Ranji Trophy 2013-14, Group C, 2nd round, 2nd day

Teenager Saha helps Tripura fight back

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November 8, 2013

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Tripura 141 and 93 for 1 (Pawan 56) lead Himachal Pradesh 186 (Dhawan 67, Saha 5-53) by 48 runs
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Rishi Dhawan in his delivery stride, Mumbai Indians v Pune Warriors, IPL 2013, Mumbai, April 13, 2013
File photo - Rishi Dhawan added to his four wickets with a half-century on the second day © BCCI
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Tripura fought back on the second day in Agartala by curtailing Himachal Pradesh's first-innings lead to 45 and lost only one wicket for the score of 93 in the second innings. Tripura's bowling was led by 15-year-old offspinner Viki Saha, who finished with 5 for 53.

Himachal started the day at 26 for 1 and soon after the second-wicket partnership crossed 50, Saha dismissed Paras Dogra and Abhinav Bali within three deliveries. A set Prashant Chopra added to Himachal's woes, as he was run-out in the next over for 43, leaving them struggling at 77 for 4.

The captain Rishi Dhawan soothed their nerves with a fighting fifty, but he didn't have many partners to support him. Amit Kumar and Bipul Sharma left for low scores before the stand between Dhawan and Karanveer Singh gave them a lead.

Karanveer struck three fours in his 15 before he was trapped lbw by Saha. Dhawan reached his seventh first-class fifty and struck nine fours and a six in his 95-ball 67. Once he fell at the score of 179, Saha wrapped up the innings by bowling Mohinderraj Sharma out for 6.

Tripura's second innings was led by KB Pawan's unbeaten 56. Subhrajit Roy was stumped for 13 before Pawan and Abhijit Dey ended the day with a 48-run lead.

Assam 422 for 6 (Roy 134, Gokul 126*) v Hyderabad
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Overnight batsmen Sibsankar Roy and Gokul Sharma struck centuries and took Assam to a strong position against Hyderabad on the second day in Guwahati. Assam were five down when they started the day and lost only one more to finish at 422 for 6.

Roy and Gokul started their scores at 85 and 1 respectively in the morning, and almost took the team score to 300 with their 107-run stand. Roy struck his maiden first-class ton and was later dismissed for 134 by Ashish Reddy at the score of 285. Assam's tail had been exposed but they didn't let Hyderabad capitalise on that as Gokul and Jamaluddin Mohammad batted till stumps. Gokul brought up his third ton in first-class matches to stay unbeaten on 126 and Mohammad was not out on 52 in their stand of 137.

Andhra 42 for 0 (Bharat 22*) trail Kerala 486 (Samson 115, Fernandez 88, Vijaykumar 3-66) by 444 runs
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Kerala more than doubled their first-day score to put on a strong 486 against Andhra on the second day in Kannur. Robert Fernandez and Sachin Baby started the day and completed half-centuries to build on their overnight score of 236.

Baby was retired hurt on 60 at the score of 343 which brought Vinoop Manoharan on the pitch but he fell for a quick 27 to become Paidikalva Vijaykumar's third wicket. Baby came back at the score of 373 but could add only two more to is score. Fernandez also fell an over later when Shaik Basha bowled him for 88. Padmanabhan Prasanth added to Andhra's worries by scoring 50 with Chovvakkaran Shahid (37) for the eight wicket and 40 with Prasanth Parameswaran. The last two wickets fell in the same over as Vijaykumar, Shankara Rao and Basha picked up three wickets each.

Andhra played 15 overs till stumps to score 42 without losing a wicket.

Jammu & Kashmir 282 for 8 (Rishi 80, Dar 58, Jakati 4-71) trail Goa 317 (Vaz 99, Desai 71, Dayal 5-85) by 35 runs
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Jammu & Kashmir finished 35 runs short of Goa's 317 with only two wickets in hand in Srinagar, as the two teams remained evenly matched heading into the third day. Adil Rishi and Manzoor Dar scored fifties for J&K but Shadab Jakati picked four wickets to restrict their progress. Goa added 36 as Saurabh Bandekar took his score from 39 to 64, while Goa lost the remaining two wickets to Ram Dayal, who finished with 5 for 85, his fourth first-class five-for.

J&K were given an early jolt on the first ball of the innings when Harshad Gadekar dismissed Shubham Khajuria. The other opener, Rishi, steered the innings with 80 even though the next two batsmen fell for low scores. Dar took the innings further, after they lost five wickets for 158, with 58 which included four fours and two sixes. He also fell before J&K reached 200 but wicketkeeper Obaid Haroon and the tail, with Manik Gupta and Samiullah Beigh, added 91 runs. Beigh was unbeaten on 25 along with Ram Dayal who came in at No.10.

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Posted by Hummingbird0 on (November 9, 2013, 7:47 GMT)

@night.angel, I can add to that list. Rishi Dhawan is better prospect than England's ben stokes, at par with chris woakes. Better than NZ's Correy Anderson, SL's Thissara Perrera, Angelo Mathews (only in bowling), SA's Ryan Mclaren, Pak's adul Razzzaq.

This is only applied when the FC averages of these are applied with that of Rishi Dhawan.

But the truth is nobody in India realises how significantly effective he can be to the prospects of Indian team

Posted by Hummingbird0 on (November 9, 2013, 7:29 GMT)

Rishi Dhawan. Wow. Its simply amazing// Truth is, I only knew about him is the astonishing catch that he took in the IPL. Now just had a glance at his stats. Blown away literally. This guy is amazing. Simply needed him in the indian test team.

Posted by Night.angel on (November 9, 2013, 7:11 GMT)

Rishi Dhawan is the real allrounder in India. Infact, better than Irfan Pathan. He should be inducted to the Indian team as clearly he is good prospect. A batting avg of 42+ in the lower order and the bowling avg of 25 he is clearly a good asset to any team.

His bowling avg is better than Zaheer khan, Umesh yadhav, Javagal Srinath, I pathan, Bhuvi, Praveen kumar, kapil dev. This is serious talent.

Even Australian allrounders like Moises henriques, Shane watson donot have such avg but they have played in test team for Australia. Every other Test teams are in search for good allrounders. In india nobody bothers when they do have the talent. #dont waste this talent

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