In the Group D Ranji Trophy match between Madhya Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, which took place in Jammu on Thursday, Madhya Pradesh’s bowlers, led by Avesh Khan, produced yet another excellent performance to earn a big innings and 17-run triumph against Jammu and Kashmir with a day to spare.
Khan contributed three wickets and 53 runs in helping MP bowl out J&K for 193 in their second innings on the third day after following on. This was accomplished in 60.5 overs. J&K scored 98 runs all out in their first essay on Wednesday, in response to MP’s 308 runs scored in their first essay.
Khan, who has represented India in five One-Day Internationals and fifteen Twenty20 Internationals, was the major wrecker, assisting MP in bundling out J&K for 98 in their first innings with figures of 5/33.
Lower order hitters like Yudhvir Singh (30), Sahil Lotra (66), and Auqib Nabi (44) postponed the inevitable for a time for Jammu and Kashmir despite the fact that they were reduced to 45 for 7 in the 22nd over of their second innings.
In addition, Saransh Jain, Kumar Kartikeya, and Anubhav Agarwal each grabbed two wickets for the MP.
This victory was worth seven points to MP. A team that wins the match outright receives six points, while a team that wins by an innings or 10-wickets receives seven points.
Bengal are getting closer to defeating UP but still need to score 101 more runs.
While Bengal was playing Uttar Pradesh in a Group A Ranji Trophy match in Kolkata, opener Koushik Ghosh scored an unbeaten 69 and Anustup Majumdar also remained not out on 44. This brought Bengal closer to claiming an outright victory over Uttar Pradesh.
At the end of the third day of the match, Bengal’s second innings score was 156 for 2, leaving them needing to score another 101 runs on the final day, which was Friday. During his unbroken knock of 121 balls, Ghosh smashed 10 fours, while Majumdar hit 6 fours. Both batsmen were unbeaten.
Besides the duo, Sudip Kumar Gharami made 22. Both wickets were taken by right-arm bowler Shivam Mavi (2/46), who bowled fast.
Earlier, when Uttar Pradesh resumed their second innings with a score of 122 for 4, Rinku Singh added 45 runs to his tally from the previous day before being dismissed for 89. Akashdeep Nath made 53 runs before going out of the game.
The only other batsman for Uttar Pradesh to score in the double digits was the opener, Madhav Kaushik (19), who scored 19.
UP was bowled out for 222 runs in a total of 65.3 overs after adding 105 runs to their overnight score but losing six wickets in the process.
Right-handed medium pacer of the Bengal breed Sayan Mondal (2/24), Pritam Chakraborty (2/48) and Ishan Porel (2/70) each picked up two wickets, and Akash Deep (3/52) was the only one to take three scalps. Akash Deep took three wickets.
As the game progressed, it became clear that Uttar Pradesh’s best batting performance came from Rinku, who scored 79 and 89 runs during the two innings.
On the third day of their Ranji Trophy Group B match in Pune, the bowlers for Maharashtra limited the team captained by Yash Dhull to 233 for five runs, which gave Maharashtra a significant advantage over Delhi. If Delhi were to lose the remaining wickets early on day four of the match, they would be in a precarious position given their small advantage of 100 runs and the fact that they still had five batters in the dugout.
On the last day of the match, the bowlers for Maharashtra will try to take advantage of the fact that the wicket is still relatively fresh in the early morning hours in order to limit Delhi’s lead below 200 runs and then make a determined effort to win.
Earlier on day three, Maharashtra’s batting team was only able to add 19 runs to the score they had at the end of day two before losing the last three wickets and were bowled out for 324.
However, 33-year-old Ashay Palkar, who was on 94 when play stopped for the day on day two, completed his first-ever first-class century before being caught by Lalit Yadav off Simarjeet Singh on run number 100. This was Palkar’s first-ever dismissal in a first-class match.