Thursday, January 11, 2007

Ranji Super League Roundup - Day 2

(Chennai) Baroda is going to have to beat Tamil Nadu the old fashioned way after conceding a 4 run lead with 4 wickets still to go. The Pathans took 5 wickets between them and Rakesh Patel bowled well without reward but Badrinath broke Baroda hearts with an innings of 89 to grab the all important first innings lead. Too bad he won’t be making the probables. Go Baroda!

(Kolkata) Bengal crapped all over Rajasthan, piling up 465-4 and taking a 272 run lead. Gangles is unbeaten on 72 and will probably convince Dasgupta to let him bat on for a 100 tomorrow.

(Rohtak) Delhi forced Haryana to follow on after bundling them for 113. Haryana are 105-6 in their second innings. This despite Ashish Nehra shooting blanks. This game: all but over.

(Nasik) Two late wickets from Powar allowed Mumbai to finish on top after making 515 against Maharashtra who are docked at a very disappointing 99-4.

(Hyderabad) Hyderabad took a first innings lead after making 251 built largely around VVS’s snooze-worthy but vital innings of 76. Punjab are 39 runs ahead in their second innings with 5 wickets in hand and already packing their bags.

(Rajkot) Yere Goud continued to enjoy the Karnataka captaincy after being barred last year by the BCCI with an unbeaten 171 (the highest individual score in this round of Ranji) and taking Karnataka to 570. However Saurashtra surprised everyone, most of all themselves, when the opening pair defied the Karnatak bowlers to take their team to 103 for no loss by close.

(Kanpur) In the game of Discarded India Players With No Hope (Raina, Kaif, Venugopal Rao, RP Singh), UP put memories of the sound December trashing at the hands of Baroda behind them and took a huge 235 run lead against Andhra. Venu is on 25 and hoping to surprise everyone by actually making some runs. But he’ll have to get past RPS who has bowled really well so far.

1 comment:

Kallu said...

Ranji matches.. all big names show up with tremendous results..it is pathetic to watch now a days Indian team on international arena .. Earlier I was thinking of making travel arrangements to watch India playing in West Indies .. Now am having second thoughts of whether to order this WC2007 on internet or not .. Hope these Ranji matches serve as warm up games for atleast some players.

-Kalyan