Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s Day 2 coverage of Ranji Trophy Round 6 matches. This is Dhruva Prasad and Abhishek Saini getting you the latest updates.
DELHI 10/1 VS MUMBAI, TRAILS BY 283 RUNS
Mohit Avasthi uproots debutant Vaibhav Sharma’s off stump as he gets the ball to shape in a bit. Mumbai draws first blood and Delhi is rocked early. Hrithik Shokeen joins Dhruv Shorey.
CENTURY FOR PRADOSH RANJAN PAUL!
Pradosh gets to his hundred after he ended day one on 99. Tamil Nadu 393/4 vs Assam. What a season Pradosh is having. Third century in this season, over 550 runs at an average in excess of 90. Take a bow young man!
ANDHRA 256/5 VS SAURASHTRA
DELHI 4/0 VS MUMBAI, TRAILS BY 289 RUNS
Dhruv Shorey and debutant Vaibhav Sharma opne the innings for Delhi. Tushar Deshpande starts off the proceedings with the ball. Short one to start with and then Shorey flicks one with flourishing wrists off the pads for a four through midwicket. A desperate LBW appeal off the last ball of the first over as Shorey defends on the frontfoot and gets an inside edge onto his pads. Mohit Avasthi operates from the other end.
BIG INNINGS ON THE CARDS FOR THE STALWART?
SARFARAZ KNOCKING/BREAKING THE SELECTION DOOR DOWN?
With yet another hundred in domestic First-Class cricket yesterday, Sarfaraz Khan continues to turn heads and demand a India call-up. When will it come? That’s a discussion for another day. For now, relive his splendid knock.
EARLY RISER SHELDON AT IT AGAIN
CAN SAURASHTRA RESTRICT ANDHRA?
Lalith says hi from Rajkot. Can Saurashtra pacers Unadkat and Sakariya restrict Andhra below 300 after striking late last evening to give their team an opening?
DAY 1 SCORES AT STUMPS
Group B – Tamil Nadu 386/4 vs Assam
Group B – Mumbai 293 all out vs Delhi
Group C – Kerala 224/6 vs Karnataka
Group D – Punjab 302/5 vs Madhya Pradesh
Group A – Uttarakhand 86 all out vs Baroda 74/4
Group A – Himachal Pradesh 285/6 vs Nagaland
Group C – Services 175 all out vs Goa 36/1
Group B – Vidarbha 74 all out vs Gujarat 188/5
Group C – Pondicherry 217/7 vs Jharkhand
Group D – Railways 327/8 vs Chandigarh
Group A – Odisha 222/5 vs Uttar Pradesh
Group B – Maharashtra 353/5 vs Hyderabad
Group A – Bengal 335/6 vs Haryana
Group B – Andhra 256/5 vs Saurashtra
Group C – Rajasthan 330/8 vs Chhattisgarh
Group D – Jammu & Kashmir 52/0 vs Tripura
Plate Semifinal 1 – Bihar 329/6 vs Meghalaya
Plate Semifinal 2 – Sikkim 229 all out vs Manipur 46/1
Plate 5th Position Playoff – Arunachal Pradesh 199 all out vs Mizoram 2/0
DAY 1 RECAP
Delhi vs Mumbai
Thanks to some disciplined bowling and helpful conditions, unheralded Delhi had the surprising upper hand at lunch on day one of the Ranji Trophy contest against Mumbai at the Arun Jaitley Stadium. It took a patient rearguard effort from the in-form Sarfaraz Khan (125, 155b, 16×4, 4×6) and Shams Mulani (39, 103b, 6×4) to blunt the bowling attack and see their team through to a healthy total of 293 at Stumps.
Saurashtra vs Andhra
Jaydev Unadkat’s milestone 100th First Class match did not get off to a bright start as Saurashtra toiled for wickets in its Ranji Trophy sixth-round game against Andhra Pradesh at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot on Tuesday.
However, skipper Unadkat and Chetan Sakariya’s breakthroughs in the last hour helped the host claw its way back with the latter’s dismissal of Ricky Bhui (80, 155b, 8×4, 1×6) tilting the scales. Andhra was at 256 for five at Stumps.
Tamil Nadu vs Assam
Tamil Nadu batters, led by N. Jagadeesan (125, 152b, 14×4), made merry on their return to the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium for the first time this season, racking up 386 for four on the first day of the Ranji Trophy clash against Assam on Tuesday.
After Jagadeesan’s knock, Pradosh Ranjan Paul took the baton from him and inched closer to what could be his third hundred of the season as he finished the day unbeaten on 99 (127b, 11×4).
B. Indrajith (77) and Vijay Shankar (53 batting) chipped in with vital contributions as the Assam bowlers looked clueless against players who knew the conditions like the back of their hands.
-S. Dipak Ragav
Kerala vs Karnataka
Karnataka captain Mayank Agarwal wouldn’t have bothered too much about losing the toss in the morning as his opening bowlers made early inroads and enabled the visitors to take control of the Ranji Trophy match against Kerala at the KCA-St. Xavier’s College ground on Tuesday.
In ideal conditions for swing bowling, the Karnataka medium pacers, V. Koushik and V. Vyshak, forced errors from Kerala’s top order batters to reduce it to 5/3.
It needed yet another rearguard century from Sachin Baby (116 batting) to carry the hosts to a respectable total of 224 for six at stumps on the opening day.
-M.R. Praveen Chandran
WHEN AND WHERE TO WATCH RANJI TROPHY
When to watch Ranji Trophy 2022/23?
Ranji Trophy Round 6 fixtures will start from Tuesday, January 17 from 9:30 AM IST.
Where to watch Ranji Trophy 2022/23 on TV?
A select number of tournament matches are being telecast on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD. The telecast also provides updates and scores from all matches at regular intervals.
Where to live stream Ranji Trophy 2022/23?
The streaming of the Ranji Trophy matches will be available on Disney+ Hotstar app.