Ranji Trophy 2015, Group C: Saurashtra conflict J&K to sign buliding berth

A marvellous seven-wicket transport by spinner Kamlesh Makvana helped Saurashtra vanquish Jammu and Kashmir by an innings and 63 runs and sign their quarterfinal berth in a Ranji Tropy cricket contest on Thursday.

Ian Dev Singh’s 179-ball 127 went in vain as Makvana wrecked massacre on a hosts on a third day, returning with sum of 26.4-5-100-7 during a Gandhi Memorial Science College Ground.

Resuming during 491/9, Saurashtra finished their initial innings during a huge 497 in 126.2 overs after Jaydev Unadkat was discharged by M Mudhasir.

In reply, JK had a unsure start as Unadkat discharged Umar Nissar (6) in a 7th over and afterwards Makvana got absolved of other opener Pranav Gupta (39) in a 28th over after he common 52 runs with singh.

Skipper Parvez Rasool (0) was subsequent to go as he was held by Barot off Makvana. SP Khajuria (8) too was sent make-up in a 36th over by Makvana.

Singh afterwards combined another 52 runs with Amir Sofi (20), before pity a 78-run mount with Asif Khan (29) as JK crossed a 200-mark. However, Singh too was discharged in a 78th over with CS Jani holding a locate off DA Jadeja.

Once Singh was gone, Z Sofi (4) and VK Dogra (2) unsuccessful to strech double figures. M Mudhasir (23) and Sameer Ali (26 not out) fiddled around for someday before a former was dismissed.

Brief Score:

Jammu Kashmir 1st innings: 138

Saurashtra 497 (S Jackson 121; Z Sofi 3/51)

Jammu Kashmir 2nd innings: 296 allout in 86.4 overs (ID Singh 127; KR Makvana 7/100)

Tiwary’s double ton props Jharkhand

Saurabh Tiwary struck a double hundred before Jharkhand announced their initial innings during 388/8 and reduced Hyderabad to 169/6 on a third and penultimate day of their Ranji Trophy organisation C cricket compare on Thursday.

Overnight 366/6, Jharkhand authorised Tiwary to hold a double-hundred symbol before dogmatic their innings this morning. Tiwary remained dominant during 209, that came off 283 deliveries and enclosed 27 fours and 4 sixes.

In reply, Hyderabad, who were bowled out for 145 in their initial essay, were once again reeling. B Sandeep was a sole batsman to make a important grant with his 58-run knock, that enclosed 8 fours.

Brief Scores:

Jharkhand: 388/8d

Hyderabad: 145 and 169/6 in 77 overs (B Sandeep 58, Rahul Shukla 2/28).

Tripura forced to follow on opposite Services

Faced with a huge Services sum of 512, Tripura’s batting collapsed and a hosts were forced to follow on after being discharged for 229 in their initial innings on a third and penultimate day of their Ranji Trophy Group C cricket compare on Thursday.

Overnight 45/1 in their initial innings, Tripura rode on Saurabh Das’ 115-ball 53 and some other decent middle-order contributions to make 229 though that was not adequate to save them from follow on.

Brief Scores:

Services: 512

Tripura: 229 and 9/0 (f/o) in 3 overs.