Ranji Trophy: Andhra, Delhi, Maharastra and Tamil Nadu win on third day

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Delhi (IANS) Firing on all cylinders, four big guns – Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Maharastra and Tamil Nadu – won their Ranji trophy engagements inside three days Thursday.

Manan Sharma spun Delhi to an innings and 150 run victory with a six-wicket haul giving away just 24 while Vikas Tokas and Shivam Sharma equally shared the remaining four wickets, as Odisha were skittled out for 85.

Beginning their first innings at the overnight score of 25/1, Odisha failed to tackle left-arm spinner Varun Sood and medium pacer Navdeep Saini – who picked up three wickets each – to be bowled out for a pathetic 118. Sharma then bowled with guile to wreck the Odisha second innings and enable Delhi clinch the one-sided game.

At Ongole, Andhra pacer D. Siva Kumar finished with a career-best haul of 11 wickets as he bowled his side to an innings win over Tripura.

Resuming their second essay at the overnight total of 13/3, Tripura failed to do much of a recovery act and were all out for 151. Kumar bagged 4/54, while C.V. Stephen chipped in with three, and D.P. Vijay Kumar picked up two scalps. Tripura’s only resistance came in the form of middle order bat Nirupam Sen Chowdhury who scored 42 runs.

Rajasthan were in for a surprise in Pune against Maharastra as they found all-rounder Shrikant Mundhe at his best with the ball. The medium fast bowler picked up figures of 6/38 and bundled Rajasthan for a paltry 106.

Maharastra then went out and chased down the target of 103 runs losing only one wicket in 19.3 overs, courtesy a blistering half-ton from Swapnil Gugale.

Rajasthan were greeted with Mundhe’s pace and swing. None could make a healthy contribution, with the highest being 19 runs from Aristh Singhvi.

At Chennai, Malolan Rangarajan and Suresh Kumar picked up figures of 5/42 and 4/38 respectively to bowl Uttar Pradesh out for 169 in their second innings and hand Tamil Nadu a victory by an innings and 49 runs.

Given below are the brief scores:

At Ongole: Andhra vs Tripura, Tripura 1st innings 151 all out, Andhra 1st innings 310 all out, Tripura 2nd innings 151 all out (Nirupam Sen Chowdhary 42; Duvvarapu Siva Kumar 4/54, Cherapurapalli Stephen 3/51). Andhra won by an innings and 8 runs

At Delhi: Delhi vs Odisha, Delhi 1st innings 353 all out, Odisha 1st innings 118 all out (Varun Sood 3/16, Navdeep Saini 3/22), Odisha 2nd innings following on 85 all out (Manan Sharma 6/24). Delhi won by an innings and 150 runs.

At Pune: Maharastra vs Rajasthan, Rajasthan 1st innings 270 all out, Maharastra 1st innings 274 all out (Chirag Khurana 82, Shrikant Mundhe 60; Deepak Chahar 4/63). Rajasthan 2nd innings 106 all out (Shrikant Mundhe 6/38), Maharastra 2nd innings 105 for one. Maharastra won by nine wickets.

At Chennai: Tamil Nadu vs Uttar Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh 182 all out, Tamil Nadu 1st innings 400 all out (Abhinav Mukund 140, Baba Indrajith 91; Ali Murtaza 4/138). Uttar Pradesh 2nd innings 169 all out (Piyush Chawla 69; Malolan Rangarajan 5/42, Suresh Kumar 4/38). Tamil Nadu won by an innings and 49 runs.

At Nagpur: Vidarbha vs Saurashtra, Vidarbha 1st innings 583 for nine declared, Saurashtra 1st innings 251 for five (Cheteshwar Pujara 114, Akshay Wakhare 3/61).

At Kolkata: Bengal vs Jammu and Kashmir, Bengal 1st innings 387 all out, Jammu and Kashmir 1st innings 315 all out (Bandeep Singh 73, Ian Dev Singh 72; Ashok Dinda 3/102). Bengal 2nd innings (Abhimanyu Easwaran 63, Manoj Tiwary 52 not out)

At Ahmedabad: Gujarat vs Punjab, Gujarat 1st innings 513 for 8 declared, Punjab 1st innings 219 for four (Uday Kaul 77; Ruhul Bhatt 2/32).

At Dharamsala: Himachal Pradesh vs Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh 1st innings 304 all out (Ankush Bains 129, Ankit Kalsi 80; Ashish Kumar 4/55, Sahbaz Nadeem 4/77), Jharkhand 1st innings 94 for one.

At Hyderabad: Assam vs Hyderabad, Assam 1st innings 393 all out, Hyderabad 1st innings 215 all out (Tanmay Agarwal 68; Swarupam Purkayastha 5/59), Hyderabad following on 21 for one

At Indore: Madhya Pradesh vs Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh 303 all out, Karnataka 1st innings 516 for eight (Manish Pandey 193, Shreyas Gopal 124; Yogesh Rawat 3/91).

At Delhi: Baroda vs Railways, Baroda 298 all out, Railways 1st innings 251 for seven (Rohan Bhosle 76; Irfan Patha 2/49).

At Delhi: Goa vs Services, Goa 1st innings 304 all out, Services 1st innings 219 for four (Anshul Gupta 110; Gauresh Gawas 2/38).

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