On Wednesday, Gujarat provided a strong reply to Chandigarh’s total of 304 in the Ranji Trophy Group D encounter between the two teams. Opener Priyank Panchal led from the front with an unbeaten half-century as part of Gujarat’s response.
At the end of the second day of the match, Gujarat were 249/3 and behind Chandigarh by 55 runs. Panchal was batting on 87 after facing 146 balls (8×4, 1×6), and he was batting alongside wicketkeeper-batter Het Patel (37), with whom they shared an unbroken 53-run stand.
Panchal was also a member of two important partnerships that helped move the team forward. The first one was with Kathan Patel (47; 66 runs), and the second one was with Priyesh Patel (62; 108 runs).
Prior to that, Chandigarh was successful in adding 57 runs to their overnight total before they were bowled out in 116 overs.
Lather, who was batting undefeated on 68, was eventually run out by Hardik Patel (3/39), who claimed his third victim. Lather was dismissed 13 runs shy of a century.
Shen Patel took four wickets for 85 runs, and Sidharth Desai took two for 74 runs to round off Chandigarh’s first innings by removing Hartejassvi Kapoor.
In their response, Gujarat batted first and had an opening stand of 76 with Panchal and Patel. However, Patel was bowled by Lather just short of his half-century, which prevented Gujarat from reaching their target.
After making a name for himself with the bat, Lather was Chandigarh’s best bowler and was responsible for all three wickets that fell as a result of his efforts.
Following Lather’s leg-before dismissal of Patel, Chandigarh No. 3 Saurabh Chauhan (11) was bowled out for just 11 runs, bringing the total number of runs scored to 17. But Panchal remained steadfast and together with Patel established a stance that has endured for over a century.
Chandigarh scored 304 runs in 116 overs in Ahmedabad; Bhagmender Lather scored 87, Arslan Khan scored 56, and Gaurav Puri scored 51; Shen Patel took 4/85, Hardik Patel took 3/39, and Siddharth Desai took 2/74.
Priyank Panchal scored 87 runs while batting, Priyesh Patel scored 62 runs, and Kathan Patel scored 47 runs for Gujarat in their 249/3 total after 61 overs. Gujarat is now behind by 55 runs.
In Indore: Railways 274. Madhya Pradesh 243/8; 83.3 overs (Rajat Patidar 54, Himanshu Mantri 48, Shubham Sharma 40; Sagar Jadhav 4/28). MP is in the lead by 31 runs.
At Nagpur, Jammu and Kashmir scored 191 runs with only losing three wickets after 28 overs (Shubham Khajuria scored 39 runs while batting, and Akshay Wakhare took 2/17). Aditya Sarwate with 75 runs, Atharva Taide with 74 runs, and Harsh Dubey with 55 runs; Umar Nazir Mir with 5/39 and Abid Mushtaq with 3/66 for Vidarbha in 83.5 overs.
In Agartala: Punjab 203; 64.2 overs (Prabhsimran Singh 55, Mandeep Singh 41; Manisankar Murasingh 5/48, Abhijit Sarkar 2/57, Ajay Sarkar 2/57). Tripura 17 for no loss. 186 runs ahead of the Tripura trail.
In a Ranji Trophy encounter between Rajasthan and Puducherry, Manav Suthar finished with 11 wickets for the match and scored an undefeated 96 runs for Rajasthan. As a result, Rajasthan romped to a 101-run victory over Puducherry.
A day after the 20-year-old helped prop up their first innings total to 335 with a 97-run last wicket partnership, Suthar returned to grab the limelight with his left-arm spin in a match haul of 11/62 as Rajasthan bowled out Puducherry twice in the day — 104 and 130 while following-on — to seal a seven-point victory. Puducherry was bowled out while following-on both times.
Suthar finished the first innings with a score of 17-6-33-8, while Ravi Bishnoi made two wickets and took two runs out of the innings.
Puducherry’s top scorer was Paras Dogra, who scored 33 runs off of 68 balls, but when Suthar got rid of him, the rest of the hitters were out for an additional 29 runs total. Only 38 overs were played during their first innings.
After that, Puducherry batted for a total of 40.1 overs, during which Mahipal Lomror took four wickets (for 38 runs), while Deepak Hooda took two wickets (for 13 runs).
This time, Suthar was the one to open the bowling, but the openers for Rajasthan were able to get through his spell. Before Hooda chipped in to open the floodgates, Lomror gave the first breakthrough by removing Neyan Shyam Kangayan (17), who was batting for Neyan Shyam Kangayan.