Friday, January 12, 2007

Ranji Super League Roundup - Day 3

More action in the Ranji Super League amid all the distraction of the ODI squad getting picked. Some outright winners today, highlighted in this color.

(Chennai) Tamil Nadu are 87 runs with 9 wickets in hand away from an outright win against Baroda. Although Irfan Pathan mopped up TN for 342 with a return of 4-59, his score of 36 in Baroda's second innings was the team's highest as off-spinner Ravichandra Ashwin once again returned outstanding figures (6-64).

(Kolkata) Gangles duly finished his century (122) as Bengal extended their first innings lead with a score of 583-6 declared. Rajasthan for 202-4 by close and fighting an outright defeat.

(Rohtak) There was some consolation for Sehwag today after being dropped from the ODI squad as he took 4-63 bowling his genial off-breaks to mop up Haryana and register a huge win for Delhi by an innings and 18 runs. Haryana captain Joginder Sharma, who had a disappointing match is in the squad picked by the Indian selectors.

(Nasik) Ajit Agarkar returned the outstanding figures of 5-41 as Mumbai skittled Maharashtra out for 191 and then had them on the run at 148-6 after enforcing the follow-on. Tomorrow: outright win.

(Hyderabad) Hyderabad registered a close 1 wicket win over Punjab who essayed a remarkable revival built around a 96 run sixth wicket partnership between Dharmani and Kaul and steady inroads in Hyderabad's run chase from their pacers Gagandeep (picture), Ablish and VRV. Well fought for a famous comeback, Punjab!

(Rajkot) Kanaiya Vaghela's century and his century opening stand with Jogiani (80) notwithstanding, Saurashtra were 352-8 and had all but surrendered the first innings lead to Karnataka. Well fought Saurashtra, but they'll have to give up their spot to Delhi in the Group A table.

(Kanpur) RP Singh (picture) finished a fine match with figures of 5-49 (9-59 in the match) as UP wrapped up Andhra by an innings and 103 runs. Venu Rao 29 in the second innings.

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