Ishank Jaggi scored an unbeaten century while Ishan Kishan made 83 to hand Jharkhand the crucial first innings lead over Haryana in a Ranji Trophy Group B match, in Ranchi, on Wednesday.
Seasoned pro Jaggi remained unconquered on 127 of 213 balls, Kishan made 83 off 155 deliveries as Jharkhand finished day two on 311 for six in 91 overs in reply to Haryana's 208 all out.
Jaggi decorated his knock with 14 boundaries and one six, while Kishan struck 14 fours.
However, Jharkhand's did not have the best of starts as they lost four wickets for just 60 runs.
But then Jaggi and Kishan joined hands and the duo played sensibly to not only resurrect Jharkhand's innings but also take them past Haryana's first innings total.
Jagi and Kishan stitched 190 runs for the fifth wicket to steer Jharkhand out of trouble.
For Haryana, pace duo of Ashish Hooda (2/69) and Ajit Chahal (2/68) shared four wickets between them while leg- spinner Amit Mishra (1/48) picked up one wicket in his return to competitive cricket after a six month injury lay-off.
At stumps on Day 2, Jharkhand lead Haryana by 103 runs with four wickets in hand.
Brief Scores of Group B matches:
In Ranchi: Haryana 208 (Chaitanya Bishnoi 61, Shubham Rohilla 52, Sunny Gupta 4/67, Shahbaz Nadeem 2/27, Jaskaran Singh 3/52) vs Jharkhand 311/6 in 91 overs (Ishank Jaggi 127 not out, Ishan Kishan 83; Ajit Chahal 2/68, Ashish Hooda 2/69).
In Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala: 335 all out in 118.3 overs (Rohan Prem 86, Jalaj Saxena 79, Sachin Baby 78; Mahipal Lomror 4/51 vs Rajasthan: 134 for six in 56.3 overs (Dishant Yagnik 62; Jalaj Saxena
In Surat: Jammu and Kashmir 261 (Ahmed Bandy 54, Shubham Khajuria 54, Parveez Rasool 4, Piyush Chawla 5/92) vs Gujarat 276/4 in 100 overs (Manpmrit Juneja 66 not out, Priyank Panchal 61;
Manik Gupra 2/68).
Gopal's fifer hands Karnataka 1st innings lead
Leg-break bowler Shreyas Gopal registered his best first-class figures to help Karnataka bundle out Hyderabad for 136 and take the all-important first innings lead in a Ranji Trophy Group A match, in Shimoga, Karnataka.
Gopal registered impressive figures of 5/17 while off-spinner Krishnappa Gowtham picked up three wickets for 56 as Karnataka bowled out Hyderabad in 64.4 overs in reply to their first innings total of 183.
Wicket-keeper Kolla Sumanth top-scored for Hyderabad with a patient 68 off 150 balls.
Karnataka were 127 for four from 49 overs in their second innings at stumps on the second day of the game.
Brief Scores: Karnataka: 183 & 127 for four in 49 overs (Karun Nair 37 not out, Stuart Binny 26 not out; Mehdi Hasan 4/54) vs Hyderabad: 136 all out in 64.4 overs (Kolla Sumanth 68; Shreyas Gopal 5/17).
In Guwahati: Assam: 244 all out in 93.2 overs (Tarjinder Singh 43, Deepak Bansal 4/61, Anureet Singh 3/81, Amit Mishra 3/56) vs Railways: 224 for two in 81 overs (Shivakant Shukla 86, Saurabh Wakaskar 80; Pritam Das 1/33).
In Lucknow: Maharashtra 312 all out (Ankit Bawne 119,Ruturaj Gaikwad 63, Rohit Motwani 62; Saurabh Kumar 7/110) vs Uttar Pradesh: 232 for seven in 68 overs (Almas Shaukat 63,
Shivam Chaudhary 54; Chirag Khurana 4/38).
Indrajith leads TN fightback with ton against Mumbai
B Indrajith scored an unbeaten ton to lead Tamil Nadu's fightback as the team finished day two at 239 for 5 in response to Mumbai's 374 in a Ranji Trophy Group ‘C’ match at Sharad Pawar Cricket Academy BKC in Mumbai.
Indrajith (105 batting) and young all-rounder M S Washington Sundar (69) rescued Tamil Nadu from a rather precarious 69 for 4 with a partnership of 157 runs.
Earlier, resuming at the overnight score of 314 for 7,the home side added 60 to its total with the Akash Parkar (33 not out) and Aditya S Dhumal (13) putting on 35 crucial runs for the 10th wicket.
Experienced all-rounder Abhishek Nayar failed to add to his overnight score of 20, falling to Vijay Shankar to a catch by Murali Vijay.
Vijay Shankar was the most successful Tamil Nadu bowler, finishing with 4 for 52 while the country's premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin had figures of 3 for 78.
Brief scores: Mumbai 374 all out in 103.1 overs (Prithvi Shaw 123, Vijay Shankar 4 for 52, R Ashwin 3 fo 78) vs Tamil Nadu 239 for 5 in 65 overs (B Indrajith 105 batting, M S Washington Sundar 69, Vijay Gohil 2 for 58).
At Vizianagaram: Andhra Pradesh 584 for 4 declared in 166 overs (G Hanuma Vihari 302 not out, D B Prashanth Kumar 127, Ricky Bhui 100) vs Odisha 32 for 1 in 12 overs. At Agartala: Tripura 205 all out 64.2 overs (B B Ghosh 65, Gurinder Singh 57, Ishwar Pandey 3 for 40, Ankit Sharma 3 for 61) vs Madhya Pradesh 201 for 7 in 66 overs (Rajat Patidar 79, Harpreet Singh Bhatia 70, M B Mura Singh 2 for 14).
Gurkeerat hits ton as Punjab amass 635 runs against Goa
All-rounder Gurkeerat Mann today scored a century to capitalise on the platform laid by captain Jiwanjot Singh and Anmolpreet Singh, as Punjab amassed 635 in their first innings of a Ranji Trophy Group D match against Goa.
Overnight batsmen -- captain Jiwanjot and Anmolpreet -- got out early today but Gurkeerat (114) took the charge from where the two left.
Resuming on 215, Jiwanjot was dismissed for 238 after facing 293 balls that included 30 boundaries and a six, while Anmolpreet added 10 runs to his overnight score before getting out for 161-ball 113, studded with 13 fours and two sixes.
Jiwanjot and Anmolpreet added 260 runs for the third wicket.
Gurkeerat's 114-run innings came off 129 deliveries, with the help 14 fours and two sixes.
He also put on 105-run stand for the sixth wicket with Taruwar Kohli (28).
Shadab Jakati was the pick of the Goan bowlers with figures of five for 165.
At stumps on Day 2, Goa were at 94 for one with captain Sagun Kamat batting on 32 and Swapnil Asnodkar unbeaten on 28.
Punjab 1st innings: 635 all out in 148.5 overs (Jiwanjot Singh 238, Gurkeerat Mann 114, Anmolpreet Singh 113, Shadab Jakati 5/165). Goa 1st innings: 94 for one.
In New Delhi: Himachal Pradesh 1st innings: 364 all out in 116.3 overs (Nikhil Gangta 130, Ankush Bains 68; Vikas Yadav 5/91).
Services 1st innings: 153/6 in 61 overs (Navneet Singh 49; Akash Vasisht 4/48).
In Nagpur: Chhattisgarh 1st innings: 489 all out in 163.2 overs (Amandeep Khare 210, Ashutosh Singh 113; Umesh Yadav 3/87).
Vidarbha 1st innings: 31 for one.