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Ranji trophy: Anureet stars for Railways vs Mumbai

November 18, 2010 22:37 IST

Mumbai enjoyed a slight edge even as young pacer Anureet Singh's five-wicket haul helped

Railways bundle out the hosts for just 219 runs on day two of Group A Ranji Trophy Elite Division match in Mumbai on Thursday.

The visitors, restricted to 201 in their first essay, were struggling at 64-3 in the second innings and have an overall lead of just 46 runs. Veterans Sanjay Bangar (19 not out) and Yere Goud (5 not out) were at the crease when stumps were drawn.

Earlier, resuming at overnight 42-1, Mumbai's Sahil Kukreja and Ajinkya Rahane began well, adding 77 runs for the second wicket in just over 21 overs.

However, Anureet removed Kukreja (50, 126b, 4x5) and Rahane (43, 67b, 4x8) off consecutive deliveries to trigger a middle-order collapse. Mumbai from a healthy 119-1 slumped to 121-5.

Prashant Naik (30), Iqbal Abdullah (29) and Ramesh Powar (36) chipped in to hand over the first innings lead to Mumbai. But Powar's dismissal triggered yet another collapse as the hosts lost four wickets without adding any run.

Anureet finished with figures of 5 for 52, while skipper Murali Karthik supported him well taking 3 for 73 runs. Tokas and Bangar chipped in with a wicket apiece.

Trailing by 18 runs, Railways lost opener V Cheluvuraj (0) to speedster Dhawal Kulkarni. Powar quickly removed M Suresh (28) and T P Singh (5) to hand over the edge to Mumbai.

Brief scores: Railways 201 and 64-3 (M Suresh 28; 2-12).

Mumbai 219 (S Kukreja 50, A Rahane 43; Anureet Singh 5-52, Murali Karthik 3-73).

Rayudu, Devdhar put Baroda in command

Ambati Rayudu led from the front with a composed 91 as Baroda scored 309 all out in their first innings on the second day of their Ranji Trophy Super League Group B match against Uttar Pradesh in Vadodara on Thursday.

Kedar Jadhav (66) and opener Jaykishan Kolsawala (58) also struck half-centuries to put the hosts in a commanding position with an overall lead of 119 runs, after bundling out the visitors for a paltry 190 in their first innings on Wednesday.

At the close of play, Uttar Pradesh were 25 for no loss, still needing 94 runs to wipe out the first innings deficit.

Brief scores: Uttar Pradesh 190 and 25/0 (Tanmay Srivastava 14).

Baroda 309 all out (Ambati Rayudu 91, Kedar Jadhav 66; Bhuvnesh Kumar 4-61).

Hyderabad in total control

Brilliant batting by P Akshat Reddy and B Sandeep helped Hyderabad score 277 for four in their first innings of their Ranji Trophy Plate League match against Tripura, in Hyderabad on Thursday.

Although opener P Shashank Nag returned to the pavilion early after hitting just five runs, Akshat Reddy went on to score 70 that had nine boundaries in it.

Other batsmen D B Raviteja (23) and G H Vihari (39) also helped consolidate the innings, while Sandeep pushed the score further in partnership with SA Quadri.

Sandeep (76) and Quadri (54) were at the crease when the wickets were drawn for the day.

Brief Scores:

Tripura  140 all out

Hyderabad 277-4 (BP Sandeep batting 76, SA Quadri batting 54).

Haryana bowl out Karnataka under 250

Sanjay Budhwar (5-56) and Joginder Sharma (5-66) took five wickets each to bowl out

Karnataka for a mere 222, on the second day of the Ranji Trophy Super League Group B match, in Rohtak on Thursday.

In reply to Karnataka's first innings total, Haryana were 146 for three at stumps on day two, with Nitin Saini (57) and Hemang Badani (25) on crease.

Veteran seamer Joginder and Budhwar combined together to push the Karnataka batsmen on to the backfoot.

Resuming on 84 for three, the overnight Karnataka batsmen -- Robin Uthappa, unbeaten on 36 and Manish Pandey, batting on three, tried to play with caution but Budhwar drew the day's first blood for Haryana by seeing off the former for 48.

Budhwar added another wicket to his kitty almost immediately by sending back Amit Verma (1), to leave Karnataka reeling at 105 for five.

