Ranji Trophy 2015-16, Group C,4th round, 1st day October 22, 2015

Spinners claim 20 wickets in Rajkot

ESPNcricinfo staff

Saurashtra 102 (Jogiyani 51, Hassan 5-43, Vishal 4-30) & 10 for 0 trail Hyderabad 148 (Sumanth 41, Jadeja 6-75, Makwana 4-23) by 36 runs
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File photo: Ravindra Jadeja picked up his fifth consecutive five-for © Associated Press

Twenty wickets fell after Saurashtra elected to bat on the opening day in Rajkot. Saurashtra were bowled out in 42 overs with left-arm spinner Mehdi Hassan and offspinner Vishal Sharma picking up nine of the ten wickets between them.

Opener Sagar Jogiyani was the only batsman on either side to pass 50, and he was the seventh man out with the score on 89. Saurashtra lost their last six wickets for 40 runs.

Hyderabad lasted only two balls longer than the hosts, but eked out a 46-run lead. Hyderabad's major contribution came from K Sumanth, who scored a 52-ball 41, including four fours and two sixes. Ravindra Jadeja claimed his fifth-consecutive five-for, while offspinner Kamlesh Makwana picked up the remaining four wickets.

Saurashtra batted eight overs for 10 runs without losing a wicket in their second innings.

Goa 265 for 7 (Kamat 124*, Kauthankar 74, Dhawan 5-86) v Himachal Pradesh
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Sagun Kamat's unbeaten hundred held Goa's innings together after Rishi Dhawan's 17th first-class five-for had them in trouble early on.

After being inserted by Himachal Pradesh in Dharamsala, Goa were reduced to 19 for 4 in the ninth over, Dhawan picking up three of those wickets, including two in one over. Kamat and Snehal Kauthankar, however, revived the innings with a patient 156-run partnership.

Dhawan provided the hosts with breakthroughs when he removed Kauthankar and Rahul Keni in the space of three overs to reduce Goa to 175 for 6. Kamat, however, added 57 runs with Rituraj Singh, and then put on an unbroken partnership of 33 with Shadab Jakati to help Goa finish the day on a position of relative comfort. Kamat played 252 balls and struck 17 fours and a six.

Jammu & Kashmir 303 for 4 (Rasool 129*, Manhas 96) v Tripura
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Parvez Rasool's eighth first-class century and captain Mithun Manhas' 96 helped Jammu & Kashmir end the first day on a strong note in Agartala.

Electing to bat, the visitors were down to 58 for 3 before Rasool and Manhas put on 207 runs in 53.1 overs to put them in command. Manhas was caught behind in the 77th over off MB Murasingh four short of his 26th first-class hundred, but Rasool, who faced 178 balls and smashed 18 fours and three sixes, remained unbeaten.

Kerala 198 for 2 (Prem 79*, Jagadeesh 59) v Services
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Half-centuries from Rohan Prem and VA Jagadeesh helped Kerala finish the opening day in a comfortable position in Palam, despite scoring at well below three runs per over.

Electing to bat, Kerala lost their first wicket in the 20th over with the score on 45 when seamer Poonam Poonia had Akshay Kodoth caught. Services' next breakthrough arrived after 48 overs when Jagadeesh, who had added 100 runs with Prem, gave Rajat Paliwal his second catch of the day off left-arm seamer Vikas Hathwala.

Prem and Sachin Baby (32*), however, ensured there were no more casualties for the visitors.

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