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Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Jharkhand, Maharashtra cruise to innings wins

Anupam Sanklecha poses after taking his career-best figures PTI

Anupam Sanklecha followed up his first innings seven-for with seven more wickets in the second innings, finishing with match figures of 14 for 94 to help Maharashtra beat Vidarbha by an innings and three runs in Kolkata, their first victory this season.

Needing nine wickets to win at the start of the third day, Maharashtra picked up three wickets within the first five overs as Vidarbha slumped from 150 for 1 to 154 for 4. Sanklecha took two of them and returned to finish with 7 for 69 for the innings.

Shrikant Wagh, batting at No. 8, remained not out on 69. His stand of 73 with Akshay Karnewar (23) for the seventh wicket was the only significant partnership in Vidarbha's innings.

Saurashtra crumbled in their second innings and were bowled out for 144, resulting in an innings-and-46-run defeat to Jharkhand in Agartala. The win lifted Jharkhand to the top of group B. Legspinner Samar Quadri took four wickets, while Ashish Kumar took three to wrap the match up before tea.

Prerak Mankad, who scored 96 in the first innings, top-scored again with 40. Saurashtra's biggest partnership was a 38-run seventh-wicket stand between Mankad and Jaydev Unadkat. This was Saurashtra's second consecutive loss. They are yet to win a match this season.

Ishank Jaggi was declared Man of the Match for his knock of 173, which led Jharkhand to 477.

In Vizianagaram, KL Rahul struck a 131-ball 106 to help Karnataka set Rajasthan a target of 525. In response, Rajasthan finished the day on 118 for 6. Karnataka are four wickets away from their fourth consecutive win.

Rahul's fellow opener Ravikumar Samarth, and Mayank Agarwal scored 55 and 63 respectively. Rahul added 98 and 86 for the first two wickets en route to his 12th first-class century. Incidentally, all three scored fifties in the first innings too, and remained the only players to make half-centuries in the match. Rahul has been added to India's squad for the Visakhapatnam Test.

Rajasthan lost their first four wickets for 26 runs before Salman Khan (39) and Chetan Bist (24) added 41 for the fourth wicket before the latter was dismissed by Vinay Kumar, who finished the day with three wickets.

Govinda Poddar hit a career-best 225 as Odisha finished the third day on 459 for 7 in Hyderabad, leading Assam by 158 runs.

Poddar's overnight partner Subhranshu Senapati was dismissed in the day's first over. Poddar was joined by Biplab Samantray, and they added 163 for the fifth wicket. Their partnership lasted 50 overs and saw Poddar cross his previous best score of 153. His innings lasted 364 balls, and contained 21 fours and two sixes.

Samantray completed his fifth first-class century before being dismissed for 103 (215b, 7x4) two overs before stumps. Arup Das took three wickets.

Vidarbha 3rd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st141FY FazalRR Sanjay
2nd9FY FazalGanesh Satish
3rd0SU ShrivastavaGanesh Satish
4th4Ganesh SatishJM Sharma
5th11R JangidJM Sharma
6th0R JangidAK Karnewar
7th73SB WaghAK Karnewar
8th9SB WaghLalit Yadav
9th0AA WakhareSB Wagh
10th23SB WaghRD Thakur

Ranji Trophy

Group A
TeamMWLDPTNRR
MUM8305300.027
GUJ8205260.368
TN8215260.164
PNJB8215210.109
BENG821421-0.235
MP8215200.024
UP814313-0.125
BRODA813410-0.003
RLYS815210-0.367
Group B
TeamMWLDPTNRR
JKAND8503390.399
KNTKA8512370.273
ODSH821522-0.054
DELHI8224210.579
MAHA823321-0.059
VIDAR822420-0.025
SAU8242180.101
RAJ814312-0.637
ASSAM81528-0.62
Group C
TeamMWLDPTNRR
HYD941331-0.117
HRYNA9315310.218
AP9315280.119
HP9306260.662
KER9117250.206
GOA923418-0.33
SVCS912616-0.177
J + K913515-0.383
CGARH914414-0.01
TPURA914314-0.196