New Delhi, Dec 8 IANS | 11 months ago

Kerala and Uttar Pradesh recorded convincing victories on day three of the Ranji Trophy Sunday.


Keralad defeated Himachal Pradesh by 61 runs in a Group C match in Tellyiherry, Kannur. The visitors, beginning the day at 110 for seven, were bowled for 134 while chasing 196. Vinoop Manoharan took five wickets.

Uttar Pradesh thrashed Services by an innings and 14 runs in Ghaziabad. Services, resuming at 19 for no loss in their second innings, were bundled out for 191. Rajat Paliwal's 95 went in vain as he ran out of partners. The wickets were shared between RP Singh (2/72), Piyush Chawla (2/57), Amit Mishra (2/18) and Imitiaz Ahmed (3/16).

Delhi had extended its lead against Odisha by 112 runs, ending the day at 49 for two in 12 overs. Out of form Virender Sehwag was batting on 32 and had the company of Mithun Manhas, who was on four.

Earlier Sunday, Odisha managed 379 in response to Delhi's first innings score of 449. Natraj Behera top scored with 158 while Abhilash Mallick made 71. Delhi pacer Parwinder Awana claimed a five-wicket haul.

Brief scores:

Group A

Jharkhand 351 (Tiwary 238, Javed 4-79, Dabholkar 4-81) and 176 for 5 (Tiwary 38) v Mumbai 265 (Aaron 4-42)
Punjab 184 (Mandeep 56, Wagh 3-34) and 330 for 1 (Jiwanjot 188 not out, U Kaul 88 not out) v Vidarbha 360 (Jangid 104, Fazal 99)
Delhi 442 (Bhatia 158 not out, Manhas 92, Gambhir 32, Sehwag 0) and Delhi 49 for 2 (Gambhir 5, Chand 4, Sehwag 31 not out) v Odisha 379 (Natraj Behera 158, Awana 5-97)
Karnataka 256 (Rahul 98, Gautam 54, Harshal 5-46) and 62 for 4 v Haryana 247 (Saini 109, Binny 3-43) and 105 (Dewan 31, More 5-18)

Group B

Tamil Nadu 233 (Karthik 92, Yusuf 6-84) v Baroda 162 (Mistry 68) and 73 for 1
Bengal 252 for 7 (Shukla 87 not out) v Railways 306 (Arindam Ghosh 88)
Rajasthan 282 (Bist 84 not out, I Pandey 4-92) and 77 for 3 (I Pandey 2-23) v Madhya Pradesh 115 (Pankaj 5-30, Rituraj 3-33) and 314 (N Ojha 137, Rituraj 4-74)
Uttar Pradesh 369 (Dwivedi 131, Rawat 78) beat Services 164 (RP Singh 3-38, Chawla 3-62) and 191 (Paliwal 95) by an innings and 14 runs

Group C

Hyderabad 258 for 1 (PA Reddy 138 not out, Ravi Teja 90 not out) v Tripura 650 for 8 dec (Takawale 212, Mora Singh 150, Abbas Ali 132 not out)
Jammu & Kashmir 85 (Fallah 4-32, Mundhe 3-21) and 333 for 6 (Haroon 94, Bandeep 79) v Maharashtra 401 for 9 dec (Khadiwale 87, Motwani 84, Gujree 5-87, Beig 4-126)
Assam 247 (Syed Mohammed 101 not out) and 26 for 3 v Goa 406 for 9 dec (Desai 97, Kamat 60)
Kerala 214 (Jagadeesh 56, Vinoop 71, Dhawan 2-59) and 155 beat Himachal 174 (Bipul 53, Prashanth 7-54) and 134 (Manoharan 5-43) by 61 runs

(Posted on 08-12-2013)