Ranji Trophy 2013-14, Group A, 8th round, 3rd day December 24, 2013

Quadri takes six as Vidarbha collapse

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Jharkhand 332 and 83 for 3 (Wagh 3-20) lead Vidarbha 218 (Fazal 89, Quadri 6-65) by 197 runs

Vidarbha collapsed against Jharkhand legspinner Samar Quadri, losing their last nine wickets for 82 runs to concede a big first-innings lead in Jamshedpur. Vidarbha were strongly placed at 136 for 1 in reply to Jharkhand's 332. But Quadri provided the breakthrough, breaking a 69-run partnership between Faiz Fazal and Ravi Jangid by removing the latter for 30. He then bowled Vidarbha captain Shalabh Shrivastava for 4 and also sent back Rashmi Parida for a duck. Vidarbha were 150 for 4, but opener Fazal and wicketkeeper Urvesh Patel pushed the total past 200 before Jharkhand captain Shahbaz Nadeem broke the stand. Nadeem caught-and-bowled Fazal for 89, and Quadri ran through the tail to end with 6 for 65. Trailing by 114, Vidarbha hit back, Shrikant Wagh reducing Jharkhand to 45 for 3, before Ishank Jaggi and Saurabh Tiwary steadied the innings.

Odisha 345 for 8 (Natraj Behera 106, Dhurv 4-78, Bumrah 3-76) trail Gujarat 479 by 134 runs

Odisha's Natraj Behera made his fourth successive century but Gujarat were favourites to take the first-innings lead in Ahmedabad. Odisha began the day on 111 for 1 in pursuit of Gujarat's 479. Behera moved from his overnight unbeaten 64 to complete another century after making 158 against Delhi and twin hundreds against Mumbai. Odisha were 177 for 1 at one stage but just when partnerships developed through the day, they lost a couple of quick wickets every time. Rakesh Dhurv gave Gujarat the opening, having Behera caught for 106. Govind Podder and Biplab Samantray took Odisha towards 250 before both departed for forties, to Dhurv and Jasprit Bumrah, both of whom kept striking to reduce Odisha to 345 for 8 by stumps.

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  • Dhairy on December 25, 2013, 9:35 GMT

    Harshad Kadiwale, maharastra batsman scored 4 centuries, 5 fifties in last 7FC/12 innings. rishi dhawan, Andhra all rounder played about 50 matches & avg of 40 as batsman & 23 as bowler.

  • Dummy4 on December 24, 2013, 17:30 GMT

    Natraj Behera, who scored 4 centuries in a row...is in good form..Probably indian can use him in upcoming test series.

  • Hemant on December 24, 2013, 15:16 GMT

    I don't think rewarding people for a single performance is the answer -- Quadri is young and has less than 70 wickets at the moment -- let him groove his skill before taking him to a higher level. Giving an early chance sets players up for a failure which can be devastating for their career

  • Al on December 24, 2013, 13:50 GMT

    Quadri looks like the answer for Indian selectors search for a leg spinner. Chawla and Mishra got their chances and failed. Why not try Quadri??

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