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Jadeja, Powar steal Ranji honours

February 09, 2006 20:57 IST

India discard Ajay Jadeja emerged as the highest run getter in the just concluded 2005-06 Ranji Trophy.

Playing in the Plate division for Rajasthan, the right hander aggregated 684 runs in 7 matches at 97.71. While Mumbai's Ramesh Powar was the leading wicket taker with 42 wickets in the tournament.

Eighty-five matches were played in the Championship, out of which 45 produced results.

Uttar Pradesh and Bengal qualified for the final of the Elite division, which the former won on the basis of the first innings lead. It was Uttar Pradesh's maiden Ranji Trophy title.

In the Plate final, Saurashtra emerged triumphant, scoring an innings victory over Rajasthan.

Statistical analysis of the 2005-06 Ranji Trophy:

Highest Innings Totals:
Total For Vs Venue
619 Bengal Baroda Kolkata
605-9d Baroda Uttar Pradesh Ghaziabad
587 Rajasthan Bihar Jaipur
551 Mumbai Delhi Delhi FSK
550-7d Punjab Hyderabad Mohali
528-7d Orissa Himachal Pradesh Cuttack

Lowest Innings Totals:
Total For Vs Venue
67 Himachal Pradesh Orissa Cuttack
69 Delhi Gujarat Delhi FSK
77 Railways Delhi Delhi KS
79 Gujarat Railways Delhi KS
80 Hyderabad Andhra Anantapur
80 Himachal Pradesh Tripura Agartala
81 Services Hyderabad Secunderabad
87 Vidarbha Orissa Nagpur VCA
92 Saurashtra Orissa Cuttack
93 Vidarbha Himachal Pradesh Nagpur VCA
94 Orissa Rajasthan Jaipur KLS

Biggest margins of victory:
Margin For Vs Venue
Inns and 293 runs Orissa Himachal Pradesh Cuttack
Inns and 151 runs Punjab Hyderabad Mohali
Inns and 138 runs Hyderabad Services Secunderabad
222 runs Tamil Nadu Bengal Kolkata
220 runs Baroda Hyderabad Baroda
10 wickets Bengal Delhi Delhi JM
10 wickets Saurashtra Goa Rajkot
10 wickets Madhya Pradesh Jammu and Kashmir Indore
10 wickets Uttar Pradesh Hyderabad Lucknow

Narrowest margins of victory:
Margin For Vs Venue
14 runs Himachal Pradesh Vidarbha Nagpur VCA
1 wicket Rajasthan Jammu and Kashmir Jhalwar

Highest individual innings:
Runs Batsman For Vs Venue
267 W Jaffer Mumbai Delhi Delhi FSK
251* JJ Martin Baroda Uttar Pradesh Ghaziabad
217* PR Shah Baroda Services Delhi Palam
214* NV Ojha Madhya Pradesh Kerala Indore
206* S Badrinath Tamil Nadu Delhi Chennai MAC
204 SA Asnodkar Goa Tripura Margao
202* PM Mullick Orissa Himachal Pradesh Cuttack
185 R Bhatia Delhi Tamil Nadu Chennai MAC
180 RS Ricky Punjab Hyderabad Mohali
176 M Tehlan Delhi Maharashtra Delhi JM
175* D Mongia Punjab Uttar Pradesh Lucknow KDS
171 J Arunkumar Assam Jammu & Kashmir Guwahati
171 DB Dasgupta Bengal Baroda Kolkata
162 W Jaffer Mumbai Tamil Nadu Mumbai WS
161 AD Jadeja Rajasthan Bihar Jaipur SMS
159 SC Ganguly Bengal Maharashtra Pune
157* HK Badani Tamil Nadu Bengal Kolkata
154 RS Gavaskar Bengal Mumbai Mumbai WS
153 C Rawat Assam Madhya Pradesh Indore

Leading run-scorers:
Batsman Mts Inns NO Runs Hs Avg 100s 50s
AD Jadeja (Raj) 7 10 3 684 161 97.71 1 6
AA Muzumdar (Mum) 8 12 2 672 123 67.20 2 4
S Badrinath (TN) 7 10 2 636 206* 79.50 2 3
SK Raina (UP) 6 10 1 620 127 68.88 1 5
DB Dasgupta (Ben) 9 14 1 578 171 44.46 2 0
DS Jadhav (Mah) 6 12 1 576 108 52.36 2 2
JJ Martin (Bar) 7 11 2 571 251* 63.44 1 4
W Jaffer (Mum) 4 6 1 563 267 112.60 2 1
D Bundela (MP) 6 10 1 557 140 61.88 2 2
CC Williams (Bar) 7 12 2 555 138 55.50 2 3
SG Das (Ben) 8 14 2 542 115 45.16 1 1
NV Ojha (MP) 6 12 2 537 214* 53.70 1 4
SA Asnodkar (Goa) 5 9 0 529 204 58.77 2 1
D Mongia (Pun) 6 11 3 517 175* 64.62 3 0
PM Mullick (Ori) 6 8 2 503 202* 83.83 2 2

