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Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Sandeep, Sran wrap up Punjab's second win

Sandeep Sharma was the most successful bowler for India Green with 4 for 62 AFP

Offspinner Akshay Wakhare's second five-wicket haul of the match skittled Services for 99 and sewed up Vidarbha's 192-run win - their second of the season - in Nagpur. Vidarbha are now second on the Group D points table, which is led by Punjab.

Resuming on 111 for 2, Vidarbha extended their second-innings score to 223 for 6 before declaring the innings. Akshay Karnewar's career-best 48 not out off 28 balls and Wakhare's unbeaten 17 off 16 balls helped Vidarbha set Services 292.

Wakhare then starred with the ball, taking out opener Navneet Singh and captain Nakul Verma inside the first ten overs. He then sliced through the middle order to hasten the collapse. Legspinner Karn Sharma chipped in with three wickets to finish with a match haul of five wickets. Rahul Singh (33), Vikas Yadav (30) and Amit Pachhara (10) were the only Services batsmen to reach double figures in their second innings, which lasted only 28.1 overs.

Seamers Sandeep Sharma and Barinder Sran bagged seven wickets between them to dismiss Chhattisgarh for 297 and wrap up Punjab's second win of the season, in Raipur.

Chhattisgarh added 126 runs to their overnight score of 171 for 4 before being bowled out in 102.4 overs. Ashutosh Singh led the hosts' resistance with 119 off 222 balls - his second century in two matches - but he received little support from the middle order. Vishal Kushwah (45) and Sumit Ruikar (36) added a counterattacking 74-run stand for the eighth wicket. Anmolpreet Singh scooped the Man-of-the-Match award for his career-best 267.

Chasing 141, Bengal scored 65 for 4 in 15 overs, and settled for a draw with Himachal Pradesh in Kolkata. The hosts, though, walked away with three points by virtue of their first-innings advantage.

After being bowled out for 206 in their first innings and handing Bengal a first-innings lead of 213, Himachal Pradesh put up stiffer resistance in their second dig. Resuming on 207 for 2 on the final day, Himachal Pradesh lost Nikhil Gangta and Paras Dogra early, but opener Priyanshu Khanduri moved to 95, before Ashok Dinda had him caught behind in the 84th over. Rishi Dhawan then rallied the lower order with an unbeaten 51 off 90 balls, including seven fours, and hauled the score to 353.

Saha was promoted to the top in the fourth innings and had a crack at the target, hitting an unbeaten 34 off 42 balls. But wickets falling at the other end did not help Bengal.

Bengal 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0WP SahaA Raman
2nd21WP SahaSD Chatterjee
3rd4MK TiwaryWP Saha
4th18WP SahaSP Goswami
5th22WP SahaAR Easwaran

Ranji Trophy

Group A
TeamMWLDPTNRR
KNTKA6402320.479
DELHI6303270.333
MAHA6221160.084
HYD621116-0.156
RLYS623114-0.312
UP603250.508
ASSAM60422-0.977
Group B
TeamMWLDPTNRR
GUJ6501340.097
KER6510310.636
SAU6312260.245
J + K61419-0.077
HRYNA61419-0.506
JKAND61418-0.049
RAJ60246-0.294
Group C
TeamMWLDPTNRR
MP631221-0.116
MUM6204210.228
AP6105190.326
BRODA6114160.508
TN601511-0.112
ODSH60246-0.648
TPURA60244-0.426
Group D
TeamMWLDPTNRR
VIDAR6402310.358
BENG6213230.367
PNJB6222180.609
HP6114140.3
CGARH613213-0.514
SVCS612310-0.273
GOA60246-0.7