Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Group C, 6th round, 2nd day January 14, 2015

Kaif century puts Andhra on top

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Tripura 151 and 13 for 3 trail Andhra 310 (Kaif 109, Bhui 87, Murasingh 5-70) by 146 runs
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Mohammad Kaif made his 19th first-class century to give Andhra a 159-run first-innings lead over Tripura in Ongole. The hosts began the day on 97 for 4 in pursuit of Tripura's 151 and Kaif and Ricky Bhui stretched their fifth-wicket partnership to 194. Manisankar Murasingh broke the stand in the 85th over, removing India Under-19 batsman Bhui for 87, his maiden first-class fifty. The seamer had Kaif dismissed leg-before in his next over as Andhra collapsed, losing their last six wickets for 48 to be bowled out for 301. However, Kaif's 109 off 240 had already taken the hosts into a strong position. Kaif hit 16 fours and a six in his innings. Murasingh finished with 5 for 70 while Rana Dutta picked up three wickets. The Andhra opening bowlers DP Vijaykumar and Siva Kumar rocked Tripura, reducing them to 13 for 3 in 9.1 overs in the second innings.

Hyderabad 35 for 0 trail Assam 393 (Jadhav 74, Roy 72, Tarjinder 66, Gokul 54) by 358 runs
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Fifties from Dheeraj Jadhav and Tarjinder Singh took Assam to 393 in their first innings against Hyderabad. Jadhav and Tarjinder put on 109 for the fifth wicket and pushed the score past 300 before the latter fell in the 124th over. While Tarjinder made his 66 in 129 balls, Jadhav crawled to 74 off 259, and was ninth man out in the 155th over, stumped off legspinner Akash Bhandari. Syed Mohammad contributed 31 at No. 7 but there was little from the tail. Bhandari finished with three wickets, after which the hosts' openers plodded to 35 in 19 overs.

Services 28 for 2 trail Goa 304 (Kamat 84, Bandekar 84, Misal 76, Suraj 4-92) by 276 runs
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Only about a third of the day's play was possible in Delhi, during which Goa collapsed to 304 all out from 267 for 5. Services seamer Suraj Yadav took three of those five wickets. He started by having Darshan Misal caught behind for 76 after Goa resumed on 253 for 5 and ended the innings by dismissing Saurabh Bandekar for 84. Deepak Punia took care of the tail to finish with 3 for 62 while Suraj had 4 for 92. Gauresh Gawas hit back to remove the Services openers cheaply as the hosts ended on 28 for 2 in ten overs.

Himachal Pradesh 195 for 1 (Bains 110*, Kalsi 69*) v Jharkhand
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No play was possible due to rain on the second day in Dharamsala between Himachal Pradesh and Jharkhand.

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