Ranji Trophy 2013-14, Group A, 9th round, 4th day January 2, 2014

Haryana stay up, Jharkhand go down

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Odisha 242 (Rout 94, Mishra 4-83) and 228 for 6 (Podder 79, Niranjan 64) drew with Haryana 626 for 4 dec (Dewan 273, Rana 157, Saini 102)
Scorecard

Haryana were ensured another season in the top tier of the Ranji Trophy after playing out a draw against Odisha in Bhubaneswar.

The visitors had already managed to all but avoid relegation on Thursday by securing a first-innings lead of 384, and with Jharkhand losing heavily to Punjab, the final day was a mere formality for both teams.

Odisha, who began at 33 for no loss, were buoyed by a 120-run partnership for the second wicket between Govind Podder and Niranjan Behera, who scored 79 and 64 respectively. Odisha lost quick wickets following Niranjan's dismissal in the 54th over, but the result of the game was never really in question.

Joginder Sharma and Jayant Yadav picked up two wickets each, as Odisha ended on 228 for 6 in 97 overs.

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Group A

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied Draw Aban Pts Quotient For Against
Karnataka 8 5 0 0 3 0 38 1.355 3879/104 3717/135
Punjab 8 4 2 0 2 0 30 1.156 3909/129 3539/135
Mumbai 8 4 1 0 3 0 29 1.144 3940/130 3761/142
Gujarat 8 2 1 0 5 0 26 1.214 3563/105 3635/130
Delhi 8 2 2 0 3 1 19 1.182 3322/103 3219/118
Odisha 8 1 3 0 4 0 12 0.730 3834/118 4272/96
Vidarbha 8 1 3 0 4 0 12 0.699 3183/118 3973/103
Haryana 8 1 5 0 2 0 10 0.950 3516/130 3444/121
Jharkhand 8 0 3 0 4 1 9 0.759 3317/128 2903/85

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