Ranji Trophy Plate League round-up, 1st day November 10, 2009

All-round Mota puts Tripura on top

Cricinfo staff

The first day's play of three games - between Goa and Assam, Jammu and Kashmir and Haryana, and Jharkhand and Vidarbha - was washed out without a ball being bowled.

Group A

Tripura 73 for 3 (Mota 38*, Khatri 2-16) trail Rajasthan 102 (Doru 35, Mota 6-22) by 29 runs.
A Wilkin Mota-inspired Tripura gained the upper hand against Rajasthan in Agartala. Mota grabbed a career-best 6 for 22 to help Tripura skittle out the opposition for 102; only three Rajasthan batsmen reached double-digits. Mota again stood out in the reply, making an unbeaten 38 to steer his team to 73 for 3 at stumps.

Group B

Madhya Pradesh 134 for 1 (Ojha 61*, Kanitkar 56*) v Kerala
Only 30 overs were possible on the opening day of the fixture between Madhya Pradesh and Kerala in Indore. MP scored at a brisk pace, with Naman Ojha and Hrishikesh Kanitkar scoring half-centuries. Both were unbeaten after adding 120 for the second wicket, as MP finished the rain-affected day on 134 for 1.