Ranji Trophy 2015-16, Group C, 5th round, 4th day November 2, 2015

Dominant Himachal complete innings victory

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Himachal Pradesh 561 for 5 declared (Dogra 209*, Bains 114, Prashant 104) beat Tripura 285 (Bose 95, Chauhan 3-55) and 270 (Chowdhary 66, Bedi 3-50, Vasisht 3-63) by an innings and six runs

File photo - Rishi Dhawan ended with second-innings figures of 2 for 59 © Shailesh Bhatnagar

Tripura's last-wicket pair of Nirupam Sen Chowdhary and Abhijit Sarkar held off Himachal Pradesh for nearly 20 overs, but could not prevent an innings defeat in Dharamsala. Tripura, who started at 88 for 3 following on, continued to lose wickets at regular intervals, with Udiyan Bose (60) the only top-order batsman to produce a score of note. Ankush Bedi and Akash Vasisht picked up three wickets apiece to reduce Tripura to 175 for 9, but had to wait for more than an hour for the last wicket, as Chowdhary and Sarkar strung together a 95-run partnership. Chowdhary remained unbeaten on 66, with 10 fours and a six, while Sarkar was finally run out for 48, with nine fours and a six. Paras Dogra was named the Man of the Match for his double-century in the first innings.

Saurashtra 264 (Barot 66, Jani 47, Khalid 5-74) and 302 for 6 (Dodia 65, Vasavada 57, Jadeja 55) beat Services 254 (Paliwal 121, Yashpal 55, Unadkat 6-80) & 311 for 6 dec (Yashpal 115*, Paliwal 103, Sanandiya 3-54) by four wickets

Ravindra Jadeja's 57, along with half-centuries from Mohsin Ahmedbhai Dodia and Arpit Vasavada, helped Saurashtra chase down a target of 302 with four wickets to spare against Services in Palam. The win is Saurashtra's fourth in a row and puts them on top of the Group C table. Services, who had built a lead of 301 on the third day, declared overnight. Saurashtra lost opener Avi Barot early but a 71-run partnership between Dodia and Sagar Jogiyani steadied them. Services fought back with three quick wickets but the 101-run partnership for the fifth wicket between Jadeja and Vasavada lifted Saurashtra closer to victory. Muzzaffaruddin Khalid, who picked up a five-for in Saurashtra's first innings, managed to dismiss both batsmen within 11 runs of each other, before a 54-run partnership for the seventh wicket between Chirag Jani and Kamlesh Makvana guided Saurashtra home.

Jharkhand 209 (Sumit Kumar 51, Deobrat 49, Jakati 5-72) and 105 for 6 (Gautam 41, Amit Yadav 3-47) drew with Goa 302 (Asnodkar 71, Jadhav 63, Quadri 6-97) and 102 for 5 dec (Misal 39)

Goa dismissed Jharkhand for 209 to claim three first-innings points on the final day of a rain-affected match in Jamshedpur. Goa declared their second innings at 102 for 5 and set Jharkhand a target of 196 late on the final day, but the hosts held out for a draw. Jharkhand, who had resumed on 159 for 4, lost their last six wickets for 50 runs, with left-arm spinner Shadab Jakati (5 for 72) and offspinner Amit Yadav (3 for 59) doing most of the damage. Yadav was among the wickets once again during Jharkhand's chase, when the batting side slid from 49 for 1 to 62 for 5 before stumps were called.

Jammu & Kashmir 460 (Manhas 150, Ian Dev 83, Rasool 75, Ahmed 5-92) and 56 for 2 drew with Hyderabad 280 (Agarwal 71, Anirudh 68*, Rohit 4-78, Sofi 4-37) & 329 (following-on) (Sumanth 78, Vihari 65, Dayal 5-55)

Half-centuries from Hanuma Vihari, K Sumanth, Danny Dereck Prince and B Anirudh helped Hyderabad amass 329 after they were asked to follow-on on the third day. Set a target of 150, Jammu & Kashmir drew the match, ending the day at 56 for 2 in Uppal. The visitors had already taken first-innings points after they bowled Hyderabad out for 280 and gained a lead of 180 runs. Hyderabad's response in their follow-on was better than the first innings, as their middle order responded with half-centuries. For J&K, Ram Dayal was the pick of the bowlers with 5 for 55, while Umar Nazir took 3 for 63.