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Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Naman Ojha's 99* rescues Madhya Pradesh

Naman Ojha plays a pull during his 64 PTI

Naman Ojha was left to wait until Sunday to get his 21st first-class century, but his unbeaten 99 helped Madhya Pradesh recover from early hiccups and finish on 250 for 5 against Mumbai in Indore. Ojha, who walked in to bat with MP tottering on 15 for 2, strung together an unbeaten century stand with Ankit Sharma, who finished on 63 not out. Debutant pacer Akash Parkar picked up two wickets for Mumbai.

Unlike Ojha, Tripura's Smit Patel and Yashpal Singh won't walk out on Sunday with a shot at a hundred as both narrowly missed the mark against Tamil Nadu at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Smit and Yashpal rescued Tripura from 41 for 3 by adding 162 for the fourth wicket that took them past 200. But they collapsed thereafter to lose four wickets for 41 runs and finish on 244 for 7.

It began with Smit's dismissal for 99 when he was caught off the offspinner Washington Sundar. Yashpal hung around for another 13 overs, but Tripura clawed, collecting just 29 runs in that time. Yashpal's vigil ended when he was stumped off India offspinner R Ashwin for 96. Tamil Nadu bowled well collectively, with five of their six bowlers picking up at least a wicket.

Kedar Devdhar and Vishnu Solanki's third-wicket partnership of 134 lifted Baroda from 43 for 2, but they again slid after the partnership was broken to finish on 247 for 7 against Andhra in Vadodara. Devdhar struck 11 fours en route to 93 before his dismissal at the hands of medium pacer Karthik Raman ended the partnership. Solanki, despite grinding it out for 146 balls for his 61, struck four fours and three sixes. Andhra's bowlers hunted in a pack, and B Ayyappa led them with 3 for 46. Andhra wicketkeeper KS Bharat had a productive day behind the stumps, netting four catches.

Baroda 3rd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0KH DevdharAA Waghmode
2nd10AA WaghmodeDM Mistry
3rd122AA WaghmodeVP Solanki
4th0YK PathanAA Waghmode
5th0IK PathanYK Pathan
6th4IK PathanPR Shah
7th59PR ShahSwapnil Singh

Ranji Trophy

Elite, Group A
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
SAU520319-0.035
GUJ5203170.311
BRODA5113130.392
VIDAR4103120.134
KNTKA411212-0.039
MAHA40137-0.175
RLYS40137-0.181
MUM40135-0.074
CGARH50233-0.392
Elite, Group B
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
MP520318-0.353
KER5221130.222
BENG4112120.12
HYD511312-0.162
TN5113110.075
PNJB411290.457
HP41129-0.332
DELHI401370.009
AP40135-0.074
Elite, Group C
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
RAJ540128-0.267
UP5302240.506
JKAND5311210.348
HRYNA5221150.188
ASSAM522114-0.157
ODSH5221130.002
SVCS511390.097
J + K513170.211
GOA50326-0.656
TPURA50413-0.222
Plate Group
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
UKHND5500330.68
MEGHA5311190.483
PONDI4201180.898
Bihar4210141.14
SIKM523013-0.286
MNPR523012-0.124
NAGA41307-0.069
ARPR40313-1.506
MIZOR40311-1.105