Ranji Trophy 2015, Group B: Bharav Merai, Axar Patel rescue Gujarat opposite Mumbai on Day 3

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Bhargav Merai slammed his initial century of a Ranji Trophy deteriorate to rescue Gujarat along with Axar Patel on day 3 of a four-day Group B compare during a Wankhede Stadium on Thursday.

Coming to a double on Wednesday when a visitors had mislaid dual discerning wickets to be 53 for 3, a Surat-born batsman kept a Mumbai conflict during brook for a whole day on Thursday with an dominant hit of 150 to assistance Gujarat respond with 355 for 7 to a hosts’ huge initial innings sum of 531.

The 23-year-old right hander, reprieved shortly after he arrived during a double on Wednesday when a violent Shardul Thakur forsaken him off his possess bowling after holding wickets in unbroken overs, was sharp by his marathon 506-minute innings that contained 13 fours in 315 balls.

In a process, Merai also finished a fourth initial category century of his career as Gujarat, seeking during slightest a initial innings points to validate for a entertain finals, were 176 runs adrift of a 40-time champions during stumps.

Giving association to Merai, who got concerned in an innings-reviving partnership of 155 runs in 310 balls with India ODI actor Axar Patel (88 with 10 fours), during tighten was Ramesh Powar (0).

Axar and Merai, who came together after Gujarat mislaid dual wickets on Thursday morning to a middle gait of Badre Alam, staved off a home group conflict – after entrance together during a tumble of skipper Parthiv Patel’s wicket during 139 – for 212 minutes.

Axar was discharged pushing during covers by Mumbai’s categorical strike bowler Shardul after a second new round was taken during 261 for 5 after 95 overs.

Merai survived a really assured held behind interest when on 88 before completing his century in 330 mins and 220 balls. He also combined 59 runs for a seventh wicket with Rush Kalaria (24).

Barring Shardul, and to a obtuse border Alam, a Mumbai conflict looked toothless and a spin bowlers did not demeanour melancholy during all, food for suspicion for a ex-champions before a knock-out rounds, for that they have qualified, begin.

Brief scores: Mumbai 531. Gujarat 355 for 7 (P Panchal 36, B Merai not out 150, R Bhatt 31, Axar Patel 88; S Thakur 4 for 75, B Alam 2 for 67).

Ankit’s second fiver helps MP kick Andhra by an innings

Left-arm spinner Ankit Sharma claimed his second five-for of a compare as Madhya Pradesh notched adult an innings feat over Andhra to keep their Ranji Trophy cricket quarterfinal berth alive on Thursday.

Following on, Andhra were all out for 214 in 78.3 in their second innings with Ankit returning with shining total of 7/91 as a home side won by an innings and 9 runs on a third day during a Holkar Cricket Stadium.

Ankit finished a compare with 13 wickets for 108 runs as he had also picked adult 6 wickets for 17 runs in Andhra’s initial innings that was folded during 56 in 38.2 overs.

Madhya Pradesh cumulative 7 points, including a bonus, from a win while Andhra got none. MP have now finished their joining engagements and they are now during third mark in Group B with 24 points from 8 matches.

Brief Scores:

Madhya Pradesh: 279 (Rameez Khan 89, Harpreet Singh 81, Bandaru Ayyappa 5/66) kick Andhra 56 (Ankit Sharma 6/17) and 214 (AG Pradeep 62, Mohd. Kaif 51, Ankit Sharma 7/91) by an innings and 9 runs.

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