4 1 32.55
F Shaikh Goa 5 1755 714 35 20.40 9-29 3 1 50.14
RJ Kanwat Raj 7 1554 670 33 20.30 5-37 3 - 47.09
Amit Mishra Har 5 1191 614 32 19.18 6-86 1 1 37.21
PV Gandhe Vid 6 1821 648 32 20.25 5-33 3 1 56.90
D Ganesh Kar 7 1364 740 31 23.87 7-36 2 1 44.00
M Acharya Vid 6 1571 742 30 24.73 5-84 1 - 52.36

Most dismissals by a keeper (in an innings)

Player Dism Ct St For vs Venue Date
TR Arasu 6 6 0 GOA SAU Rajkot 19/12/2002
V Dahiya 6 6 0 DEL RAJ Jaipur 28/12/2002

Most dismissals by a keeper (in a match)

Player Dism Ct St For vs Venue Date
TR Arasu 8 7 1 GOA SAU Rajkot 19/12/2002
I Khaleel 8 7 1 HYD MUM Secunderabad 09/11/2002

Leading wicket-keepers

Name Team Dism Ct St Mts
VST Naidu Kar 29 25 4 7
RB Jhalani Raj 28 27 1 7
P Dharmani Pun 26 26 0 6
I Khaleel Hyd 26 24 2 7

Most catches by a fielder (in an innings)

Fielder Cts For vs Venue Start date
S Abbas Ali 4 MPR HAR Rohtak 09/11/2002
NR Odedra 4 SAU KER Rajkot 19/11/2002
RS Jadhav 4 VID GOA Nagpur 27/11/2002
VR Mane 4 MUM BEN Mumbai 28/12/2002

Most catches by a fielder (in a match)

Fielder Cts For vs Venue Start date
PP Joshi 5 SAU VID Nagpur 12/11/2002
Shafiq Khan 5 HAR J&K Jammu 17/11/2002
M Sengupta 5 BIH KAR Ranchi 17/11/2002
RS Jadhav 5 VID GOA Nagpur 27/11/2002
RF Morris 5 MUM AND Mumbai 27/11/2002
VR Mane 5 MUM BEN Mumbai 28/12/2002

Leading fielders

Player Team Cts Mts
VR Mane Mum 18 9
A Chopra Del 15 8
SC Oasis Ker 14 7

Leading run scorers in all Indian first-class matches in 2002-03

Name Teams Runs Mts Avg
W Jaffer ROI/Mum/EB 1207 14 57.47
S Sriram TD/EA 1057 12 66.06
S Somasunder Ker/PB 1000 11 58.82
AA Pagnis ROI/Rlys/EB 989 12 49.45
J Arunkumar Kar/PB 942 11 58.87
Yashpal Singh Serv/PA 939 9 62.60
SS Parab Bar/EC 895 11 55.93
G Gambhir Del/BP/EA 893 10 63.78
HH Kanitkar Maha/PA 858 9 50.47
VST Naidu Kar/PA 817 11 51.06
P Dharmani Pun/EC 808 10 62.15
BM Rowland Kar/PA 802 11 47.17
AV Kale ROI/Maha/PA 791 7 65.91
Venugopal Rao And/EA 786 11 46.23
AT Rayudu Hyd/EB 763 9 58.69
MSK Prasad And/EB 754 11 44.35
VR Mane Mum/EB 728 13 33.09
AR Khurasiya MP/PB 717 9 51.21
Ritesh Jaiswal Tri/PA 706 9 41.52
DS Manohar Hyd/EA 700 9 46.66

Leading wicket-takers in all Indian first-class matches in 2002-03

Name Teams Wkts Mts Avg
ND Hirwani MP/PB 79 10 18.21
SV Bahutule Mum/EB 62 13 17.22
Sunil B Joshi Kar/PA 57 11 19.03
A Bhandari Del/EC 55 11 22.43
L Balaji TN/BP 48 8 15.12
Sarandeep Singh ROI/BP/Del/EA 47 13 32.04
KS Parida Rlys/EC 45 11 30.97
KNA Padmanabhan Ker/PA 42 9 17.11
D Ganesh Kar/PA 39 11 26.20
IK Pathan-jr ROI/Bar/EA 39 12 33.46
F Shaikh Goa/PA 38 7 23.31
RJ Kanwat Raj/EA 37 11 25.16
A Uniyal Pun/EB 35 9 23.62
SK Trivedi Guj/EC 33 10 30.93
S Santh Ker/PB 33 11 28.96
Amit Mishra BP/Har 32 6 22.75
PV Gandhe Vid 32 6 20.25
M Acharya Vid 30 6 24.73
NM Kulkarni Mum/EC 30 7 21.36

Mohandas Menon