Table toppers Karnataka suffered a batting collapse as they were bowled out for 200 by Saurashtra on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy Group B cricket match in Patiala on Tuesday.
Electing to bat, Karnataka did not have any substantial partnership, the highest being the 54 for the eighth wicket between top scorer Manish Pandey (75) and Shreyas Gopal (38) as they were bowled out in 64.1 overs at Dhruve Pandove Stadium.
Pandey was the only top order Karnataka order batsman who got a substantial knock. His 75 came from 122 balls from which he hit seven fours and two sixes before he became the ninth batsman out.
Karnataka's first innings total revolved around Pandey who came two-down when the team score was 45/2.
For Saurashtra, Vandit Jivrajani and debutant Jay Chauhan picked up three wickets apiece. Jaydev Unadkat, their pace spearhead, and Kamlesh Makvana got two each.
Karnataka somewhat recovered later in the day, courtesy their captain Vinay Kumar to reduce Saurashtra, currently at the bottom of Group B, to 19 for 2 at stumps.
Snell Patel and Sheldon Jackson were at the crease for Saurashtra on 10 and 9 respectively when at close of play.
Saurashtra trail by 181 runs with eight first innings wickets in hand.
Brief Scores: Karnataka 1st Innings: 200 all out in 64.1 overs (Manish Pandey 75; Vandit Jivrajani 3/41, Jay Chauhan 3/52) vs Saurashtra 1st Innings: 19 for 2 in 9 overs.
Thakur tears through Bengal batting
Nagpur: Shardul Thakur's career-best spell in First Class cricket helped Mumbai bundle out Bengal for 99 runs on day one of the Ranji Trophy Group A match.
After bowling out Bengal in 35.3 overs, Mumbai made 164 for five taking a 65 run lead at stumps on the opening day.
While Thakur stood out with the ball, opener Kaustubh Pawar scored a solid 78 off 112 balls. Three quick wickets towards the end of the day gave Bengal something to cheer about.
Earlier, Thakur made the ball talk ending with figures of 6 for 31. His new ball partner Dhawal Kulkarni took three wickets, giving Thakur good support.
Brief scores: Bengal 99 all out 35.3 overs (Chatterjee 35; Thakur 6/31). Mumbai 164/5 in 42 overs (Pawar 78; Kuila 2/44).
Tiwary, Jaggi help Jharkhand reach 251/4 on day one
Vizianagaram: Skipper Saurabh Tiwary (88) and Ishank Jaggi (80 not out) scored half-centuries each as Jharkhand reached 251 for four against Assam on the opening day of a Group B Ranji Trophy match.
Put in to bat by Assam, Jharkhand lost their top three batsmen below 100 runs before Tiwary and Jaggi steadied the boat.
Tiwary and Jaggi put on a solid 151-run stand together for the fourth wicket to take Jharkhand past 200-run mark.
But just before the close of play, Tiwary was dismissed for a well-made 88 off 174 deliveries that included seven hits to the fence and a six.
At stumps, Jaggi remained unbeaten and Rahul Shukla, who is yet to open his account, was giving him company.
Brief scores: Jharkhand 1st innings: 251 for four in 90 overs (Saurabh Tiwary 88, Ishank Jaggi 80 batting; Abu Nechim 1/28).
Captains' day out in UP-Railways tie
Rajkot: Uttar Pradesh captain Suresh Raina missed out on a century before Railway bowlers made a strong comeback to restrict Uttar Pradesh to 269 on day one of their Group A Ranji Trophy match.
After bowling out UP, Railways trail by 241 runs and were 18/1 at stumps. Raina was the highest scorer for UP with 91 runs, hitting eight fours and a six before being caught and bowled by medium pacer Anureet Singh, while Saurabh Kumar scored 53.
Winning the toss and opting to bowl first, captain Karn Sharma led from the front claiming four wickets and giving away 48 runs. Anureet also picked up four wickets.
Railways were not able to hold momentum losing opener Shivakant Shukla for just seven runs right before the end of the day's play.
Brief Scores: Uttar Pradesh: 269 all out in 70.3 overs (Suresh Raina 91, Saurabh Kumar 53, Karn Sharma 4/48) vs Railway: 18 for 1 in 14 overs (Saurabh Wakaskar 11 not out,Shivakant Shukla 7, Praveen Kumar 1/6).
Services bundled out for partly 225, Ruikar takes five
Mumbai: A five-wicket haul by slow-left arm orthodox bowler Sumit Ruikar helped Chhattisgarh bundle out Services for a partly 225 on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy Group C encounter.
Electing to bat at the MCA's Bandra-Kurla Complex ground, Services, who lost to Hyderabad, had a terrible start with skipper and opener Aanshul Gupta getting out on 15 after being trapped leg before by Abhuday Kant Singh.
Ravi Chauhan (21) and Amit Pachhara (28) though got the start, they failed to convert their scores into big ones.
Notable contributions came only from stumper Nakul Verma (54 off 167 balls) and Vikas Hathwala (50 off 72 balls) -- both of whom scored contrasting half-centuries.
Services kept losing wickets at regular interval and their last four wickets fell for just 29 runs.
For Chhattisgarh, Ruikar was the pick of the bowlers with figures of five for 73 from 33.1 overs. Skipper Abhimanyu Chauhan bagged two wickets, while Pankaj Rao, Abhuday Kant Singh and Shivendra Singh took wicket apiece.
At stumps, Chhattisgarh were eight for no loss.
Brief scores: Services 1st innings: 225 all out in 85.1 overs (Nakul Verma 54, Vikas Hathwala 50; Sumit Ruikar 5/73) vs Chhattisgarh 1st innings: 8 for no loss.
Summarised scores of other Group C matches:
1) Andhra v Goa at Dhanbad : Goa 1st innings: 115 all out in 52.4 overs (SP Amonkar 29; Bhargav Bhatt 6/36, B Siddharth 4/52) vs Andhra 1st innings: 159 all out in 34.3 overs (KS Bharat 68; Shadab Jakati 8/53).
2) Haryana v Himachal Pradesh at Valsad: Haryana 1st innings: 237 for 3 in 90 overs (Guntashveer Singh 110 batting; K Abhinay 3/48).
3) Jammu & Kashmir v Hyderabad at Vadodara: Hyderabad 1st innings: 234 for 3 in 90 overs (Tanmay Agarwal 106 batting, S Badrinath 47).
4) Kerala v Tripura at Cuttack: Tripura 1st innings: 213 all out in 79.5 overs (Yashpal Singh 50; S Sandeep Warrier 3/34, Jalaj Saxena 3/37) vs Kerala 1st innings: 11 for no loss.
IMAGE: Shardul Thakur.