On the fourth and final day of a Ranji Trophy Elite Group D match on Friday, Gujarat annihilated Chandigarh by an innings and 87 runs. Chandigarh was competing in the competition.
Chandigarh resumed play with a score of 46 for 2 after the previous day’s play and was behind by 246 runs when they were bowled out for 205 in 75.3 overs.
The highest score of 46 was achieved by Jagjit Singh Sandhu, who batted in the tenth position (42 balls, 6 fours, 3 sixes).
Hardik Patel, who bowls with a left-arm spin and has four wickets to his name, was Gujarat’s most effective bowler. After Chandigarh had scored 304 runs in the first innings of the match, Gujarat scored 596 runs for four declared runs thanks to a magnificent double century scored by their captain, Priyank Panchal.
Avesh Khan’s knock of 30 runs was the key to Madhya Pradesh’s victory over Railways in Indore, where the match was taking place at the same time (25 balls, 2 fours, 2 sixes).
When they needed 215 to win, MP saw their openers put up 46 runs to set the stage for the rest of their team. However, the determined bowlers for Railways were able to strike at consistent intervals throughout the game.
Left-arm spinner Akash Pandey took the wicket of the reliable Rajat Patidar, a crucial batter for Madhya Pradesh, after Patidar had made just 14 runs. Pandey finished with 2 for 63.
Despite the fact that Madhya Pradesh had useful contributions from players like Himanshu Mitra (45, 142 balls, 3 fours), Saransh Jain (36), and skipper Akshat Raghuwanshi (26), it appeared as though the team was letting the match get away from them.
Avesh Khan, a hefty medium pacer for Madhya Pradesh, emerged as a hero for his team as he smashed two sixes and two fours throughout the match to help his side cross the finish line.
After three matches, Madhya Pradesh is in first place with 20 points, followed by Gujarat (14) and Vidarbha. Each victory earned the state six points (12).
Brief scores: At Ahmedabad, Chandigarh lost to Gujarat by an innings and 87 runs. Their scores were 304 in 116 overs (Bhagmender Lather 87) and 205 all out in 75.3 overs (Jagjit Singh Sandhu 46, Manan Vohra 40, Gaurav Gambhir 31; Hardik Patel 4/66). Gujarat scored 596 for 4 declared in 134 overs (Priyank Panchal 257, M A Hing Gujarat: 7 points, Chandigarh: 0.
At Indore, Railways’ 274 and 195 all out in 72 overs were defeated by Madhya Pradesh’s 255 all out in 84.5 overs (Rajat Patidar 54; SS Jadhav 5/34) and 215 for 8 in 79.3 overs (Himanshu Mantri 45, Saransh Jain 36, Avesh Khan 30 not out) by two wickets. Shivam Chudhary and Vivek Singh scored 53 and 31 respectively for MP gets 6 points while Railways gets 0 points.
At Agartala, Punjab’s score of 203 all out in 64.2 overs was tied with Tripura’s score of 322 for 4 in 114 overs. Prabhsimran Singh scored 55 for Punjab, and Manisankar Murasingh took 5/48 for Tripura (Sudip Chatterjee 112 not out, Wriddhiman Saha 101 not out, Sridam Paul 55). Tripura: 3 points, Punjab: 1.
On Friday, Uttarakhand defeated Himachal Pradesh in a Ranji Trophy Group A encounter by a score of five wickets thanks to the efforts of seamer Abhay Negi, who collected four wickets, and Kunal Chandela, who scored a half-century without being dismissed.
Uttarakhand’s bowlers, led by Negi, first restricted the opponents to 391, and then the batters, helped by Chandela’s unbeaten 59, crossed the winning target of 105 in 28.5 overs on the final day of the match, which gave Himachal a glimmer of hope that they could salvage a draw. However, the final day brought good tidings for Uttarakhand as their bowlers, led by Negi, first restricted the opponents to 391, and then
After restricting Himachal to just 49 runs in their first innings and then taking a massive lead by scoring 336 runs in their first innings, Uttarakhand was in a position to win the match on the opening day itself and could have finished it off in the first three days if they had continued their dominance in their own first innings.
But because of the poor lighting, only 14 overs were able to be bowled on Thursday, therefore the competition had to be extended to a fourth day.
Both Himachal hitters Akash Vasisht (111) and captain Rishi Dhawan (71) had a significant role to play in deciding the outcome of the match. They made quick work of the bowling machine while at the crease, first erasing the massive deficit and then putting their team in a position to take a narrow lead as well.
However, once they left one after the other within the span of three overs, things became challenging for the guests.
After their innings was over, Himachal scored 391 runs, which meant that Uttarakhand needed to score 105 runs in order to win the match.