Suryakumar Yadav scored an 80-ball 90 in his first Ranji Trophy game in nearly three years, while skipper Ajinkya Rahane and Yashasvi Jaiswal hit brilliant hundreds to bundle out Mumbai for 457 for three against Hyderabad on the opening day of their Group B contest. . Surya, who has arguably been the best batsman in white-ball cricket over the past 12 months, came into the red-ball game with the same aggressive intent he is known for in the shorter formats. His innings included 15 fours and a six.
The stylish batsman has repeatedly expressed his desire to play Test cricket for India. He last played a first-class match in February 2020.
Jaiswal scored a brilliant 162 off 195 balls while Rahane was batting on 139 at stumps.
Prithvi Shaw was dismissed for 19 after taking the field at Hyderabad’s BKC ground.
Shourie’s eighth century in first class
Opener Dhruv Shorey scored his eighth first-class century as Delhi were restricted to 271 for seven against Assam on the opening day of the match. Assam removed Shorey’s partner Anuj Rawat early after fielding first. Shorey remained unbeaten on 139 off 216 balls before bad light forced him to bowl 81 overs at opening stumps.
Delhi’s young captain Yash Dhull scored 22 runs in 56 balls, while Vaibhav Raval scored 43 runs in 71 balls. Senior batsman Nitish Rana got out on the very first ball.
Delhi, who lost their tournament opener to Maharashtra, fielded a depleted unit in the absence of injured pacers Ishant Sharma and Mayank Yadav. They were forced to field three debutants in Harshit Rana, Pranshu Vijayaran and spinner Ritik Shokeen.
Senior fast bowler Navdeep Saini, who suffered an abdominal strain while being part of the Indian team in Bangladesh, is unlikely to be fit in time for Delhi’s next match.
Brief scores: In Mumbai: 457/3 in 90 overs in Mumbai (Yashasvi Jaiswal 162, Suryakumar Yadav 90, Ajinkya Rahane 139 n, Sarfaraz Khan 40 n) vs Hyderabad.
At Guwahati: Delhi 271/7 in 81 overs (Dhruv Shorey 139 batting, Mrinmoy Dutta 2/50) vs Assam.
At Coimbatore: Andhra 277/5 in 90 overs (Abhishek Reddy 85, Ricky Bhui 68, Karan Shinde 55n; R. Sai Kishore 2/73) vs Tamil Nadu.
At Rajkot: Maharashtra 253/2 in 89 overs (Ruturaj Gaikwad 65, Naushad Sheikh 93 no, Ankit Bawne 61 no) vs Saurashtra.
Patidar, Raghuvanshi help MP recover
Sandeep Sharma took five wickets but Rajat Patidar and Akshat Raghuvanshi struck twin half-centuries as defending champions Madhya Pradesh posted 289 for seven against Chandigarh on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy Elite Group ‘D’ match on Tuesday. Opener Yash Dubey (44, 50 balls, 6 fours) and Himanshu Mantri (12) put on 63 runs for the first wicket to give Madhya Pradesh a solid start.
However, Sandeep jolted MP’s innings by taking the wickets of Mantri and Dubey in quick succession.
Shubham Sharma (1) was dismissed by Hartejaswi Kapoor for 75, while Sandeep was soon dismissed by Aditya Srivastava (7) as Madhya Pradesh were 94 for four.
Patidar (88, 116 balls, 16 fours), one of the stars of MP’s maiden Ranji victory, steadied the innings with Raghuvanshi (65 not out, 167 balls, 5 fours, 1 six) adding 94 runs. Fifth wicket.
The duo held the Chandigarh bowlers to a standstill for 154 balls while Sandeep stayed away.
Sandeep, who has played two T20 Internationals for the country, again dealt a blow by clean bowling Patidar.
Raghuvanshi then put on 67 runs for the seventh wicket with Anubhav Agarwal (25) before Sandeep was trapped lbw on the last ball of the day.
In the other group match, Punjab bounced back from being bowled out for 162 in 48.1 overs to bundle out Railways for 77 for 7 at the Karnail Singh Stadium in New Delhi.
Brief scores: At Motera: Gujarat 267 for 6 in 90 overs (SD Chauhan 73, Kathan D Patel 54, Priyank Panchal 52; Abid Mushtaq 3/88) vs J&K.
At Nagpur: Vidarbha 264 all out in 88.3 overs (Atharva Taide 53, AV Wankhede 47, AV Wadkar 43; AS Sarkar 6/74) vs Tripura 3 for no loss in 2 overs.
At Indore: Madhya Pradesh 289 for 7 in 88 overs (Rajat Patidar 88, Akshat Raghuvanshi 65 not out; Sandeep Sharma 5 for 81) vs Chandigarh.
New Delhi: Punjab 162 in 48.1 overs (Abhishek Sharma 36, Prabhsimran Singh 33; Adarsh Singh 5/65) vs Railways 77 for 7 in 30 overs (Yuvraj Singh 26 not out; Baltej Singh 4/29)
Karnataka has the upper hand
Eight-time champions Karnataka produced an all-round effort to bundle out Puducherry for 170 and then took one wicket for 111 on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy Group C match here on Tuesday.
Electing to field, Karnataka’s bowlers were right on the money as right-arm pacer Vidavath Kaverappa (4/52), Vijaykumar Vaishak (3/39) and Ronit More (2/34) decimated Puducherry’s batting line-up. Shared nine wickets to do- UP.
Leg-spinner Shrey Gopal (1/5) took the second wicket.
Puducherry never had control of their innings after being sent in to bat as they lost wickets at regular intervals, failing to build enough partnerships to help them post a decent first innings total.
Skipper Damodaran Rohit (44) top-scored for Puducherry while Kothandapani Aravind (20) and Sridhar Ashwath (20) also chipped in before getting dismissed in 54 overs.
In reply, opener Ravikumar Samarth remained unbeaten on 59 while skipper Mayank Agarwal scored 51 as Karnataka finished the day at 111 for 1.
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Karnataka still trail Puducherry by 59 runs in their first innings with nine wickets remaining.
In another Group C match in Jaipur, India international Deepak Hooda scored 133 off 187 balls, while Salman Khan (62 not out) and Yash Kothari (58) also contributed with the bat as Rajasthan won in 87 overs on the first day. Scored 310 runs for five wickets. against Kerala
Jalaj Saxena took two wickets for 74 runs for Kerala.
Brief scores: At Bengaluru: Puducherry 170 all out in 54 overs (Damodaran Rohit 44; Vidwath Kawerappa 4/52) v Karnataka 111 for 1 in 32 overs (Ravikumar Samarth 59 not out, Mayank Agarwak 51; Ankit Sharma 1/8) ).
At Jaipur: Rajasthan 310 for 5 in 87 overs (Deepak Hooda 133, Salman Khan 62 not out, Yash Kothari 58; Jalaj Saxena 2/74) vs Kerala.
At Jamshedpur: Jharkhand 280 for 4 in 90 overs (Saurabh Tiwary 65 not out, Kumar Kushagra 60 not out; Darshan Misal 2/59) vs Goa.
At New Delhi: Services 213 all out in 60.1 overs (Anshul Gupta 71, Devendra Lochab 53; Ravi Kiran 5/44) vs Chhattisgarh for no loss in 3 overs.
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