Ranji Trophy 2013-14, Group C, 8th round, 1st day December 22, 2013

Himachal collapse after strong start

ESPNcricinfo staff

Maharashtra 35 for 0 trail Himachal Pradesh 228 (Chopra 47, Dogra 40, Fallah 3-48) by 193 runs

Himachal Pradesh collapsed after a strong start to be dismissed for 228 against Maharashtra in Pune. Prashant Chopra and Varun Sharma put on 76 upfront after the visitors were asked to bat but the latter's dismissal for 27 by Shrikant Mundhe kickstarted the meltdown. Chopra went soon after, edging Dominic Joseph behind for 47. Paras Dogra made 40 at No. 3, but he had little support and became Samad Fallah's third victim. Fallah had nipped out two more before that, including captain Rishi Dhawan for 6, and Himachal were struggling at 157 for 7 at one stage. Some resistance from the lower order, led by Karanveer Singh's 33, took them to 228. Maharashtra motored to 35 without loss in seven overs till stumps.

Goa 11 for 0 trail Kerala 273 (Manoharan 87, Surendran 84, Baby 54, Mangaldas 3-66) by 262 runs

Half-centuries from V Manoharan, N Surendran and Sachin Baby helped Kerala post 273 against Goa in Porvorim. Kerala lost a couple of early wickets to Buddhadev Mangaldas before Surendran and Rohan Prem took the score to 86. Prem departed but Surendran hung around to make 84, after which Baby and Manoharan put on 94 for the sixth wicket. Baby fell for 54 but Manoharan stretched the innings to 273 in the company of the tail and was last man out for 87. Goa reached 11 for 0 in five overs.

Tripura 165 for 9 (Saha 53*, Vijaykumar 4-34, Harish 3-38) v Andhra

Andhra's DP Vijaykumar and K Harish ripped through Tripura in Agartala, leaving the hosts reeling on 165 for 9. Vijaykumar took 4 for 34 and Harish picked up 3 for 38 after Andhra chose to bowl. Tripura's batsmen were never able to get going, and the hosts were 74 for 7 before a rearguard from Abhijit Dey and Tushar Saha. Dey made 32 before falling to Harish and No. 9 Saha was unbeaten on 53, the last pair having added 25.

Jammu & Kashmir chose to bowl v Hyderabad

No play was possible in Jammu due to a combination of overnight rain and bad light. The former delayed the toss till 2.40 pm, when Jammu & Kashmir chose to bowl against Hyderabad. But bad light had its say and prevented the start.