Ranji Trophy 2012-13, Group B, Round 5, 1st day

Badrinath makes 29th first-class century

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December 1, 2012

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Tamil Nadu 235 for 3 (Badrinath 101*) v Vidarbha
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Ignored for the ongoing Test series against England, S Badrinath made his 29th first-class century as Tamil Nadu ended on 235 for 3 against Vidarbha in Nagpur. Arun Karthik and Abhinav Mukund got starts but were dismissed by Shrikant Wagh. Badrinath and Dinesh Karthik then put on 133 for the third wicket to build the innings. Dinesh Karthik made 49 off 147 deliveries before he was caught behind but India Under-19 allrounder Baba Aparajith ensured Tamil Nadu finished only three down. Badrinath faced 190 balls for his unbeaten 101 and hit 14 fours and a six.

Uttar Pradesh 18 for 0 trail Baroda 254 (Rayudu 85, Devdhar 65, Rajpoot 4-62) by 236 runs
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Ankit Rajpoot, 18, playing only his second first-class game, took four wickets to help Uttar Pradesh dismiss Baroda for 254 on a Green Park pitch with lots of grass on it. Suresh Raina asked Baroda to bat and the visitors lost their openers with just nine on the board. When Rajpoot had Rakesh Solanki edging to the slip cordon, Baroda were struggling at 83 for 4. Ambati Rayudu and Kedar Devdhar added 104 to steady the innings but Rajpoot broke the stand by having the Baroda captain caught behind for 85. Devdhar under-edged a googly from Piyush Chawla to the wicketkeeper and the innings soon ended on 254. The UP openers batted out six overs without any damage.

Maharashtra 264 for 7 (Bawne 51, Khurana 48, Mohanty 2-35) v Odisha
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Odisha's fairytale run continued when they had Maharashtra seven down for 264 in Sambalpur. Medium-pacer Basant Mohanty hardly gave anything away, and had figures of 22-13-35-2. Five other Odisha bowlers picked up a wicket each. Wasted starts were the story of the day for Maharashtra, with two batsmen, Harshad Khadiwale and Chirag Khurana, going in their forties, and Ankit Bawne falling for 51. Kedar Jadhav, who had made 327 against UP earlier, motored to 33 off 33 before being dismissed. Maharashtra were 139 for 5 when Jadhav fell but Bawne and Khurana helped stage a recovery.

Haryana 219 for 6 (Dewan 71, Awana 3-39) v Delhi
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Fast bowler Parvinder Awana took three wickets as Delhi reduced neighbours Haryana to 219 for 6 in Lahli, near Rohtak. The Lahli pitch has acquired a reputation for being a batsman's nightmare but the surface for this game was bare without any grass. Rahul Dewan and Nitin Saini (45) put on 69 for the first wicket before Awana struck. Sunny Singh and Abhimanyu Khod did cause much damage. Awana did, with the second new ball, taking out Sachin Rana and Amit Mishra leg-before. No. 5 batsman Rahul Dalal remained unbeaten on 42.

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Posted by N.SHURESH on (December 2, 2012, 2:16 GMT)

Without giving a chance to play, why selectors leaving a player like BADRINATH from the squad? Technically perfect with patience to stay at crease for a long time

Posted by Venkat_Gowrishankar on (December 1, 2012, 18:38 GMT)

Dinesh Karthik, no doubts should replace Dhoni in the Indian team. He has performed much better than Dhoni in overseas conditions, he has opened the innings in SA and England . He is technically a better batsman than Dhoni. Dhoni should step down from Test cricket, hand over the gloves to Dinesh Karthik. I really feel bad for Karthik and Patel who are much better batsmen keepers than Dhoni.

Posted by   on (December 1, 2012, 15:23 GMT)

badrinath has only played two tests for india had scored a 50 against south africa couple of years ago selectors need to give him a chance if suresh raina,yuvraj and murali vijay can get that many chances why not badri

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