Highest partnership for each wicket:
Wkt Runs Batsmen Teams Venue
1st 337 SM Dholpure & NV Ojha Madhya Pradesh v Kerala Indore
2nd 217 SG Das & AA Jhunjhunwala Bengal v Railways Kolkata
3rd 313 W Jaffer & AA Muzumdar Mumbai v Delhi Delhi FSK
4th 218 Kavaljit Singh & D Mahajan Jammu and Kashmir v Kerala Jammu
5th 175 RS Ricky & M Sharma Punjab v Hyderabad Mohali
6th 314 DB Dasgupta & LR Shukla Bengal v Baroda Kolkata
7th 201 SA Asnodkar & SB Jakati Goa v Tripura Margao
8th 173 DB Dasgupta & Shibsagar Singh Bengal v Gujarat Surat
9th 137 AD Jadeja & Zakir Hussain Rajasthan v Bihar Jaipur SMS
10th 102 GK Pandey & AW Zaidi Uttar Pradesh v Services Lucknow KDS

Best bowling in an innings:
Figures Bowler For Vs Venue
8-40 M Kartik Railways Delhi Delhi KS
8-82 SR Singh Vidarbha Saurashtra Rajkot
7-29 V Jain Tripura Himachal Pradesh Agartala
7-36 SP Pandey Madhya Pradesh Jammu & Kashmir Indore
7-39 SV Sehgal Orissa Himachal Pradesh Cuttack
7-44 KS Sahabuddin Andhra Hyderabad Anantapur
7-81 SM Maniar Saurashtra Goa Rajkot
7-83 KS Sahabuddin Andhra Baroda Anantapur
7-93 SS Lahiri Bengal Maharashtra Pune
7-114 NM Kulkarni Mumbai Bengal Mumbai WS
7-126 PP Ojha Hyderabad Baroda Baroda

Ten wickets or more in a match:
Figures Bowler Teams Venue
11-88 PK Reddy Hyderabad v Services Secunderabad
11-115 A Bhandari Delhi v Gujarat Delhi FSK
11-116 R Jesuraj Tamil Nadu v Bengal Kolkata
11-145 SR Singh Vidarbha v Saurashtra Rajkot
10-57 SV Sehgal Orissa v Himachal Pradesh Cuttack
10-81 SK Trivedi Gujarat v Delhi Delhi FSK
10-91 Pankaj Singh Rajasthan v Orissa Jaipur KLS
10-118 Z Khan Baroda v Punjab Baroda
10-129 RR Powar Mumbai v Gujarat Ahmedabad SPS
10-133 SM Maniar Saurashtra v Goa Rajkot
10-139 KS Sahabuddin Andhra v Hyderabad Anantapur
10-142 A Rajan Madhya Pradesh v Bihar Indore
10-152 J Sharma Haryana v Hyderabad Uppal
10-160 P Kumar Uttar Pradesh v Andhra Anantapur
10-164 SS Lahiri Bengal v Maharashtra Pune
10-170 Gagandeep Singh Punjab v Haryana Mohali

Leading wicket-takers:
Bowler Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Best Avg 5WI 10WM
RR Powar (Mum) 2058 76 952 42 6-65 22.66 4 1
P Kumar (UP) 1928 59 983 41 5-33 23.97 4 1
SS Lahiri (Ben) 2411 75 1130 39 7-93 28.97 3 1
SM Maniar (Sau) 1479 71 678 38 7-81 17.84 4 1
SK Trivedi (Guj) 1661 71 590 37 6-101 15.94 4 1
SS Paul (Ben) 2086 74 914 36 6-25 25.38 2 0
P Chawla (UP) 1849 65 846 35 5-37 24.17 4 0
MM Patel (Mah) 1613 59 670 34 6-50 19.70 2 0
J Sharma (Har) 1596 56 775 34 5-47 22.79 4 1
KS Sahabuddin (And) 1438 66 595 32 7-44 18.59 3 1
C Nanda (Del) 1583 47 730 30 6-67 24.33 1 0
AW Zaidi (UP) 1860 77 790 30 5-50 26.33 1 0
SR Singh (Vid) 986 45 362 29 8-82 12.48 1 1
S Gill (Raj) 1263 74 485 28 6-20 17.32 2 0
Gagandeep Singh (Pun) 1215 51 506 28 6-133 18.07 3 1
DS Mohanty (Ori) 1027 61 351 27 5-21 13.00 2 0
A Katti (Ass) 1984 125 514 26 4-42 19.76 0 0

Miscellaneous:
Centuries: 74
Five wickets in an innings: 112
Ten wickets or more in a match: 16

Rajneesh Gupta