But skipper R Vinay Kumar stepped in and along with Pandey consolidated the innings.

The duo put on a crucial 67-run stand together before Pandey fell for 37 off Joginder's bowling.

Thereafter, it was just a matter of time before the Karnataka innings folded for 222, with Sunil Joshi (14) and Abhimanyu Mithun (20) playing a cameo.

The hosts then also did not began on a great note as they lost opener Rahul Dewan (5) early. But Saini and Sunny Singh did not let that hamper the team as they laid a solid platform for Haryana.

The duo shared a 90-run stand together before Sunny fell for a well-made 53.

Shukla, Saha prop Bengal

Career-best knocks by Laxmi Ratan Shukla (250) and Wriddhiman Saha (178 not out) put Bengal in a commanding position as the hosts declared their first innings for 562 for six against Assam in their Ranji Trophy Super League at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Thursday.

Resuming at 257 for five, Bengal benefitted most from a Shukla dropped chance behind the stumps on 78 as they made mincemeat of a listless Assamese attack.

Shukla was again dropped twice by Assam glovesman Kunal Saikia after completing his century, while Saha got a breather at first slip when on 64 as the two piled on misery for their opponents in a 417-run stand – the all time third highest first-class partnership for the sixth wicket.

Shukla struck three sixes and 35 boundaries in his 481 minute innings from 355 balls, while wicketkeeper-batmsan Saha extended the senior-most Bengal pro perfect support in his knock studded with two sixes and 15 fours (516 minutes, 355 balls).

Assam were 10 for no loss at stumps on day two.

Brief Scores:

Bengal 1st Innings 562-6 declared (Laxmi Ratan Shukla 250, Wriddhiman Saha 178).

Assam 10 for no loss (Dhiraj Jadhav 10 batting).

Mukund, Badri put TN in strong position

Abhinav Mukund smashed a double century while Subramaniam Badrinath scored a ton to help Tamil Nadu finish the second day of their eilte Group A Ranji Trophy match against Saurashtra in a commanding position, in Rajkot on Thursday.

At stumps on the second day, Tamil Nadu were 483 for the loss of two wickets. Mukund was unbeaten on 217 while Badrinath was giving him company on 142.

Resuming at their overnight score of 242 for two, Tamil Nadu continued from where they had left it tomorrow, and finished the day without losing a wicket at the Khandheri Cricket Stadium.

After the dismissal of centurion Arun Karthik on Wednesday evening, Badrinath joined forces with Mukund to stitch together a huge partnership, which stood unbroken on 280 at close.

Mukund's knock was laced with 25 boundaries and a six while Badrinath hit 14 fours and two sixes during his stay at the wicket.

Delhi in control after Dhawan ton

Shikhar Dhawan scored an unbeaten century as Delhi tightened their grip over the Ranji Trophy

Super League match against Gujarat at Feroz Shah Kotla ground in Delhi on Thursday.

Dhawan (116) and Yogesh Nagar (69) shared an unconquered 124-run stand for the fourth wicket as Delhi ended the day two at a solid 248 for three.

The hosts have taken a huge 177-run lead, after sensationally bowling out Gujarat for 71 on Wednesday.

Brief Scores:

Gujarat 1st Innings 71 all out  (Niraj Patel 21; Pawan Suyal 4-27, Pradeep Sangwan 3-16, Sumit Narwal 3-23).

Delhi 1st Innings: 248 for three (Shikhar Dhawan batting 116, Yogesh Nagar batting 69, Unmukt Chand 35; Ishwar choudhury 2-64).

Himachal dominate

A splendid batting show on the second consecutive day put Himachal Pradesh in driver's seat

in the Ranji Trophy Super League match against Punjab in Dharamsala on Thursday.

Resuming at 256 for four, Himachal went on to score a huge 473 before folding as Manvinder Bisla (71), Mukesh Sharma (50) and Kuldeep Diwan (61) struck half-centuries.

The hosts then reduced Punjab to 54 for two in their first innings by removing openers -- Ravi Inder Singh (13) and Vishwas Bhalla (15).

Uday Kaul (14) and Rahul Sharma (4) were at the crease for the visitors at stumps on day two at HPCA stadium. They are still trailing by 419 runs and would aim to avoid the follow-on.

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